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Title: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 10, 2007, 01:37:39 AM
I think a 'blah blah sucks blah blah h8' thread is in order, in much the same line as the old one.

Shall I start? I shall.

I bought a wireless pcmcia card on ebay. It cost me $40 with shipping. I sent the money as per instructions, and about a week later I get an email back in pigeon english, basically saying 'I might have received your money, can you send me the details of your payment so I can check'. No biggie, I'm pretty patient. I send him the information (a week's passed, I paid with a direct debit transfer- the money would have arrived within about three days tops), wait another week and am still sans a pcmcia card that I'd really have liked to use two weeks ago, minus $40 I could have spent on a cheaper, crappier pcmcia card and some booze, and minus any confirmation that the money's been found, the money HASN'T been found, or if the package has at all been sent. Two days ago I sent a miffed email to the guy politely saying hurry the fuck up.

This is what I get for buying a name brand pcmcia card that will quite likely work with linux natively or at least ndiswraps nicely, and won't arrive as several of my other packages have- either irreparably broken or a bunch of microchips superglued to a piece of cardboard spelling out 'LOL'.

I am not amused.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on September 10, 2007, 01:52:17 AM
Yeech... :(  That sucks.  Any idea where the thingie's getting shipped from?  Also, if you don't get the product soon I'd turn the prick into eBay...open up a dispute and see if you could get your money back or at least get his account closed/crippled/whatever.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 10, 2007, 02:33:27 AM
I don't think he's run off with my money, I think he's just an idiot and/or his wife left him for a potato or something.

IIRC, it's being shipped from Sydney. About a thousand kilometres south.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 10, 2007, 02:53:14 AM
Well, if he does do something stupid, open a dispute and pwn that ass.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on September 10, 2007, 03:10:00 AM
ebay doesn't take this shit lightly.... hehehe...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on September 10, 2007, 09:08:53 PM
I don't think he's run off with my money, I think he's just an idiot and/or his wife left him for a potato or something.

What is it with you and potatoes?

Also, having to go to a booster meeting for band (a meeting where all the band parents get together and discuss logistics and fundraising and stuff) that I get NOTHING out of really blows. My mom usually wants me to take notes for her because she can't hear anything the other parents say but they never really say anything that she would be particularly interested. Sometimes there will be a date or something that I'll make a note of but she could just ask one of the other parents after the meeting. It's silly that I have to waste hours of my life going to these every month D:
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 10, 2007, 10:55:30 PM
FUCK, metroid just got retardedly harder out of nowhere. It throws these waves of jet pack assholes at me that do a ton of damage and are way to hard to kill without using my overdrive thing that already takes health away. Also they throw down mines that hurt me about more then 3 quarters of a bar of health, and I only have five. I think I've did about 5 or 6 waves until I died and said fuck it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on September 10, 2007, 11:20:32 PM
Trying to do Facility on 00 Agent in 2:05. WHAT THE CHRIST? How is that POSSIBLE?

Also, Archives on 00 Agent in 1:45. Equally impossible. What the hell.

(if you have insider strategies please share! i am desperate!)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 10, 2007, 11:30:01 PM
Yeah, goldeneye has some RETARDED difficulty levels. I was always more of a fan of multiplayer anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on September 10, 2007, 11:59:44 PM
Playing Doom on nightmare is nearly as retarded :(
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Kuroneko on September 11, 2007, 12:23:46 AM
Something that's somewhat peeling my potatoes at the moment is the fact that nobody either 1) has UT99 or 2) is willing to test out my DM beta map.  I should probably remake the thread for it here, I nuked it in frustration about 2 minutes before Spectere locked it XD
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on September 11, 2007, 12:31:02 AM
Playing Doom on nightmare is nearly as retarded :(

It's not too too terrible, you just have to pretty much ignore the monsters.

Something that's somewhat peeling my potatoes at the moment is the fact that nobody either 1) has UT99 or 2) is willing to test out my DM beta map.  I should probably remake the thread for it here, I nuked it in frustration about 2 minutes before Spectere locked it XD

Yeah, uh, it would really help if you left the thread open for a while.  I didn't have time to check it out before and when I did have a chance to do it you deleted the link.  Now I'm not going to have a chance to look at it until after my trip so, uh...yeah.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on September 11, 2007, 12:52:15 AM
It's not too too terrible, you just have to pretty much ignore the monsters.

Yeah try that while you're playing Hell Revealed :U

One cannot simply ignore 35 revenants.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 11, 2007, 02:16:32 AM
What is it with you and potatoes?

I just think they're neat.

Also- Marvell, the networky company. Not only did windows XP not detect my network card, the fucking marvell website doesn't even have a windows driver listed for my wireless card.

Ordinarily I'd give a haughty laugh because both work in Linux (the network card works out of the box, as per usual), but this is just revolting.

Also, the fact that I have to run windows in order to do several assignments in my own home. SPSS did not like wine, and... grargh. Death. Angry. H8.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on September 11, 2007, 09:02:03 PM
Yeah try that while you're playing Hell Revealed :U

If you play HR on Nightmare, you deserve every bit of frustration that it throws at you. :P  UV is bad enough (though still quite doable...I've beaten it before).

Also- Marvell, the networky company. Not only did windows XP not detect my network card, the fucking marvell website doesn't even have a windows driver listed for my wireless card.

Did Marvell actually make the card or did they just provide the chipset?  If it's the latter you'll have to hunt down the specific set for that card.

Also, the fact that I have to run windows in order to do several assignments in my own home. SPSS did not like wine, and... grargh. Death. Angry. H8.

SPSS can go choke on a dick.  I distinctly remember it being a royal bitch to roll out in images, too.

Sad when I have extreme malice toward it despite never actually using the program (well, for more than two minutes at a time, anyway).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 11, 2007, 09:49:07 PM
Ohhhh, new addition to the H8 list- ReiserFS. I tried it out because, hey, I may as well. I don't like using one thing for no reason when there are alternatives about. ReiserFS adds quite a bit of waiting to my boot process, it doesn't really integrate with other linux components (everything implementation I've seen has reiser plugging in to the kernel and everything else trying to work around it- specialised 'fsck'? what the fuck) and I never felt like changing because I was convinced that a hot linux geek could never kill his wife.

However, I've discovered that copying files to and/or from reiser across different filesystems sometimes results in corruption. Corruption, like, say, of SPSSinstaller.exe. A rather large download that I had to fucking install windows for, corrupted. Again, I am on 64/64 and this assignment was due *monday*. So far I've lost 20% and stand to lose 30% by the end of the day, when it'll finish downloading again. The installer probably wasn't even that corrupted, but it senses a change in the force, bitches, and refuses to install. Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

I want to crawl into a hole and sob uncontrollably while typing up my resume until I get a job or spectere comes to rescue me and we make out in the ol' potato farm.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on September 11, 2007, 09:52:56 PM
I've never had corruption issues with ReiserFS.  JFS...oh yeah, definitely had a LOT of problems with that, but never ReiserFS.

I'm using a mishmash of ReiserFS, ext2, and ext3 on my firewall system.  I don't completely remember how I configured the partitions on that system (and considering it's 300 miles away right now it'll have to wait...especially since I managed to botch the firewall settings so I can't even SSH that box right now :() but I do remember that I used ReiserFS for /usr/portage because it is particularly efficient with storing many small files (seriously, /usr/portage is something like half the size on that system compared to the same data on my main desktop and laptop's ext3 partitions).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 11, 2007, 11:20:03 PM
When the people I don't like on my usual css server (cocky people, assholes, them kindah peoples) go 3 on 1 and flash me and try to knife me 5 rounds in a row. I did fake being blind once and put a 50 cal bullet into a guys face, which was fun.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 12, 2007, 10:50:26 PM
FUCK, metroid just got retardedly harder out of nowhere.

Wait, it was a lot easier then I thought it was. Apparently I could call in my ship for a bombing run.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 13, 2007, 11:48:02 PM
As it turns out, I was robbed on ebay. Woot. Also, since I paid by direct deposit because I didn't want to wait five weeks, I'm not covered. I'm down $40, a wireless card, and some dignity.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 14, 2007, 12:38:59 AM
... Well, I guess next time you'll pay in a way you're covered?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 14, 2007, 01:04:33 AM
Sorta. I ordered a wireless card from the store at the uni plaza. $49. I paid the $19 in cash and get to pay the rest and pick it up on Tuesday.

I've got an assignment due four days ago which will come to a 'fail' in an hour and another one due tonight. For the moment, while I'm banging my head against the desk to stop myself sobbing uncontrollably like the prissy fag I probably am, I think I'll be getting as drunk as I can on the shitty box wine I have left because I can't afford more. <3
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 14, 2007, 02:06:23 AM
Lame :/ Well at least you have wine. PS: The term Box Wine always makes me laugh.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 14, 2007, 02:49:07 AM
there's like, half a glass left.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 14, 2007, 03:06:44 PM
As it turns out, I was robbed on ebay. Woot. Also, since I paid by direct deposit because I didn't want to wait five weeks, I'm not covered. I'm down $40, a wireless card, and some dignity.

So theirs no way you can get your money back/prove you payed and didn't get anything? I'd email ebay and throw a shit fit about it to see what they can do.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on September 14, 2007, 03:26:25 PM
Having all of our instruments set up outside in the bus parking lot and then it starting to rain.

Hauling our asses to get back inside with tens of thousands of dollars worth of instruments is no fun. Yay marching band.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on September 18, 2007, 06:51:12 PM
Kate turned me down yesterday. She gave a general "we should be friends" speech, as well as detailing how busy her life is and how she really didn't have time for a boyfriend. Now, if she had left it at that, I could handle it. However, after going through everything, she said, "If there wasn't so much crap going on, you're probably the only guy I would date."

I've been pissed off since she said that. I'm wondering why the hell anyone would tell someone that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 18, 2007, 07:28:25 PM
Driving to school, to find out my class is canceled, which means I didn't go to class all this week. Also the round trip for driving to my school and back is 71 miles.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 18, 2007, 08:15:43 PM
Honestly, I think that's a good sign. She's saying that right now isn't a good time, but she's still willing sometime down the read.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on September 18, 2007, 09:27:22 PM
It's the "would" that pisses me off.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on September 19, 2007, 05:26:57 PM
i dunno. consider it a good thing. She's only interested in you, and nobody else. Given the circumstances, she can't make time to have a relationship. And relationships do take a lot of time... Maybe when her life calms down, see "wuts up"
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 19, 2007, 05:56:09 PM
Exactly, if you care that much about her you can wait till her life calms down a bit, just let her know that you're willing to wait things out.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on September 19, 2007, 06:29:14 PM
My components aren't here yet >:O
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on September 19, 2007, 07:33:00 PM
My entire family (parents and older sister) is sick, and I'm on the verge of getting it pretty badly. My sore throat has been escalating since Sunday.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on September 19, 2007, 11:23:13 PM
i dunno. consider it a good thing. She's only interested in you, and nobody else. Given the circumstances, she can't make time to have a relationship. And relationships do take a lot of time... Maybe when her life calms down, see "wuts up"

Sure, but in the last 3 years, every time I've tried to get close to someone, it's always blown up in my face. I don't really want to get my hopes up just yet. I really do like her, but I am (or was) fairly certain I was in the friend zone, at least until we got drunk and, after telling her I liked her, she told me that a few months ago, when I half-jokingly told her I'd probably end up liking her pretty soon, she seriously considered dating me. Now I don't know what to think, and because of that, I've been in a generally pissy mood all week. I hate being this uncertain.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 19, 2007, 11:57:16 PM
^ that's complicated. Hope that all gets worked out soon.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 20, 2007, 12:14:30 AM
I've had my share of being uncertain and such. One of my friends who I nearly ended up dating caused me quite a bit of teenage depression for quite some time. Right up until my current girlfriend. And she's not the only one who I ended up being depressed about (though the second one was me being stupid and not reading the signs).

Long story, I'll try to shorten it a little. The day Rebecca (girl #1) was going to ask me out, after 6 months of friendship, walking home together after school, talking about all sorts of stuff including really philosophical type stuff, I was working myself up to ask her out, considering she would by my second girlfriend, I had quite a lot of nervousness to try to work away, in any case, on that very day she was gonna ask me out, some guy named Eric, a real looser douche who was just trying to get down her pants, asked her out, and she said yes. Of course, that lasted about 2 weeks. I even ended up giving her some advice. I didn't know him well, but the way he was around her, I though he was just trying to get down her pants, and a friend confirmed it. Now, I tried hard to keep friends with her, I had classes with her, and saw her fairly often, though not quite as often as before. A couple months, and boyfriends later, I got an email saying telling me that she had planned on going out with me that day, which of course, made me depressed, considering that she was A) the only person who I just randomly went up to and said hey to, in all of high school; All my other friends I met through other friends, and B) one of the only girls I knew who wasn't from my old school and didn't make fun of me. Now, by this point she was going out with a guy named Ryan, who I didn't like at first, and didn't seem to really like me much, though that may have been my imagination. She ended up dating him for a long time, but he was a terrible influence on her, and she got really into heavy drinking, drugs, and partying. They were engaged for a time, but he was too possessive (understandably, considering she wanted to go to parties he wasn't at, and he didn't really trust her). In any case, she's completely changed now, and even that causes me frustration and pain because I constantly wonder what she would have been like if she hadn't gone out with him, if she'd gone out with me instead of Eric. If that would have made a difference.

Girl #2, Danielle, though I always called her Dan. Amazingly, we met on Lycos Chat. She randomly whispered me asking about where I lived and shit. I didn't really care, but said that my town was a pinprick place about 2 hours north of Toronto. She said go ahead, she may know the place, though I doubted it. I told her anyway, and she said she knew it. Turns out we went to the same school, and such. We began talking about teachers, what we were doing in school, and we RP'd (roleplayed through lycos chat) a lot. Eventually, we ended up meeting, and hanging out in person. This was when I was still really depressed and shit, and at the time, I wasn't looking for a girlfriend. We became good friends, despite her being 2 years older than me. (Which was kinda unusual, all things considered.) Well, after going to a number of movies together, getting rides home from school, and stuff like that, I ended up meeting my current girlfriend. I originally met her online, through a friend, and we talked about anime for a while, argued and such, but became good friends. I ended up asking her out in an email (yes, I'm that bad with girls), and I'm not sure whether I'd even met her in person at the time. Well, at the time, I hadn't realized that Dan was interested in me so much, so she was quite noticeably upset after hearing about it. She refused to talk to me and avidly avoided me for a long time, and it did take a while for me to figure out what she was unhappy about. This led to our friendship being destroyed, because a couple months later, she ended up going off to college. I still feel bad even now for this one because she was such a good friend. I really didn't think something like this would hit her so hard, but I really feel bad. It was especially awkward because I didn't really want to explain why I was depressed at the time to my girlfriend (who still barely knows the story), because it's kinda awkward to say "well, a good friend of mine isn't talking to me because I'm going out with someone other than her."

So yes, I've had my share of depressing problems relating to girls. Both of those still bother me, even now. I will always wonder how things might have turned out if I'd made a different decision. Both girls who liked me are out of my life, and for me, that's a big issue, because other than my girlfriend, and my childhood friend who I don't speak to any more, they were the only girls to actually like me.

This wasn't meant to be a "oh, you think your life sucks" post, but a "I sorta know what you mean" post. I just needed to get this out there, because you guys are about the only people who know the whole story.
All of this took place between early grade 9 (I met Rebecca in September of grade 9) till about April of grade 10.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on September 20, 2007, 01:26:55 AM
I got over my obvious nervousness (twitching and such) around the subject of dating girls toward the end of last year and I somehow grew some self-esteem over the summer, so I don't think Kate is viewing me the same way as last year.

I don't regret anything of high school so far. Since I overanalyze everything, I went over what could've happened over the past few years, and I'm pretty sure this is the best result. Now that all the depression and such is settled, I know I'm a better person.

Back to the thread's original subject, insomnia is killing me. Like, I can't function because I haven't been able to sleep well all week. I hate it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 20, 2007, 07:19:47 AM
The forty-eight year old I was sleeping with left me for a seventeen-year-old because I wouldn't put out emotionally and/or perhaps he was lying about me not being kind of repulsive. He has the stability and emotional grace of a sixteen-year-old, and he's very likely going to die alone.

Insomnia sucks, but lately I've had the LETHARGY. D:
They're kinda the same thing but not. I mean, I wake up at twelve and I'm tired all day. I can't stand up without immense physical and mental effort. So uh... I FEELS UR PAIN, I guess.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 20, 2007, 04:24:59 PM
So yes, I've had my share of depressing problems relating to girls. Both of those still bother me, even now. I will always wonder how things might have turned out if I'd made a different decision. Both girls who liked me are out of my life, and for me, that's a big issue, because other than my girlfriend, and my childhood friend who I don't speak to any more, they were the only girls to actually like me.

Meh, I'm sure most people have regrets about things they didn't/did do in high school relationship wise. I know I do.

The forty-eight year old I was sleeping with left me for a seventeen-year-old because I wouldn't put out emotionally and/or perhaps he was lying about me not being kind of repulsive. He has the stability and emotional grace of a sixteen-year-old, and he's very likely going to die alone.

No offense, but why are you dating some 48 year old? and he sounds like some sort of scum bag by the way you described him.

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on September 20, 2007, 09:50:19 PM
I don't have any relationship regrets just yet. Out of the 3 other girls I ever really liked, 3 of them turned out to be insane.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on September 20, 2007, 10:04:07 PM
Was it just me, or was everyone else's first real girlfriend an object of slight obsession to them?

Oh my god I have to call her oh my god this detail has to be perfect oh my god I have to pay for her everything oh my god it is my sole responsibility and duty to please her at all times. Yeeeeeah... I'm really cool.

I'm really paranoid about relationship stuff though. Like, with my new girlfriend (who I'm starting to like "a lot", and by "a lot" I mean a lot), whenever she doesn't seem happy I always like to assume that it's my fault or that she's mad at me. But she hasn't really... ever been mad at me before, and she doesn't really have a reason to, and most likely won't.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 20, 2007, 10:43:37 PM
No offense, but why are you dating some 48 year old?

Sleeping with, not dating. And I have low self esteem in that field. <.<

Basically he's not particularly hideous for a man well over twice my age and he got me a birthday card. I'm a sucker for a man without a torch and pitchfork. :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 20, 2007, 10:46:13 PM
Was it just me, or was everyone else's first real girlfriend an object of slight obsession to them?

Lol, well, I was kinda obsessed about the fact that I'd had a crush on her for about 4 years before I asked her out, lmao.
But I'm a pretty practical guy. I'm concerned when my girlfriend is mad, but I don't always assume it's me. I'm not all that romantic, and I'll be the first to admit that I'm not as nice as I could be (I just got her to help pay for a CD I wanted out of her birthday money... And I still haven't payed her back :/ I never have money to buy her anything for all the occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.) But once I get a job, that's gonna change. I am a bit of an impulse buyer, but if it wasn't for that, I'd end up just spending my money on runs to the store for an energy drink and some chocolate bars.
All in all, I could be a better person, but I think it'll come in time. Once I get steady cash, I'll make sure I'm better at handling it, and maybe I'll spend on things that are nice, like sending her flowers once in a while and such. I never have money for that sort of thing, and I'm not overly romantic in the first place, so that would be a huge shocker.

Oh, and on topic to the original point of the thread: I ABSOLUTELY HATE having cravings for coke when there's none in the house. :/
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Malwyn on September 21, 2007, 03:23:27 AM
You don't believe in 7/11s?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 21, 2007, 03:32:05 AM
Well, there aren't any actual 7/11s in town (there are other places though, lol) but it's kinda hard when you have to scrounge around to get enough money. I've already gone out and bought a pop once tonight.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Korremar on September 21, 2007, 11:45:22 AM
Sucks for you man, I live across the street from 7/11, and right down the street from an asian-run convenience store called Slicks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on September 21, 2007, 12:03:28 PM
I live within biking distance of 7-11, which is a big plus in this day and age. I love 7-11.

Also, Malwyn, what the christ, how old are you? For that matter, who are you? No offense or anything, I've just never seen you anywhere online, unless you posted on a0 under a different name or something.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 21, 2007, 03:08:52 PM
Hate having the same shitty sleep pattern from summer.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 21, 2007, 03:18:37 PM
He's Tox...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on September 21, 2007, 04:36:47 PM
I live within biking distance of 7-11, which is a big plus in this day and age. I love 7-11.

There's like two or three of them within five minutes (driving distance) from me in Maryland.  In Ohio, I live five minutes (walking distance) from a Circle K.

It's awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on September 21, 2007, 06:20:56 PM
There's like two or three of them within five minutes (driving distance) from me in Maryland.  In Ohio, I live five minutes (walking distance) from a Circle K.

It's awesome.

Circle K doesn't even nearly compare to the greatness that is 7-11, though. The only thing Circle K has is those little quasi-frozen personal pizza things, that aren't even that good.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on September 21, 2007, 11:33:47 PM
There's no where within easy walking distance of my house, but that doesn't really matter, since I have a car.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 22, 2007, 01:09:40 AM
There's no where within easy walking distance of my house, but that doesn't really matter, since I have a car.

It's 15 minuet drive out of my "community". then it's just a Macdonald's, a gas station, and small shopping center with a publix and a Hollywood video.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on September 22, 2007, 02:00:46 AM
Circle K doesn't even nearly compare to the greatness that is 7-11, though. The only thing Circle K has is those little quasi-frozen personal pizza things, that aren't even that good.

I generally only go to convenience stores for snacks, drinks, etc, so that doesn't really matter to me.  There's also no 7-Elevens anywhere near my parents' house, so yeah.

And besides, if I want food I'll go to Sheetz or Wawa. :D
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Post by: Malwyn on September 22, 2007, 02:26:22 AM
I live within biking distance of 7-11, which is a big plus in this day and age. I love 7-11.

Also, Malwyn, what the christ, how old are you? For that matter, who are you? No offense or anything, I've just never seen you anywhere online, unless you posted on a0 under a different name or something.

Nineteen, and 'tox', yeah. 'Tox' is the shorter form of 'Toxik' which I've been using since around 2001. 'Malwyn' is the combination of my first and second names, 'Mark Alwyn'.
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Post by: Korremar on September 22, 2007, 07:17:04 AM
Malwyn be damned, you'll always be Toxi in my heart!
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Post by: TimJing on September 22, 2007, 07:46:56 AM
Nineteen, and 'tox', yeah. 'Tox' is the shorter form of 'Toxik' which I've been using since around 2001. 'Malwyn' is the combination of my first and second names, 'Mark Alwyn'.

Oh, okay. sup.

Something that angers me? Having to go to a 9-hour band practice on Saturday. Hooray.
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Post by: Malwyn on September 22, 2007, 11:35:40 AM
Oh, okay. sup.

Something that angers me? Having to go to a 9-hour band practice on Saturday. Hooray.

Nine hours of band practice? Surely that's somehow illegal. o_o

If you play the piano or any form of string instrument I'm afraid I may have to hunt you down and probably molest you. (affectionately)
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Post by: annon on September 22, 2007, 01:42:06 PM
In Texas, we're only legally allowed no more than 7 hours of marching practice a week, so that'd be illegal here. Of course, it's also always really hot here, so it makes sense.
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Post by: TimJing on September 22, 2007, 06:25:01 PM
In Texas, we're only legally allowed no more than 7 hours of marching practice a week, so that'd be illegal here. Of course, it's also always really hot here, so it makes sense.

What the christ? Over the SUMMER, when Florida is at its HOTTEST, we had 40 hours of marching band practice over the course of 5 days. We affectionately refer to that as 'Hell Week'. 90-95 degrees and HUMID. Yeeeeeah...
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Post by: annon on September 23, 2007, 01:19:21 AM
We had 8 hours 5 days a week the last 3 weeks of summer, but only 3 of the 8 hours were spent outside.
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Post by: TimJing on September 23, 2007, 12:49:13 PM
Oh wait, I guess ours was only like 75% outside, but still, that's retarded >_>

I love being in the pit though. We only have to go outside like half the time, it's pretty great.
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Post by: annon on September 23, 2007, 02:27:29 PM
Oh wait, I guess ours was only like 75% outside, but still, that's retarded >_>

I love being in the pit though. We only have to go outside like half the time, it's pretty great.

Fuck you, you don't even have to march. You just stand there.
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Post by: TimJing on September 23, 2007, 02:51:56 PM
Yeah, but my girlfriend marches clarinet and I feel bad for her.

Moving a cart with four timpani on it around school is not a fun task though, I can assure you. That thing weighs a ton (well, maybe only a few hundred pounds) but god does it kill every part of your body.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 23, 2007, 03:00:05 PM
I may not play an instrument, but moving HEAVY risers around the school that take about 3 people isn't a fun task either. Nor is hauling amps around.
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Post by: annon on September 24, 2007, 01:58:19 PM
The clarinet section leader in my school's band has crossed the line with me.

Story goes like this: The only reason she's the section leader is because Joey, the best candidate, was made ineligible because his French teacher turned into a bitch at the beginning of the second semester and he failed one of the 6 weeks. None of us really thought we needed a section leader except for the village idiot, Shannon. As such, she tried out and won because no one else did.

She's been a shitty section leader all year, but I wasn't completely bothered by it because she wasn't doing anything that personally pissed me off. That changed this morning.

She got pissed at me because I didn't always flip to whatever piece of music we were playing at the time because I had memorized it. I can understand some of the shit she's done in the past, but I draw the line at her getting pissed at me for not following a nonexistent rule.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 24, 2007, 02:28:05 PM
Ok, yes, that is retarded, and I would have told her to go fuck herself if she did that to me.
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Post by: TimJing on September 24, 2007, 05:19:03 PM
Yeah, section leaders blow when they get powerhungry and just plain silly. I'm actually section leader of the pit this year, and probably next year, which is quite nice. I'm actually not too bad of a leader if I actually try to be one. I've been in the pit for a whole two years- this is my third year- and only two other people have been in marching band for a year, so I obviously have the most experience.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 24, 2007, 11:03:55 PM
Yeah, it's good to have someone with experience in a leadership role in bands. And yes, I was serious when I said I'd tell her to go fuck herself, lol. I've got a bad habit of not taking shit from retarded people, even when I get in shit for it, lol. I've told teachers to fuck off because they were telling me to stop talking to someone.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 24, 2007, 11:23:42 PM
My backpack smells like cat piss, nothing gets the smell of cat piss out easily.
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Post by: Malwyn on September 25, 2007, 12:32:37 AM
Dog piss? Cat crap! Cat crap is the most vile smell evar. Except possibly corriander.

MortifiedocAlot, those eyebrows are hypnotic.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 25, 2007, 12:54:24 AM
Dog piss? Cat crap! Cat crap is the most vile smell evar. Except possibly corriander.

"My" cat used to like to piss in my room. Also cat piss>cat doo doo feces.

Also I switched this avatar with this one on another forum so the eyes look at my poast.
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Post by: Malwyn on September 25, 2007, 03:36:14 AM
And yet everyone is still drawn to your eyes in spite of that. <3
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Post by: Ulti on September 25, 2007, 03:23:34 PM
Yeah all I get is eyebrows out of that. Oh well.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 29, 2007, 08:38:46 PM
The fact that no one believe that this one kid is a hacker even tho he shot me in the head threw a wall several times, sprayed away at me and nail me in the head constantly, and then had me and another teammate rush him and had him spray and nail us both in the head without even emptying half of his clip. I guess playing the game for about 3 years makes you not able to tell when someone is hacking. Also the clan that the hacker in question is in got banned a while back but then got unblocked, so it's obviously not the first time they've had trouble with them.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 30, 2007, 03:33:47 AM
The fact that nobody knows how the GBA and nintendo DS implement their LZ77 routines, so I can't make a program that uses the exact same routines to de-compress the files I have. That, and the fact that I'm thinking more and more that they are compressed in a different variant of the LZ77 algorithm. This is seriously pissing me off.
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Post by: Malwyn on September 30, 2007, 07:15:32 AM
My eldest sister and two nieces have come to stay with us for the week.

Stay tuned for drunk and very, very irritated rantings.
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Post by: K-Mann on October 01, 2007, 02:18:31 PM
This sucks.

I can't find the droids I'm looking for.
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Post by: TimJing on October 01, 2007, 10:04:23 PM
Taking naps, because it's the equivalent of wasting an afternoon.
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Post by: Ulti on October 02, 2007, 02:17:16 AM
Japanese freaking homework.

I just spent 2 hours copying hiragana, and I know them no better :(
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Post by: Bobbias on October 02, 2007, 03:00:20 AM
bleh, you don't learn hem well just by copying them :/ combine that with stuff for recognition and such. I suggest using flash card programs or jwpce for recognition stuff. Unless you already know them by sight and just don't know how to write them, lol. (I'm like that).
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Post by: annon on October 02, 2007, 04:36:44 AM
Reading journals. I'd rather just read a book than write down all my thoughts on it as well as read it.
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Post by: Spectere on October 02, 2007, 11:07:58 AM
^ Truth.

Nothing I love more than having to constantly stop reading to do dumb assignments on things.
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Post by: Spectere on October 02, 2007, 05:11:46 PM
dobble post

I hate when people are overly sensitive about petty shit and, rather than simply ignoring the thing in question like a sane person, they proceed to bitch about it.
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Post by: Malwyn on October 02, 2007, 10:01:31 PM
dobble post

I hate when people are overly sensitive about petty shit and, rather than simply ignoring the thing in question like a sane person, they proceed to bitch about it.

Why won't you return my messages! I've waited a day! You're such a bastard I hate you. =(((((

My sister's still here. grumble grumble.
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Post by: TimJing on October 02, 2007, 11:12:02 PM
dobble post

I hate when people are overly sensitive about petty shit and, rather than simply ignoring the thing in question like a sane person, they proceed to bitch about it.

I have a habit of doing those types of things when it comes to my girlfriend, and I know I shouldn't and I know I complain about when other people do but I really can't help it sometimes. I reeeeally need to work on the whole caring about things that matter/not caring about things that don't matter issue within myself.

ALSO, materialism blows. I hate it when girls obsess over presents and belongings and things. Seriously, I'd rather just enjoy myself on a holiday than get someone to buy me something expensive and "thoughtful".
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Post by: annon on October 02, 2007, 11:36:42 PM
There are two main types of people who don't care what anyone thinks, and there are subtypes to both.

People who don't care what other people think

A) People who don't care if anyone thinks they're weird but not necessarily offensive
-1) Liars who claim to not care but really just love attention
-2) Legit people. These are rare.
B) People who don't care who gets offended
-1) People who don't care if they piss off anyone unreasonable
-2) People who don't care if they piss off anyone, regardless of how reasonable they are

My band director is a B2. I realized this today when he made a joke about the tubas sounding "bulemic". I've become relatively sensitive to stuff like this since my sister went into rehab, so after class I told him that I was personally offended because my sister's in rehab. He just said, "Ok, is that all?"

Fuck him.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 02, 2007, 11:47:17 PM
Fuck him.

Call him a nigger. Then tell him the jews caused 9/11.
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Post by: Spectere on October 03, 2007, 12:17:27 AM
Why won't you return my messages! I've waited a day! You're such a bastard I hate you. =(((((

I'LL GET TO IT, NEGRO <3

To clarify, my rant is mainly aimed at people who stumble upon things on the Internet, get all pissy about them, and start flaming whoever uploaded it rather than (a) NOT reading it and (b) shutting the hell up.  You know, people like Jack Thompson.

Aldrasio's band director is the type of person that seriously needs punched in the face.  It's a lot harder to ignore people in real life and it's worse when they intentionally act like a jackass.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 03, 2007, 01:51:17 AM
My sister's still here. grumble grumble.

My sister just moved back in as well. I like my sister tho, just that the fact that my house now has 4 cats in it sucks hard.

To clarify, my rant is mainly aimed at people who stumble upon things on the Internet, get all pissy about them, and start flaming whoever uploaded it rather than (a) NOT reading it and (b) shutting the hell up.  You know, people like Jack Thompson.

I do this sometimes, only if it's something that I think has a horrible view that a lot of people tend to agree with (main reason I started hating the PP forums, everyone had a dumb elitist attitude, and somehow the one prick who's every post was flame bait basically got everyone respect, go figure).

Also some prick brake checked me on the turnpike because my car tends to slow down when it goes up hill. Would have flashed my brights, but I didn't want to blind the traffic on the other side. 
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Post by: Spectere on October 03, 2007, 02:13:38 AM
HOLY SHIT, I ended up making a tiny little oversight on another forum (accidentally restating something that a user did in their post) and this is the reply I got:

Quote
Oh.  So THAT's why I said that you could double click IN THE VERY NEXT LINE PAST THAT QUOTE.  And here I though it was just a random peice of text that somehow slipped in there for no reason...

Wow.  Apparently harmless redundancy is a huge deal to him.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 03, 2007, 05:14:19 AM
You know, people like Jack Thompson.

Agreed, those people need to shut up, and go to a different site. My policy on offensive material is usually: If you don't like it, you have the mouse, your browser has a back button, so GTFO and STFU.

Aldrasio's band director is the type of person that seriously needs punched in the face.  It's a lot harder to ignore people in real life and it's worse when they intentionally act like a jackass.

Yeah, seriously, I tend to try to be the B1 type, because I'm willing to debate about sensitive topics and put my belief out there, but I try to make sure that I'm not really trying to offend people, though if someone unreasonable happens to be unable to deal with it without becoming offended, they can either A) moderate me, warn me, ban me, or whatever they want, if they have the power, or B) deal with it, unless they have an actual reason to be offended (which I will recognize, and apologize to the for, if it's a reasonable reason).

However, I have met jackasses before, and it's VERY hard not to hurt them... In class, even our teacher made fun of him for being an ass, lol (though most of it soared over his head, lmao).
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Post by: Bobbias on October 03, 2007, 02:03:03 PM
Double post for being seriously pissed.

My mom just made me take another computer to her office, and hook it all up, just to discover that neither computer has a working hard drive (oh, I did not see that coming when my dad thought the guy who used to work for him took out the bad drive, but wasn't completely sure...)

I suggested we take out the hard drive from computer 2, and swap it in the computer that was already there, because I know that it has to be a hard drive problem that's stopping it from booting. But no, my mom says it has to be a motherboard issue, completely disregarding the fact that a computer does a POST before the BIOS even shows up. So now we have 2 computers there with working mobos and neither of them has a working hard drive. Now I'm going to have to go back up there, swap one of the hard drives out with one of the ones my dad brought home from his office after testing them in this computer to see which ones work.

Fucking hell. Why can't she just let me do things my way? Why does she have to second guess me every time I tell her something when I obviously know more about computers than she does.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 03, 2007, 06:07:38 PM
http://www.pandatales.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=831

Dumb shit like this. I didn't even say shit to them even tho tim3 (server owner) treats a ton of people like shit.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 03, 2007, 11:45:48 PM
The crap? I'd just send them a nice big "Fuck you guys, I'm outa here."

Honestly, some people have real lives, but apparently, they don't.
Well, I may decide to bitch them out (and probably get banned really quickly for it, lol.) If I say anything, It'll be under the name TehMonkeyODoom.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 04, 2007, 01:18:57 AM
Meh, I just read it and now I kinda feel like a dick. I have missed almost everything their was to try to get into the clan, sept for one.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 04, 2007, 01:22:43 AM
so... no bitching them out?
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 04, 2007, 01:30:05 AM
I would appreciate it if you didn't, thanks for the support anyways.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 04, 2007, 02:05:19 AM
Well, I could still bitch them out, if only to see how quickly I could get banned, lol.
(I'd try not to make it look like I was a friend supporting you, though, I'd just bitch them out for the sake of being a gigantic troll.)
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Post by: annon on October 04, 2007, 09:33:27 PM
On the calculus test I took yesterday, the last question was free response. We were given 2 functions and had to make the line tangent to the parabola. Here are the functions:

f(x) = 4x + 13
g(x) = -2x^2 + kx + 5

We had to find a value for k that made the line tangent at an unspecified point. After writing down a lot of work (which is something I'm not used to doing), I got k = 4.

This morning, when I woke up, that problem came to mind. I redid it in my head and got the correct answer, which was k = -4. I knew exactly where my mistake was, too. I made f'(x) equal to g'(x), but I got the wrong x-value because I didn't make f(x) equal to g(x).

Because of that, I ended up with an 82 on that test.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 05, 2007, 09:34:20 AM
Bah, they took calculus out of high school classes in canada like, this year... Now if you take any calculus stuff, you have to learn all the calculus in college.
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Post by: Spectere on October 05, 2007, 10:50:32 AM
The best my high school had was pre-calc, and only people who were in AP math since 8th grade could get into it.  Since my school inexplicably dropped me from AP math (scheduling conflict or some bullshit) I wasn't able to take it.
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Post by: TimJing on October 05, 2007, 10:40:47 PM
The fact that a birthday card costs 4 bucks, but a rose 2 bucks. What the christ?
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Post by: Malwyn on October 05, 2007, 11:43:30 PM
The fact that a birthday card costs 4 bucks, but a rose 2 bucks. What the christ?

Well you don't feel guilty about throwing away a rose after a few days.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Alice on October 06, 2007, 02:40:12 AM
The best my high school had was pre-calc, and only people who were in AP math since 8th grade could get into it.  Since my school inexplicably dropped me from AP math (scheduling conflict or some bullshit) I wasn't able to take it.
...what?  That's fucking bullshit, on the school's part.  Over here it's the fourth year of standard math (third for people who took algebra in 8th grade).  It's somewhat of a mix between trigonometry and precalculus, from what I hear; I'm going to try and take it my second semester this year, since this albebra ii class seems like less than a semester's worth of review bullshit with barely any progress... with the amount of content we've managed to learn so far in this quarter, I'm sure I could most of it in a few after school sessions.

also they should separate the class levels for classes like this or something, there's a couple of senior jocks in this class that must be retarded or something and it gets frustrating and slows down the class even more, it doesn't help that the teacher treats the class like elementary schoolers anyway i dunno an "AlgeBRA FASF HUR HUR FOR RETARDZ!1" class or something so the people who want to learn don't have to deal with that shit?  i bet classes like this would seriously only take a semester if that happened
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Post by: Zakamiro on October 06, 2007, 05:17:15 AM
you can take calculus at my local high school. before, you needed to take algebra I in eighth grade to take it since the system is as such: (also, eighth is funny looking. eighth? wtf.)


Algebra Ia -->  Algebra Ib  --> Geometry Ia
                          |                  |
                          |-------------'              Personal Finances
                         \|/
Algebra I   --> Geometry --> Algebra II --> Precalculus --> AP Calculus
    |                   /|\                 |
    |                    |                 \|/
Geometry Ia ------'             Statistics -->  AP Statistics


Now, they have more classes due to a new scheduling system, so pretty much anyone can take Calculus or what have you by the end of schooling. a and b are the halves of the subject, 1a is the first half, 1b, the second. Geometry 1b was deprecated [a word you only find in programming] due to not enough students taking it. Also, Personal Finances is a class of it's own.. It's basically a class teaching you how to do your own taxes, manage a budget, manage a small business' finances, and other business business money stuff. There needs to be more classes like that... Also, a "home economics" on steroids should be required.. You wouldn't believe how many Americans there are that don't even know how to cook or do their own fucking laundry. XD
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Post by: annon on October 06, 2007, 08:21:40 AM
Here's how mine was:

6th grade: Pre-pre-algebra (basically Pre-algebra, which is basically Algebra I)
7th grade: Pre-algebra (basically Algebra I)
8th grade: Algebra I (shitty teacher)
9th grade: Algebra I (again)
10th grade: Geometry (completely useless, I only learned the 3 basic trig functions, which are constantly reenforced in higher math classes, so I should've tested out of this instead of Algebra II)
11th grade: Algebra II (2 credit-by-exams = 1 full credit), Pre-calculus (actual class)
12th grade: BC Calculus

My state requires 7 math or science credits, so because I had 4 math credits and 3 science credits going into this year, I could've just skipped out on having either calculus or physics this year, but that would defeat the purpose of the CBE's I took.

Some of the people who came from a public middle school that didn't enforce conformity like the private one I came from got to take Algebra II their freshman year, which landed them in Calculus this year. Some of them are going to take Statistics next year, even though everyone knows the Stat teacher is a bitch.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 06, 2007, 08:54:58 AM
deprecated [a word you only find in programming]

And an awesome one at that. I love that word, it could be used more than it is in normal conversations.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 06, 2007, 02:53:07 PM
I hate math. Also I just woke up feeling sickand slightly hung over.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 06, 2007, 03:00:25 PM
I know what you mean...
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Post by: TimJing on October 06, 2007, 08:56:03 PM
We have up to Calc 2 in our school, but you had to have taken MEGSSS in middle school (which means Algebra 1 in 7th and Geometry in 8th) and the middle school I went to didn't have that >_>
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Post by: Malwyn on October 06, 2007, 10:38:31 PM
You wouldn't believe how many Americans there are that don't even know how to cook or do their own fucking laundry. XD

And I read:

You wouldn't believe how many Americans there are that don't even know how to cook their own fucking laundry. XD

...go figure. Also I am a wee bit hungover and woke up sore from when I was falling over a lot last night. All my own fault, so not really complaining.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 07, 2007, 02:37:18 AM
I don't know how to do my own laundry, also too many of my friends are halofags. My one friend (not usually microsofts cock sucker, but someone who sold his xbox 360) basically said he didn't like TF2 because it had "cartoonish violence" and he said halo was awesome. I also hate how video games have become a formula. Nothing in any sequel now a days gets updated enough, they just tweak half of the game and people go nuts over it. Man I fucking hate the video game industry.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 07, 2007, 08:16:08 AM
Which is why I don't bother following it any more. I'm more interested in retro games, and such. And maybe some handheld games, like stuff for the DS, because a number of those games are pretty good.
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Post by: TimJing on October 07, 2007, 10:16:05 AM
Which is why I don't bother following it any more. I'm more interested in retro games, and such. And maybe some handheld games, like stuff for the DS, because a number of those games are pretty good.

I'm the exact same way. I'd take Terranigma or Megaman X over tons of recent games. I can't even think of that many recent/new games I'd actually want to spend money on in the first place...
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Post by: annon on October 07, 2007, 11:27:33 AM
Me and some friends got drunk again last night. I found out that Kate doesn't like me like that (which kills me) and that Chad does (which kills him).

I'm an angry sort of depressed right now.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 07, 2007, 02:57:14 PM
Which is why I don't bother following it any more. I'm more interested in retro games, and such. And maybe some handheld games, like stuff for the DS, because a number of those games are pretty good.

Theirs some good things out, orange box, new god of war, devil may cry and other games. So I wouldn't just forget everything new.

I'm the exact same way. I'd take Terranigma or Megaman X over tons of recent games. I can't even think of that many recent/new games I'd actually want to spend money on in the first place...

Megaman X was the shit. Some of the hardest games I've ever played, they just make games way to damn easy now. I guess that's why a lot of people look for multiplayers games now. 
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Post by: Bobbias on October 07, 2007, 05:09:21 PM
X was the perfect megaman game. It was not too hard, and it wasn't too easy. And they didn't do any stupid shit like the new ones that are 3D and hardly a platformer any more.
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Post by: Ulti on October 07, 2007, 11:20:25 PM
You guys forgot Guitar Hero 3.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 08, 2007, 12:49:45 AM
X was the perfect megaman game.

I loved X4 and X5 was okay. I can't believe they made it 3D, just like that contra after shattered soldier, and another case of "lol graphics" fucking up good games.

You guys forgot Guitar Hero 3.

Huh wut?
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Post by: Ulti on October 08, 2007, 03:07:46 PM
Awesome games that are coming up.
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Post by: TimJing on October 08, 2007, 07:02:27 PM
Man, GH3 Wii version, gonna be SO sweet. Cannot wait. Never owned the first or second but I've played the second quite a few times in various places, very entertaining.

Fishing in Contact. God that game is tedious sometimes.
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Post by: Malwyn on October 08, 2007, 09:27:15 PM
Angry bowels. :(
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Post by: TimJing on October 08, 2007, 11:47:47 PM
Teenage girls and their inner confusion.
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Post by: annon on October 09, 2007, 12:17:39 AM
The alcohol-induced drama going on among me, Kate, and Chad.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 09, 2007, 12:23:26 AM
Man, GH3 Wii version, gonna be SO sweet. Cannot wait.

Never really got into GH2, made my hand hurt after a few songs. I'll most likely check this one tho.

The alcohol-induced drama going on among me, Kate, and Chad.

My friends are going threw the same shit. A while ago my friend kissed my other friends girlfriend on the cheek, then she did the same to him when she got drunk (him and her are both amazingly goofy when drunk). Also the couple in question always argues and has been together for like 3+ years.
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Post by: Ulti on October 09, 2007, 12:39:44 AM
I just lost my election for dorm dictator ;_;

Oh well, worse things have happened.
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Post by: TimJing on October 09, 2007, 12:55:14 AM
The alcohol-induced drama going on among me, Kate, and Chad.

I think we're bad luck for each other, we both just, you know, had our relationships with our girlfriends die D:
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Post by: annon on October 09, 2007, 01:01:37 AM
It's a little different. I like Kate, but she doesn't quite feel the same way. Chad likes me, but I'm unable to feel the same way.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 09, 2007, 07:32:17 AM
Yeah.. that's a pretty shitty position. Tt's hard to deal with that sort of drama when it involves your friends.
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Post by: TimJing on October 09, 2007, 02:13:48 PM
Whoa, what the christ? A guy seriously likes you?
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Post by: annon on October 09, 2007, 06:51:27 PM
Yes.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 09, 2007, 09:05:27 PM
The fact that I didn't do dishes (had homework due later that day) so my mom bitches me out about irrelevant shit.
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Post by: Milk Chan on October 10, 2007, 01:39:42 AM
Blue0ctane is pissed that I have perfect pitch.
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Post by: TimJing on October 10, 2007, 03:22:56 PM
Blue0ctane is pissed that I have perfect pitch.

Haha, what. Why would he get mad at you for that >_>

PS: I have pretty darn good pitch :D
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Post by: annon on October 10, 2007, 06:05:55 PM
Haha, what. Why would he get mad at you for that >_>

Sheer jealousy makes the most sense.
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Post by: TimJing on October 10, 2007, 06:12:55 PM
Sheer jealousy makes the most sense.

Yeah, I suppose.

Also, traffic grinds my gears. Goodness, I rather dislike it.
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Post by: Zakamiro on October 11, 2007, 05:50:07 AM
when people cant pull their fucking

HEADS OUT OF THEIR ASS

AND WAKE THE FUCK UP

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Post by: Bobbias on October 11, 2007, 05:42:19 PM
Any particular scenario prompt that?
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Post by: TimJing on October 11, 2007, 09:40:32 PM
Any particular scenario prompt that?

Yeah, what. You have some splainin' to do.

Also, getting yelled at for being late to a VERY short notice sectional today.

Also also, missing the Great Gatsby book discussion at the library because of aforementioned sectional. AGGGHHHHH.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 11, 2007, 11:27:32 PM
Linux never working right pisses me off. Every time I've tried, twice with yoper, once with gentoo, and once with debian a while ago, every single time, there were problems. Rather annoying ones.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 12, 2007, 01:33:48 AM
Fucking palidans, I would have killed this one about 5 times but he could bubble shield and block like 15 of my attacks then run to cover. At least I killed him and his hunter friend once in one life, then they did what all alliance do and got some 70 to help them.
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Post by: Malwyn on October 12, 2007, 03:57:24 AM
This guy added me on msn, and I find out that he's Tom. John's new boyfriend.

John is mister 48 year old who I've decided to hate muchly. And Tom is an eighteen year old who moved from Brisbane to Toowoomba to effectively become John's housewife. Although... Tom seems to be a bright enough guy, and he seems pretty nice.

I'm confuzzled. Normally I'd probably try to fuck up their relationship some more, because I hate John for some retarded reasons. But I think to ultimately grow up and learn how to deal with this sort of situation I should just leave them be.

I'm confused. I hate being confused. :(

People have relationships, and I sleep with a 48 year old and develop a one-sided sort of emotional attachment that's hastily severed with the arrival of an attractive and interesting and less screwed up youngerling. Heh... go figure. :/
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Post by: Bobbias on October 12, 2007, 03:59:26 AM
I'm not even sure how to respond to that one. Seriously. That's just messed up...
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Post by: Malwyn on October 12, 2007, 10:33:12 AM
Also if you're going to try linux and you hate setting things up or having to know how to fix things when they break, you're better off just going with a desktop distro like SuSE, Ubuntu or Fedora. Debian and Gentoo tend to rely on you knowing what you want out of the whole deal. You have to know where you're going and 'just dicking around' tends to be an unpleasant experience. They're great for refining a machine to do one or a handful of tasks and do them DAMNED WELL, but if you're just wanting to try the new shiny stuff that's coming out in droves lately, you're better off with the distros specifically compiled to dump a whole heap of useful stuff onto your hard drive and get everything working out of the box. I tried SuSE the other day, and it seemed pretty nicely polished. I didn't quite get used to YaST over the debian lot, but it made sense in the end and worked well. It was very... green. I haven't tried Fedora since Fedora Core 5, and I had fond memories about it being very pretty. I expect the next versions of each will bring forth some unparalleled awesome.

(Have you seen the compiz-fusion stuff Ubuntu's packing? :D)

Also assignments and university will be the death of me. So will my pining for Spec to answer my messages. >.>
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Post by: Bobbias on October 12, 2007, 10:46:14 AM
Well, I have tried debian, but it was a long time ago, and the computer I had it on had a wireless card that there were no linux drivers for. at all.
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Post by: Spectere on October 12, 2007, 12:22:41 PM
Also assignments and university will be the death of me. So will my pining for Spec to answer my messages. >.>

Shit...sorry. :<
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Post by: Malwyn on October 12, 2007, 11:18:21 PM
Shit...sorry. :<

Eh, don't be. Being needy scares me a bit. o_o

I only form bizarre amorous attachments to very select people, see. <3
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Post by: Korremar on October 13, 2007, 12:06:37 PM
Form bizarre attachments to me all you like, I don't have anything better to do.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 13, 2007, 12:22:04 PM
Haha, neither do I at the moment either :/ I really need a job.
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Post by: K-Mann on October 14, 2007, 11:05:42 PM
I still can't find those fucking droids
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Post by: Zakamiro on October 15, 2007, 12:03:34 AM
being in debt.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 15, 2007, 12:06:31 AM
Ditto. I owe a friend $20 from last time we went out for a drink. Goddamn. At least he's in college about 4 hours away.
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Post by: Zakamiro on October 15, 2007, 12:12:11 AM
I owe $130 to the bank. :\ I'd rather owe a friend than a corporation. At least friends can't ruin your credit.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 15, 2007, 11:14:34 AM
Ouch.
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Post by: TimJing on October 15, 2007, 06:01:13 PM
Gah, homework. Good thing I only really have it like once a month.
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Post by: Zakamiro on October 16, 2007, 01:13:51 AM
pms, amirite?
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Post by: Sneaky on October 16, 2007, 03:18:02 PM
pms, amirite?

QFT

I hate women
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Post by: TimJing on October 16, 2007, 09:19:33 PM
I hate women

quoted for everlasting truth

>____>
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Post by: Malwyn on October 16, 2007, 10:37:35 PM
I hate fags. So... very, very much. I hate toowoomba and I hate wasting my life. Also I've been feeling sick for weeks, maybe months, and I can't mention it because BOWELS ARE TEH FAUX PAS.

You wanna try constipation and diaorhhea for a couple of months? IT'S NOT FREAKING PLEASANT.

Also yeah, fags should be kicked in the face or castrated or not allowed to exist.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 16, 2007, 11:24:41 PM
To be honest, M my bowels have been being rather annoying as well lately :/ And I have no idea why.
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Post by: annon on October 16, 2007, 11:27:40 PM
I've been playing Guitar Hero II for the last 2 hours.

My right arm is about to fall off, and my left wrist is practically numb, but I still want to play. I hate loving this game.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 16, 2007, 11:29:57 PM
Lack of practice and sucking on songs I usually do good on has made me not want to play much recently. It needs more songs, and though the Rocks the 80's is a good game, and the charts are decently hard all the way through, there needs to be a wider range of stuff. I really need to play GH3.
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Post by: annon on October 17, 2007, 12:09:36 AM
That's why I've started charting songs myself. I just need a fliptop to play them.

Plus, since I lost my copy of Guitar Hero II and am now borrowing it from a friend, I haven't gotten to play this list in a while.
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Post by: Malwyn on October 17, 2007, 05:06:08 AM
It's entirely possible that, like about half of my father's family and my sister, I'm gluten intolerant.

I think if that's the case I might have to KILL MYSELF.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 17, 2007, 03:51:44 PM
Sleeping in until 4 o clock and still feeling tiered when I wake up. I guess it's time for some sleeping pills.
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Post by: Spectere on October 17, 2007, 03:59:57 PM
The reason you're tired is probably because you slept in.
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Post by: TimJing on October 17, 2007, 06:33:33 PM
Yeah dude, getting too much sleep makes you sleepier. That's why naps are absolutely the devil, you wake up and you're more tired than you were before. It sucks :x

Also, I hate drama, as much as ever.
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Post by: annon on October 17, 2007, 07:47:38 PM
It's not oversleeping that makes you tired, it's waking up in the middle of a sleep cycle that sucks.

And yes, drama does suck.

The assistant band director, Mr. Fowler, apparently heard of our drunken experiences at Kate's dad's house, but the only name mentioned was Thomas, the only person who wasn't there. If Mr. Fowler tries to investigate this further, it's just going to piss me off. A lot of the rest of the band does worse stuff than us more frequently, but they never get questioned about it. As long as it doesn't directly affect the band or directors personally, it's none of their damn business what we do on our own time.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 17, 2007, 08:42:48 PM
True, and if he does, say exactly that. I hate when people take crap like that from teachers. Just because they're a teacher doesn't give them a right to be a total jackass.
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Post by: annon on October 17, 2007, 10:55:37 PM
I just got a call from Tyler. He's gotten more information about what the band directors know.

They are investigating deeper. They've "interrogated" 2 people already, Thomas and Tim. Tim goes out and drinks a lot, so it'd be easy to assume he'd be involved, but he wasn't there either.

We're assembling a story in which most people are exhausted from the contest and go to sleep early. Kate and Omar said they'd take the fall if it came down to it.

I don't even know if they can legally get this involved. God this pisses me off.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 17, 2007, 11:20:53 PM
Yeah, Personally, I'd talk to him, and just ask him why the hell they're involved in the first place, and what the fuck they're thinking. Then I'd tell them that my personal life is my personal life and that I would be charging them with harassment if they went any further (will full intention of doing so). Yeah, I'm not the sort of person who will take shit sitting down from teachers and such.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 17, 2007, 11:22:22 PM
I don't even know if they can legally get this involved. God this pisses me off.

Without evidence, no he can't really. He could call the parents but that's about it. Also this is weird, I've had teachers know about kids being stoned in class and not really care about it.
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Post by: K-Mann on October 17, 2007, 11:40:39 PM
God damn you fucking droids where the fuck did you go
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on October 17, 2007, 11:49:01 PM
I cant get fucking TF2 to work. I can never get a connection with a server.
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Post by: annon on October 18, 2007, 12:10:39 AM
I talked more with Joey and Tyler about this. Joey speculates that the only reason they're getting this involved (since the main directer never, ever gives a shit about our personal lives and openly accepts that half of the band smokes) is because there are rumors that drugs were involved. If that's the case, we're in the clear. They can't prove we did anything illegal. They can't even attempt to do so without any evidence.

Joey is generally a fairly calm, passive person that takes what life gives him in stride. If he has to, he's going to make a scene whenever they interrogate him. As for me, I'll answer the questions calmly. I will not incriminate anyone, which is what they're going for. If they threaten to tell my parents, I'll do it for them. They can't do anything past that.

God this pisses me off.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 18, 2007, 12:39:11 AM
That is retarded. I honestly hope that he does make a scene. Teachers need to be told that just because they're a teacher doesn't entitle them to become involved in people's personal lives unless they are breaking a law and the teacher has direct evidence (IE: catches kid with weed in his pocket.)

I'm sick of hearing about teachers being assholes and shit. There's just something about teachers that pisses me off sometimes. They think that just because they are there to teach you gives them the right to be an ass, grade people differently, get involved with people's personal lives, and all around boss people around, and I don't think they have a right to do most of that. Maybe it's because teachers has been douches to me in the past, but hearing about teachers being really retarded REALLY pisses me off.

My girlfriend was in the yearbook class last year. Unfortunately, the teacher who usually did the yearbook stuff left at the end of the year before. Now there's some dumb cunt who took a shitty little course who thinks she knows everything running the class. She hated my girlfriend, gave her bad marks, was an ass, kept doing stuff like deleting her pictures and messing with her spreads, and cutting most of them from the yearbook. And then she went as far as to remove my girlfriend form the credits in the yearook. How's that for a fucking cunt?
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Post by: Malwyn on October 18, 2007, 05:05:35 AM
My parents are teachers.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 18, 2007, 01:33:16 PM
Not every teacher I've had was bad, but there were quite a few douchebags.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 18, 2007, 02:22:26 PM
I cant get fucking TF2 to work. I can never get a connection with a server.

It might be you're steam friends that's fucking it up, not 100% sure tho.
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on October 19, 2007, 01:13:37 AM
meh, I can't get this thing to work. I wish I could play it >:(. Tell me how TF2 plays.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 19, 2007, 02:43:10 AM
meh, I can't get this thing to work. I wish I could play it >:(. Tell me how TF2 plays.

Get it working, it's good. Class based shooter plus weird/awesome game types. Also I fucking hate people who can't argue right, My friend kept winning team battles in super smash, mostly because my teammate was just dicking around and using one move over and over, So he starts to brag about it. Then he brags about how he has the most kills, then I say "even if you have 100 kills, it's still not impressive if you have 500 deaths" and he said "I don't have 500 deaths" then I just called him retarded. After that we had an epic battle (got me 8 or so coins afterwards) and me and my teammate won, so I guess that made me fell a lot better about it.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 19, 2007, 02:51:57 AM
I'm not much of a coin battle person myself. I prefer a straight up death match. 5 lives, Any item rules, though I prefer more normal item rules. Pokeballs on very high is kinda stupid, lol.

And yes, people who don't know how to actually argue should have to go to court to argue to save themselves from being castrated. If they prove that they are smart enough to argue properly in that court, then they're fine. Otherwise, no more idiots polluting the gene pool.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 19, 2007, 03:33:43 AM
I'm not much of a coin battle person myself. I prefer a straight up death match. 5 lives, Any item rules, though I prefer more normal item rules. Pokeballs on very high is kinda stupid, lol.

I meant 8 continue/lottery coins. Also I usually use no items or have a pokeball hell hole.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 19, 2007, 03:44:33 AM
Lol, ok, yeah, 8 coins is quite a match.

I used to like 10 life matches, but once you get good at the game, 10 lives takes a long time to kill. I used to average about 8 minutes for a 1v2 team match against 2 lv 9s.
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Post by: Malwyn on October 20, 2007, 10:50:33 AM
Tv-links getting raided and the guy running it getting arrested.

What. The. Fuck.

Also people who don't care about stuff, or people who think the stuff I believe in oughtn't be cared about. Free speech, the internet, sane censorship... nah, who cares about all that stuff. Only geeks care about 'em anyway, look at women who are legally obliged to stay in the kitchen! Damn those bratz dolls, fuck those models and the whole 'let's be anorexic' industry.

I need more guy friends. Hell, I need a boyfriend. :|

Well not need, really. I hate sounding reliant on that and I fear that if I do I'll fall back to 2005/2006-era mark. But I would really like to have someone to make this whole Toowoomba experience slightly less awful.
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Post by: Spectere on October 20, 2007, 03:23:04 PM
Tv-links getting raided and the guy running it getting arrested.

What. The. Fuck.

That's seriously fucked up. D:

Hey, I think spectere.net has links to Bemanistyle somewhere.  There's plenty of songs being used illegally on that site!  FUCK WE'RE GONNA GET SHUT DOWN AND IMMA GET ARRESTED.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 21, 2007, 01:44:03 AM
Tv-links getting raided and the guy running it getting arrested.

What. The. Fuck.

Same, also the fact that I might not get to see my friend this weekend and I might not get to see him again for a while. Also another one of my cats got this weird nerves system and can hardly walk right.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 26, 2007, 03:48:03 PM
<RANT SIZE="moderate" SUBJECT="bad grammar">
You know what really pisses me off sometimes? People who can't spend the 10 extra seconds it takes to actually type something out properly. Seriously, there was a huge debate on the forums for a game called DarkEden recently about this (more of a flamewar, considering half the posts were the morons insulting the people who actually care about grammar). I mean, I suggested creating some sort of guild or group of people who are intelligent enough and mature enough to type properly ingame and have some sort of presence because of how much of a problem it can be when you get into a game and NOBODY seems to even make sense. For people like me, it's retarded to go play a game and be bombarded constantly by absolute morons who can't speak anything that even resembles proper english chatting about retarded shit like they're 10.

And yet, half the people who actually used proper grammar either said "It's the internet deal with it" or "why hate on those people, they're not actually stupid, they just don't type properly". I even went as far as to explain WHY bad grammar bugs me. I mean, games like this are WAY more fun when you have someone to talk to and shit, but it's hard to find people who are actually smart when all the chat is in fucking monkey english. I mean, these games just don't work if nobody can socialize with other people, and I don't know about you, but I just don't bother talking to idiots who can't make an effort to type properly.  If that's all you ever hear in a game, then it's kinda hard to find someone you can actually talk to, and that just wrecks the game.

Fuck, why does nobody understand that monkey english is something that needs to be corrected.

</RANT>

Oh, and in case you're wondering, monkey english is when idiots type and it looks like something that would come out if a monkey based it's head on the keyboard.
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Post by: vladgd on October 26, 2007, 04:27:47 PM
r u wunt cyborz????????????????????????????????????///

its a pet peeve of mine too, im not remotely good at grammar, but at least i fucking try.

also, in my diablo infested mood, WHERES THE DIABLO THREE.  i know its getting a sequel, but i don't want to wait till 2020 :(
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Post by: flaffl on October 26, 2007, 04:30:27 PM
Superwaps like Moogy

lulz

Other than that, I hate it when I go to anonib.com and there's nothing new.

It does make me sad.

And black people.
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Post by: Ulti on October 27, 2007, 02:29:37 PM
Vlad: See Mythos.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 28, 2007, 05:53:34 PM
10 v 10 and up matches in CSS. If you're a T trying to plant the bomb all you end up doing is get killed by randomly camping CTs.
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Post by: annon on October 30, 2007, 07:24:41 PM
I'm in a really bad mood and have no idea why.
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Post by: TimJing on October 30, 2007, 10:00:03 PM
Drama that I constantly keep hearing and interrogated about.
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Post by: annon on October 30, 2007, 10:21:55 PM
I'm on SSH's site, but the server only allows one download at a time or else it 503's. I couldn't get wget to work on it, so I have to download each file individually.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 31, 2007, 02:41:25 AM
That blows, I could send you a torrent that happens to have SSH's CDs and such.. (and stuff only available on his site). I should still have the torrent laying around. It might take a long time, but I think there's more stuff in the torrent than available on his website.
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Post by: annon on October 31, 2007, 05:01:15 PM
That would be nice.
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Post by: TimJing on November 05, 2007, 05:37:29 PM
Gas prices. What the christ? I have to use 'Super Plus', so it costs even more than the regular gas does D:
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 05, 2007, 09:17:35 PM
Gas prices. What the christ? I have to use 'Super Plus', so it costs even more than the regular gas does D:

Gas is about 3 dollars a gallon where I live, it's causing me to go broke quickly.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 05, 2007, 10:15:13 PM
GH3. My fucking PS2 can't handle it apparently, because the fucking thing lags. If you haven't read my other post, I'm posting here too because I'm quite pissed about it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 05, 2007, 11:17:42 PM
Could be a disk problem? My friends GH3 on his PS2 works fine.
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Post by: Bobbias on November 05, 2007, 11:29:16 PM
I severely doubt it. If it was a disk issue, it would simply make loading slow and probably grind a lot. And maybe throw some errors at me occasionally.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 06, 2007, 12:49:20 AM
Fat or flat PS2?
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Post by: TimJing on November 06, 2007, 06:12:32 AM
Gas is about 3 dollars a gallon where I live, it's causing me to go broke quickly.

Yeah, same. Regular is $2.95 and my lovely Super Plus grade gas was $3.05. :D
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on November 06, 2007, 11:59:57 AM
Works well on my fat one.
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Post by: Bobbias on November 06, 2007, 12:54:00 PM
Fat or flat PS2?

Fat, I have a V4. Also, eww @ flat. Their hardware is utter crap.
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Post by: Spectere on November 07, 2007, 10:53:57 PM
You mean the hardware that, performance-wise, is no different from the fat PS2s (besides the space-consuming legacy junk being left out)?

Yeah, it's crap alright. ::)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 07, 2007, 11:11:52 PM
Yet another trademark Spectere Post.

So compatibility issues due to different hardware, such as different ASICs, and lenses, as well as disk read issues that seem to plague the newer slimline PS2s don't count as hardware issues?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_2#Slim_case_design

Oh, and unifying the CPU and GPU into a combined chip doesn't count as different hardware either?

I'll admit that "utter crap" was a bad choice of words, but I think I'll stick to my fat PS2.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 07, 2007, 11:21:00 PM
Yet another trademark Spectere Post.

Oh?
/me turns the sarcasm knob up.

So compatibility issues due to different hardware, such as different ASICs, and lenses, as well as disk read issues that seem to plague the newer slimline PS2s don't count as hardware issues?

Read issues?  You mean like the PS2s have always had?  And it's kind of ironic how you're talking about the slim PS2's drive being crap when you have a v4.

I've dealt with many slim and fat PS2s in my day and, well, I've only seen one disc fail to play on a slim PS2.  Thing is, that same disc didn't play on a fat one either, so that point is moot.

And naturally you're going to have some compatibility issues with new hardware.  Given how many game programmers seem to refuse to stick to any sort of documented standard it's amazing more games don't fail between hardware revisions.

Oh, and unifying the CPU and GPU into a combined chip doesn't count as different hardware either?

Hence the reason I said "same-perfomance" rather than "same-chipset."  Try to read more carefully next time, hmm?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 09, 2007, 01:01:43 AM
I have 2 fat PS2s and a slim one. I never get any DREs on either (save a copy of disk 1 of FF7, but it was scratched as hell), but my games frequently lock up on the slim one. Maybe it's just a crappy slim PS2, since it's the only one I've ever played, so I don't know.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 09, 2007, 01:10:56 AM
My PS2 is starting to fail on me (it's old, not sure how old tho). It froze on god of war 2, I couldn't get god of war to work, then today I got to "disc read error" on god hand, CONSPIRACY??
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Post by: annon on November 09, 2007, 01:18:58 AM
Obviously your PS2 is an devout atheist.
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Post by: Spectere on November 09, 2007, 08:37:31 AM
Obviously your PS2 is an devout atheist.

(http://www.spectere.net/graphics/med-facepalm.jpg)

Apologies for the overused macro, but I'm sure we can all agree that it had to be used right there. ;P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 09, 2007, 01:56:41 PM
I almost included that in my post, but I figured someone else could take care of it.

EDIT: I hate it when people ask why I don't like a certain song or find something annoying.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 10, 2007, 02:09:27 PM
Why? I like to know when someone doesn't happen to like something that I do. My girlfriend doesn't like Iced Earth's music, for example. She understands and sort of appreciates the music itself, but for some reason Matt Barlow's voice just doesn't work for her. I can't understand how she can not like his voice, but either way, I at least understand why she doesn't like something.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 10, 2007, 03:31:42 PM
I let them know that I don't like a song, but I generally don't have a fundamental reason other than that the song doesn't fit my taste (which, to me, is synonymous with "I don't like that song.")
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Post by: Bobbias on November 10, 2007, 11:00:09 PM
*shakes head* I can usually point out what parts of the song bother me...
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Post by: annon on November 10, 2007, 11:43:49 PM
So I recently got my hands on ex-friend (and girl who dumped me 6 months ago)'s email account.

Apparently, when me, her, and the guy she went with were all on the couch watching a movie on May 1 (judging by the date of the email), she used her feet to jack him off under a blanket while I was literally less than an inch from her. She then waited 3 weeks to tell me that she was going with him.

I'm over liking her, but I'm not yet over this new information. She manipulated me. She led me on because she was too much of a coward to tell me the truth.

Granted, I didn't stop being friends with her after she rejected me. I stopped being friends with her when I realized that she has absolutely no ambition, she uses depression to get attention, she always whines about something, she's "somehow sick" all the time, and she is needier than I thought possible. Additionally, she's really manipulative. She pretends to be this nice, caring, fun person to harness guys in and then dumps all of her "problems" on them once she has them. I was indifferent of her until about an hour ago. Now I seriously think I hate her.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 11, 2007, 01:12:00 AM
I don't blame you. I know someone who is a total manipulative bitch too. She uses depression and stuff as a way to get attention. She has TERRIBLE choice in men, and is pretty much just in it for the sex. She's a total bitch to one of my friends for apparently no reason. They went out, had sex, and she dumped him for someone else about a week after that, and started coming to the lunch table just to harass him. She always claims her current partner's dick is the biggest she's seen, and all that, and starts insulting her ex's size, and all sorts of retarded shit. On top of it all she's a fucking idiot. Since she's on birth control, she doesn't think she should make him use a condom, and yet she doesn't know shit about birth control. (She recently had a period and asked my GF what was going on because she thought that you automatically didn't get a period at all when you're on birth control.)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on November 11, 2007, 01:06:03 PM
The fact that I ordered a Pineapple Dream instead of going with a Razzdango last night. Razzdangos are tried and truly awesome, so why did I try something new? It wasn't nearly as good :(

PS woo Denny's
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 11, 2007, 01:51:38 PM
Apparently, when me, her, and the guy she went with were all on the couch watching a movie on May 1 (judging by the date of the email), she used her feet to jack him off under a blanket while I was literally less than an inch from her. She then waited 3 weeks to tell me that she was going with him.

Ummm wow, yeah I'd be pretty pissed about that, you should have cracked her in the jaw or something. Also at boobies, do you hang out with that girl? You should just call her fat until she leaves you alone.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 11, 2007, 02:33:32 PM
No, I don't hang out with her. I don't see her any more because I'm not in school, luckily. However, my GF, and other people still have to deal with her.

They don't bother saying shit to her face because they don't want to deal with her being more of a bitch to them, but everyone talks behind her back. A friend of mine saw a bed in the school for something (I forget why it was there), and said "Looks like she's bringing her work to school" when he saw it, lol.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on November 12, 2007, 12:06:35 AM
The fact that my copies of HL2: Episode 2, TF2 and Portal all don't work on my computer.

Stupid DirectX bug.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 15, 2007, 01:09:04 AM
Pet peeve: People putting long, obscure words in Wikipedia articles and then linking to the Wiktionary entry of that word because no one knows what it means (like "vicissitude"), when they could just as easily put a contextual synonym that everyone knows the meaning of (like "succession").
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 15, 2007, 01:27:40 AM
Yeah, that's stupid. I can understand using them on occasion if they have a more proper connotation for the exact meaning you'd like to convey, but they should only be used when that is either necessary, or a very good idea (as in you are really trying to mark a difference between 2 similar ideas.)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on November 15, 2007, 09:42:16 PM
My assistant director in marching band. During practice today he told me to fix something that I was doing "incorrectly" when, in fact, I was doing it perfectly, as I always have done it. When I told him that he was probably just hearing things, he got all defensive as usual and then entirely stopped practice to lecture everyone on the importance of not talking back to him. Then he said that if anyone else talked back to him, they'd go sit out for a while or something. It was pretty silly... that guy is extremely good at overreacting to absolutely nothing at all.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 15, 2007, 11:15:16 PM
I'd talk back to him again just to piss him off, lol. Something along the lines of "So, you're yelling at us about not talking back to cover up for your incompetence and the fact that you're not always right?"
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on November 18, 2007, 01:42:57 PM
I'd talk back to him again just to piss him off, lol. Something along the lines of "So, you're yelling at us about not talking back to cover up for your incompetence and the fact that you're not always right?"

Ah, if only. That would've been great.

Also, my mom keeps telling me that I look skinny, and I keep calling her crazy. Just now I jumped on a scale and it read 125. I weighed 133 over the summer and a year ago I was up to 144. I don't know what I'm doing but my mom thinks I'm quite literally anorexic. Which I'm not. It's very silly.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 18, 2007, 02:04:52 PM
Well, when I was going through my depression in grade 9, I weighed 160. After meeting my GF, I now tend gto weigh between 130 and 140. Usually closer to 130.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 18, 2007, 02:19:05 PM
My antidepressant is also an appetite suppressor, so I've lost about 6 pounds since I started taking it again.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 18, 2007, 03:08:11 PM
Shitty, unless you weigh too much... But I don't really think that applies to you....
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 20, 2007, 06:03:01 PM
I realized this a while ago, but my friends like Avatar.
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Post by: TimJing on November 21, 2007, 02:17:04 AM
Still can't get any of my Orange Box games to work. What the christ.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 21, 2007, 08:25:05 PM
The majority of the people on WoW. So I got in a group, tell them I'm fury, they want me to tank anyways. So in the instance our rouge keeps messing up his sap and aggros everything there, I usually get most of the enemies aggros but their's always one that attacks someone else and so about 2 or 3 of the people in my group die. The hunter leaves and we get another rouge, so we continue. Then our healer told me to pull this mob to the back of a room, the rouge runs forward and pulls them, yet my healer is in the middle of the room with an enemy, so I stay back thinking he would run back to safety with me and not aggro the whole room ahead yet he just sits there and fights him while our rouges randomly fight the un aggroed mobs. So we end up dying and he cries to me about it. Then he says "do ur job" to which I reasonably replied "shut your whore mouth" and he kicked me from the group. Then he whispers me saying I'm a bad tank and that he already had another group. So I said "cool, I already leveled and did my quest". He says "I hope you die" so I said "good luck have fun" and he ignores me. Then his friend whispered me (I knew it was his friend since he said his name and how he played halo 3 with him and how they pwned, who would have guessed) and told me I was a bad tank. I replied "I'm not a prot warrior and the healer shouldn't rush enemies". Then I made fun of his spelling mistakes and he says "sorry I don't cream myself when someone makes a type", then he points out one of my typos and calls me an idiot. He also tried to tell me that tanks should have good DPS (someone did a chart for damage+healing and I was still past the healer). Then our conversation broke down into how I like loli and he said he was going to show the cops our conversation, then he ignored me.
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Post by: MyBabeAbe on November 21, 2007, 09:14:30 PM
WHERE THE FUCK ARE THE CORNER GAS TORRENTS
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 21, 2007, 11:28:46 PM
Haha, that show is amazing.

Also, if you're expecting intelligent people on WoW, prepare to be looking for a long time. The ONLY, and I repeat ONLY good group of people I've found online to play with that are mature, intelligent, and know the game well, are my cousin, and his friends.
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Post by: TimJing on November 22, 2007, 10:57:26 AM
WoW in general peels my potatoes with angry knives. Yech. I would never play that thing.

Also, what the hell? I spent an entire HOUR trying to get the Rolling Gizmo Galaxy star last night. Took me like 40 tries and grief counseling. It was TERRIBLE.

I'm not even going to TRY the other two green star galaxies yet, they both look ridiculously hard. I'm gonna go ahead and wait until I get reincarnated or something.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 22, 2007, 01:24:23 PM
WoW in general peels my potatoes with angry knives. Yech. I would never play that thing.

They apperently made the leveling difficulty from 40 to 60 a lot easier and quests give you more exp, so there is less grindan, so I'm seeing if I can get to 70.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MyBabeAbe on November 22, 2007, 01:25:09 PM
WoW in general peels my potatoes with angry knives. Yech. I would never play that thing.

Also, what the hell? I spent an entire HOUR trying to get the Rolling Gizmo Galaxy star last night. Took me like 40 tries and grief counseling. It was TERRIBLE.

I'm not even going to TRY the other two green star galaxies yet, they both look ridiculously hard. I'm gonna go ahead and wait until I get reincarnated or something.

That galaxy was flippin' annoying.   I got it after like 5 tries though.  You suck
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on November 22, 2007, 04:40:40 PM
That galaxy was flippin' annoying.   I got it after like 5 tries though.  You suck

I know, I am pretty bad, rofl. A lot of other stuff I can miraculously get on my first try though, so it kinda balances out.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on November 22, 2007, 06:36:44 PM
... I put my cellphone through the washing machine on tuesday night :3
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Post by: Bobbias on November 22, 2007, 09:26:37 PM
Lol, nice work.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 22, 2007, 10:28:42 PM
Beowulf sucked. A lot.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 22, 2007, 11:52:59 PM
The new one? (That makes, what, 3 movies out of it? At Least.)

It looked like it had some promise from the clips I saw.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 23, 2007, 12:00:52 AM
No, it was terrible. I mean, visually it was pretty cool, but I didn't enjoy it. Also, it went way off from where the original story went.
Quote from: Spoiler
Grendel's mother wasn't beheaded by a giant's sword, and instead seduced Beowulf and gave birth to the fire dragon. WTF

EDIT: So apparently there are 16777216 possible font colors on the SMF forum, and I just found the background color of the quote boxes.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 23, 2007, 12:26:50 AM
Not hard, you can always use the eyedropper tool to get it really quickly.

Also, that sucks ass. I HATE when movies change the plot for stuff like that. I wish for once they would leave things completely alone. Everyone always loves movies that are exactly the same as the book, so why don't they smarten up already?
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Post by: MyBabeAbe on November 24, 2007, 08:11:49 PM
when people can't fucking keep plans
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Post by: TimJing on November 25, 2007, 10:29:30 AM
when people can't fucking keep plans

Yeah, I really, really hate that. It's like, we made plans to do this at this time, why would you allow "something else" to come up and waste my time waiting for you to figure out what you're doing?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Alice on November 25, 2007, 10:15:28 PM
The PS2 I'm using won't read CD-Roms, and my sister (it belongs to her) won't let me open it, clean out the dust bunnies, and adjust the laser.
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Post by: Spectere on November 25, 2007, 10:23:48 PM
Didn't you know?  Having broken hardware is trendy.

Also, Cobalt Flux is currently on my shitlist: http://spectere.livejournal.com/31688.html (http://spectere.livejournal.com/31688.html).  All they've been doing is getting worse and worse since they released the v2 pads and this is the straw that broke the camel's back.
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Post by: Bobbias on November 25, 2007, 11:13:35 PM
Ouch, that sucks. I honestly don't get why companies do that shit? I mean, the price drop would be essentially null, but now they're also pissing off everyone who wants to play PIU. In a niche market like dance pads, pissing off a group of people like the PIU fans is definitely going to have an effect on sales and the overall reception that they get.

I really want to know why some companies are so retarded? Sometimes I think that I would be better suited to run these companies than half the people who currently are... You don't need to understand a single bit of economics to realize that pissing off a portion of the group of people who will buy your stuff is likely to lead to quite a hefty loss of profit, when compared to the couple cents worth of materials they are potentially saving by doing that.
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Post by: annon on November 26, 2007, 12:25:52 AM
My little sister broke up with her boyfriend a few days ago, and now he's showing his utter inability to move on. He says he wants to be friends, but he really just wants to date her again. She just realized how much a relationship doesn't interest her. He wants to hang out with her a lot still, basically dating without the benefits of the title, which is meaningless.

What really bothers me is how he's treating this like the end of the world and making my little sister feel like shit for no reason.
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Post by: Bobbias on November 26, 2007, 01:04:42 AM
Make him understand your stance on it if it bugs you that much...
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Post by: annon on November 26, 2007, 02:58:01 AM


Ugh. I hate these. I'm referring to the comments as well as the video.

Quote from: derkzukenval
Slow motion is rediculous. Drop a pencil on earth. Does it go in slow motion because it's lighter than you? Do cats on earth walk that way? They have 1/6 the grvity pulling on them as a human. Looks like the moon has an almost liquid atmosphere...LOL!
Quote from: Aldrasio
You're an idiot. The moon's acceleration due to gravity is 1/6 of the acceleration on Earth. That's what a gravitational field is.
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Post by: Bobbias on November 26, 2007, 06:13:19 AM
Quote from: Bobbias
Cats have exactly the same GRAVITY pulling on them, they simply have less MASS. Go back to grade 8 science moron.

Lol.
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Post by: Spectere on November 26, 2007, 11:39:47 AM
Quote from: Bobbias
Cats have exactly the same GRAVITY pulling on them, they simply have less MASS. Go back to grade 8 science moron.

Haha, well played. XD

It does my heart good to know that I'm considerably smarter than a majority of the people on the Internet.  Y'know, speaking of that, I kinda wonder what the average IQ for a s.netter is.  We're all pretty brainy, I'd say.

Ouch, that sucks. I honestly don't get why companies do that shit? I mean, the price drop would be essentially null, but now they're also pissing off everyone who wants to play PIU. In a niche market like dance pads, pissing off a group of people like the PIU fans is definitely going to have an effect on sales and the overall reception that they get.

Oh yeah, I know.  Not to mention that they falsely advertise that their control boxes support 11 buttons when in reality they only support 10.  It's complete bullshit.

You don't need to understand a single bit of economics to realize that pissing off a portion of the group of people who will buy your stuff is likely to lead to quite a hefty loss of profit, when compared to the couple cents worth of materials they are potentially saving by doing that.

See, I don't even see how they're saving anything by doing that.  It's a matter of connecting one pin to a board.  The port that I'm using is basically like an Xbox controller, so they could have very easily assigned it to, say, the white or black button.  I'll have to see how they have the thing wired up -- maybe there's an extra spot on the board that I can connect it to.  I kind of doubt it, though.

So basically, if you own a CF, you have two choices: use a shitty control box that's known to commit suicide but gives you access to all of the buttons, or use their "better" control box and be happy playing four-panel dance for the rest of your pitiful days (I guess you could play 8-panel mode in PyDance, but PyDance is a piece of shit).
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Post by: Bobbias on November 26, 2007, 05:55:42 PM
You forgot Build your own in hopes that it will be better than both official ones.
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Post by: Spectere on November 26, 2007, 07:54:57 PM
I figured that was a given. :P

If I do go that route I'm just going to see if I can find enough parts to let me build my own USB HID device...I think Imma do some Googling about that.  Really, that would be far better than tearing apart some other random controller and hoping that it all works right.

Hmm...I wonder if something like that is available.  I hope so.  Hell, I'll be content if I can slap a bunch of wires together on a breadboard and have it work; it'd be a lot easier than stuffing everything in a box. :D
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Post by: TimJing on November 26, 2007, 08:47:32 PM
Haha, well played. XD

It does my heart good to know that I'm considerably smarter than a majority of the people on the Internet.  Y'know, speaking of that, I kinda wonder what the average IQ for a s.netter is.  We're all pretty brainy, I'd say.

Yeah, this site has the benefit of none of its members being retarded, with the added bonus of us even being pretty darn smart. It's quite nice.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on November 26, 2007, 08:56:42 PM
hay guiz wats goin on her.
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Post by: TimJing on November 26, 2007, 09:09:09 PM
hay guiz wats goin on her.

no u

 ;D :P :( :D :'( ;D ;D :) :( :o ??? ??? ??? ???

LOL
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Post by: Bobbias on November 27, 2007, 12:00:52 AM
I figured that was a given. :P

If I do go that route I'm just going to see if I can find enough parts to let me build my own USB HID device...I think Imma do some Googling about that.  Really, that would be far better than tearing apart some other random controller and hoping that it all works right.

Hmm...I wonder if something like that is available.  I hope so.  Hell, I'll be content if I can slap a bunch of wires together on a breadboard and have it work; it'd be a lot easier than stuffing everything in a box. :D

Cool, if you find any good info about USB HIDs or other nifty electronics tutorials, send them my way. I'd love to read a but more on this stuff. I've actually come close to cannibalizing a controller to make my own serial or parallel interface for my pad to play stepmania, lol.
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Post by: Spectere on November 27, 2007, 11:17:08 AM
Yeah, I intend to.  If I find anything out and get something started I'll probably document my adventures in the Creation Station or something, haha.
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Post by: Alice on November 27, 2007, 11:52:30 AM
If you cannibalize something, it should be an extension cord (the only problem is getting those things open to figure out the wire -> pin layout, but all you need for that is an electrical current tester).  Cannibalizing a controller is more expensive on your part, and makes the controller less versatile if you get it right (now you can only use it on a computer, Lollermaster, what if you want to use it on your PSX or NES again, huh, WHAT THEN).  Also sometime I planned on doing this CORRECTLY with an NES extension cord, and also making something to allow me to use two light zappers simultaniously (haha, little ducks, how do you like my TWIN DUCKIE-SHOOTING SHOTGUNS HA HA HA HA!).

Also when you actually make the cord it comes between using shitty, computer-crashing software that's outdated and barely works anymore (refering to any program that has ever said that it supports home-made controller converters), and programming your own software (which would probably require designing your own pin layout and would be a major pain in the ass, likely).
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Post by: Spectere on November 27, 2007, 03:03:36 PM
Thing is, it's not about just needing a cord, it's about needing an controller board.  If PSX, Xbox, and USB devices worked on a simple pin->button system like the old PC gameports (don't bother suggesting that -- I could probably get that to work without much effort but my laptop doesn't have that kind of port) it would be easy peasy to wire it in, but they don't -- they encode a signal and send it out over a couple of pins.  In the case of USB and Xbox controllers, they also have a chip identifying what kind of USB device it is, etc.

Long story short, in order to make a control box for a metal dance pad, you have to cannibalize a controller of some kind.  Some converters don't require more than an extension cable (PSX and SNES are two examples) but that's a totally different thing.
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Post by: Alice on November 27, 2007, 07:44:16 PM
That blows :(
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Post by: TimJing on November 27, 2007, 09:49:04 PM
Being forced to give people you don't like a ride home. Yech.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 27, 2007, 10:16:41 PM
Just driving threw Stuart, traffic is horrible and the roads are all weird.
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Post by: Bobbias on November 27, 2007, 11:37:58 PM
Yeah, see, if I do make my own PS2-PC converter, I'll be leaving the control box alone for my soft pad, and simply be creating a way to connect the PS2 controller pins to the computer, and I will likely be making my own driver for it too, unless I can find something that actually works properly. I'm still also not sure whether I should use a parallel port or a serial port if I try, since it would work on either one. I also might make it so that both my PS2 controllers and my SNES controllers will work.

I guess I have things easier than Spec does here :P
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Post by: annon on November 27, 2007, 11:54:39 PM
I just tried the copy of Shadow Hearts I bought yesterday.

At the first battle scene, no sprites showed up. It was just the background and battle music. I tried wiping off the disk, but no luck.

It's a good thing I kept the receipt, and that Gamestop had better refund me tomorrow.
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Post by: Fractilion on November 28, 2007, 02:49:35 AM
friends who tell you that something you're doing is a waste of time.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 28, 2007, 03:33:09 PM
People thinking the Wii somehow killed "hardcore gaming".
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Post by: TimJing on November 28, 2007, 11:44:23 PM
My mom being deaf.
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Post by: Fractilion on November 29, 2007, 04:21:06 AM
I actually really like deaf people. However, if it's your mom..yeah.
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Post by: Ulti on November 29, 2007, 05:21:26 PM
People thinking the Wii somehow killed "hardcore gaming".

Haha wait what?
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 29, 2007, 09:27:44 PM
Haha wait what?

I know it sounds retarded, but because Nintendo Wii is targeted at casual gamerzzz and it's succesfull people  think it has killed "hardcore gamenn". Even tho PS/2 did sort of the same thing.
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Post by: annon on November 29, 2007, 09:50:01 PM
Guy in my English class: "So who do you want to win tonight, Packers or Cowboys?"
Me: "I don't really care for football."
Guy: "Then what sports do you like?"
Me: "I'm not really interested in sports."
Guy: "Why?"
Me: "I don't need a reason to not like something."
Guy: "Yes you do."
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Post by: Bobbias on November 30, 2007, 03:19:33 AM
Anyone who's a real hardcore gamer doesn't care about PS2/Wii/Xbox anyway, all the TRUE hardcore gamers are playing their SNES, Genesis, NeoGeo and other assorted consoles :P (Anyone ever play on an old Texas Instruments game console? That is an obscure game system :P I've only ever heard anything about it because my grandmother had one in her basement. Sadly, that's gone too.)
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Post by: Spectere on November 30, 2007, 05:09:14 AM
I disagree; I think that true hardcore gamers simply love games.

On that note, anyone who dismisses an old game simply because its graphics aren't up to 2008's standards shouldn't even call themselves a gamer.
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Post by: 『フエハデ』 on November 30, 2007, 06:50:04 AM
Hah, agreed with Spectere. To be a gamer is to like games. Not necessarily liking everything you've ever played, but being able to see past graphics or system. I used to play Mendel Palace a lot, and it's one of my favourites to date. (Click to play on nintendo8.com) (http://nintendo8.com/game/474/mendel_palace/). The basic premise is, your character is on a set of tiles you flip to A, find power-ups/stars, and B, smash things into walls. Great fun. :)

To get back on topic, I get really pissed off at people who curse for its own reason. They haven't picked up on this, but curse words are much more effective if the person using them doesn't use them all the time, and most of them think they're "fuckin' hXe and shit" 'cos of it. Guess what, no, replacing every "um" normal people say with "fuckin'..." doesn't make you cool. It makes you sound stupid and it diminishes the words' effectiveness.

Allow me to demonstrate my point. FUCK YOU.

Now, imagine someone who curses every other sentence doing the same thing.

Point taken?
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Post by: Bobbias on November 30, 2007, 07:26:02 AM
I was joking in that post.. I know full well that there are some excellent games out recently. There are still the trash games, but the SNES had those too.

On that note, anyone who dismisses an old game simply because its graphics aren't up to 2008's standards shouldn't even call themselves a gamer.

That is the whole point of my post, lol. Oldschool games can still be as fun, or more fun that new games. Think about Tetris. It is one of the simplest games ever made, and yet, it's still quite popular. Graphically, there's almost nothing you can do to make it all that good, really, you can only make the blocks look so good. Tetris is the perfect example of why graphics shouldn't matter. Because whether you're playing it on the NES, or on some newfangled uber-system, it's still Tetris, and it's still as addictive and fun as always. (Unless they messed up the program flow order and made it react stupidly. There are a lot of small things gameplay wise that you can mess up in Tetris, lol)

Oh, and I hate people who are offended when I say shit or fuck in the middle of a sentence. I understand if I was insulting someone, that they should be offended (because that was the point of saying it), but in normal speech, regardless of whether it's eloquent or not, shouldn't offend people. I can understand Mark's point about effectiveness and such, but when I swear casually, it's A) out of habit, and B) because even if their meaning is somewhat diminished, they bring to attention whatever you're talking about.

If I say something is fucking big, that means a bit more than if I said it was very big, or even huge. It shows that I'm somewhat beyond words in how to describe it, so I resort to modifying the meaning with fuck. If I can someone a fucking retard, it's relatively more insulting than calling them a retard.

I say this because I understand the other side, where people think cursing shouldn't be in regular speech and such, yet I curse in my own speech out of habit.
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Post by: Ulti on November 30, 2007, 04:36:36 PM
On that note, anyone who dismisses an old game simply because its graphics aren't up to 2008's standards shouldn't even call themselves a gamer.

Meaning 85% of people who play games. Seriously, I was playing Cave Story, and one of the guys on my floor comes in and is like "wtf is this shit, mario? This game sucks". Idiots :<
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 30, 2007, 09:51:40 PM
Point taken?

Yeah, it really dose get annoying when a rapper says the same curse word then makes songs about getting stoned or drunk. That's why I hate the Kotton mouth kings with a passion, everyone of their songs is "WE SMOKE WEED AND OCAISIONALY GET LAID LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL"

I disagree; I think that true hardcore gamers simply love games.

That would only make sense. Yet somehow people disagree if you like a few "casual" games (sports games, racing, etc).

Meaning 85% of people who play games. Seriously, I was playing Cave Story, and one of the guys on my floor comes in and is like "wtf is this shit, mario? This game sucks". Idiots :<

I would have just screamed nigger in that case.
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Post by: Sneaky on December 04, 2007, 06:22:11 PM
simcity societies

FUCK YOU
you crashing fucking fuck stupid fuck buggy fuck game
stupid fucking EA for releasing shit too early again
fuck.

What a waste of a torrent ;B

Fuck I need a good game to play =(
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Post by: annon on December 04, 2007, 09:13:22 PM
When people don't listen to my advice and I end up being right.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 04, 2007, 10:08:44 PM
FUCK YOU
you crashing fucking fuck stupid fuck buggy fuck game
stupid fucking EA for releasing shit too early again
fuck.

EA fucks a lot of stuff up, and they own Valve and Pandemic and a ton of shit.

When people don't listen to my advice and I end up being right.

I'm exactly the type of person that would do that. Not sure why tho.
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Post by: Spectere on December 04, 2007, 10:28:38 PM
...the fact that GameSpot fired one of their better reviewers because he gave a negative review of Kayne & Lynch: http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1450 (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1450)

EA fucks a lot of stuff up, and they own Valve and Pandemic and a ton of shit.

EA doesn't own Valve, they just distribute their games.  I'm guessing EA handles all of the retail box packages.

They don't own Pandemic just yet but they will in the beginning of 2008. =(
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Post by: Ulti on December 04, 2007, 11:15:19 PM
Freakin' gamespot. >:(
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 04, 2007, 11:52:17 PM
...the fact that GameSpot fired one of their better reviewers because he gave a negative review of Kayne & Lynch: http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1450 (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1450)

Yeah, all bigger game review companies have to be like that tho. I honestly only listen to zero punctuation and reader reviews.

EA doesn't own Valve, they just distribute their games.  I'm guessing EA handles all of the retail box packages.

They don't own Pandemic just yet but they will in the beginning of 2008. =(

I thought EA bought like 3 or 4 companies, including Valve.
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Post by: Spectere on December 05, 2007, 12:27:23 AM
Yeah, all bigger game review companies have to be like that tho. I honestly only listen to zero punctuation and reader reviews.

Zero Punctuation is pretty good.  And speaking of reader reviews, I happened to review them once (http://spectere.livejournal.com/26171.html) and let's just say that if I were writing a reader review, uh, review on GameSpot, I'd be fired.

I thought EA bought like 3 or 4 companies, including Valve.

Negative; Valve and EA are simply business partners.  Thank goodness.  You can read the specifics on the deal here: http://www.ea.com/redesign/editorial.jsp?src=valve_071805 (http://www.ea.com/redesign/editorial.jsp?src=valve_071805).

It almost reads like a marketing blurb (well, it is on EA's site) but all it basically states is that EA will help Valve's games get more exposure.  Hence, a publishing deal.
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Post by: Alice on December 05, 2007, 01:22:01 AM
I saw the Penny Arcade comic about the Kayne & Lynch review but had no idea what it was talking about until reading this.  That's pretty awful :/
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Post by: annon on December 05, 2007, 01:56:51 AM
The general StepMania community. Now I remember why I stopped releasing my files in the first place.
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Post by: Bobbias on December 05, 2007, 08:56:00 AM
The general StepMania community. Now I remember why I stopped releasing my files in the first place.

Lol, did you ever spend time at the stepmaniaonline forums? That gave me a lot of insight into just how stupid the community is. And I quit by the time Izzy showed up! I've been back a couple times, and kinda laughed when I heard the forums were trashed, because of the complete stupidity of the people, and all the drama.
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Post by: TimJing on December 05, 2007, 09:49:05 PM
Gas prices :x
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 05, 2007, 09:57:58 PM
Gas prices :x

Hah, I was watching MST3K on my compy and saw 38 at a gas station and thought "....38 dollars?". Also people that think people with a low level in WoW are noobs.
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Post by: Bobbias on December 05, 2007, 10:31:12 PM
people that think people with a low level in WoW are noobs.

Agreed. I might be a lowbie, and not know much about how it works at higher levels, but I'm definitely not a newbie. I rarely ever consider myself a noob after the initial 5 minutes or so it takes me to learn how the game works. I pick up relatively quickly on how those games work, since I've played so damn many of them.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 05, 2007, 10:53:38 PM
That and once you go threw 15 you have gained most of the move sets for your class. Also leveling take no skill what so ever.
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Post by: Bobbias on December 05, 2007, 11:26:59 PM
That and once you go threw 15 you have gained most of the move sets for your class. Also leveling take no skill what so ever.

Yeah, just patience. I mean, there are some things you only get to experience at high level, like endgame raids, and the much larger dungeons and raids, but if you've played for a while and know how to use your character, you should be fine.
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Post by: TimJing on December 06, 2007, 06:28:06 PM
World of Warcraft.
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Post by: Ulti on December 06, 2007, 10:54:28 PM
How absurdly hideously nightmarishly complicated the d20 system rules are. ;_;
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Post by: Bobbias on December 06, 2007, 11:14:17 PM
Bleh, d20 isn't bad once you get used to it. Actually, D&D 3rd edition has TONS of flaws (and I do mean TONS.) but those aren't very apparent unless you're rather heavy into D&D. It looks like the upcoming 4th edition might fix a good number of those though. (I know most of this because of my friend who is essentially a D&D god.)
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Post by: Ulti on December 06, 2007, 11:16:49 PM
At least you know what you're doing, I'm going to screw up and everyone's going to be like "lol it doesn't work like that, noob" ;_;
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Post by: Bobbias on December 06, 2007, 11:22:47 PM
lol, well, I know how the system works, but I have very little serious D&D experience. The most experience I have is from playing Neverwinter Nights with him. It's a D&D based game, but there are some differences. However, my friend is able to pretty much own everyone as far as powergaming goes in both real D&D and NWN. He could make characters who had like, 50+ AC and AB. He had one character who had 10 attacks per turn, and only lost 3 AB per attack, instead of 5, as well as having just over 50 AB to start with. On the server we played, there was almost nothing that he couldn't kill solo. (albeit it was a heavily customized persistent world.)
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Post by: Ulti on December 06, 2007, 11:54:04 PM
o_o
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Post by: Bobbias on December 06, 2007, 11:56:27 PM
Oh, and he found a flaw in the D&D 3rd edition rules that allows him to give an ability to a creature he commands that gives the creature the ability to give him any ability. Kinda confusing at first, but it makes him pretty much unstoppable, short of a god directly interfering.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 07, 2007, 07:39:42 PM
My internet was out for the day, felt like I was some sort of slave.
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Post by: Ulti on December 07, 2007, 09:39:51 PM
ಠ_ಠ
ಠ_ಠ
ಠ_ಠ
ಠ_ಠ
ಠ_ಠ
ಠ_ಠ
ಠ_ಠ

How did you learn this before me!?
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 08, 2007, 01:00:23 AM
How did you learn this before me!?

Cus I'm fucking smartcopy pasta.
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Post by: Spectere on December 08, 2007, 03:35:50 AM
ATI.

I can't emphasize the name of that horrible company enough.

I just had SEVERE display corruption just now, in Windows, while using Audition to work on sPoop.  It seems to me like whenever DirectDraw is utilized while Audition is running, the ATI drivers flips the fuck out when I switch back to Audition.  It slows the system down to a CRAWL and draws junk all over the screen.  Naturally, it doesn't happen on any of the systems I've used Audition on that have had nVidia or Intel GPUs, only ATI.

I've heard of someone replacing the X300 in the Inspiron 9300 with a GeForce Go 7800GTX.  Maybe I'll look into doing that...this system would SCREAM if I did could manage that.  It doesn't seem like it would be tough; I mean, the system is built to accommodate a number of different graphics cards so it probably just has a smaller PCI-E x16 slot inside.

Edit: And, per usual, I have to reboot my fucking computer to fix the problem.  argh!  Also, to clarify why this is definitely a driver issue, the problem doesn't only occur with Audition.  I've seen it occur in Microsoft Office as well.

I swear, I'm never buying another ATI device for a computer ever again.  I've given them FAR more chances than I should have:

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Post by: Ulti on December 08, 2007, 03:47:41 AM
;_;

So you don't know the alt-codes?
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Post by: Bobbias on December 08, 2007, 10:04:28 AM
ATI.

Wow. That's retarded. Just. Wow.
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Post by: Korremar on December 08, 2007, 11:50:47 AM
I have an ATI as well. I feel your pain man, I really do.

The first game I bought, RIGHT after I got my computer, was Neverwinter Nights. Neverfuckingwinter fucking Nights. And my Radeon 9600 couldn't run it. Well, it could run it to an extent. I had to blow through character selection as fast as possible because it would lock up after about a minute and a half, then when I got in-game it froze the computer every 10-15 minutes, requiring a hard reset.
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Post by: Bobbias on December 08, 2007, 12:00:33 PM
Ouch. My only problem is that you can still buy shit cards if you don't know what to look for in a GeForce card. Example: I had a GeForce FX 5600 256 MB. It was expensive when we got it, because they'd just come out with the FX line, and it was one of the first 256 MB cards out there. Unfortunately, the FX line was a disaster, and were slow as fuck. It was also kinda unstable in some games.

Luckily for me, even though I'm running ATI right now (ATI Radeon x550), I haven't had any major issues with it.
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Post by: Ulti on December 08, 2007, 04:09:54 PM
My x800 held up really well, until just recently. Everything just started requiring shader 3.0, and the card was like "Wait, I don't have this. oshi-"
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Post by: Spectere on December 08, 2007, 04:24:11 PM
Another thing about ATI is that their model lines are confusing as hell.  nVidia has always done a good job giving customers an excellent idea of what they can expect from a certain card.  For instance, you can tell at a glance that a 7800 is better than a 7600, and that it's an entire hardware revision up from a 6800.  Let's just say that with ATI, the X300 and X800 are two completely different hardware revisions.  And oh, that's not all!  To make matters even more confusing, ATI released an X1050.  It's based on the same basic GPU as the X300 is, is less powerful than the X800, yet is branded in such a way that would make you think that it's part of the R400 GPU family.

It's just so damn stupid.
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Post by: Bobbias on December 08, 2007, 10:10:31 PM
Agreed. How is the x550 related to the x300? And how decent (for $90) is the x550?
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Post by: Spectere on December 09, 2007, 01:23:38 AM
The x550 is in the same chipset family as the x300.

Older mid-range GeForce cards (6600, 7600) tend to be around that price range and are a much better chipset across the board.  The x550, for instance, doesn't support Shader Model 3.0 while my 6600GT (which only cost US$129 back in January 2007) does.

Also, going back to my rant, nVidia has much better and more stable drivers than ATI.  I'd avoid ATI for that fact alone.
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Post by: Bobbias on December 09, 2007, 01:43:03 PM
I always did like NVidia better, lol. It was instinctual, but I just seemed to like NVidia's cards better all around, even though the FX series sucked balls.
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Post by: Ulti on December 09, 2007, 05:57:45 PM
It's funny, because I remember back when Doom 3 was coming out, everyone was like "Dude, nVidia sucks, get an ATI card, Radeons are the shit!". I ended up getting an nVidia anyways, just to spite them :3
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Post by: Spectere on December 09, 2007, 07:52:07 PM
I think the FX line was out when Doom 3 was coming out, so that could have been why.

The FX line was really only weak when it came to Pixel Shader 2.0.  The only problem is that its greatest weakness was its primary new features.  They also ran quite hot, from what I remember.

The lowest-end FX -- the 5200 -- was as powerful as a standard GeForce 3 when it came to doing normal graphics.  Definitely not bad for a budget card, and right on par with how things should be.  When PS2.0 was used, however, it was abysmally slow.  I guess the FX 5950 Ultra was a pretty solid chipset, but I think the 6000 series was about out by the time that was released.
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Post by: Bobbias on December 09, 2007, 10:09:10 PM
Well, I had a FX 5600, and it was decent, but considering PS2.0 was so slow, most of the games my brother and I wanted to play that were kinda new used PS2.0, and so it kinda sucked. We had that card for quite a while, and only stopped using it when I got this computer.

Oh, and about them running hot: I'm not sure how hot mine ran, since they didn't have the hardware to check temperature, but my fan on my card died, and I had to buy a replacement for it. I began to get corruption, driver resets, and other bad issues (BSODs when it started to really overheat), and it wasn't until the fan completely failed that I noticed (As in, it didn't spin.) what happened was this: The fan uses magnets to spin it, and the part that the fins are attached to sits on a metal rod sticking out of the center. The plastic part that the fins are part of actually came right apart from that metal pin so that even though the mechanism should work, because it had nothing to spin on, it didn't move. That caused the card to overheat REALLY quickly. As in, about 2 minutes under load and I'd get garbage on the screen, and another minute or two and it would BSOD.
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Post by: A2P on December 09, 2007, 10:51:08 PM
This is all caps lock for fucking emphasis, so be warned.

I FUCKING HATE IT WHEN SOME ASSHOLE DECIDES "OH I CAN'T BEAT ANYBODYS SCORES ON ITG HERE, OH WAIT, I KNOW" AND FUCKING DELETE FUCKING EVERYTHING.

GOD DAMN IT. THE ONLY PROOF I HAD A QUAD STAR WAS ON THAT MACHINE. AND NOW IT'S GONE. FUCKING GONE!

YOU BLEW IT UP! DAMN YOU!!!! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Bobbias on December 09, 2007, 11:48:25 PM
Why are they allowd to delete it? Seriously, that's just stupid to start with.
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Post by: Spectere on December 10, 2007, 06:40:44 AM
I began to get corruption, driver resets, and other bad issues (BSODs when it started to really overheat), and it wasn't until the fan completely failed that I noticed (As in, it didn't spin.)

Oh, don't worry.  If you do decide to go with ATI, you'll get things like that even when there aren't temperature issues. :D

Why are they allowd to delete it? Seriously, that's just stupid to start with.

In other words, they sucked up to one of the arcade operators enough to get them to clear the scoreboard.

Also, my condolences, A2P. :(
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Post by: Bobbias on December 10, 2007, 12:30:00 PM
Scene kids. Nothing more needs to be said.

You know, I actually like the way scene kids (well, moreso hardcore kids) look. There's a pretty good local hardcore scene right now, actually. Also, Grindcore is amazing music.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: A2P on December 10, 2007, 01:57:33 PM
In other words, they sucked up to one of the arcade operators enough to get them to clear the scoreboard.

Also, my condolences, A2P. :(

12/07/07...NEVER FORGET

PS It was more someone hacked a code to get into the operator menu and decided to be all like "let's delete the scores because this I dont like this girl and I can never be better than her!!!!!!!!" but same difference.
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Post by: Spectere on December 10, 2007, 04:32:29 PM
PS It was more someone hacked a code to get into the operator menu and decided to be all like "let's delete the scores because this I dont like this girl and I can never be better than her!!!!!!!!" but same difference.

Or, if your machine is anything like the one in Boardman, they just pushed the coin return button into the machine and used a pool stick to hit the operator button.  Heh.

That mentality is ridiculous.  What makes them think that their shitty scores won't just be overwritten?  It's like if I were to reset the scores on the ITG2 in Maryland; it would only be a matter of time before the board is almost completely filled with 99s and 100s again.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: A2P on December 10, 2007, 11:36:07 PM
Too bad our machine won't, because now the machine is getting pulled...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 11, 2007, 12:52:12 AM
Why? :(
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: A2P on December 11, 2007, 01:24:15 AM
For the reason I stated earlier.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 11, 2007, 03:00:19 AM
Wait, the machine's getting pulled because one of the operators can't beat someone's high score? ???
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: A2P on December 11, 2007, 04:52:38 PM
Wait, the machine's getting pulled because one of the operators can't beat someone's high score? ???

oh man. PMing story right now. Sorry, but I don't want my problems to take over this thread.
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Post by: Spectere on December 11, 2007, 04:55:12 PM
M'kay. :>
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 11, 2007, 11:14:21 PM
Requesting a copy of that PM.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on December 14, 2007, 05:02:48 PM
Everyone who contributed to the downfall of the local ITG machine. Someone fucked up hacking it and the machine ended up needing its backup hard drive, meaning all of the non-ITG songs went away. The manager, paranoid that this will happen again, is completely removing the USB slots. I doubt I'll ever play there again.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 14, 2007, 05:08:39 PM
That's retarded, as I said, he should just exercise his banhammar more often.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 18, 2007, 01:43:40 PM
Doublepost for toothache.

FUCK I hate toothaches :<
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 20, 2007, 05:29:36 PM
Getting cat hair on black shirts. Argh.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on December 20, 2007, 07:07:35 PM
Ah, that's a pain. I don't even have a cat, and I have that issue :<
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: NewF on December 20, 2007, 11:17:57 PM
Getting cut off in traffic, or having someone riding your ass regardless how fast or slow you're going.
Fuck that pisses me off so much.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 20, 2007, 11:22:13 PM
Yeah, damn, the drivers at my school all suck ass, and cut each other off and stuff. I loathe driving among them, which is why I usually get to school early and leave about a half hour late (to beat all of the godawful traffic)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: NewF on December 20, 2007, 11:27:25 PM
And another thing....the absolute dumbasses I have to deal with everyday at work.
"Wheres my start button?"
"I have no control panel"
"I never knew my e-mail had a password"  <-----I get this one WAY to fucking much.
"Firewall? I have no idea."  <---They ALWAYS have one installed too.


-_______________________-
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 20, 2007, 11:32:14 PM
There's some pretty dumb ones at Nielsen that we call, too. People that don't know their own zip codes, how to spell their address... it's quite sad.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: NewF on December 20, 2007, 11:46:36 PM
WOW, i'm on a call with a customer right now release/renewing their IP address.
me: "So go ahead and type ipconfig."
30 seconds later... them: "ok, then what"
me: "now press your space-bar, then the hifen/dash key up beside the zero (yes, I have to be that specific) then type release."
Them: Release...r-e-l-s-e.
Me: "...........................R-e-l-e-a-s-e" *mutes mic* "You FUCKING RETARD" *Un-mutes mic*
them: "ok, I did it, now what?"
me: ".......now press enter."
Them: ok, I did it.
Me: "....well what does it say now?"
Them: "It just sais C:/Windows/Documents and settings/*name*"
Me: Ok lets try it again. i-p-c-o-n-f-i-g SPACE DASH r-e-l-e-a-s-e.
them: ok, Now what, press enter?
Me: *mutes mic* what the FUCK do you think? *un-mutes mic* Yes, press enter"
them: ok, I did that, now what?
Me: Now what does it say?
Them: Ipconfig -release is not recognized as an internal or external command.
Me: ..............................(This goes on for several more minutes. Another thing that pisses me off with these STUPID FUCING PEOPLE THAT CAN'T EVEN SPELL SIMPLE WORDS, spelled out PHOENETICALLY for them. Pathetic.)
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Post by: Ulti on December 21, 2007, 12:48:17 AM
I could never work in tech support because of things like that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on December 21, 2007, 01:50:21 AM
I could never work in tech support because of things like that.

Ditto.

So mid-terms aren't until after winter break in my school's district because the first day was pushed back so far. Wonderful.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 21, 2007, 02:25:41 AM
I could never work in tech support because of things like that.

I could, but I don;t know shit about computers.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 21, 2007, 03:41:31 AM
I could never work in tech support because of things like that.

My sentiment exactly. I'd be the guy fired for not muting his mike when he said those things.

Also, I agree with your point about morons who ride your ass regardless. I think the first time that happens when I have my G2, I'm going to stop dead in the road and let them pass me like that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 21, 2007, 08:30:48 PM
So mid-terms aren't until after winter break in my school's district because the first day was pushed back so far. Wonderful.

That's how it is this year here, too. It's really bald. At least we have a week of review before exams, though, otherwise I'd be boned.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on December 22, 2007, 06:08:10 PM
That's how it is this year here, too. It's really bald. At least we have a week of review before exams, though, otherwise I'd be boned.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 22, 2007, 09:18:50 PM
Why I am so bald, and piglike in appearance?

I c wut u did thar.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on December 22, 2007, 10:54:11 PM
That's what I thought. :U
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: dinnerroll on December 23, 2007, 12:57:59 AM
my potatoes get peeled when i hear people ttalking about how they get fucking all of their christmas presents on christmas eve. just wait one night faggots. the best part of christmas is the agonizing pain of not being able to sleep all night, waking up your parents at 5 in the morning, having to wait another 5 hours for them to decide to actually wake up, open your shit, play for a hour, then go to church/relative's house and have the pain of knowing all your cool new shit is sitting at home all lonely.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on December 23, 2007, 12:59:59 AM
Haha, my Mom's Finnish, and all that present stuff gets done on Christmas Eve over there, so that's what we do at my house. :3
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 23, 2007, 03:07:52 AM
I know what you mean, we used to have to wait till all our relatives arrived and stuff too. Now we get to open our stockings when we wake up (if we even slept), and 1 small present. Then we have to wait. It's usually between 8 and 10 AM when we finally have everything open, then by about 2 or 3 we leave and have supper someplace and don't get back till 9 or 10, give or take.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 23, 2007, 10:07:40 AM
The tradition here has always been to open 1 small present on Christmas Eve, and then the stocking first when we wake up on Christmas, and then the rest of the presents.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 23, 2007, 01:39:36 PM
The tradition here has always been to open 1 small present on Christmas Eve,

Basically what I do, but I still wont wake up before 10 for Christmas usually.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: dinnerroll on December 23, 2007, 03:35:18 PM
We started doing the one small gift thing last year too. My friend and each of his siblings got a zune and 300 apiece and all ther stuff last week and they're only leaving for vacation the day before christmas.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on December 23, 2007, 09:41:01 PM
I have a creeping suspicion that my parents got me Bose computer speakers. If they do, I'm going to shit a million bricks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 23, 2007, 10:24:29 PM
I honestly have no idea what my parents got me. A few days ago, my mom kept pestering me about telling her what I wanted, so I got a gamestop gift guide and circled a few games. Got a package from Gamestop in the mail yesterday, but aside from that I have no idea.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 24, 2007, 01:56:52 AM
I have a creeping suspicion that my parents got me Bose computer speakers. If they do, I'm going to shit a million bricks.

...? this is a bad thing? Also I saw an actual magazine article about how "hardcore gaman" is dying ;_;.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: NewF on December 24, 2007, 02:46:09 AM
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Stuff that peels MY FUCKING potatoes with paring knives of ANGER:

Being able to beat a certain song on a music game, then going back to it and sucking complete fucking BALLS at it afterwards, no matter how many fucking times you try. So frustrated and angry right now. UGHH!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, i'm talking about through the fire and flames for GH3. I'm gonna stop playing that for a while now before I kill someone.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 24, 2007, 04:33:25 AM
My video drivers are dead. Or something. Why does my brother break EVERYTHING he touches? I go to sleep for 13 hours, due to being tired as fuck, and kinda feeling sick, and I come back on the computer, and it acts like there are no drivers. You know, when scrolling has TERRIBLE tearing, and when moving windows around on the screen, they tear and lag like ass. The drivers are installed, and supposedly working, according to windows. I fucking hope this gets fixed by simply reinstalling them and rebooting, because if not, he's fucking banned from this computer forever.

EDIT: well, apparently it works BETTER now, but still not as fast as it should. Stepmania lags visually. Even if it says it's playing at max FPS, the arrows move in jerky motion, unlike how they used to. I'm going to fucking kill my brother. I can't play Stepmania like this.

Why does my brother fuck EVERYTHING up?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 24, 2007, 08:12:22 AM
Being able to beat a certain song on a music game, then going back to it and sucking complete fucking BALLS at it afterwards, no matter how many fucking times you try. So frustrated and angry right now. UGHH!!!!!!!!!!!

That's me in IIDX.  Heh.

I've passed Summer Vacation [h] and Colors [h] a whopping one time each.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 24, 2007, 09:56:18 AM
Lol, that was me when I first passed Reality. It took me a long time to pass it again. Then it took a while to pass it when I switched to spread, because my drill speed dropped like a rock.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 24, 2007, 12:29:21 PM
Going to church. I can't stand going to church, agh.   
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 24, 2007, 01:04:34 PM
Same, lucky thing for me I only have to go if my school forced me, and I'm not in school any more.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 24, 2007, 01:39:31 PM
Going to church. I can't stand going to church, agh.   

Thank god my family doesn't care. Also I can't stand some of the idiots on CSS. I was shooting at a guy, he throws a flash at me, I have about 24 health and I run for cover where I get knifed, then some idiot goes LOL PWNT. Since they had a bigger advantage then us (I was on a map kind of like assault, and we got slayed if we didn't get the hosties in time) I was trying to sit back and pick some of them off (my team was kind of god awful, and they camped a lot) and he bitched me out about it. Then we got more people and started to rush and flash, and he bitched about that. Then after 2 failed attempts at knifing me he throws a bitch fit, switches teams, says "GAY TEAM" and then leaves the server.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 25, 2007, 08:40:23 PM
w-o-w...this Nielsen job sucks monkey fuck.  I've put more miles on my car in the last four days I've been working than I normally would in a month.  Let's just say, on Wednesday alone I was in a car for nine hours (five in my own personal vehicle) and worked over 13 hours including transit.  That was on my first day.

I really hope I can get into this local computer company.  If I don't I might very well go insane.

Tomorrow I'm going to have to leave at 7:00a just to meet up with my trainer because he lives almost two hours from me.  Long story short, I highly doubt I'm going to get home earlier than 7-9pm.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 25, 2007, 10:08:07 PM
w-o-w...this Nielsen job sucks monkey fuck.  I've put more miles on my car in the last four days I've been working than I normally would in a month.  Let's just say, on Wednesday alone I was in a car for nine hours (five in my own personal vehicle) and worked over 13 hours including transit.  That was on my first day.

I really hope I can get into this local computer company.  If I don't I might very well go insane.

Tomorrow I'm going to have to leave at 7:00a just to meet up with my trainer because he lives almost two hours from me.  Long story short, I highly doubt I'm going to get home earlier than 7-9pm.

What on earth? Are you driving down to Kentucky for training or something? I thought you were coming to Tampa for training >_>
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 26, 2007, 06:52:04 AM
No, this is pre-Tampa stuff.  Field reps have to have at least two weeks of on-the-field experience before going to Tampa.

This is complete fucking ass.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 26, 2007, 07:04:09 AM
Wow, that seriously sucks ass. What do you DO as a field rep anyway?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 26, 2007, 07:06:06 AM
Basically, go into random peoples' homes and install and maintain the gear needed to monitor what they're watching to actually get the data for the Nielsen Ratings.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 26, 2007, 07:40:53 AM
Ahh, I never quite knew how they managed to get the ratings.. Sucks that you have to travel so much though.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 26, 2007, 11:31:16 AM
I have to call people and get them to accept our request to send a TV viewing diary to their home. Then once it arrives, they write down everything they watch in a one-week period and send it back to us.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 26, 2007, 11:58:58 AM
FUCK. I am never buying western digital again. (disclaimer: I might break this oath.)

Their support site sucks ass. Their forums are tiny, and apparently don't have a single person who actually works for WD or happens to know a lot about their stuff. Their email support is retarded. One person on the forum complained about being on the line for 40 minutes, and nothing, after sending repeated email requests for assistance. I can't find a single bit of help for my problem. My dad plans on going out today and buying a new router now because A) the NOS doesn't apparently work with our current one, and 2) our current one is almost as useless as a aerogel paperweight.

EDIT: Looks like there is some hope! I upgraded my router's firmware, checked the DHCP table again, and lo, it worked!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sneaky on December 26, 2007, 05:40:02 PM
Basically, go into random peoples' homes and install and maintain the gear needed to monitor what they're watching to actually get the data for the Nielsen Ratings.

One of my friends has that setup hah. She was all discreet about it, saying she couldn't tell me exactly what it did.

BUT NOW I KNOW! muahaha.

Man I would throw that shit out my window if I had to press that fucking button every 45 seconds or whatever it is.

blah
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 26, 2007, 09:15:26 PM
Man I would throw that shit out my window if I had to press that fucking button every 45 seconds or whatever it is.

45 minutes, and yes, I know what you mean. :o

also FOURTEEN HOUR WORK DAY TODAY.  God fucking damn.  It was dark when I left home and it was even darker when I came back.  What the hell.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 27, 2007, 12:57:16 AM
also FOURTEEN HOUR WORK DAY TODAY.  God fucking damn.  It was dark when I left home and it was even darker when I came back.  What the hell.

That's harsh, I would go insane working that much at full time.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 27, 2007, 08:00:37 AM
Yeah.

I'm trying to figure out how often this sort of thing happens.  I've already worked two 12+ hour days and I just started there.  If that happens too much then I'm definitely giving this thing a miss.  If you factor in 8 hours for sleep and a 14 hour work day, that leaves 2 hours of personal time (and whaddaya know, yesterday I got home at 9:15pm and went to bed at 11:15pm...just woke up about a half hour ago, at 7:30am).

I don't mind working by any means, but holy crap.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 27, 2007, 02:21:59 PM
Jesus man, that's retarded. I hope you get some damn good pay for that shit.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Milk Chan on December 27, 2007, 07:37:13 PM
GOD FUCKING DAMNIT


I've waited 10 fucking days for my damn Swap Magic to arrive, when I was guaranteed 4-8days. There was no guarantee of arriving before christmas, but the delivery date was said to be 12/27 the latest.


Well, today is 12/27 and NO FUCKING SWAP MAGIC ARRIVED WHAT THE HELL.

The last bit of info I ever got from tracking via canadapost and usps was this:

2007/12/19 03:38  International shipment has arrived in the destination country 

Meaning it's in customs, and that's the most recent info i've gotten. It shouldn't take this long first off and i'm pissed that I haven't even been notified of a delay in customs at least, instead waiting daily for it to come. If it's not here by saturday then fuck it i'm ordering fedex and paying $50 for it because i've been waiting forever for all the shit I need to import and i'm not gonna be fucking patient any longer after waiting since august with unexpected delays and other bullshit. I e-mailed canadapost and they better give me a response.

I feel like Cartman from Southpark right now waiting for the Wii. This fucking sucks and i'm so extremely pissed off right now you can't imagine.

Bobbias fuck your postal system...and fuck US customs.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 27, 2007, 07:58:52 PM
I don't mind working by any means, but holy crap.

I hope you at least stick it out, at least for a little bit longer.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 27, 2007, 09:32:53 PM
I've waited 10 fucking days for my damn Swap Magic to arrive, when I was guaranteed 4-8days. There was no guarantee of arriving before christmas, but the delivery date was said to be 12/27 the latest.

Christmas is a baaaaaad time to have things shipped. =(

Hope you get it soon!

I hope you at least stick it out, at least for a little bit longer.

Yeah, I'm definitely going to.  Don't have much a choice, heh...damn student loans.

I don't think I'm bound to get more than 40-48 hours a week, but getting 12+ in one day is just a little daunting.  Sure, a lot of that is driving (I drove for 3 hours on both yesterday and today) but still, it's time spent away from home.

I'll probably jump ship if a computer job opens up around here, just to get back into my field if anything.  If not, well, Nielsen is a huge company.  Who knows?  Maybe I could wind up doing systems or programming work in the Tampa office some day.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 28, 2007, 07:45:25 AM
Bobbias fuck your postal system...and fuck US customs.

And a nice big fuck you too.

Anyway, my postal service isn't bad at all. I've never had any problems with my postal service, the only time I had any delay was going through customs... Customs sucks monkey balls.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Milk Chan on December 28, 2007, 12:51:51 PM
Yeah according to usps my package hasnt come to the us and canadapost says it has. The site I ordered from (modchip.ca, which is very reliable despite this) is doing an investigation on what happened to it.

Anyways if it's not here by next friday i'm reordering it.


It makes me sad that all I can do is look at my dd cs ;_;.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 28, 2007, 02:58:30 PM
And a nice big fuck you too.

Canadians are very protective of their postal services.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 28, 2007, 03:06:09 PM
Damn right, but yeah, packages sometimes get lost in customs. It sucks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Milk Chan on December 28, 2007, 03:08:03 PM
Makes me wish I just paid for fedex in the end :/.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 28, 2007, 03:11:56 PM
Yeah, they're a lot more careful about that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 28, 2007, 05:15:12 PM
I swear 90% of the internet does NOT know how to throw together a proper argument. I was talking about why I didn't like GTA 4 (mostly because of it's mostly driving missions [oh hay grand theft auto] and the fact that the shooting and fighting is so incredibly shallow that they are of no use) and I'm quickly told to play some more JRPGs, since hating one western game makes me hate all western games. I guess I really don't see how this game keeps getting such mass appeal.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on December 28, 2007, 05:33:33 PM
I was talking about why I didn't like GTA 4

d00d u dont liek gta4 wtf UR FUKIN GHEY Y DONT U GO PLAY FINAL FANTASY U DUMFUK WEABOO FAGOT

</internet>
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Milk Chan on December 28, 2007, 05:38:33 PM
So i'm just gonna buy swap magic from this guy on bemanistyle. Lives in Arizona so it should ship to me fast. Gotta wait a few days for the money to get added to paypal.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on December 28, 2007, 09:12:39 PM
I swear 90% of the internet does NOT know how to throw together a proper argument.

Agreed. See my old post about getting into an internet argument for more proof.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on December 28, 2007, 09:39:51 PM
I swear 90% of the internet does NOT know how to throw together a proper argument.

Your mom doesn't know how to throw together a proper argument.

I wish less of my friends were in other states right now.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on December 29, 2007, 03:52:27 PM
I know how you feel, I come back for winter break, to find that all my high school friends are just on vacation for break, not at home. -_-
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on December 30, 2007, 11:43:55 PM
Contra 4's difficulty level.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on December 31, 2007, 03:11:53 AM
Rocky Road in UR MR GAY.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 31, 2007, 03:31:19 AM
Rocky Road in UR MR GAY.

How so? I thought it was ridiculously easy. Also the purple coin challenge for the toy land (Luigi's purple coin is the name of the level) was insanely hard since about half the blocks disapered and my friend had to cross the entire fuck level just to get the star after he got the coins.
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Post by: TimJing on December 31, 2007, 09:32:52 AM
How so? I thought it was ridiculously easy. Also the purple coin challenge for the toy land (Luigi's purple coin is the name of the level) was insanely hard since about half the blocks disapered and my friend had to cross the entire fuck level just to get the star after he got the coins.

Rocky Road was easy (relatively speaking). Just wait until you get to the Rolling Gizmo Galaxy and some of the Purple Coin stars in later galaxies. Oh god.
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Post by: annon on December 31, 2007, 10:31:49 PM
Well, I haven't been able to get as much Wii time to myself as I want since it's mostly used for Wii Sports and Wii Play by the rest of my family. And Rocky Road pissed me off because of the physics on the moving platforms and how I couldn't tell where I was on the last stretch. Dunno, when I get better, I might go back and get that star, but for now, I'll just leave it unfinished.
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Post by: Spectere on January 03, 2008, 03:05:32 AM
Being sick sucks monkey fuck. =(
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Post by: Bobbias on January 03, 2008, 04:50:28 AM
I'm not really "sick" but I feel for you.
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Post by: Alice on January 03, 2008, 10:20:20 AM
Being sick sucks Monkee fuck. =(

lolwhat dood

:(

Get well soon, dood.  prinniez
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Post by: TimJing on January 03, 2008, 06:25:26 PM
Being sick sucks monkey fuck. =(

Aye, it does. I was sick a few weeks ago, and had a relapse again yesterday and today. I feel like balls.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 03, 2008, 07:25:07 PM
Well, we can all feel better knowing that half of s.net is sick :P
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Post by: NewF on January 07, 2008, 01:10:24 AM
Dood thats crazy. Half the people I know have been getting sick. Theres something going around, and thank god I haven't caught it.
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Post by: annon on January 07, 2008, 06:22:06 PM
My CD/DVD drive won't burn disks anymore. At least now I have a 4 GB flash drive, so I can use a different computer, but it's still crappy. Maybe I'll just have to swap drives with my mom's or sister's laptop.
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Post by: Ulti on January 07, 2008, 07:51:58 PM
That's strange. Is it a hardware problem? Do you know? :s
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Post by: Spectere on January 07, 2008, 08:42:59 PM
I had that problem with my old Sony POS DVD writer.  It happens sometimes.

Fortunately, DVD writers are pretty cheap nowadays ($30-40 for a decent one).
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Post by: annon on January 07, 2008, 08:52:59 PM
Hmm. It decided to work again. Strange. Maybe it was just the set of disks I was using.
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on January 07, 2008, 09:21:15 PM
fuck, I finally ran out of weed.  :'(
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 08, 2008, 12:53:56 AM
fuck, I finally ran out of weed.  :'(

Did you have a small island full for you to just run out now?
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on January 08, 2008, 01:07:06 AM
nope, I buy my stuff in large quantities. It's much, much cheaper than buying it in smaller sacks. It's 200$ an ounce when I buy in bulk, but It would cost me over 400 to buy that same quantity in smaller sacks. I just muss it soo soo mucsh wen its goned.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 08, 2008, 01:12:44 AM
Yeah, it's always cheaper in bulk, but not everyone has the money to sink into bulk buys, lol. Or the places to hide it.
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on January 08, 2008, 01:35:16 AM
The thing is I have a job and I really don't give a shit if my parents catch me with weed. I am that fucking cool
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Post by: Ulti on January 08, 2008, 01:49:48 AM
What would they do? Anything?
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Post by: Bobbias on January 08, 2008, 02:26:48 AM
Yeah, a fundamental difference. My parents could kick me out, and I'd be screwed, plus, I have no job. So I'm kinda screwed on that front for now.
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on January 08, 2008, 07:07:25 PM
What would they do? Anything?

They have found my various tools around my room on many different occasions. They only confronted me about it once and they told me that they didn't like me doing it. My dad has taken my stash once. The next day I walked down the stairs and smelt sweet ganja trees in his office, I lol'd.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 09, 2008, 12:14:47 AM
Yeah, a fundamental difference. My parents could kick me out, and I'd be screwed, plus, I have no job. So I'm kinda screwed on that front for now.

This will probably come out completely ignorant, but is weed and all illegal where you live? Also this motherfucking cunt in BWII disconnected on me. At first I had a bunch of subs/boats and had no clue which one was good for what so he destroyed my basses within the first minuet when the round was a 30 min round. Then I hold him off of my light house for a while but eventually his tanks rape it. Then my final flag (you need solders to pull the flag up, while doing this they are vulnerable) had both of us running across an island and I get lucky and my big tank respawns and gets his two tanks. Then while fighting for it his tanks respawn and it's me with one flame guy and about 4 or 5 grunts fighting a tank and his assault/grunts. So I select my flame guy, dodge all of his tanks attacks and burn everyone off of the flag until my big tank can respawn and blow his tank up, then with ten seconds left he disconnects. Fucker robbed me of my victory that I earned ;_;.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 09, 2008, 01:29:32 AM
Yeah, weed's illegal. Then again, so is filesharing. I mean, unless you have like, 1 ounce/28 grams of weed, it's a fairly minor offense. Plus, I haven't been caught, and neither has my friend/supplier. I'm not the kind of person to do something stupid enough to get caught anyway. When I smoke up, I like to just hang out someplace, maybe go for a short walk downtown and get some food or something, but usually it's pretty limited to smoking a couple bowls or a joint or 2 and hanging out playing video games. Damn, games are fun stoned.

In any case, I'm one of those people who believes that only some drugs should be illegal, and those would be things like heroin, methamphetamine, and such. The ones that are dangerously addictive, and dangerous to the user. Most hallucinogens are not dangerous as long as you have a sitter, and most other drugs are not dangerous unless you do something stupid. I would never drive stoned, ever.

As far as I see it, weed should be controlled like alcohol, just not necessarily controlled by the government in such a way that the government has the only supply. I mean, it's still legal to brew your own beer. It's relatively harmless, it seems to have no long lasting effects, aside from maybe messing with people's short term memory, but even then, it's not all that bad. Sure, it should be (and is) illegal to drive while stoned, but that doesn't mean it should be completely illegal to smoke up at all. The same goes for hallucinogens. They are not physically or mentally addictive, they are harmless as a chemical. There are certain risks, and I think people should know and understand those risks before trying any, but I don't believe they should be illegal.

EDIT: Jesus fuck, what the hell. I went to post this and next thing I knew I was fighting with my modem and router for 15 minutes trying to get it to actually connect. What the FUCK.
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Post by: Ulti on January 09, 2008, 01:45:21 AM
That's basically exactly my view on drugs. Good job typing a rant for me :3
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Post by: Spectere on January 09, 2008, 03:29:31 AM
http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/ (http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/)

UGH, please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks that every single one of these screenshots look a lot worse than standard Quake.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 09, 2008, 04:58:56 PM
You're not alone.. What the hell is that supposed to be, a rebuilt version or something?
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Post by: Ulti on January 09, 2008, 06:46:00 PM
Is it a source port? Because I'm pretty sure Quakeworld basically trumps everything, in terms of preserving the gameplay. If it's like, a clone of it, then they best not change mechanics, or I'll freak out >:(
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Post by: Bobbias on January 09, 2008, 07:00:44 PM
Which brings me to an idea. Since Quake is easily come by, we could have some s.net QuakeWorld matches :P Oldschool games are so fun for that sort of thing.
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Post by: Ulti on January 10, 2008, 12:03:06 AM
I prefer quake 3, and the demo's completely sufficient for that. I like quake and all, but the railgun is what makes it for me, rockets aren't really my cup of tea.
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Post by: Spectere on January 10, 2008, 02:16:28 AM
Is it a source port?

Yes.  I don't know if it includes the "awesome" high-resolution texture packs and high-def models or not, but it's definitely a source mod.

I don't think any source port in existence right now can hope to match the visual awesomeness of Dark Places.  I think the problem is that a lot of the programmers (aside from the one(s) behind Dark Places) are delving into aesthetics too much for their (and our) own good.  I mean, those screenshots are so bad that I think I'd rather play SNES Doom than that.

The sad part is that I'm not exaggerating.  Normally I don't care too much about graphics, but when it gets to the point where the "enhancements" make it look worse than the original you really need to reevaluate your line of thinking (or, at the very least, bring some extra people onto the team to evaluate the presentation and/or provide some good art).
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Post by: Ulti on January 10, 2008, 02:23:24 AM
Yeah, it's pretty much just like "HEY GUYS LOOK PARTICLE EFFECTS". Although I'm really impressed at the visual modifications that happen for Doom source ports, like Skulltag or GZDoom.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 10, 2008, 03:57:02 AM
While it's nice to see particle effects and such make it into the game, they need real graphics people to do that, not coders who may happen to know how to hack it into the code.
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Post by: Spectere on January 10, 2008, 04:56:25 AM
The thing with a lot of that stuff is that the graphics people wouldn't have much control over things like that.  A lot of that stuff has to be done via code.

Let me go through some of the pictures and say what I think is wrong with them.

http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/armor_battle.png (http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/armor_battle.png).  horrible horrible HORRIBLE.  The models are okay.  The new spike looks quite nice.  The trail behind the nail would definitely give it the illusion of fast motion.  THE TEXTURES LOOK LIKE SHIT.  The high-res textures are misaligned and just look very plain.  The fire in the background looks like a poor Winamp visualization -- it has absolutely no "personality" to speak of (look at a lit candle -- the flame is flickering and dancing, not going straight up like a cone).  4/10

http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/surface_lava.jpg (http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/surface_lava.jpg).  The lava looks like hot, uneven ground.  The lighting is uneven (the room is red, the platform looks white-lit).  The high-res textures on the walls look repetitive (I know that textures need to be tiled, but look at the ones in standard Quake -- they don't give the appearance of repeating).  The orange fireballs?  Weak.  I don't know if this is an artifact of the scene or the player's gamma correction or brightness settings, but the entire scene looks muted and washed out.  And what's with the white axe?  I hope that isn't supposed to be a metallic color.  The status bar text looks way too whimsical for a game like Quake.  It would probably fit pretty well in, say, TF2, but not Quake.  2/10

http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/fog_fogsky_grenadetrail_flame.jpg (http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/fog_fogsky_grenadetrail_flame.jpg).  HAY LOOK MY ENJIN HAS PHOG!  Visibility: 2 feet.  The brown texture (I guess it's supposed to be iron?) looks, quite literally, like shit.  Most of the other high-res textures, again, give the look of being very repetitive, probably because they have little to no actual detail in them.  Don't even get me started on the floor texture.  2/10

http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/surface_slime.jpg (http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/surface_slime.jpg).  Oh god.  Why are the slime fumes coming up out of the solid ground?  Better yet, why do they look more like they should be in a c.1995 game?  I'm pretty sure Heretic had a better smoke effect for when unlucky players swam in lava.  What's with the slime texture?  Did the Dimension of the Doomed suddenly get flooded with lime Jell-o?  Look at that health kit in the hallway -- it looks sickly.  I guess I really can't blame it.  Also, why is the slime that wavy (left-center on the picture)?  Are people repeatedly doing cannonballs from one of the ramps above?  I don't know about you guys, but I've never seen liquid contained in a single room generate waves all by itself.  Do I even need to mention the other textures?  I think not.  1/10

http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/nailtrail_muzzleflash.jpg (http://ezquake.sourceforge.net/gallery/nailtrail_muzzleflash.jpg).  Okay, first of all, the "muzzle flash" doesn't line up with the gun.  Second, it suffers from the fire syndrome -- it's far too uniform.  Also, WHY THE HELL IS IT SO BRIGHT?  When was the last time you guys have seen a nailgun that has a larger muzzle flare than an LMG?  The nail box on the path below just looks far too sterile to exist in the game world.  The bolted metal texture looks too grainy and bold, the floor looks too flat, the water looks...bad.  2/10

I can't go on...ugh.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 10, 2008, 05:18:16 AM
Yeah, part of the original quake's atmosphere were these really dingy ugly pixelated textures that were just plain evil looking. You were too worried about the enemies to pay much attention to the textures, because the textures weren't the main focus.
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Post by: Ulti on January 10, 2008, 11:21:15 AM
It's really difficult to make nice-looking high-resolution textures while still preserving the feel of the original, however. I think maybe a third of the stuff in that screenshot looks okay, but it's definately got hideous problems with lighting. Credit should be given for people actually making an attempt and all, but if it's just going to look bad, don't bother. There's similar debate with the project that's making high-res textures for Doom right now (Granted those look much better, if you ask me, albeit they don't preserve the original game's feel very well), people always feel that no matter what's done, it never really looks right. Either the texture artists are going to have to take creative license, which will probably piss people off, or they're going to have to have overly simplified textures, because there's only so much detail you can cram into a 128x128 flat (assuming that's what Quake uses, I haven't looked into it). Oversimplification almost always looks up ending like it belongs in a hospital, and while that sometimes works for the techbase-themed maps in Doom, Quake isn't supposed to look clean or nice at all.

Edit: That armor texture in the first screenshot, it looks like doomguy armor. The models just look fullbright in general in that screenshot, which, unless this is meant to be a comptetitive multiplayer mod, is ridiculous.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 10, 2008, 12:50:14 PM
Nine inch nails on my nail gun ammo box, i c wut u did thar.
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Post by: Spectere on January 10, 2008, 03:05:52 PM
It's really difficult to make nice-looking high-resolution textures while still preserving the feel of the original, however.

See, I disagree.  Someone who is talented in graphic design shouldn't have a problem making a dark, gringy, high-resolution tiled texture.  I think most texture artists would squeal with delight at having the opportunity to make a more realistic-looking texture.

The problem here is that they used too many bright, sterile colors.  People bitch about it a lot, but there's a good reason why Quake is full of brown, grey, and green -- it makes everything look dark, murky, and olden.  The fact that id created such an environment using no more than 256 colors (only about 16 slots per color thanks to shading, I believe, with a few fullbright shades as well) and fairly small textures is commendable.  There's no reason such a look can't be replicated with 16.7 million colors and hundreds of times the memory (Quake runs in 8MB of RAM, total -- video cards alone have 256MB+ on average nowadays).

There's similar debate with the project that's making high-res textures for Doom right now (Granted those look much better, if you ask me, albeit they don't preserve the original game's feel very well), people always feel that no matter what's done, it never really looks right.

I think that the main reason none of this looks right is because there are multiple people working on a single game, thus introducing multiple conflicting styles.  Additionally, it doesn't seem as though any attempt is made to model the new textures after the old ones.  The big brick textures in the screenshots that I critiqued looks overly modern, like something you'd find on a building made in the 2000s.  It's simply not supposed to look like that.  It looks far too uniform to be in an environment such as Quake.

Either the texture artists are going to have to take creative license, which will probably piss people off, or they're going to have to have overly simplified textures, because there's only so much detail you can cram into a 128x128 flat (assuming that's what Quake uses, I haven't looked into it).

Quake, like Doom, uses a variety of texture sizes.

The texture designers aren't really limited to 128x128 or 256x256 or whatever anyway.  I think the way most enhanced ports work is that they will draw a larger textures and scale the image down (i.e. if they replace a 128x128 texture with a 512x512 texture, it maps the 512x512 into the same area that the 128x128 texture was in, increasing the level of detail when you walk up close to the wall) so they have more room to squeeze tiny details.  As for the broad view of the texture, they have no less room than id had when they designed the originals.  Limits have been broken, not added.

Nine inch nails on my nail gun ammo box, i c wut u did thar.

Quake always had that.  The new nail box texture just removes the subtlety by making the box look like it just dropped off an assembly line.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 10, 2008, 03:43:30 PM
Yeah, as I said before, Quake's textures were based on being grimy, dingy, dark, and all around creepy and evil. These textures look WAY too modern, and WAY too light. They need to darken things down, and start making things like slime patched, irregular brick shapes, crumbling brick corners, and all that.

EDIT: oh, and is there some way to change how your mouse works in WinQuake? I'd like not to have to toggle something to be able to look up and down with it.
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Post by: Spectere on January 10, 2008, 03:57:18 PM
Create or edit Quake\id1\autoexec.cfg, and put the line +mlook somewhere in the file.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 10, 2008, 04:17:05 PM
It appears I'm missing autoexec.cfg
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Post by: Ulti on January 10, 2008, 04:18:31 PM
We should get a game of skulltag going : )
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Post by: annon on January 10, 2008, 08:41:58 PM
There's a scab on my knee from a few weeks ago, and now that it's healing, there's a stabbing pain whenever I hit it on anything.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 10, 2008, 09:07:56 PM
Quote
Halo isn't a casual FPS. Not by a long shot. Play on Xbox Live a bit and you'll notice that there are quite a few hardcore players there. Perhaps you guys are quick to call it 'casual' because it's not a PC game with KB/M ? I'd say Serious Sam, or even Doom is better example of a casual FPS.

NEEEEERRRD RAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGE.
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Post by: Ulti on January 10, 2008, 10:11:21 PM
Who said that? I have trouble believing it's not a troll.
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Post by: NewF on January 10, 2008, 11:28:02 PM
Ugh, I got like an eighty-five BILLION year old woman, needing me to help her install the Internet security suite offered by Roadrunner.
45 minutes later, shes still trying to install it. (We're as far as putting in the registration key.)
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Post by: Bobbias on January 10, 2008, 11:45:22 PM
I feel so sorry for you. That is why I could never do that. I would have literally told her that if she's too stupid to be able to install the fucking software in less than 30 minutes, she doesn't deserve to have a fucking computer. Jesus tap-dancing Christ.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 11, 2008, 12:00:57 AM
Who said that? I have trouble believing it's not a troll.

It was off of Joystiq,

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/01/10/ces-2008-conflict-denied-ops-aims-at-non-existent-casual-fps/

I mean I'm not trying to diss the game, but shit if there ever was a casual FPS it would be Halo. Really slow paced and a really slow learning curve. I mean smash is such a casual fight some people won't consider it a fight, but I still think it's fun.
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Post by: Ulti on January 11, 2008, 01:53:10 AM
You mean really quick learning curve, right? Because you can pick up halo in about 3 seconds, if you've ever used a controller.
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Post by: Spectere on January 11, 2008, 02:43:41 AM
It appears I'm missing autoexec.cfg

Then create it, like I said...

It's not there by default.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 11, 2008, 09:08:06 AM
I mean I'm not trying to diss the game, but shit if there ever was a casual FPS it would be Halo. Really slow paced and a really slow learning curve. I mean smash is such a casual fight some people won't consider it a fight, but I still think it's fun.

Have you SEEN a hardcore smash player? I have, it's insane. Absolutely insane. It defies reason.
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Post by: Ulti on January 11, 2008, 01:10:44 PM
Yeah, but the thing about smash is anyone can pick up smash and get moderately proficient at it in a couple days. That's more than you can say for most games.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 11, 2008, 01:30:31 PM
Moderately proficient... Ok... I would consider myself "Moderately proficient" compared to a real pro, and would have to say that there's no way unless you're superhuman, than anyone could become as good as I am in a couple days. It took me months of work to get to be able to take a team of 2 lv 9's on. I know a few people better than me, and they are just plain fucking scary.

Do NOT underestimate how good people can get at that game. I EASILY beat every one of my friends and my brother's friends (by a fair margin, considering most games were 3 many free for alls involving 5 lives where I won with 3 lives left, and they tended to gang up on me) except one guy, who is about a match to me. He agrees that neither of us would have a chance against the guy I'm talking about. He regularly uses Wavedashing to move around/keep himself practically invulnerable.

(More info here http://faqs.ign.com/articles/627/627159p1.html)

It blows my mind that someone could be so good, but if you've ever seen that footage from the huge Street Fighter Championship, well, this guy is on the same level of skill as people who compete tin those sorts of things. He's miles beyond almost everyone, including my friend and I.

While smash may have been developed to allow for quick learning at first, that game has a HUGE depth of skill, you can always improve. There's always room to get better. It's absurd.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 11, 2008, 02:12:19 PM
You mean really quick learning curve, right? Because you can pick up halo in about 3 seconds, if you've ever used a controller.

Yeah, exactly. I was a bit tired when I wrote this. Also in about the 4 or 5 sittings that I've played Halo 3 I've gotten MVP about two or three times, so I would agree. It's also that the game has sticky cursers and most of the guns have little recoil, so core game play isn't even slightly hard to pick up. If it's one on one in an open field and you both have rifles and grenades, then it's simply who starts shooting the other guy first.

It blows my mind that someone could be so good, but if you've ever seen that footage from the huge Street Fighter Championship, well, this guy is on the same level of skill as people who compete tin those sorts of things. He's miles beyond almost everyone, including my friend and I.

While smash may have been developed to allow for quick learning at first, that game has a HUGE depth of skill, you can always improve. There's always room to get better. It's absurd.

That's one thing about smash, most people talk about glitch abusing for depth. I'm not sure if the core game play with or without wave dashing and all that stuff is really deep, but it really helps out depth wise.
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Post by: Ulti on January 11, 2008, 08:58:03 PM
Well, Gunz is pretty much the same way, the original mechanics are really simple, but you can make it disgustingly complicated via glitches.
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Post by: Bobbias on January 11, 2008, 09:16:07 PM
Well, Wave Dashing was left in because it enhances gameplay. The devs found it and though it should stay. And plus, I play without it, and still find that there is a huge amount of gameplay depth in that game. I mean, it takes quite a bit of learning just to get from a noob to being able to take a lv9 easily, and then, it's a whole 'nother ball game when you team up 2 of them against you. And I still can't do 2 9's and a lower level on top of it. There is a lot of room for gameplay in that, because the mechanics allow for really complicated timing and such. I mean, timing marth's counter attack move just right so that you can catch your opponent when they least expect it takes good timing, because the move has such a slow beginning.
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Post by: annon on January 12, 2008, 07:40:04 PM
I just lost my Windows partition.
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Post by: Spectere on January 12, 2008, 07:45:23 PM
I just lost my Windows partition.

what =(

What happened?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on January 12, 2008, 09:45:10 PM
I tried to boot Wondows XP, but it told me a necessary boot file was missing. I booted Ubuntu to check, and there was nothing in that partition. It had been corrupted. I went ahead and formatted to make a dedicated partition to Ubuntu, so now it feels like someone very close to me died. I can find most of the stuff through torrents and run a lot of it using Wine, but all of my unreleased simfiles are completely gone, among other things.

On the less dim side, I have about 75 GB free now.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 13, 2008, 01:31:23 AM
You should have mentioned something about that earlier -- I might have been able to help out.

I ended up accidentally zapping my XP partition on this machine because I'm an idiot when it comes to using parted (three cheers for Linux fdisk for not doing anything until you type 'w') and I was able to get it back pretty easily with a little bit of voodoo magic.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 13, 2008, 01:42:02 AM
I know the woes of fucked up partitions, my computer is still weird. My Windows is on E:\ but I boot off my C:\ (both hard drives, each a different physical disk) because my E:\'s boot is all fucked up (asks for hal.dll. I know the file IS there, and loads, since it works when pointing to the same windows install with my C:\ instead of E:\, and it's not a boot.ini problem, because both boot.ini's are identical.)

In any case, yeah, losing stuff sucks ass. I posted some music on here before, well, that stuff is gone now. As well as a number of other things that are likely very hard to replace.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 13, 2008, 08:46:55 PM
Doublepost for unrelated question.

I've got autoexec.cfg with +mlook, but I want my mouse to also make me look side to side (you know, like modern games, wasd is forward back and sidestep, and the mouse is for looking, and turning.)

There any way to do that?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 13, 2008, 08:50:36 PM
Turn off lookstrafe in the options menu.  It should be off by default...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on January 13, 2008, 10:38:11 PM
Sexual refractory periods.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 13, 2008, 11:53:09 PM
My college courses feel like high school, in a bad way.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on January 16, 2008, 09:51:13 PM
Damn people who hang up on me at work. I hate all of you. And you just might cost me my job in the very near future D:
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 16, 2008, 10:28:11 PM
My college courses feel like high school, in a bad way.

Well at least there is a few girls in these classes, I still hate the fact that I have about 3 hours a day to wait for my night class to start.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 17, 2008, 02:46:29 AM
Damn people who hang up on me at work. I hate all of you.

Bastards. D:

So what branch do you work in?  Customer service?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 17, 2008, 03:09:36 AM
Bastards. D:

So what branch do you work in?  Customer service?

Agreed. I only hang up on telemarketers, and that's because they're annoying as fuck and don't shut up, and I don't care what they have to say. I'd never hang up on customer service unless they're actually being an ass. (I mean, like, disrespecting me, and crap that they should get fired for anyway.)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on January 17, 2008, 11:57:44 PM
No, it's not customer service. I'm one of the people who calls random numbers across the country to try and convince them to get a TV watching diary booklet sent to them. I don't sell anything D:
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 18, 2008, 03:11:04 AM
Ah, okay.  You're pushing the old sk00l, uh, "technology."

I'm all about the people meters, obviously.  I could make a joke about my job being installing pens in peoples' hands but that would be way too easy and obvious.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on January 18, 2008, 01:03:27 PM
No, it's not customer service. I'm one of the people who calls random numbers across the country to try and convince them to get a TV watching diary booklet sent to them. I don't sell anything D:

You should call me sometime 8)

Also: Visual Basic Studio, jesus christ. I spent half an hour trying to work the damn program, in order just to write 8 or so lines of code, which took all of 30 seconds. >: |
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 18, 2008, 01:13:32 PM
Haha, wow, that's bad.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 18, 2008, 05:29:33 PM
Having a class assignment that I have no damn clue how to do. It says on the paper "using items such as magazines, pictures, photographs, computer graphics, quotes, and real objects create a collage depicting what success means to you."
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 18, 2008, 07:48:49 PM
Well, if success just meant making loads of money, and such, you could cut out stuff from magazines and such showing insanely rich people, gold (coins, ingots, or misc.), opulent settings, mansions, etc.

I'm not sure how you could tie in real objects, but everything else can be printed out on paper (or is already on paper)...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 18, 2008, 10:20:54 PM
I have to show how each one represent success to me tho, so far I have a house, Ireland and a picture of auto CAD.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 18, 2008, 10:22:35 PM
Lame.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on January 20, 2008, 12:04:43 AM
The fact that my black felt hat attracts cat hairs and various particles so easily. So hard and painfully annoying to remove all that garbage.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on January 20, 2008, 01:09:23 AM
I have a jacket that does the exact same thing. I suggest you get a lint brush.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on January 20, 2008, 07:21:53 PM
I have a jacket that does the exact same thing. I suggest you get a lint brush.

Is that one of the sticky, rolling brushes? We have one of those. Didn't really think to use it, rofl.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 20, 2008, 07:50:57 PM
The fact that my black felt hat attracts cat hairs and various particles so easily.

...and water droplets.  Good lawd.

It's an awesome hat, though. :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on January 21, 2008, 03:21:40 PM
...and water droplets.  Good lawd.

It's an awesome hat, though. :P

Yeah, I love my hat. It's a lot better than my old hat. At that class I was at Saturday morning, someone told me that wearing hats like mine displayed self-confidence. I guess I am a pretty confident person >_>
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on January 21, 2008, 03:30:05 PM
I guess I am a pretty confident person >_>

That's what happens when you stop being single.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 22, 2008, 04:13:25 AM
Very true.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on January 23, 2008, 12:21:05 AM
That's what happens when you stop being single.

huh? I don't get it, rofl.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on January 23, 2008, 12:24:01 AM
I don't either, but it happens. From what I've seen, people are more outgoing when they're dating someone.

I don't get how I can get showered by compliments from girls who have no interest in being more than just friends with me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 23, 2008, 04:30:16 AM
Well, it boosts our self esteem. We feel better having a girlfriend, and because we feel better, we are more outgoing and willing to be nice and all that stuff.

I noticed I walked up straighter, and such after I started going out with Melissa. I also lost 30 lbs, which I had gained because I was depressed.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 23, 2008, 05:29:17 AM
ohyeah, almost forgot.

I can't stand ignorant shits.  Someone mentioned that I'd bought a new digicam in my class today.  A bunch of people asked me what I bought, and how much.

Apparently, 6.1 megapixel is "crap" for a $550 camera.  Nevermind the fact that (1) cheap digital cameras aren't digital SLR, (2) megapixels are little more than a marketing term nowadays (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm), and (3) while they're putzing along with their 3x optical, 2x digital zoom cameras, I can put any lens on mine that I want.

I guess it all boils down to this: if you don't know what you're talking about, quit fucking talking.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 23, 2008, 06:15:59 AM
Yeah... I absolutely hate people like that. Digital SLRs are WAY better than crappy digicams... The only time megapixels are really all that important is if you had some sort of setup that could print images at the same resolution that the images were originally saved on the camera at...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on January 23, 2008, 05:17:57 PM
My government teacher is probably the most extreme conservative I've ever met. The last time I disagreed with someone as strongly as I do him, it was with a white supremacist.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 24, 2008, 02:38:01 AM
Why would they put someone that biased into a teaching position? :/

Gah...dummies.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 24, 2008, 10:29:50 AM
Yeah, the school systems need to do better screening on teachers. They need to covertly watch the teachers now and again or something to make sure that they're not letting their personal views interfere with their work.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on January 24, 2008, 09:03:23 PM
My government teacher is probably the most extreme conservative I've ever met. The last time I disagreed with someone as strongly as I do him, it was with a white supremacist.

My teacher is the same exact way. He belives in some of the most obscure conservative ideas that I've ever heard.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 24, 2008, 09:42:53 PM
I swear that those people need to be placed in a seminar to help them understand that while they can believe those thing, it has no bearing on their class, and there should be some review system that allows them to locate and confront teachers who allow their ideas to come into the classroom.

Teachers in my school don't talk about their beliefs, religious, or political. There's only 1 teacher I've met who does share his ideas, and he makes it clear that he's talking as a person, not as a teacher. He's not trying to sway us, but simply explaining how he sees things. He also happens to be fairly liberal, if not socialist to some degree. And probably some libertarian ideas as well, lol. If you could ever fuse libertarianism and socialism in perfect harmony, he would likely believe in that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on January 26, 2008, 12:25:10 AM
I had to watch my mom's boyfriend's kids for a few hours tonight. I thought that at 11:00, when he and my mom got home, they would leave and I'd get to have some friends over. Turns out they're actually spending the night, but I was never told this because my mom thought she had told me.

Generally, I hate it when people only provide partial information about stuff I need to know.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 26, 2008, 01:26:21 AM
Yes, that is VERY gay.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 26, 2008, 01:50:24 AM
Maaaaan, pounding headache.  I had a metering test today and had a bunch of things happen.  The box I was plugging everything into was being...weird, so I had to reset it like three times.  Then I got zapped again (woo!), right ring finger this time.  It didn't feel quite as weird afterwards this time, maybe because it was only a very brief contact on the most extreme, uh, extremity, but caused my hand to twitch for a few minutes afterwards, which made it a little difficult to work on anything precise.  I barely made the time limit (I was literally finishing as he said "ZOMG TIEMZ UP") as a result of stuff like that.

Then I had to go and do something stupid to get docked 5 points.  SAD FAEC.  I really wanted that 100%. =(

So yeah, headache.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on January 27, 2008, 12:50:12 AM
That sucks about the headache, and partial electocution :x

Also, I really don't want to go to work tomorrow. Argh. And I'll be sad if my girlfriend doesn't wake up in time for us to go to the flea market.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 27, 2008, 07:31:44 PM
That's odd spec, they test you on an actual meter? Also I haet the css community now. Some servers are cool, but most boil down to idiots thinking they are top notch shit and that there somehow 10 year CAL professionals. Some guy had an M4, so me and a team mate rushed him and he sprays his clip empty and hit both of us in the head, then when he was reloading he died from my 3rd teammate rushing mid. So I reply "wow what luck" then he freaked out and type 4 lines of "how?" "how was that luck?" "Prove it", to which I explained that he sprayed us down and got 2 lucky head shots. Then he just said lol no, and pointed out that his score was better then mine (we where both top 2 on our teams, his kill death ratio was just much better). So I said "I'd might be positive, if my team wasn't running in circles trying to fuck it's own ass". Then he said "you're team has nothing to do with it" (funny how every one on his team was positive and everyone on mine was negative). So I just laughed at the fact that he said his teams performance has nothing to do with his, then he left the server.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 28, 2008, 12:44:33 AM
Midnight Club 2 is THE WORST racing game I've played in my entire life.  Holy god.

That's odd spec, they test you on an actual meter?

No, they test us on how well we can meter TV sets and devices.  Translated to non-Nielsenese, they make sure that we can install their equipment on devices properly.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: dinnerroll on January 28, 2008, 01:36:27 AM
Midnight Club 2 is THE WORST racing game I've played in my entire life.  Holy god.

Play Burnout Paradise. Your eyes will bleed tears of unbridled joy and jubilation.

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on January 28, 2008, 10:06:58 PM
Midnight Club 2 is THE WORST racing game I've played in my entire life.  Holy god.

You're forgetting that Street Luge game at Gameworks. The hell was that game called? I don't remember, but it was lulzily awful.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on January 29, 2008, 12:22:42 AM
I have these little white sores all over my tongue. Whenever I move my tongue the least bit it hurts like fuck, and fuck is a very strong word.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on January 29, 2008, 12:31:38 AM
Midnight Club 2 is THE WORST racing game I've played in my entire life.  Holy god.

I'm pretty sure my friend is obsessed by Midnight club 2 dub edition, also completely obsesed with Halo 3, and back in the day he would play Mega man legends 1 and 2, the first Rayman, and Red Alert 2. so I guess his taste in games got more and more mainstream/crappy when he moved away from me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on January 29, 2008, 02:46:47 AM
Play Burnout Paradise. Your eyes will bleed tears of unbridled joy and jubilation.

I was turned off when I realized that the demo was literally identical to that of Burnout 3. :/

You're forgetting that Street Luge game at Gameworks. The hell was that game called? I don't remember, but it was lulzily awful.

Yeah, but at least that game was hilariously bad (it had the B-movie appeal).  Midnight Club 2 is just bad bad.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on January 29, 2008, 10:36:58 AM
Yeah, the keyword there being lulzily..
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 01, 2008, 05:52:31 AM
DJ Max Portable 2 is a perfect example of Korean dick-wagging.

Every key chart above 11s and 12s are pretty much guaranteed to be complete fucking garbage.  I could probably make a better chart by slamming my head against my keyboard repeatedly; no joke.  They managed to make even 4-key mode unfun with the higher difficulty charts.  They use patterns that are just flat-out awkward to hit on the PSP or, for that matter, use combinations like up-left and up-right, which are annoying to hit quickly with the PSP's flawed d-pad.  They use combinations that don't make ANY sense given the platform, like circle, square, right, left, with annoying regularity.  Generally, however, they just make the charts incredibly lame mash-fests.

Now note that this doesn't imply that the game is bad.  No, most of the 10s and under are wicked fun!  Seriously, this has to be one of the better PSP games in existence.  The harder charts are just like Pump's.  They have absolutely no value to them other than to exclaim "HAHA IM HARDER THEN JAP GAEM LOL."  It's fucking lame.

Another thing that pisses me off is that they lock 8-key mode up tight.  DJMP has a fairly fun 8-button mode, where the shoulder buttons are used in addition to the upper face buttons.  There are two major problems.  For one, you completely lose the ability to change the speed mod in mid-song (even in the pause menu, for some stupid reason).  Secondly, and most horribly of all, in DJMP2 there is no obvious way to unlock 8-key mode in anything but hard mode.  I know it's possible to play it in normal mode, but nobody seems to know how to unlock it.  This kind of boggles the mind, really.  Think about it; you have a mode that takes a ton of practice to be able to read and it's only available on the hardest mode of play.  Makes no fucking sense.

You're probably thinking, "so?" at this point.  I can totally understand this if you've never seen DJMP2 on hard mode.  I didn't think it would be that bad, either, until I actually tried it.  Hard mode is probably the second best example of dick-wagging present in this game.  The timing feels tighter than IIDX.  Yes, that's right.  It's harder for me to get a 100% on a note than it is to get a just great in any IIDX game.  It might not be so much that it's tighter, but that the songs aren't as well synced as they are in IIDX...not even close.  In addition to this, getting a single miss takes something like a quarter of your lifebar away.  I used items to increase the amount of life I have and it still takes about a sixth of it away WITH EVERY MISS.  Is that enough?!  Holy shit.  And I'm supposed to learn how to play a new game mode like that?  Fuck that.

It's rare that companies manage to do so much wrong to a game that does so much right.  If they would have pulled their heads out of their asses they would have had a game that completely blew away its predecessor.  Instead, you get a game with a better song selection (in my opinion, obviously), better lower-level keycharts, a crippled 8-key system, a hard mode that shouldn't exist, and hard charts that nobody in their right mind would make.  Wow.

To elaborate on the "Korean dick-wagging" remark, this sort of thing reminds me of the more difficult PIU charts.  Some of them are, quite literally, impossible, and the only reason they are in there is to say "LOL OUR GAEM IS HRDIST."  Yeah.  That's going to make me want to play.  Give me something fun to play, not something I couldn't even bring myself to look at.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 02, 2008, 04:01:13 PM
Well, I haven't played the portable version, but I'm not a fan of the style of gameplay they use. With those MX (IIRC) and such charts where if you hit the wrong key along with the right ones, you still get docked and such. I just felt like the timing was tricky, and that the game felt "fat" on the screen. IIDX, by comparison, feels very thin and small, and DDR is kinda in between (though the feeling fluctuates in DDR/stepmania depending on the chart, for some reason). It just feels really awkward, especially since I'm so used to the way O2Jam looks. And some DJMAX charts are ridiculous, especially on that MX or whatever mode.

I haven't played any of those crazy charts in pump, but I get what you mean. I still find pump more fun than DDR on the machine though. The X parrern feels more natural to me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 02, 2008, 05:15:12 PM
You don't get nailed for mashing in the PSP version, but they make up for it with the aforementioned awkward patterns.

Oh, when I was referring to bad PIU charts I was more referring to some of the Nightmare Anothers.  Crazy mode is nothing compared to that. :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 02, 2008, 05:43:42 PM
Lol, yeah, there's that, then there's also the joke songs that are meant to be retarded.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on February 06, 2008, 09:53:34 PM
Grr... my instructors in Indoor Percussion, mainly the director of it, Jeremy. He's really egotistical. Don't get me wrong, he knows what he's doing- he's a great instructor- but me and him clash on just about EVERYTHING, and I always get blamed or yelled at, even though a lot of times it's just a ridiculous misunderstanding. It's reeeeeally annoying. Doesn't make it any better when my friends either make fun of my "relationship" with Jeremy, or Jeremy preaches to the entire group about respecting him and the other instructors while making it perfectly clear he's directing his message to me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 06, 2008, 10:15:57 PM
My Wednesday classes. I like the fact that It saves me gas to drive from my first campus to my secound, but the fact that I have night classes then morning classes is annoying. Also the 4 or so hour wait for my night class to start is annoying.


FUCKING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

People who don't really get DMC4.

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/2/07/metareview-devil-may-cry-4-xbox-360-ps3/#comments
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 08, 2008, 12:47:58 AM
http://www.joystiq.com/2008/02/07/thq-announces-band-mashups-wii-exclusive-rhythm-game-for-april/

150 songs.. Actually, only 30 licensed songs in 5 different styles.... Way to make a potential game a complete failure.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on February 08, 2008, 01:56:30 AM
That sounds like the worst idea in the universe. : |
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on February 08, 2008, 10:45:57 AM
This project I'm supposed to be doing right now. It's pretty lame. We have to create a lifestyle where we try to live off of minimum wage for 6 months. I'm Slade Jefferson, an ex-CIA agent trying to forklift terrorism.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on February 08, 2008, 05:09:56 PM
Hahaha, sounds awesome, in the worst way possible.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on February 10, 2008, 06:58:43 PM
I hate when people get pissed at me for agreeing with them. Of course, it goes sort of like this:

Person: "God I feel stupid."
Me: "Yeah, you should."
Person: "Oh, fuck you."

So I hate it when people make statements about themselves solely because they expect someone around them to disagree.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on February 10, 2008, 09:25:16 PM
So I hate it when people make statements about themselves solely because they expect someone around them to disagree.

I can't stand that either, it irks me.

Also, I have some weird bug bite on the arch of my foot, and it makes my foot feel really weird when I stand or put it flat on the floor. It incites rancor in me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 10, 2008, 11:11:21 PM
I to am bothered by people who make statements about themselves expecting disagreement, while iliciting agreement on my part due to the truth of their statement.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 11, 2008, 01:51:33 AM
Analog cable can lick my nuts.

After being used to using digital cable for so long using an STB with a wonderful menu, having to use the TV Guide lineup to get channel lineups sucks ass.  What's worse is waiting five minutes for the listing to scroll through the channels, switching to the channel, and finding out that it's an episode of CSI:CI that I've already seen.  Grr.

I love pressing the Guide button, paging through the list, pressing the Info button, and seeing exactly what episode is playing.

MFWOIPAMVPOFmgoramopma only three weeks until I go back to my parent's house with their awesome TV and DVR...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 11, 2008, 03:10:35 AM
Yeah, I have satellite and whenever I go to my GF's place, I hate having to sit and watch the guide for 5 minutes trying to find something good.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 11, 2008, 05:47:41 AM
Yeah, totally.  Not to mention that I have the ability to record and time-shift shows so that I'm not stuck on a strict TV schedule (i.e. absolutely having to watch Family Guy at xx:xx AM, CSI:NY at xx:xx AM, etc).  Also, House looks soooo much better in HD.

Apparently my dad wound up going all-out while I was away.  My parents moved the living room into the next room over and my dad put a bunch of audio gear in that room.  I can't wait to be able to watch the Matrix with 5.1 surround sound. :3
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 11, 2008, 06:48:32 AM
You know what REALLY pisses me off? when I post a long rant someplace and the only responses I get are insulting or making fun of me.

Does nobody understand how to fucking read a post and actually think about what I'm saying?

I recently made a series of posts on a undisclosed forum talking about poor typing on the internet. I went out of my way to make it clear that I was not making any personal attacks, and yet what do I get in response? Insults.

Am I the only person on the fucking internet who understands the TRUE form of argument, informal logic, and logical statements? Seriously.

My post talked about how through the internet, written communication is pretty much the only communication that anyone engages in, and yet, so many people don't care about how they type. Nobody goes through that extra bit of effort to capitalize, and to spell check. Nobody seems to understand that the better your typing is, the more people will want to respect you. What would you think if a judge started talking like a teenager, and swearing every second word and all that? I doubt you'd have the same sort of respect, judge or not, that you would have for him if he talked the way a judge is supposed to talk. Similarly, the internet is perverting the English language, and nobody is stopping it. English is doing nothing, if not devolving back into the state it was in around the 1200's, where nobody seemed to know how to spell anything correctly.

I try to explain myself in a non-threatening way that is simply asking people to stop being lazy and make that small effort to capitalize, and use the spell checker, and yet every single response I get is an insult. Could these people be any more immature about this? Honestly, I hope to fucking god that there are more intelligent people than my experience of the internet has shown me, because if the whole world is the way the internet seems to me, then we are in big fucking trouble, because intelligence seems to be going right down the drain.

FUCK I HATE IDIOTS
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 11, 2008, 07:56:20 AM
Damn, I don't think it would be possible for gcc (and glibc) to take any longer to build.  Argh.  Seriously, if this toolchain that I'm building isn't perfect I'm going to flip the fuck out.

I really need to set up a LiveUSB/LiveCD environment so I can use distcc on my work laptop.

You know what REALLY pisses me off? when I post a long rant someplace and the only responses I get are insulting or making fun of me.

d00d only like total morons make long posts on teh internet U MORON

That said, I completely understand what you're saying.  The act of adding two extra letters and saying "you" rather than "u" (or "are" vs. "r") are enough to make me take a post more seriously.  I made a whole rant about this in my LJ.  It was more directed toward game reviews (see: user reviews on GameSpot) but it covered many of the same points.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 11, 2008, 09:25:36 AM
My post here was an EXTREMELY boiled down version of what I posted on the unnamed site, however, I managed to sum up a couple of my points pretty well there.

As far as I see it, this lack of respect for the English language and willful ignorance is everything I stand against. I believe in continuous learning, continuous improvement. The only way for society to evolve is for the individuals who make up society to evolve, to learn, and to improve themselves. By willfully ignoring the conventions of written communication in English as agreed upon by society, these people are in effect lowering the literacy rate of a large portion of society, and effectively devolving society. They are working directly against the evolution of society and the improvement of literacy rates, as well as overall intelligence and knowledge. This is a plague, as far as I see it, and a plague that must be stopped. The only way that the internet will improve is people like us banding together and making this known to others. I believe that it is necessary to attack this problem, not simply passively resist by not caving in and using the short forms, but by actively campaigning towards a more literate internet.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 11, 2008, 09:28:39 AM
You obviously were too verbose.  Try this next time, maybe they'll be able to understand it:

EVERY TIME I READ YOUR POSTS A LITTLE PART OF ME DIES.  LEARN TO FUCKING TYPE, LEARN TO FUCKING SPELL, AND FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, STOP ABBREVIATING TWO LETTER WORDS.  YOU ARE ALL SHITHEADS AND I HATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 11, 2008, 10:09:46 AM
That could be the problem, but I'd have to leave out the "YOU ARE ALL SHITHEADS AND I HATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU." Not all the people who can't type are actually morons, and if I said that, I'd basically have nobody to talk to on there. :/

I also made a point to tell them that any personal attacks wouldn't be tolerated and asked them to kindly Shut The Fuck Up
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 11, 2008, 04:49:18 PM
That could be the problem, but I'd have to leave out the "YOU ARE ALL SHITHEADS AND I HATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU." Not all the people who can't type are actually morons, and if I said that, I'd basically have nobody to talk to on there. :/

Bah, way to not be adventurous. ;P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 12, 2008, 02:34:13 AM
Well, things have resolved themselves there, the thread was locked, and one person in particular responded very maturely to my post, so I thanked him. I admitted that he knew more grammar than I did, and said I'd be sure to try to learn from all the mistakes he pointed out in my post. So things have pretty much died out there, and I've got one person who may or may not become a friend thanks to the fact that he was about the only person to actually make a mature post in response to my rant.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 12, 2008, 02:59:23 AM
I hate hate HATE it when people try to use the fact that they have certifications to try and mask the fact that they don't know jack shit.  There's a prime example from tonight in class.  I was setting up a wireless network for our pieces of equipment to talk and was running into issues:

Dumbass: Ping tests don't work for wireless.  You can have the wrong WEP key and still ping clients.  It's like if someone's speaking Spanish and you only know English; you can see them talking but you don't know what they're saying.
Me: *blink blink* No, with a shared key system, you have to have the right key to even associate with access points.  Even with open system authentication, all data gets encrypted, so even though you might be able to connect a ping still wouldn't go through.
Dumbass: Well, I only have XXX certification, so I obviously don't know what I'm talking about.
Me: I've noticed.

It's rare that I respond to sarcasm with sarcasm because I don't go out of my way to start fights, but this is one of those cases where I simply couldn't help myself.  When you figure that this very person has accused other people of being arrogant, this has more than a little dash of irony, especially considering he was completely, irrefutably wrong.  If I really wanted to blow a lot of money I could probably have several MCSE certs just from experience alone with a bit of freshening up, not to mention Cisco CCNA and A+ certifications without a whole lot of work.  Tonight is proof that I probably wouldn't even need to crack open a book to get it.  If that moron doesn't know that basic of a concept and he has a certification, I can sure as hell get one if I wanted to.

Is it any wonder this idiot isn't in the networking field?

Oh, also, proof that I'm right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_Equivalent_Privacy#Authentication (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_Equivalent_Privacy#Authentication)

Quote
In Open System authentication, the WLAN client need not provide its credentials to the Access Point during authentication. Thus, any client, regardless of its WEP keys, can authenticate itself with the Access Point and then attempt to associate. In effect, no authentication (in the true sense of the term) occurs. After the authentication and association, WEP can be used for encrypting the data frames. At this point, the client needs to have the right keys.

In Shared Key authentication, WEP is used for authentication. A four-way challenge-response handshake is used:

I) The client station sends an authentication request to the Access Point.

II) The Access Point sends back a clear-text challenge.

III) The client has to encrypt the challenge text using the configured WEP key, and send it back in another authentication request.

IV) The Access Point decrypts the material, and compares it with the clear-text it had sent. Depending on the success of this comparison, the Access Point sends back a positive or negative response. After the authentication and association, WEP can be used for encrypting the data frames.
I'm seriously thinking about printing that out and having him read it when I get into class just because it pisses me off when people do that shit.

I put up with this one dumbass white trash slut when I went to ITT that did the same fucking thing.  She kept going on and on about how she was MCSE certified for Windows 2003 Server, yadda yadda, but when it came to practice, GUESS WHO SHE ASKED ABOUT EVERY LITTLE THING.  She knew absolutely nothing about Windows Server.

Jesus, I fucking hate people sometimes.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 12, 2008, 03:12:45 AM
Yeah, that is the sort of shit that makes me wish people just had a test they needed to pass when they went to work at a job that required that sort of knowledge. Then certifications wouldn't matter, because you'd need to actually do well on the test, instead of simply show them some paper you managed to get by cramming all the shit in your head 2 hours before the test and promptly forgetting it. Sure, people might do that then, but all they need to do is put a clause in saying "we can fire you if we think you know jack shit."

It's still not a perfect system, but it might work better than simply giving a certification and thinking that that little piece of paper means they actually know something. That is why I don't study for tests. I think that studying skews your true results, and creates a false score higher than you deserve, because you're going to forget most of what you just crammed for the test anyway. I figure if I can go into a test without having spent 1 second studying and do as well or better than people who spent hours, that speaks a lot about my retention, and my understanding of the problems. I think that comparing my mark to the inflated marks of others just serves to prove that I am smart.

Of course, that's how it would work in a world where it mattered how much you actually knew. At this point, as long as you get X score, the teachers don't care how you got there, and that is a problem

Ok, I'm gonna cut myself off here, because this is turning into yet another late night rant.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 12, 2008, 04:46:47 AM
Exactly.  Certifications are little more than expensive tests to see how well you can regurgitate information.  People flash them to compensate for their complete lack of knowledge or inability (or unwillingness) to actually get their hands dirty.  To elaborate further on this, I've looked into getting my CCNA and quickly found that most of the information on there isn't used often in the field.  For example, as far as routing protocols are concerned, OSPF and IS-IS are by far the most popular protocols used, with RIP probably still seeing heavy use.  From what I've heard, however, Cisco drills test-takers on their proprietary IGRP/EIGRP protocols, which are not nearly as common.  I've heard many CCNA certificate holders say that they've never run into that protocol in the field and I'm inclined to believe them.

Not to mention that it just winds up being a huge money soak for the companies.  As technology changes it's only natural that certifications should change with it.  However, expecting someone to throw down a hundred or two hundred dollars every other year to keep their certs up-to-date is insane, especially when they don't provide a firm test of competence.

Sure, if I were applying for IT jobs I'd probably look into getting a certification or two, but aside from making my resume look better I don't see much of a use for them.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 12, 2008, 07:12:08 AM
Really, the whole education system has turned into something where you get marks for regurgitating information, regardless of how well you actually know or understand it. If the work and tests were more geared towards actual knowledge and understanding of the problems at hand, I bet nearly 50% or more of classes right now would fail. Miserably. I've only met a coupe people at school who I think are actually intelligent, despite how many people get good marks. Half of the people who get good marks are simply good at memorizing things. If I were to have an in depth discussion about something and he underlying principles, I bet most of them would have no idea what I was talking about :/
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 12, 2008, 09:23:15 AM
Yeah, I agree.  Really, the only subjects that test one's capacity for critical thought are your math courses.

Science tends to require thought when it comes to hands-on work or the mathematics behind a certain thing, but a lot of that tends to be regurgitation.  I've always been a fan of the practical elements of computer science, in general, because it opens up an extremely wide variety of problems to solve, whether it be operating software, tweaking hardware, or writing code.  As for the theory behind it, it's generally pretty uninteresting or ties in so closely to the practical elements that I'd rather just do the hands-on work.

Really, when you think about it, what is the best way to learn how to use a program?  Listen to someone talk about it for five hours and never touch it?  Give me a break!  That's all those certification exams do, generally.  Now I heard that Microsoft has you actually perform the said steps for MCSE exams, but the problem with that is that it probably still limits you to set problems with a rigid way to go about solving them.  The most fun I've had getting my degree was when my LAN teacher said, "okay, set up a network with Windows XP Pro workstations, two Windows 2003 servers, one Linux server, three routers, and two switches.  Go!"

One class that can sort of go either way are your Language Arts classes.  I've been in ones that test you with multiple choice answer sheets and ones that ask you to write about certain things in your own words.  I tend to prefer the latter.

I was sort of unusual in high school because I actually enjoyed writing essays so long as they didn't have any stupid, arbitrary limits on them.  The one thing that I didn't enjoy were having to stick with the rigid writing structure that teachers enforced.  I generally write in two ways: (1) I prewrite using a stream of consciousness method, jotting down or typing whatever comes to mind, then go through it and write a proper essay based on that; or (2) I write the whole damn thing in one go then re-read it a few times, make corrections here and there, and turn it in.

All the way through middle and high school and into college I was stuck writing things the "proper" way, which simply didn't work for me, yet was enforced.  Something that I could have finished in a day was drug out through two or three weeks simply because we had to follow all of the steps: prewriting, main idea, introductory paragraph, rough draft #1, rough draft #2, final draft.

One time I literally wrote the entire paper on the day that it was assigned.  When it came time to turn in each of our "steps" I literally cut down the final draft into the pieces that I needed to turn in.  I didn't make a single change from day 1 all the way up until the due date and I pulled a 100% on it.

I'm still in disbelief that I still had to do the same exact thing in college.  You'd think that by that point they'd let the students do it the way that works for them, but no.  Ah well.  At least I'm done with all of that bullshit now.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 12, 2008, 10:26:34 AM
That sums things up pretty damn good.

I've always thought the "writing process" stuff that they forced you into was bullshit. I've never been all that good at essays, but that's due to a couple reasons: I'm not that good at expressing myself through written word, most of the stuff I had to work with was not an idea that I actually liked or wanted to do.

I'm sure there were a couple more reasons that came and went depending on the circumstances, but I wrote every single essay I've ever done in 1 run, except maybe the beginning paragraph. Usually it would take me about 2 hours. 1 hour of talking on MSN and occasionally writing something down, and 1 hour of writing stream of consciousness essay. I say that because I didn't do it in 2 phases like you described, but in 1. My subconscious mind was able to order things into a workable essay format, so I just wrote, start to finish, and made the occasional tweak.

Unfortunately, as I mentioned earlier, I'm not all that good at expressing my ideas when I have to write them down. I don't think in a straightforward way that most people do. I like to describe my thought patterns as in tangents. Most people work their way from the start to the finish of something in a straight line. I don't, I sort of spiral around it, eventually arriving at the goal. Thought patterns like this don't lend well to written communication. I work much better in an informal oral environment. When you have an actual discourse between people with regards to a subject, it allows you to revise your points and rethink things when presented with a response from the other party involved. However, you are not presented with that when you write something. The editing process gives us some semblance of input simulating an oral discourse, but fails to provide the same level of input, because it targets the words themselves, instead of the thoughts. I abandoned the editing system for a couple reasons: it only really edited from a grammatical standpoint I would lose my train of thought completely if I stopped working on it to let someone edit what I had; and when I was finished, I felt that it was as good as it was going to get, because most of my editing was done before I ever went to put the thought to words. Before I wrote a sentence, my subconscious mind would begin to form the sentence, and would catch itself if something felt wrong, or awkward, and anything that got through that self-editing process, could be changed right after I read it.

Anyway, I did much better on on-demand essays, because of the grading being different. I produced essays on about the same level whether I wrote them on-demand in class, or over a couple hours on my computer at home.

As for other classes, I think my favourite has to be the programming courses I went through. Sure, the teacher talked at the front of the class every now and then to try to explain things, but we usually had plenty of time in class to actually sit down and write code. I had a lot of fun there, and learned quite a bit from those classes (actually I already knew a good portion of what they taught in those classes, but they provided me with a way to make something that I could add on to and learn stuff beyond the scope of the class with.)

Unfortunately, the teacher I had for those classes barely knew anything beyond the scope of the class. We asked one time if it was possible to manipulate C++ pointers in a DLL file through visual basic, and he had NO idea what we were talking about..... That was kinda pathetic, really.

Anyway, I learned a lot of Java from the second year there. (I don't think I actually learned anything in the first year class, which was all in VB.)

I like what your teacher did there.. That must have been an interesting network.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on February 12, 2008, 10:40:01 AM
C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER

but high school fucking sucks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 12, 2008, 11:13:38 AM
Yes, highschool does suck.

EDIT: jesus, this is my 13th post today. And I still only have 9.335 posts per day, lol.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 13, 2008, 03:10:56 AM
Unfortunately, the teacher I had for those classes barely knew anything beyond the scope of the class. We asked one time if it was possible to manipulate C++ pointers in a DLL file through visual basic, and he had NO idea what we were talking about..... That was kinda pathetic, really.

I've found that most programming teachers don't actually know how to program.  It really bugs me.  I've only been in one programming class (Data Structures) where the teacher actually knew more about programming in a given language than I did.  It was the best programming class I'd ever been in for that reason alone.

As for your question, no, Visual Basic cannot manipulate pointers. :P

I like what your teacher did there.. That must have been an interesting network.

It was pretty nice.  I wound up doing all of the Linux and networking work since I was the only person who really understood Linux in the class (and that's after two Linux classes...pathetic, I know -- those classes were some of the biggest travesties I'd ever seen) and because of my ability to configure a bank of Cisco routers in five minutes flat (compared to 45+ minutes for the next fastest person...no joke).  I was basically the project leader, assigning everyone tasks and helping them out.  Most fun I'd had in class in a long time.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 13, 2008, 05:10:58 AM
Well, we figured the pointer thing out on our own, lol. I forget how it reacted when we tried to get it to pass the memory location to us, but I know it didn't work as expected. We could receive the information the pointer was pointing to, but we couldn't get it to tell us the memory location we were pointing to.

Wow, 5 minutes vs 45... that's kinda sad. I think I could set up a router I've never touched before in somewhere around 10 minutes, depending on how user friendly the interface is, and I know I can set my router up from factory default about 3-5 minutes, lol.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 13, 2008, 12:38:08 PM
Yeah, VB isn't really a good language to choose if you want to directly manipulate memory.  It's generally pretty good at what it's made for, though -- rapid application development.

No offense, but with no experience it would probably take you quite a while to configure one Cisco router from scratch.  There is no friendly UI to speak of, just a command interface using a proprietary command interpreter (I think some of their gear uses Linux, but I've never seen it personally).  The main reason that it took me five minutes to configure three routers is because I used my time more efficiently.  I'd configure one router, dump the config, open it in a text editor, change the values, and just copy and paste the updated configurations into the other router.  Most people there could configure a single router in 10 minutes, but would then follow the error-prone task of typing everything in manually.  Blah.

For the record, here's how to just change the IP address (FYI, the command prompt is the host name followed by the mode that you're currently in):

Code: [Select]
Router>en
Router#conf t
Router(config)#int e0
Router(config-if)#ip addr 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0
Router(config-if)#no shut
&LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Ethernet0, changed state to up
Router(config-if)#end
Router#

The first command, "en," puts the prompt into privileged mode.  If there is a password set for it (THERE'D DAMN WELL BETTER BE) you'll be prompted for it.

"conf t," a shortcut for "configure terminal," tells the router to go into configuration mode, getting commands from the terminal.  This is what you'd use to configure it most of the time.

"int e0" is a shortcut for "interface Ethernet0."  There are numerous interfaces on Cisco routers; sometimes multiple banks of Ethernet ports (in which case they would be referred to as Ethernet0/0 -- bank/port).  There are also FastEthernet ports (100mbps), Serial ports, etc; it all depends on the router and what cards you have installed in them.

"ip addr 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0" is fairly obvious -- it sets the IP to 192.168.1.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.  The command itself is a shortcut for "ip address."

"no shut," a shortcut for "no shutdown," brings up the interface (sort of like "ifconfig interface up" in *nix).

"end" backs out of configuration mode, bringing you back into privileged mode.

Configuring Ethernet interfaces isn't hard at all.  Serial interfaces tend to require a bit more TLC, mainly because you have to configure each end differently.

The part that confuses most people in assignments like that are static routing tables.  That was another requirement of the assignment -- we needed to use them.  Setups using RIP and OSPF are practically automatic -- you tell the routers what to use and they work it out amongst each other.  When you configure a static table, you need to be fully aware of which devices can directly talk to each other as well and through what port.  I was able to grasp it without much of a problem but most of the people in my class had problems with it.  It's also one of those things where if you mess it up it can be a pain to debug, especially on larger setups; I typically got it right the first time.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 13, 2008, 01:05:40 PM
Well, aside from not knowing the commands themselves, I probably wouldn't have much trouble with setting one of those guys up. I understood a good portion of that, minus the "en" command, and it would have taken me a minute to figure out the "no shut" command, but I'm generally pretty good at learning that sort of stuff really quickly. I learned how to work linux in a console form in no time at all, coming from pretty much 0 experience in command line only situations. I did already know some DOS commands, and I knew that a couple (cd, among others) were aliased. If I have 2 of something to configure that I can use text files for, I likely would have done so myself (I've done that sort of thing on more than one occasion). The main advantage you have over me on those things is you've gone through the course and learned how to operate the console.

I wouldn't be surprised if they ran some sort of linux on those things though.

Static routing tables, however, might do me in on one of those with my 0 experience, lol. However, I probably wouldn't do bad for someone who's never touched one before. All I'd need for most things is quick access to a reference table on commands.

Oh, and what's the significance of using the "no shut" command in that instance? Is it quicker that way, or is there some other reason?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 14, 2008, 03:59:34 AM
Actually, I figured out much of what I know through experimentation, before the class officially learned it.  I learn when I get bored.  I do have the advantage of being able to play around with actual gear, though.  I've used simulators (Boson NetSim, for one) but they aren't always exactly the same.  Speaking of which, if you want to try playing with them, give NetSim a shot.  It's the best one I've used.

I think the main reason that they don't use Linux on their basic routers is because it'd probably be a lot heavier than their own IOS software.  Linux is considerably larger, requiring a larger EEPROM, takes a while to start up (compared to IOS, which starts up in maybe twenty seconds, including performing extensive hardware checks), and has more overhead.  IOS also has a much more intuitive way of storing configuration data, setting up interfaces, etc, because it was built specifically for the task at hand.  Linux would be nice for an all-in-one sort of device, but most places that would need higher-end routers probably wouldn't want a solution like that -- too much rolling on one device and all.

I dunno about the static routing thing.  It would probably take a lot of trial and error if you haven't done it before; it's a little odd.  There is a quick reference of sorts available in the IOS software (just key in a question mark after a command) but it is a little vague on a few things.

"no shut" is vital for the interface to actually start talking.  IOS is like Windows or *nix in that every interface, by default, starts in a down state.  Typing "no shutdown," or, as I abbreviated it, "no shut," brings up the interface.

I don't think I mentioned this in my previous post.  IOS supports shortcut commands.  The commands are pretty verbose by default (i.e. "enable," "configure terminal," "interface ethernet0/0", "ip address," etc.  You can abbreviate the commands as much as you like, so long as the identifier is still unique.  For example, instead of "interface ethernet0/0" you could type "int e0/0," since there is no ambiguity.  You cannot use "in e0/0," however, because it would conflict with a command such as "invert rxclock."

It's quite nice, really.  It's a fairly intuitive input system.

Edit: Ugh, building a toolchain for Linux can be a royal pain in the ass sometimes.

I'm building a i686-pc-linux-gnu toolchain for a project I'm working on (building a distro from scratch) and it's been an interesting ride.  I basically used my Gentoo system to put together everything I'd need for a minimal system.  I used portage to build binary packages of gcc 4.1.2, binutils 2.18-r1, and glibc 2.6.1, then built a busybox binary.  I extracted the toolchain components to my empty directory, threw busybox in place, then chrooted into it.  Awesome.

I then started gathering tools to rebuild the toolchain.  When it finally got to the point where I'd be able to compile binutils, gcc, and glibc, I attempted it.  gcc and glibc, surprisingly, went well, but binutils kept choking on build.  I'd already fixed an issue related to texinfo (namely, binutils 2.18's configure script's inability to deal with versions higher than a certain number) but was completely stumped on this one.  The solution?  Build and install binutils 2.17, then link binutils 2.18 using those tools.  WHAT THE FUCK? O.O  Oh well, at least it works now, and aquamarine can now truly stand on its own two feet.

Insert obligatory "LOOK MA, I DID IT WITHOUT LFS (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/)" happiness here.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 14, 2008, 11:17:21 AM
Haha, oh wow, now that must have been one hell of a ride.

My MyBook runs off a busybox system, but I haven't bothered building all that stuff from scratch, it came pre-equipped with most of what I needed. Albeit, building PHP and MySQL from scratch was interesting. Especially since it's running a slow-ass ARM processor at 200 MHz. Took fucking forever to compile all that shit :/

I'll definitely check out Boson NetSim, though. I always like to learn more, and if I can do it without needing the hardware itself, then that's all the better.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 14, 2008, 04:52:43 PM
I would have definitely gotten a cross-compiling toolchain built for the MyBook in that case, haha.  Gentoo, for one, makes it very simple (emerge crossdev; crossdev -s4 arm-unknown-linux-uclibc (or gnu, if you're using glibc)).  I ended up setting up a cross-compiler on my laptop once so that I could compile PowerPC binaries faster (since G4s are slow as shit compared to x86 when it comes to compilation) and it didn't take much effort on my part.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on February 14, 2008, 04:56:03 PM
Software companies, politicians, etc. who use security as an excuse for control.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 14, 2008, 11:43:57 PM
I really do have a math disorder, and I have about 6 different sections of math I have to do tonight and IO hardly understand it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 15, 2008, 01:26:53 AM
That sucks. I've been identified as slow with math. What takes someone like, a half a second, because it's instinctive, takes me like, anywhere between a couple seconds, to maybe a minute or more, depending. I get things right a lot, but it takes me a LOT longer. It's why I hate math work in school, I can do ti, but the amount they give me is overwhelming considering how much slower I am.

I also don't learn the same way they teach at school. I learn by understanding the relationships between numbers, not simply memorizing "this is how you do it". There are a million ways to do the same thing, they all boil down to doing the same thing, but some of them do it in a really different way.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: cristian989 on February 15, 2008, 01:44:03 AM
I really do have a math disorder, and I have about 6 different sections of math I have to do tonight and IO hardly understand it.

I need a calculator even for simple math, it's probably a combination of laziness and apathy with a pinch of dumbass  8)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 15, 2008, 11:24:06 AM
That sucks. I've been identified as slow with math. What takes someone like, a half a second, because it's instinctive, takes me like, anywhere between a couple seconds, to maybe a minute or more, depending. I get things right a lot, but it takes me a LOT longer. It's why I hate math work in school, I can do ti, but the amount they give me is overwhelming considering how much slower I am.

Same, I hardly know my times tables, and I can hardly do anything without a scrap piece of paper or a calculator.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 15, 2008, 03:37:55 PM
Well, I know some of the times tables, and I'm slowly getting faster with those, but I still have to work some of them out in my head. I've just been gettign faster at working some of them out, as well. I can do complicated stuff, I can do long division in my head (not multiple digits though, but I could do something that results in a really long string of numbers after the decimal), but it's really slow. With paper though, I can work pretty well.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on February 15, 2008, 07:23:29 PM
I'm the other way around. I'm excellent at math but not much else.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 16, 2008, 09:36:09 AM
Well, I'm good at math but slow. Once I learn something (actually learn it, not simply memorize it for school) I can do it really easily. Unfortunately, it does take a lot longer. I'm good, as long as I understand what's going on, but the teachers don't teach in a way that works well for me most of the time :/
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on February 16, 2008, 02:44:05 PM
People who talk about shit they know nothing about as if they actually do.

Example: Joey's mom's old computer had an integrated video card. The video card got fried, so the motherboard went down with it. Since then, he's been telling people that HP "wires their motherboards in a way that if one component goes down, they all go down." He said that to me, so I responded.

Me: "Joey, that's only true for the video card because it's integrated."
Joey: "But the rest of the components are all on the same..."
Me: "Motherboard? You mean like all computers?"
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 16, 2008, 06:20:30 PM
Oh, that's okay.  I had someone at my school (when I went to ITT) try to tell me that Dell used proprietary memory just because the system that he worked on had DDR2 and he'd never seen it before.  It went something like this:

Dumbass: Dell is complete shit.  They don't even use standard memory or any components in their system.
Me: ...really.
Dumbass: Yeah, they use some weird memory with a lot more pins than normal memory.
Me: More pins...you mean like DDR2?
Dumbass: That's not standard memory!
Me: *facepalm*

There is nothing worse than people who try to feign knowledge when using computers.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 16, 2008, 09:13:29 PM
Agreed. My mom thinks that just because she's more tech-savvy than the people she works with, she can presume to tell me what's wrong with a computer. She can browse the net, do email, and she knows enough how to install things, and how to design a website with the help of a WYSIWYG editor, and she seems to think that she can tell me what's wrong with a computer. I've been fixing computers for about as long as I've owned one, and yet she thinks she can tell me what's wrong just because something is slow, or isn't acting right.

And then she blindly orders me to fix it when half the time I don't even know what's wrong. She claims one thing is wrong when it quite obviously isn't, because computers don't work that way, and refuses to listen when I try to explain why it can't be that, and then she blindly tells me to fix it.

Recently, my mom got a Blackberry Pearl. I noticed it had a facebook application in the menu, I opened it to see what it would do, and it brought me to some disclaimer and terms of use pages and such, and then I exited. After exiting, one of the icons got a white background and the orange circle that appears behind the icon wouldn't show up behind it. She then begins to rant about how I fucked it up, and shit like the thing is broken. It's a fucking graphical glitch. After some googling, I found that it's a fairly common problem that can only really be solved by reloading the operating system on it. She didn't seem to understand that A) just because a small graphical glitch happened doesn't mean anything will stop working right, B) if it happened that soon after she got it, and after such a small thing as opening one of the applications and exiting, that it was not likely something serious, and C) even if it was serious, tings like that can be reset and wiped clean anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 17, 2008, 03:54:35 AM
Man, if you slip up and make a mistake with Linux you could wind up in a hell of a lot of trouble.

Let's just say, I screwed up a single bloody line in a shell script and I managed to bind /dev to /dev.  It doesn't sound as bad as it is, believe me.  Let's just say, I can't spawn a shell because every time I attempt to it goes into an infinite loop and I can't get rid of the bind because /dev is, obviously, in use.  Methinks it's about time for a reboot!

Edit: Ooo, scratch that.  Getting out of X (hence, killing the instances of Konsole that were no doubt waiting for a free TTY) and unmounting the /dev bind fixed everything without a reboot.  I'M AWESOME.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on February 17, 2008, 12:48:21 PM
I've already had to reinstall Ubuntu twice due to my own screw-ups. Last time, it was because I fucked up my partitions, so I backed up anything really important (which took forever), loaded up a partitioner from the boot screen (which also took forever) and then deleted all of the partitions. After that, the computer went to the boot menu just fine, so I reinstalled Ubuntu.

I'm sure there was a less painful way to fix it, but since I had recently lost everything, anything on the hard drive was easily replaceable.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 17, 2008, 01:04:43 PM
Well, my linux experience pretty much consists of reinstalling 20 times, and still not getting things to work right, lol.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 17, 2008, 01:17:29 PM
I've pretty much been able to work out every issue I had, and every issue I've had with Gentoo was mostly my own fault.

There have been a few occasions where an update to a package broke binary compatibility.  Gentoo's revdep-rebuild utility is generally good enough to do the job, but I did run into one case where two packages changed their ABI in one update and I was stuck in a sort of dependency hell.  There are two choices at that point: work it out by manually (using the list of packages given to you by portage) or take the brute-force method ("emerge world", then leave your computer overnight so it can rebuild everything).  I took the latter and the system was working perfectly by the next day with no need to reinstall the system. :P

That's one nice thing about the installation approach that Gentoo uses.  One time I wound up hosing my system's includes during an LFS (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/) install, probably due to a type.  No problem, "emerge gcc" fixed everything.  One time I wound up uninstalling a dependency to something.  No problem, "emerge -o package" pulls down any dependencies for that package that aren't on the system.

I love the fucking shit out of portage; it's by far the best package management system I've ever used.

Edit: Another way of fool-proofing a Linux install is to have it start in text mode.  I use ATI's Linux drivers on my laptop and, to put it bluntly, they haven't exactly been known for their reliability (though, oddly enough, they appear to be more stable than their Windows drivers now...).  If I ever wind up updating ati-drivers to a version that just doesn't like my laptop, all I have to do is reboot, mask the package, and pull the last working version.

Did I mention that I love portage? :)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 17, 2008, 08:36:46 PM
Well, the package manager that was installed in my MyBook is ipkg, and I'd never heard about it before, but it's actually a pretty decent system. It's lightweight, and all that, but it works well.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 17, 2008, 09:14:11 PM
People who can't take constructive criticism. I know a guy that owns a CS:S server and has grenades set up to do triple damage in triple the radius. So anyone who is on the offensive and moving towards a choke point would have a huge advantage compared to the person sitting there trying to guard a bomb site/hostage, which is what I told him. He told me it was more realistic and that there was tons of other servers without the mod, then he muted everyone.

Also people who think realism in EVERY game is a good thing. Garbage makes most games unbalanced.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 17, 2008, 09:15:10 PM
Portage is based on Python and it has everything but the kitchen sink (though I hear they're working on adding that to 2.2).  In all srsness, it does a great job at...pretty much everything, and has a rich set of tools to help you get information about the packages.  Plus, as I said before, it's fairly easy to bring your system back to life if you screw it up.

If worst comes to worst (i.e. you kill python, completely destroy the toolchain to the point where it can't do an initial compile on gcc, etc) you should be able to pull the utilities from a stage1 install, but it's never come to that for me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on February 17, 2008, 10:23:40 PM
I wish I knew enough about linux not to be completely lost at every single discussion you guys have about it :s
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 17, 2008, 11:18:21 PM
Well, ipkg is pretty robust, despite being a lightweight solution. It can do quite a bit.

I don't know how it stacks up against portage, since I've never used portage, but I have found ipkg to be better than the other package manager I used before, (which one it was, I've forgotten).

Here's a wiki entry about it: http://www.handhelds.org/moin/moin.cgi/Ipkg. I find it kinda funny, but because of the architecture of the MyBook, they use the NSLU2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSLU2) package repository.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 18, 2008, 01:58:17 AM
It's missing some features that Portage provides, mainly in terms of unfucking the system.  That said, such a thing is far more important in a source distribution rather than a binary one, so it's all good.  One fairly large feature that I'm not seeing is a way to calculate reverse dependencies to get rid of unwanted dependencies.  For something targeting embedded systems with minimal storage space this seems a bit odd to me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 18, 2008, 02:47:59 AM
Good point. However, I'd think that most people running embedded systems probably know exactly what they want on there, and won't be dealing with unnecessary packages in the first place. Most default installs for embedded systems are going to be really barebones, and so you're not likely going to get into a situation where you have unwanted packages. It's still a possibility, but not nearly as common as on a desktop or other more dynamic systems. But yes, it would still be a useful feature for those times where you are dealing with unwanted packages, and limited space (thank god I can use all the space on the MyBook in the linux; I'd hate to be limited space-wise on that thing, lol).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 18, 2008, 07:28:30 PM
Holy fuck I want to kick the guy from Buck Cherry in the throat until his head explodes.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on February 18, 2008, 09:01:19 PM
Holy fuck I want to kick the guy from Buck Cherry in the throat until his head explodes.

I'd help hold him down. I hate that band with a passion.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 19, 2008, 11:12:09 PM
Jesus fucking christ. I get up at 1 PM, get on the computer for a while. Have a bath at 2:30 till 3:30. My brother gets on the computer. I let him on till 11, knowing that I'll be able to get on form 11:00 till whenever I want to go to bed, leaving me with, maybe 4 more hours on the computer. What happens? 11 rolls around and my mom tells me she wants the fucking computer because she's gonna do laundry and can't be going up and down the stairs all the time. So what do I get? Nothing. I get a fucking hour and a half on the computer all day.

Thanks for fucking nothing.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: flaffl on February 21, 2008, 02:03:22 AM
Jesus fucking christ. I get up at 1 PM, get on the computer for a while. Have a bath at 2:30 till 3:30. My brother gets on the computer. I let him on till 11, knowing that I'll be able to get on form 11:00 till whenever I want to go to bed, leaving me with, maybe 4 more hours on the computer. What happens? 11 rolls around and my mom tells me she wants the fucking computer because she's gonna do laundry and can't be going up and down the stairs all the time. So what do I get? Nothing. I get a fucking hour and a half on the computer all day.

Thanks for fucking nothing.

rofl go play ps2 then
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 21, 2008, 03:45:37 PM
I would, but my brother lent out GH2 and the fucking memory card (we never needed a second one, so it's the only one we have.) So PS2 is pretty much useless for me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 22, 2008, 12:26:47 AM
Fucking A, some idiot is reeving their car and it's 12:30 in the morning. I'm surprised I haven't heard a gunshot yet.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 22, 2008, 12:44:37 AM
Fucking A, some idiot is reeving their car and it's 12:30 in the morning. I'm surprised I haven't heard a gunshot yet.

You know you live in the states when...

(or a large city, for that matter.)

I don't think I've ever heard an actual gunshot in town before...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 22, 2008, 01:56:53 AM
I live in a huge community that has small to decently sized houses on 1.5 to 3 acres of land. Basically a swamp that has canals dug threw it to keep it dry. Also he's like across the street from the house behind mine, so I know it's got to be loud as hell for his neighbors.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 22, 2008, 02:56:40 AM
Well, I live in a town of about 16 740 last I checked a sign, and we've got some pretty seedy places around here. Despite the appearance of a nice community (aside from some of the older run down places), we have an insane drug culture. It's ridiculous how much crack (and weed) is around here. I'm honestly quite surprised I've never heard a gunshot.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on February 22, 2008, 10:53:26 PM
I'm pretty sure all you need to do is find a way to get to BC. After that, its pretty fucking easy from what I've heard.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Milk Chan on February 22, 2008, 10:59:36 PM
FUCKKKKK


Venetian Snares has a show in Miami tomorrow and I DONT LIVE IN SOFLA ANYMORE.

Just one of the many downsides of moving :(.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on February 23, 2008, 10:25:56 AM
FUCKKKKK


Venetian Snares has a show in Miami tomorrow and I DONT LIVE IN SOFLA ANYMORE.

Just one of the many downsides of moving :(.

Oh wow, that's really balls. Fumble :x
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ulti on February 23, 2008, 11:23:38 PM
Is he touring? Or is it like, a random one-location show. Because if he's playing in Seattle, I'm so going. :U
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 24, 2008, 12:01:34 AM
I'm pissed I didn't hear about that. Probably still not something any of my friends would like to see.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Milk Chan on February 24, 2008, 02:00:34 AM
I have a friend back in FL who might have been interested.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 25, 2008, 02:50:40 PM
<rant>
Jesus Fucking Christ. I can't even express how much this is pissing me off. Every day, all I hear from my mom is bitching and yelling and screaming about my brother and I. We're having financial trouble right now, and neither my brother or I have a job. All I've been hearing for the past couple months is a steady stream of "get a job" lectures and the occasional time where my mom gets really pissed at us after we get to the point where we start talking back. What my mom doesn't seem to understand is that the more she pushes, bitches, screams and yells, the less I WANT to get a job. It sounds counter intuitive on both sides. She bitches more, and I want to get a job even less. She doesn't understand that.

If they were more willing to do stuff that would help, instead of simply bitching, I'd be a bit more receptive to it. But no, I simply get a bitchy lecture that boils down to "get a job". My dad occasionally hands me a newspaper with a job listing I might be interested in, but so far that's about it. The latest one wants me to go deliver my resume in person, but have I heard either of my parents offering to drive me there? Nope. I'm not fucking walking there either.

On top of that, I've gotta call my local college branch to see about getting a credit I need for the college program I want to enter, but now I don't want to call them, because the only stuff I've heard for damn near an hour straight is "call them". My mom somehow thinks that bitching loud and long enough at me is going to make me want to call them. I woke up this morning thinking "ok, I'll call them again". Now I don't really want to call them at all. I'd rather put on my coat, and leave. If it weren't for the fact that about the only place I could go is my GF's place, I would leave and ask to stay at a friend's place for a bit. (I don't really want to stay at my GF's place, because I don't really get along well with her dad).

Right now I'm about ready to feed my fist through a wall (or break it, if I hit a stud), but I'm not going to, because all that'll accomplish is give them yet another reason to bitch and yell.

On top of all that, my mom bitches about us staying up all night, and sleeping in. I'm only doing that because I'm not doing anything during the day. I'm perfectly capable of getting up early and staying up during the day and sleeping at night, but when I'm not going anything, I prefer nights. I'm not jobless because I stay up at night, I stay up at night because I don't have a job. If my parents said "get your resume together, we're taking you to X place to apply at 10 AM tomorrow", I'd be perfectly ready to get up then, and go. But my parents mindlessly saying "You need to quit staying up all night and sleeping all day, you're doing nothing" and bitching about it isn't going to make me get up at normal times, because it's not changing anything. All it's doing is antagonizing me and pissing me off so that I don't want to comply with them because I've had enough of them bitching at me giving mindless orders that don't change things on bit. For some strange reason my mom thinks that somehow making me get up at 8 AM and go to bed at 12 will somehow magically get me a job. I'd get a job just as easily if I brought a resume in at 10 AM, or if I brought it in at 2 or 3 PM. Staying up till 4 AM and sleeping till 1 won't make that much fucking difference.

I mean Fuck. My brother is in a considerably worse position than I am right now. The kid lies at pretty much every opportunity he gets. He gets caught by my parents pretty much every time, but he doesn't seem to get it. On top of that, he's dropped out of highschool, because he's too lazy to go to class, and lies to cover it up. He goes out job hunting when my parents bitch, but I don't think he's really trying much, since he's likely to lie about that, too. At least I have my fucking grade 12, and am planning on going to college for something that I can most likely get a job with. He's dropped out of high school, with no job, and plans to go to the Metalworks Institute for some live music sound stuff. I should mention that It costs about 20 000 for tuition to go to Metalworks, plus, they have no dorms or anything, so he either has to commute to Missisauga (part of Toronto) every day, or has to find a place to live there, and a job. On the other hand, my tuition will be probably something over 10 000 for a 3 year course with 3 co-op terms to help me get into it, plus my dad knows quite a few places he could try to get me into.

I'd say I have a rather better outlook right now than he does. But do I get any better treated? Nope. I get bitched at just as much as my brother does. At least I don't fucking lie every second word that comes out of my mouth. At least I stayed in school and got my grade 12. I'm not going to cost them as much to get an education, and I'm going into a field that is in high demand, and will likely make pretty good money right off the bat. And yet I get no preferential treatment over someone who seems to be slowly spiraling into living at a friend's place and working at McDonalds year after year. I won't be surprised if that's the sort of thing he does for the rest of his life, because he doesn't seem to give a rat's ass about education, or what's going to happen in his life.

This whole fucking thing pisses me off so fucking much, I can't even put it into words. If it weren't that I had nowhere else to go at the moment, I'd move out for the night, and stay someplace else.

I'm honestly reaching my limit of how much of this bullshit I can take. I'm getting to the point where I am very close to seriously considering moving out. I need support, not constant bitching and yelling. I know exactly why I'm in the position I am in. My social anxiety makes me not want to get a job because I hate getting into groups of people that I have little to nothing in common with except a job. I can honestly say that as stupid as it sounds, I'm afraid to get a job. because of my social anxiety, I can't stand anything like retail. Despite not being very strong, I'm more willing to do hard physical labor than deal with customers. And my social anxiety makes it hard for me to even go try to get a job, because I hate calling places. I hate automated calling systems, but I hate calling businesses in general. I never know what to say, and I get really nervous on the phone. I'm better in person than I am on the phone.

But despite being able to admit it online, and to myself, I can't admit that to my parents. They probably realize that's what's going on, but they're not exactly understanding of it. They don't seem to have any understanding of what it's like to be faced with something like that, when it bothers you so much. It's not something I simply don't like, for whatever reason. I get much more nervous than most people would, and they don't seem to understand. It's a lot easier to tell someone to face their fears than to be the one facing the fear, but they don't seem to have any sort of idea how hard this shit is for me. And all I get on top of it is yelling and bitching. I wish my parents would be more understanding and supportive. I wish my mom would learn to something more than simply yell at me, because she doesn't seem to understand it's not helping at all.

I seriously can't live with this much longer, and I don't know what I'm going to do when I finally hit my limit....
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on February 25, 2008, 10:42:05 PM
sit down and write a letter. That usually works for me if I'm trying to get a point across. Please don't become an hero.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 26, 2008, 01:32:54 AM
I'm not going to become An Hero, but I honestly don't know how I'll respond when my parents finally push me too far. It helped, just to have a place to get that out, anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on February 26, 2008, 01:58:50 AM
Not sure how the lawn service industry is up there, but you could try something like that. Wouldn't really need much interaction to do your job then.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 26, 2008, 03:34:33 AM
Well, it's not like a lawn service company has much work when there's a couple feet of snow on everyone's lawn. The place my dad wants me to go apply at right now is looking for warehouse guys, so it'll be heavy lifting, but I don't mind that stuff.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 26, 2008, 06:08:42 AM
Blagh, my arms (and knee) still hurt from the intense three-puck air hockey matches (seriously, between the two of us we probably blew $10 on that thing, haha) I had with TimJing the other day.

It was totally worth it, though, so I can't really say that I'm upset. :)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on February 26, 2008, 05:53:40 PM
Blagh, my arms (and knee) still hurt from the intense three-puck air hockey matches (seriously, between the two of us we probably blew $10 on that thing, haha) I had with TimJing the other day.

It was totally worth it, though, so I can't really say that I'm upset. :)

Hahaha, yeah, I still have bruises on my knuckles. That was the most fun I've ever had playing air hockey XD

AND WHAT WAS WITH THAT MUSIC?! doo dee doo doo doo dee doo
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 26, 2008, 10:28:18 PM
I wish I would have managed to get a recording of that...seriously.

That machine was nothing short of amazing.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on February 27, 2008, 09:30:18 PM
I wish I would have managed to get a recording of that...seriously.

That machine was nothing short of amazing.

I will, someday. Next time I go there I'm gonna bring some recording device and record that music, hahaha.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: flaffl on February 28, 2008, 12:04:21 AM
I absolutely hate my AP European History class.

The teacher's a fucking lazy shit that doesn't teach and forces us to read. He never even fucking lectures us, and when he does, half the time he tells us not to write it down.

Any college kids got any advice for AP classes?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on February 28, 2008, 03:10:37 AM
I will, someday. Next time I go there I'm gonna bring some recording device and record that music, hahaha.

Sweet.  I'll be looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on February 28, 2008, 05:26:21 AM
So I'm fairly certain my laptop's hard drive is really close to failure. It takes forever to write to it, and when I was backing stuff up, transfers that would've normally taken no more than a few minutes were taking hours. At this point, the reading speed is so slow I can't even watch videos or listen to any music without it skipping once or twice every 5 minutes.

Still, at least I noticed it a couple of days ago, so I backed everything up via a flash drive and an old desktop with ~50 GB of free space. I just wish laptop hard drives were the same price as desktop ones.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on February 28, 2008, 06:56:30 PM
That sucks ass.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on February 28, 2008, 11:50:58 PM
I absolutely hate my AP European History class.

The teacher's a fucking lazy shit that doesn't teach and forces us to read. He never even fucking lectures us, and when he does, half the time he tells us not to write it down.

Any college kids got any advice for AP classes?

AP American History and AP English and Composition are the only AP classes I'm taking this year. Next year, I'll be taking 5: AP Calc, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature, AP Psychology, and AP Micro and Macro Economics (which are actually 2 classes, hence, two AP credits. so 6 classes?)
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Post by: dinnerroll on February 29, 2008, 12:18:46 AM
rofl I'm in ap u.s. this year and its such a different world from GATE world history last year.

k so last year my teacher was the wrestling coach. we spent so much time on wars it was amazing. we went into detail on every major battle. after we did the state testing, we took about 3 weeks and watched the entire series of band of brothers. i brought in my bootleg of 300 an we watched that.

this year, in ap u.s. history, my teacher is also head of the drama department. she is also a quaker(pacifist) and a feminist. when we are in a war era, she's like, "k so the north won such and such battle and it was bad for the south." what we have gone in depth on has been the women's/civil rights movements through American history and how things were going "at home" while the boys were off at war and how different minority and underprivileged groups such as women and blacks contributed. We watched cinderella man today in class. the point was because it clearly depicts the country's transition from the prosperity of the 20s to the great depression in the 30s or some shit. she skipped the fight scenes. my teacher last year would have been like "k fast forward they're rich and now they're poor k lets watch these two hairy apes beat the shit out of each other for the next hour"

I want the battles god damnit.

My english teacher is worse. She is the most liberal, feminist nazi i've ever met. Now i've heard college professors are very opinionated about their political views even if it doesn't relate to their subject, but we're in high school. keep your bullshit propaganda to yourself bitch. We just spent a month and a half reading feminist literature and writing pro-feminist essays. they weren't even opinion papers. they were papers defending given pro-feminist prompts.

another reason i hate that class and the education system in general: I am the best student in any of her AP English classes(she has 4). AP classes are supposed to be college level. I know some of you guys are in college. Do your professors assign vocabulary you have to define and write sentences for BY HAND?(yeah no computer) So I don't do definitions for three weeks because its bullshit. I get 100% on all three tests. not one question missed. a lot of the words I'd never seen but I'm good at that shit. guess what. I find out the fucking homework was worth more than the tests.

Another thing. So we're in this feminist shit chapter in english right? we have to write a 750-1000 word essay synthesizing feminist literature sources into it and talking about victorian era women or some shit. I write the most epic fucking essay in the history of essays. Perfect marks(the only person in any of her classes to get that). She writes all this shit on there about how great it is(stfu i only boast when i'm pissed off). I somehow managed to weave in my disgust for liberal feminism while still being witty and appealing to her political agenda enough for her not to care.

Point of the story. I have a 57% in that class. I know some may argue that it is hard work and not potential or god-given talent that make the grade, and normally i would agree. but under these circumstances, i would have to call bullshit. mindless busywork and pointless homework assignments do not fall under the category of "hard work" in my book. I have proven myself to be proficient in every test she has given me but I'm still failing because i didn't conform to her little "curriculum."

tl;dr: fuck retarded teachers and I really dont want to hear shit about how college is I'll cross that bridge when i get there

 
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Post by: Bobbias on February 29, 2008, 11:23:35 AM
Yeah, you know, that's the same sort of view that got me failed in so many classes. I completely agree that mindless crap doesn't count worth shit. I've even refused to do some work to a teacher's face, but it doesn't change how they mark things. So you have 2 options: Either, do the work, and suck it up, or don't do the work, and deal with the consequences. As much as it's retarded, and a gigantic pain in the ass, that's the reality of the situation.
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Post by: 淫蟲 on February 29, 2008, 03:43:59 PM
...I somehow managed to weave in my disgust for liberal feminism while still being witty and appealing to her political agenda enough for her not to care.

I'd do the same, except with a greater emphasis on elaborating on my disgust for the subject at hand.  Or, if I were up for it I'd more or less answer the essay with a protest to her views; to rebel against her, while still answering the prompt.

I can't stand anyone with extreme and/or unreasonable views at all.
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Post by: Milk Chan on March 06, 2008, 06:30:12 PM
I rip apart an ITG fanboy:

Quote from: Milk Chan
AHAHAHAH You're dumb. First off if you want a convincing argument learn to get across word filters.

Quote from: DJTechnics
Haven't we all forgotten where the fvck we live? We live in fvcking America! The land of freedom of speech and free this and free that! We all know that Konami has the rights to ITG now. Those stupid bastards!! I am beyond pissed right now because it has been 2 fvcking years and there hasnt even been anything about ITG anything!!!!!! Konami was so scarred because ITG was better than DDR and still is.

We also live in a land where there's laws and a government. Roxor releasing ITG is illegal. Konami releasing ITG will never happen because Kyle won't give Konami his songs and charts and licenses. Go to PIU Pro.

Quote from: DjTechnics
I have been playing DDR for 3 years and when ITG came out i was hooked. All the mods and all the new features. The future for ITG looked so bright! Way more advanced than DDR. When i went back to DDR i literally laughed at every song i played because they seem so simple now.

Fanboys are the worst. How many of those mods were even useful? Hell they technically weren't innovative because they ripped their mods from Stepmania. I'm pretty sure you didn't even get decent grades on the "easy" DDR songs anyways.

Quote from: DjTechnics
Well why dont we do something about this? Like I tell everyone! If people stopped going to the gas pumps for one day, you know how much money they would lose? They would have to lower gas prices.

Yeah the gas price thing didn't even work dumbass. If DDR stopped selling for one day Konami wouldn't care because they have other franchises they make money off of. Japan wouldn't care because they never had ITG and Europe wouldn't care because they're neglected DDR for the most part anyways. If it somehow MIRACULOUSLY worked, all that would happen is DDR would stop in America. ITG would be gone and we'd be deprived of 4 panel dance games. There's PIU but some people dont like the 5 panel feel. Good job ruining the last of dancing games in America.

Quote from: DjTechnics
So why don't we use this same concept and say fvck you Konami! If you want to take ITG from us, then go right a ahead. This means I WILL NEVER PLAY DDR AGAIN! Why can't we all man up and grow a fvcking pair of balls and fight this? If we all stop and refuse to play DDR until ITG comes back then so be it!!!

You don't even know why ITG was taken over. Not because it was better than DDR and Konami was scared or that it was like DDR. It's because roxor was dumb and used ITG1 upgrades on DDR machines because they didn't make cabinets. Same with ITG2 except they had cabinets this time. They just dug their own grave and it was bound to happen eventually.

Quote from: DjTechnics
I want ITG back! MARK YOUR CALENDAR! I HAVE STOPPED PLAYING DDR AS OF TODAY AND I THROW MY MIDDLE FINGER HIGH IN THE AIR TO KONAMI! YOU WILL NOT GET ANY OF MY MONEY ON YOUR poopy PAD MACHINES ANYMORE! BRING ITG BACK AND MAYBE WE WILL START PLAYING DDR AGAIN!

You do that because guess what? No one gives a shit. Not even ITGFreak or Bemanistyle or r21freak would care about your proposal because it's dumb and won't work. Everyone else is enjoying what they have, ITG2 r21/r23 and hacked machines, and you're being selfish. Stop whining and enjoy the game.

In the end your logic fails. Don't take me as a DDR fanboy either because I play and love both actively but I hate fanboys of either game.
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Post by: Bobbias on March 06, 2008, 07:07:11 PM
PWNT.
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Post by: TimJing on March 06, 2008, 10:28:50 PM
The Most Psychotic Breakdown Ever part of Impulse in GH3. That part of the song is too ridiculous for words :(
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Post by: annon on March 07, 2008, 03:31:56 AM
I rip apart an ITG fanboy:

Wow, what a dumbass. I like ITG more than DDR simply because it's possible and relatively easy to add your own songs. I don't care that they're not making any new cabinets because they'd only try to make it more difficult to hack.

The Most Psychotic Breakdown Ever part of Impulse in GH3. That part of the song is too ridiculous for words :(

Yeah, thats where I always lose my combo. I can't do the RO-GB chord change fast enough.
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Post by: Bobbias on March 07, 2008, 04:29:41 AM
I think I might have passed that song once, but jesus, it kicks so much ass. That is easily one of my favourite songs of all time. Plus, it kicks total ass to go up against someone on pro faceoff.
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Post by: TimJing on March 07, 2008, 04:01:53 PM
Yeah, Impulse is really fun. I love the section titles the game gives it, like 'Indescribably Beautiful Solo'. Great stuff.

Also, my accursed mouse is on the fritz again. I need a new one desperately, any recommendations?
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Post by: Bobbias on March 07, 2008, 04:06:52 PM
Logitech. Even their cheap-ass stuff works well.
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Post by: TimJing on March 08, 2008, 11:29:56 AM
My basketball hoop fell on my car last night, during really high winds. Cooooool. I can definitely afford to get that fixed right now.  :-\
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Post by: Bobbias on March 08, 2008, 11:39:39 AM
How much damage did it do? Is it cosmetic, or serious? (Even cosmetic damage can really cost a lot to fix, but at least you can still drive it if it's only cosmetic.)
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Post by: TimJing on March 08, 2008, 12:11:58 PM
How much damage did it do? Is it cosmetic, or serious? (Even cosmetic damage can really cost a lot to fix, but at least you can still drive it if it's only cosmetic.)

Cosmetic... a portion of the hood (by the windshield sprayers) crumbled, there are long scratches on my windshield and hood, and a dent the size of  a half dollar on the left side of the car where it hit. It could've been a LOT worse, so I'm pretty thankful it wasn't. Still angers me though.
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Post by: Bobbias on March 08, 2008, 12:22:12 PM
Yeah, any damage to a vehicle tends to be something that pisses people off.
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Post by: Ulti on March 08, 2008, 09:31:30 PM
That sucks. I've gotten some pretty viscious door dings, and that never fails to fill me with rage, so I can understand how you feel :|
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Post by: TimJing on March 09, 2008, 09:41:14 PM
Yeah, I used to see people with like, a dinky scratch or something on their car, and think to myself "I wouldn't really care if that happened to my car" but now I really understand how much rancor that incites in people -_-

Also, the hell, I hate how a little nothing cup of sour cream costs $.89 at Aunt Chilada's. I can't stand all those little nothings that add up, and before you know it, your bill is like twice what it should be :<
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Post by: Spectere on March 12, 2008, 11:23:29 AM
My basketball hoop fell on my car last night, during really high winds. Cooooool. I can definitely afford to get that fixed right now.  :-\

D:  That blows.

Logitech. Even their cheap-ass stuff works well.

Aye...stop right there or I'll start ranting about the horrid scroll wheel on my G5.

Everything about that mouse is awesome except for that (and I know it isn't just mine since my friend's has the same problem -- sometimes it'll trigger multiple times when you click it once).
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Post by: Bobbias on March 12, 2008, 02:11:07 PM
Lame. Still, everything else works fine. Nobody can make a perfect product every time...
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Post by: Spectere on March 12, 2008, 09:51:31 PM
I wouldn't consider having the mouse scroll when I merely touch the scroll wheel "working fine."  Also, given that it's marketed as a gaming mouse (an expensive mouse, at that) it's kind of inconvenient that the scroll wheel doesn't work right.  I love going to change weapons and having it switch 2-3 weapons ahead sometimes.  Very nice.

I wouldn't whine about it as loudly if I didn't pay like $50-60 for it.  The fact that my cheap, $15 Microsoft laser mouse tracks almost as good and has a perfectly working scroll wheel (not to mention a forward button -- the G5 doesn't have one of those for some stupid reason) is nothing short of pathetic.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you want a good Logitech mouse, get a MX510 or MX518.  Those are some of the best mice ever.
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Post by: TimJing on March 13, 2008, 12:12:11 AM
I'd probably just end up going with a cheap, basic Microsoft laser mouse. That sounds like the most attractive option.

Also, I have to take the FCAT Science test tomorrow, which blows. FCAT is Florida's statewide standardized test that determines how well teachers are teaching and schools are doing. They're pointless and they suck, and I never have to take any form of them (Reading, Writing, Math, Science) after tomorrow. Hooray.
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Post by: Spectere on March 13, 2008, 12:28:48 AM
Here's the cheap Microsoft mouse that I have (which is listed at $30...I must have gotten it at a discount or something): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105183 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105183).  It good.

If you're willing to spend a bit more ($40), the Logitech MX518 is an awesome mouse and doesn't suffer from the scroll wheel problems that my G5 has: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178).  It's not a laser mouse, but it's probably one of the best optical mice you can get.
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Post by: Ulti on March 13, 2008, 12:51:50 AM
I didn't even realize they still made optical mice anymore D:
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Post by: Bobbias on March 13, 2008, 08:49:27 AM
I'd probably just end up going with a cheap, basic Microsoft laser mouse. That sounds like the most attractive option.

Also, I have to take the FCAT Science test tomorrow, which blows. FCAT is Florida's statewide standardized test that determines how well teachers are teaching and schools are doing. They're pointless and they suck, and I never have to take any form of them (Reading, Writing, Math, Science) after tomorrow. Hooray.

We have some government testing here that's supposed to show how the teachers are teaching and how we're learning... Of course, the government is manipulating the values by making it easier every year just to make it look like we're getting better every year. Just about everyone thinks it's the most useless and retarded thing the government's done with education.

Here's the cheap Microsoft mouse that I have (which is listed at $30...I must have gotten it at a discount or something): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105183 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105183).  It good.

If you're willing to spend a bit more ($40), the Logitech MX518 is an awesome mouse and doesn't suffer from the scroll wheel problems that my G5 has: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178).  It's not a laser mouse, but it's probably one of the best optical mice you can get.

I'm using a mouse like this http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/M17-1751-main.jpg (mine's white with a cloudy white bottom part) right now, but I used to use one like this http://www.pandacomputer.com/online/images/p_lwom.jpg.

I can't find that model of mouse on the Logitech site, but I can tell you it was definitely one of the cheap mice. I never had any problems until it the scroll wheel mysteriously stopped working. My brother removed it and stuck in the Microsoft mouse (who's left click button no longer springs back, which is annoying), and after that, the Logitech didn't work at all. (I think something got fried when he hot-swapped it.)
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Post by: TimJing on March 13, 2008, 09:02:18 PM
That $40 Logitech mouse looks delicious, I think I might invest in one.
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on March 13, 2008, 11:55:29 PM
I have a logitech G5 and I love it. I've never had any real problems with the mouse.
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Post by: Spectere on March 14, 2008, 12:15:26 AM
I used two of them, purchased at different times, that exhibited serious problems when scrolling occasionally.  They might have updated the mouse since my friend and I bought them, though, or it could even be an issue from a certain manufacturing plant.

Other than that, I love it.  I haven't seen a mouse that tracks as well as it does.  It's also insanely useful for Photoshop, et al, due to its insane precision (2000 dpi liek wut).  For as much as I use the scroll wheel, though, that design flaw (or whatever the hell it is) is enough to make me not use the mouse.
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Post by: Bobbias on March 14, 2008, 08:59:07 AM
Yeah, I'd go nuts if I didn't have a working scroll wheel.
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Post by: vladgd on March 14, 2008, 09:21:07 AM
the mx518 is pretty tight, i use one.  the clicking in the mouse can get a bit annoying (every few weeks it gets in an odd position where it takes effort to click, for some reason, took it apart and couldn't find anything) but i can't find a more comfy mouse to use. 

not to mention the side buttons by the thumb are a fucking godsend.  i mean, i didn't think i would use them, but they control forward and backward on internet browsers, so everytime i want to go forward or back i just use the thumb.  its to the point where i simply can't stand browsing the internet without an mx518.
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Post by: Bobbias on March 14, 2008, 10:11:44 AM
Crazy. I never thought I'd use buttons like that myself. Though I started using the scroll wheel the second I had a mouse with it, lol. I can't STAND not having one on other things. Especially laptops without a mouse.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on March 14, 2008, 07:27:04 PM
Crazy. I never thought I'd use buttons like that myself. Though I started using the scroll wheel the second I had a mouse with it, lol. I can't STAND not having one on other things. Especially laptops without a mouse.

Agreeing like the fucking fist of north star. I feel retarded trying to use a Laptop's mouse pad.
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Post by: Bobbias on March 15, 2008, 09:14:55 AM
I actually prefer thumb sticks (though I don't know of any recently made laptops that use one).

The only problem with those is you need to get the sensitivity just right, otherwise they're impossible to use well, lol.
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Post by: Spectere on March 15, 2008, 07:37:00 PM
I actually prefer thumb sticks (though I don't know of any recently made laptops that use one).

The Dell Latitudes still have them.  I use the one on mine to scroll because I don't care much for track sticks -- they're too stiff.  If laptops still had trackballs I'd definitely use that, but that would probably add a wee bit too much bulk for modern designs.
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Post by: TimJing on March 29, 2008, 01:04:30 AM
MySpace 'goodnight guys' bulletins. Oh my god. I don't care when you're going to sleep. For the love of god, stop informing me of it.
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Post by: Bobbias on March 29, 2008, 01:29:20 AM
I hate those retards who pass on stupid things like "send this to all your myspace/facebook/email friends or your myspace/facebook/hotmail will be closed". Just once I wish someone would "accidentally" close every account that passed one of those on.
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Post by: Alice on March 31, 2008, 01:08:36 AM
why my sig no werk rite >:|

EDIT: nevar mnid my sig iz werk rite <:)

EDIT 2: butt itz ovar 300 characters, which iz limit on sum webersitez

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Post by: TimJing on March 31, 2008, 07:30:59 PM
Gah, I have like 6 swollen mosquito bites, two on either side of my face, and the other four on my arms and legs. Lame.
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Post by: annon on April 01, 2008, 07:58:37 PM
So I just got the worst haircut ever.

Here's how it works: I go in, sit down, and tell the lady cutting my hair exactly this: "Cut it to the brow line and then even it out all the way around," which, somehow, sounded to her like, "Give me a mullet. I'm preparing for my temporal excursion back to the 1980's." When she finished, I told her again that I wanted it evened out all the way around. She tried for about 45 minutes (There was no clock, I'm just judging by the 14 songs played on the radio while this was going on), slowly trimming away at my hair. After I got fed up, I said "Ok, stop." Unfortunately, I lacked the complaining skills to not get charged for a lady butchering my hair.

I went to the phone store after that so I could get a new phone. I met my mom there, and after getting my phone, she demanded I go somewhere to fix my haircut. I agreed. We went to a barbershop that was heavily surrounded by road work, which made it a bitch to get into. While I was walking in, a bird crapped on my head. The barber there was pretty cool, though. He fixed my hair to look as decent as he could after what had happened, we joked about a few things, and he didn't charge anything because he said it "wasn't a real haircut."

So I need to have a bird's nest on my head for the next few weeks while my hair gets back to normal. Fun.
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Post by: Bobbias on April 02, 2008, 01:21:38 AM
Ouch. That blows. Right now I go to this one place called Vincent's Hair Salon and Spa (Vince IS italian). We started going there because my grandparents went to him, and were friends with him, so my parents go to him, and we'd go there when we needed a hair cut too. He's one of those guys who REALLY knows what he's doing. I mean, how many places will trim your beard with a straight razor (you know, a single razor blade with a handle)... He knows how to do shit like texturing your hair, and all sorts of crap most hair dressers never learn. Which means he actually knows how to cut hair like mine (really damn thick) and not make it look like shit.

It's a bit on the expensive side, but all things considered, I like getting a hair cut from him better than anyone else, because he actually knows how to cut it properly.
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Post by: TimJing on April 02, 2008, 08:49:43 AM
My girlfriend and I scheduled appointments at the mall to get our haircut before prom. The guy who's going to cut our hair is extraordinarily gay (I mean he is ON FIRE) but he does a damn good job of it.
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Post by: Bobbias on April 02, 2008, 04:16:08 PM
Well, male hairdressers tend to either be flaming, or european, lol.
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Post by: Spectere on April 02, 2008, 10:22:52 PM
So I'm gearing up for an ultra-fun 60 hour work week.

I love never being home.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 03, 2008, 12:14:48 AM
So I'm gearing up for an ultra-fun 60 hour work week.

Holy shit.
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Post by: Bobbias on April 03, 2008, 03:17:05 AM
Yeah, ouch :/
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Post by: Spectere on April 03, 2008, 10:03:14 AM
Well, to be fair, it's "only" at 59 hours so far, including all of the scheduled work for the rest of the week:

(http://www.spectere.net/graphics/eek.png)

However, that doesn't include the paperwork I'm going to have to do tomorrow, etc, so it'll probably be right at 60 hours.

On the bright side, if they don't approve that excessive amount of overtime I'm not going to have to work for 11 hours working on Saturday (2.5 hour drive time each way, plus a 6+ hour install).  If they do, well, my next paycheck is going to be nice.
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Post by: Bobbias on April 03, 2008, 03:21:07 PM
Lol, yeah, that's about the only positive thing about being swamped by work like that. You'll make a LOT of money. You'll just never have enough free time to spend it.
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Post by: TimJing on April 03, 2008, 04:36:21 PM
I'm working a whole bunch this weekend too. Scheduled to only work Saturday evening but I picked up some extra shifts and now I'm also working from 1:15 to 9 Sunday. I've hardly worked for the past couple weeks so it's some much-needed and desired money.
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Post by: annon on April 24, 2008, 11:06:10 PM
So there's some virus on my computer. I think it's just a registry hack, but whatever he case, explorer.exe will not stay open for more than 12 seconds. As a solution, I made a copy of explorer.exe using the command prompt and executed that. It would be fine, but all it opens is an explorer window, meaning no desktop or start menu, meaning nothing can be minimized.

I guess it's fine, seeing how I'm not using Windows so much anymore except for stuff that I can't run well in Wine, but it still pisses me off.
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Post by: Bobbias on April 24, 2008, 11:10:21 PM
Well, run hijackthis and send us a log. If it's a registry hack, then chances are HJT will pick it up.
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Post by: annon on April 25, 2008, 02:31:32 AM
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:30:51 AM, on 4/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI\Catalyst Media Center\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI\Catalyst Media Center\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on April 25, 2008, 04:01:36 AM
C:\WINDOWS\explorer2.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.qsrch.com/
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {00A6FAF6-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\SrchAstt\3.bin\MWSSRCAS.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Quick! - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-C0FF-FD67B79CAF2C} - C:\PROGRA~1\quickbar\quickbar.dll
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://bar.mywebsearch.com/menusearch.html?p=ZCfox000
O10 - Hijacked Internet access by New.Net
O23 - Service: msdtcsvc - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\msdtcsvc\dmgdrv32.exe (file missing)

Kill all of these with fire -- they're either bad (explorer2.exe, most likely) or highly dubious (Quick!, etc).

Also, I noticed that you seem to have both ATI and nVidia drivers on your system.  It's not a huge deal, but I'd highly recommend heading into the control panel and uninstalling what you don't need.  If you have an ATI card, nView is just wasting resources in the background.  Likewise, if you have an nVidia card, Catalyst is just taking up space.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on April 25, 2008, 09:35:29 AM
New.net is BAD. Trust me on that one. That stuff can really mess your internet up.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on April 25, 2008, 07:19:27 PM
The ATI driver is for a capture card I bought that was manufactured by ATI.

Also, explorer2.exe is the copy of explorer.exe that I made.

The rest I'll take care of as soon as I feel like it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on April 28, 2008, 05:37:44 PM
I swear to GOD brawl has some rubber band A.I. at times. I was going against this pikachu and ALWAYS kicked his ass at the beginning, then he'd turn around, perfect block all my attacks, grab me and hit me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on May 05, 2008, 08:36:28 PM
I picked up a piece of steel out of the forge today not knowing that it was super fucking hot. Now I have burns all over the inside of my left hand. NO MAMES WAY
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on May 06, 2008, 12:44:47 AM
Wow, that sucks. How bad are the burns?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on May 06, 2008, 08:41:00 PM
I have blisters all over my pinky and ring finger, but they don't sting anymore. I have a tough leather hand now  :-\
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on May 06, 2008, 11:29:39 PM
In a way, it's kind of a good thing that you could feel it -- at least that way you know that they aren't third degree burns.  Even so, fucking OUCH.

Just make sure to nurse those blisters.  They should be mostly gone in a week or two, I think.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on May 06, 2008, 11:35:54 PM
My sister on our late-night 7-11 bike ride. She kept dropping my brand new bike lights on the pavement and acting like a kid (she's 24...) granted, she was drunk (off a combination of things) but I can't stand her when she's like that. Eeuurgh.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sneaky on May 07, 2008, 01:10:39 AM
Fuck you direct tv, fuck you MTv.  Screwed me over.  The guide says, as it does every tuesday, that A shot at love [tila tequila's "find me love" show] is on at 10pm. I turn it on, get ready to chat with my bro on xblive about it as it's on, and it's mtv's "the x effect" instead.

Son of a fucking bitch.
Now I'll have to acquire it in other manners.
Shit dick fucking ass god cunt FUCK
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 07, 2008, 01:31:15 AM
Ummm, Veoh? Also I really can't stand her, go look up her "music".
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on May 07, 2008, 04:45:08 PM
Wow, Partition Magic is horrible.

I'm trying to expand my NTFS partition and it suddenly started popping up with an error message about how my drives don't all have drive letters.  Like hell!  The only one that Windows can even do anything with has a letter (OBVIOUSLY) and the rest are Linux partitions.  Besides, WHY THE HELL DOES IT NEED ALL PARTITIONS TO HAVE DRIVE LETTERS?  Drive letters have exactly nothing to do with the partition table.

Oh, guess what the recommended solution is?  CREATE A DOS BOOT DISK.  Well, for starters, I don't have a floppy drive on this system (last time I used the one on my old system was...uh, let me get back to you on that).  Secondly, how exactly is it going to be able to recognize my RAID array?  Right, it's not.  Nice.

Partition Magic has been completely useless to me thus far.  The only bit of partitioning that I didn't do with free, GPL'd tools was create XP's NTFS partition.  All of the other moving, shaping, sizing, and all of that was done using free, open source applications.  It's gotten to the point now where products created by people in their spare time are considerably better than expensive commercial solutions.  Thank goodness.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on May 07, 2008, 09:41:01 PM
Yeah, I've noticed that trend as well. It used to be that to get a decent program to do something, you needed to shell out money for one of the 2 or 3 (if there were that many) useful applications that did that. But after a while, people started thinking "why can't I make something that does that myself for free?" or "why do I have to be limited by what that program was meant to do, when you can really do a lot more?" and such. And since then, people have come out with quite a few different free solutions to problems that used to only be able to be solved with expensive software.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: flaffl on May 08, 2008, 01:39:46 AM
Zakamiro's avatar.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: flaffl on May 08, 2008, 01:43:15 AM
Also my fucking dad doesn't stop touching me. He says its his way of expressing his love. God damn is it annoying. Fuck Korean culture. This shit sucks. I wanna be white.

And people who post about double posters. Who gives a flying fuck. Are you going to fight someone over a fucking double post? No. Get over it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on May 08, 2008, 02:15:33 AM
double posters.

THIS.

FOOL.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on May 08, 2008, 02:20:41 AM
THIS.

FOOL.


is taking its toll on me!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on May 08, 2008, 02:39:55 AM
"yay i killed my target, after a long hard mission, it has to be over now!"

THE FEDS ARE AFTER YOU, LOSE YOUR WANTED LEVEL

"DAMNIT, well at least i quickly found a car"

THE FEDS SHOT OUT YOUR TIRES (THEY ALWAYS SHOOT OUT MY TIRES)

"FOR FUCK SAKE"

and after that ill start yelling out more profanity's/inflicting self harm due to frustration


and on a non gta 4 note, these two words

"next gen"

why can't people say "current gen"

use it properly like "omg the next gen graphics on the ps4 are going to be awesome" rather than "WOW LOOK AT THE NEXT GEN GRAPHICS OF GEARS OF WAR!"

i mean its not even like dumb people are using it, its like everybody(game devs, game media) is using the term "next gen" for "current gen" stuff.

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on May 08, 2008, 06:46:50 AM
Yeah, the systems are out, and it's time to start saying "current gen", next gen would be the NEXT stuff, next gen can never be what's out right now. It will always be the next stuff....



Next.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on May 08, 2008, 07:32:40 AM
Zakamiro's avatar.

what? Why?

and bobbias, this will probably piss you off as much as it did me: http://health.howstuffworks.com/marijuana.htm

Be sure to read the whole thing. >:\
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on May 08, 2008, 09:08:18 AM
It's perfectly fine until about the end of page 4, where they explain about receptors, but fail to mention numerous things, such as the fact that anandamide is involved in working memory, and the fact that activating an canabinoid receptor it not always bad.

I'm actually impressed with the overall quality and depth of the article. while it is still somewhat biased, it does a good job of not becoming a gigantic scarefest bolstered by tons of BS stuff. The only thing I might want them to clarify is their information about it's affects in the brain, and a slightly more impartial view point, explaining the frequency and severity of the symptoms they mention, as well as explaining the high better. That, and some more evidence about the "over 400 chemicals" and possibly a list of many of those, and something indicating the danger of those chemicals, or a link to more info on them.

They also fail to mention that although a marijuana smoker does face many of the same dangers as a smoker does as far a lung based diseases and such, marijuana is devoid a a GREAT deal of chemicals in cigarettes, and the overall risk is less, because most people smoke less marijuana than they would tobacco.

Other than those issues, that is probably one fo the best articles I've found online so far about marijuana.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 10, 2008, 03:13:21 PM
So I'm playing cave story, trying to save Curly with out much guide help. Now she's stuck in a cabin and I can't get that charge weapon (already got the snake, it's disappointing) and I pretty much have to start over from the start after doing 3/4s of the game. Hot damn.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on May 10, 2008, 05:12:18 PM
I saw a Fox news report about how GTA teaches kids how to steal. Riiiight. Walk up to a car that's driving ~15 mph on the freeway, pull the driver out, and drive away in his car. Happens all the time.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on May 10, 2008, 06:59:48 PM
Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 10, 2008, 11:28:02 PM
I saw a Fox news report about how GTA teaches kids how to steal. Riiiight. Walk up to a car that's driving ~15 mph on the freeway, pull the driver out, and drive away in his car. Happens all the time.

A decent amount of that hype basically made GTA popular. Funny how the game man hunt is much more worse then GTA yet they all still call GTA a "murder simulator".
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on May 10, 2008, 11:35:56 PM
Walk up to a car that's driving ~15 mph on the freeway, pull the driver out, and drive away in his car. Happens all the time.

actually, in gta 4, i find it really difficult to jack nearly every car that isn't stopped at a red light.  not to mention, you have to be aware of traffic when you run out in the road, ive been KILLED by cars that decided not to stop.

anyway this game is used to the media attention, the media will continue to be retarded, and the earth will continue to orbit the sun.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on May 12, 2008, 07:33:10 AM
anyway this game is used to the media attention, the media will continue to be retarded, and the earth will continue to orbit the sun.

Aw, how sweet. :> I like that sentence for some reason. idk. anyway, I friggin' hate trying to sleep, but not being tired, but needing to wake up early in the morning. FUCKING DITTO.

(http://faqsmedia.ign.com/faqs/image/ani132.gif)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on May 12, 2008, 09:09:21 AM
I fucking hate getting woken up at 8:25 being told I need to drive my brother to school for 8:40 or so.

Seriously. My mom was up, why the fuck couldn't she do it? My dad never said anything that morning, so I'd assumed I could actually sleep for once.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on May 12, 2008, 02:14:08 PM
game companies remodeling their fucking game consoles

i have multiple examples

1: i buy a game boy advance when it comes out, i play the gba games, but they are hard to see due to no backlight.  about a year or so later, they release a new version with a backlight, that folds up to protect it from scratches.   

i ended up turning in the old gba for an sp. 

nintendo, fuck you. 

2: same as 1 only with the ds, and me being smart and not getting a ds until the lights came out.

3: xbox 360

i got my xbox 360 back in july 2006, it doesn't have an hdmi port.  now the "premium" package 360's come with hdmi ports(i got a "premium" package back in 06), so because i bought the thing a year early, i have inferior hardware, and no hdmi port to see a better picture on my tv.  i mean, i wasted a decent bit of time looking at these hdmi ports, thought to myself "my 360 has no such port" then wikipedia tells me that microsoft hates me, and i have to deal with the component cables or buy a new system.

microsoft, fuck you.

4: ps3

i refuse to list the amount of facelifts this thing has had, but i will list the easiest one.

it was advertised to have backwards compatability, and it did, now it doesn't.

fuck you sony.

5: psp

same as number 2, save for me not owning a psp "slim" yet

sony, fuck you, again

lesson learned, so one must wait at least 2 to 3 years after said system comes out as to "hopefully" not get screwed over and get the "optimal"  hardware.

i mean at least the wii isn't doing it (yet) and i don't yet own a tripple, or psp(yet).

to add

i bought ninja gaiden shortly after it came out for $50.00. 

it is one of the best action games ever made, but later, they release a BETTER VERSION, for $20.00 CHEAPER.

so me, one of the customers who helped the game get successful in the first place, gets fucked over, and the people who didn't give a rats ass about playing the game while it was out the first year get rewarded.

the fuck kind of world is this.

remind me to never buy things within the year they came out.  i mean, i fucking swear they will release a "GRAND THEFT AUTO FOUR SPECIAL EDITION FOR ONLY TWENTY US DOLLARS" next year because i typed this post.

i mean i should be able to redeem my current hardware/software for the new shit at a discounted price (like i did for the sp)

/end rant/i have 2 hdmi ports which will continue to go unused until i get a tripple to fill up one of the slots


RRRRRAAAAAAAAGGGGGGEEEEEEE
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Post by: Bobbias on May 12, 2008, 02:29:48 PM
Yeah, that is really gay.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 12, 2008, 02:55:47 PM
Indeed patients pays in more then one way.
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Post by: Spectere on May 12, 2008, 03:44:40 PM
5: psp

same as number 2, save for me not owning a psp "slim" yet

The only advantage of having the PSP Slim is the additional battery life and the doubled memory.

From all other counts, I've heard that the Slim is built rather cheaply compared to the PSP Phat (which is kind of tank-like, in all honesty).  Additionally, you miss out on some very awesome homebrew features, like the IR port and the ability to run firmware under version 3.60.  You also cannot (at least last time I checked) run any homebrew designed for lower versions, like 1.50 (which is still, by far, the most common variety).

This is one of those rare cases where, if I do get a Slim, I'm going to keep the Phat.  The only real compelling reason I'd have to get a Slim is the increased battery life and the fact that the display wouldn't be scratched to hell (I swear, whoever had my PSP before I did played baseball with it, using it as the ball).
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Post by: annon on May 12, 2008, 04:49:30 PM
You can run apps designed for 1.50 and below on a slim. Not easily, but you can do it.
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Post by: Spectere on May 12, 2008, 05:08:52 PM
Ah, yeah, I just looked into it and it looks like a complete and utter pain in the ass.  I'll just keep my Phat.

Regardless, kudos to DaX for working out a solution.
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Post by: TimJing on May 12, 2008, 05:30:54 PM
I

HATE

PLASTIC WRAP

OH MY GOD
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 12, 2008, 06:14:41 PM
I missed my class. I was about 5 minuets late (from my avreage leaveing time) so I left in a hurry, only to realize that when I was about to the interstate I didn't have my paper to tell me which class I was supposed to go to. By the time I made it back, I would have been about 30 minuets late to class.
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Post by: Spectere on May 12, 2008, 06:59:52 PM
Whoops.

If it's any consolation, I've done that a couple of times. ;_;
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Post by: TimJing on May 12, 2008, 10:06:05 PM
Asthma angers me. Argh. Not being able to breathe = no good.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 12, 2008, 11:27:40 PM
Whoops.

If it's any consolation, I've done that a couple of times. ;_;

Yeah, I just hope they don't drop you if you miss the first class.
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Post by: Spectere on May 13, 2008, 01:44:11 AM
They generally don't.  They wait at least a week so that people who are on vacation, moving, etc, can get their life together.  You shouldn't have any problems (aside from, perhaps, some heckling...no biggie :)).
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Post by: Spectere on May 13, 2008, 05:34:36 AM
GameSpot and other professional game reviewers who have no clue (read: all of them) make me angry.

WHY THE HELL DID THEY GIVE ASSASSIN'S CREED A 9.0 (8.5 on PC)?!

It's good, but its controls are way too finicky and buggy to deserve that high of a rating.  Especially the PC version.  That deserves to be a full mark below the 360/PS3 versions, not half of a mark.  The controls on the PC port are worse than life itself.  Imagine mapping a 360 controller onto a keyboard and mouse (since that's precisely what the developers did -- set the mouse to be the right analog stick and set everything else to keys/buttons).  WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO HOLD THREE BUTTONS DOWN TO RUN?!  That makes sense in the context of a control pad, but they did absolutely nothing to make the control scheme remotely tolerable for the platform.  Seriously, the game HUD is laid out in the exact same way, as if there is any significance to the diamond formation that they give the various actions.  It's just awful.

As far as the gameplay goes, the player tries way too hard to show off.  There have been numerous times where I've simply tried to sprint and he'll get distracted.  "OOOH, A BUILDING!  LEMME CLIMB IT!"  And next thing I know my health has been sliced down to half because I had trouble getting the insanely finicky fight mode to actually turn itself on when my character's shenanigans caused him to get stuck in the middle of a platoon of guards.

The AI is just...bad.  For one, the enemies generally have a line of sight shorter than Verne Troyer.  This makes it quite a bit easier for the player when it comes to taking out simple lackies.  Fighting the enemies is a bit of a chore.  It's not really that hard.  All you do is pretty much hold down the block button and watch as the enemies swing their swords into yours a few times, grab you, throw you a few feet, then rinse and repeat.  Sometimes they don't even bother with the foreplay, they just toss you around like a little ball.  During one fight with a lone guard I literally took my hands off the keyboard and mouse and watched him walk up to me, throw me, walk up to me again, throw me again, and so on and so on.  This happened literally twenty times before I started fighting back.  I'm not even going to go into how the Templars fight.  If I did, there'd be enough swearing to make you guys beg me to turn the FARFULGA filter back on in the interests of good taste.

The voice acting ranges from bad to decent.  Some of the characters sound very appropriate for the time period but others (like the character you control in the past, unfortunately) sound very...Two Worlds-esque.  Thankfully, the dialogue itself is pretty decent and can never match the forsooth-ness of Two Worlds (a game so awful in every way that makes Team Fortress 2 look like Game of the Millennium material in my eyes).  All in all, not bad.  Subtitles would be nice, though, there are some cases where it's quite hard to hear people.

All in all, not too bad.  I would like to say again: IT DOES NOT DESERVE A BLOODY 9.0.  If I were to rate it, I would rate the console versions 7.5 -- generally fun gameplay, marred by control and AI issues.  The PC version would get a somewhat lousier 6.5 for having some of the most confusing controls that I've ever dealt with in an action/platformer.  They spend absolutely no effort making this game PC-friendly in this sense.  Just because porting from PC to console generally involves dumbing down the controls doesn't mean that going the opposite way doesn't require any work.

Halo is a perfect example of how controls should be ported when going from console to PC.  They took a game that controlled exceedingly fluently on the Xbox and adapted it to play like a standard FPS on a PC should play.  Even Rainbox Six: Vegas 2, a game that still retains some control decisions from the console version (like having to hold reload to attach silencers, turn on laser sights, etc) turned out to be considerably better than Assassin's Creed.  At least with R6V2 the only broken features are ones that you'd use prior to battle.  With Assassin's Creed, the main game controls are confusing as hell.

Another thing that just popped into my head -- WALKING GETS REALLY ANNOYING REALLY QUICK IN THIS GAME.  LE SIGH.

But anyway, I hope you enjoyed this rant-turned-mini-review.  Going to try to sleep now. ;_;

OH YEAH, SPORADIC SLEEPING PATTERNS PISSES ME OFF.  FUCK YOU, BODY.  YOU TOO, BRAIN.  GOOD NIGHT.
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Post by: vladgd on May 13, 2008, 06:23:08 AM
OH YEAH, SPORADIC SLEEPING PATTERNS PISSES ME OFF.  FUCK YOU, BODY.  YOU TOO, BRAIN.  GOOD NIGHT.

i am going to have to agree

the past few days

i woke up at 1am today

yesterday was 8pm to 2pm

the day before that was 6am to 8pm

i can not sleep when i am not tired, and that jews me over.  but i have no real commitments at the moment, so i guess it isn't an issue.  then again, if i did, my sleep pattern probably wouldn't be borked in the first place.
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Post by: Bobbias on May 13, 2008, 07:49:46 AM
I'm now sleeping 11-6:30.

That's when I'm supposed to be working. Luckily I'm not scheduled to work again till the 17th. However, that's still not a good thing, because sleeping during the time you're supposed to work is HARD to adjust back to sleeping after work.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 13, 2008, 03:02:38 PM
Quote
GameSpot and other professional game reviewers who have no clue (read: all of them) make me angry.

Seconded. Anyone who holds credibility to any major game review site is a faget. Anyone giving out actual reviews gets fired.
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Post by: Bobbias on May 13, 2008, 03:20:14 PM
Which makes it so hard to find a decent review of something :/
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Post by: TimJing on May 17, 2008, 10:59:17 AM
My neckbeard. It irritates me so. I love shaving it off, but the thing just grows back in a few days :<
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Post by: Spectere on May 17, 2008, 11:38:28 AM
My neckbeard. It irritates me so. I love shaving it off, but the thing just grows back in a few days :<

What he said.

What's worse is when you don't shave it off within a week or two it becomes insanely difficult to shave off. :<
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Post by: vladgd on May 17, 2008, 11:47:02 AM
ffff

i shaved like two weeks ago and i barely got chin stuble
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Post by: Jupi on May 17, 2008, 12:23:02 PM
Heh.  One of my friends can go like three weeks before anything will even show.  He rather likes that.

And then another one of my friends...sweet lord, I swear it's like three hours.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on May 17, 2008, 05:33:59 PM
Yep, I know 2 guys who can brow beads with the best of them.

I don't mind my neck beard, but shaving it IS a pain in the ass.
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Post by: dinnerroll on May 18, 2008, 11:32:48 PM
my neckbeard gets pretty wild. it just takes 999999 years to get that way. sideburns too. not full, just messy.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 19, 2008, 02:58:24 AM
Yep, I know 2 guys who can brow beads with the best of them.

wat, also I haven't shaved in about 3 days and I've already got some noticeable noticeable stubble. Also my side burns are grown in hard core.
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Post by: jinxie on May 19, 2008, 12:58:33 PM
dan can not shave for 3 days and look like a mexican/indian hybrid.

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Post by: annon on May 19, 2008, 05:52:58 PM
The inverted Y-axis in Wind Waker and, subsequently, that boss that you can only beat by using arrows.
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Post by: vladgd on May 19, 2008, 06:00:17 PM
that reminds me of ye ole days (back when I played halo and whatever other console fps games) where i COULD NOT play withOUT the inverted y axis.  i guess it was because of the 10 minutes of star fox on the snes i played years prior, but i really couldn't get the hang of a standard y axis.  but as years passed, and pc fpses have filled the void, and my skill in console fps controls gone to garbage, i can no longer play with an inverted y axis.  anyway, thats that.

to add to the topic of ANGER, finding a job in my town is impossible.

wtb relocation.
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Post by: Ulti on May 19, 2008, 09:14:06 PM
dan can not shave for 3 days and look like a mexican/indian hybrid.

Happens to me too, I only get a moustache, and it looks dumb. However, it looks like I might have the potential for bitchin' goatee eventually, so that's good. I'm still wierded out by the fact that I'm still gettin moar random facial hair, and I'm 18. I figured all this stuff was supposed to happen when you're like, 12.
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Post by: Bobbias on May 19, 2008, 09:32:09 PM
Seems to take quite a while for some people. For the last 2 years or so my beard has been SLOWLY getting thicker and such so that it doesn't look so scraggly any more when I grow it out.
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Post by: annon on May 20, 2008, 07:01:00 PM
People who fault Obama because his middle name is Hussein. That's like faulting anyone with the last name "Boothe" or "Oswald."
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 20, 2008, 11:05:03 PM
to add to the topic of ANGER, finding a job in my town is impossible.

wtb relocation.

My dad just said I should get an award for number of applications filed without receiving a job. I've literally done about 10 and haven't heard shit from anyone.
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Post by: Bobbias on May 21, 2008, 03:01:56 AM
People who fault Obama because his middle name is Hussein. That's like faulting anyone with the last name "Boothe" or "Oswald."

I'm SO fucking glad someone else has said that.

I fucking HATE when people do that.

I also hate when people call him some evil Muslim. He apparently went to 2 schools when he was young, before entering public school. One was Muslim, and the other Catholic. He also converted to that weird protestant denomination, thanks to that ridiculous priest people are always ragging about.

And even if he was Muslim, wouldn't people realize that if the US DID have a Muslim as their president, the Muslim parts of the world might not hate them quite so much?
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Post by: Zakamiro on May 23, 2008, 09:08:22 PM
People who fault Obama because his middle name is Hussein. That's like faulting anyone with the last name "Boothe" or "Oswald."
Barack Hussein Obama
Barack Hussein Osama
              |        |
              |        |
 Saddam--          --Bin Laden

Barack Saddam Bin Laden in the heezy.

J/k, but really, voting for anyone named Oswald is a bad idea. (lol batman)

I'll prolly vote for obama, he seems like the.. ehmmm.. "best?" candidate.
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Post by: Bobbias on May 23, 2008, 09:20:16 PM
I would have to say that he is. I absolutely cannot stand Clinton, and well, the republicans... well... I don't think I'd ever be willing to vote for a republican. (well, Rudy Giuliani is an exception, since he's kinda the black sheep, lol. He's actually got some good ideas).
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 23, 2008, 10:40:37 PM
Same, but I really need to look more into him/them, it's a somewhat of a big deal I guess.
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Post by: Bobbias on May 24, 2008, 07:24:59 AM
Just think, this election is pretty groundbreaking. if the democrats win, we'll either have the first female president (not bloody likely, by the looks of things, lol) or the first black one. Plus, maybe Obama might be able to salvage the US's international reputation. He's a black guy, and so he knows something of being part of a race that has been repressed and hated. He has a mentality better equipped to deal with other groups, and minorities, both in the US, and abroad.
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Post by: Bobbias on May 25, 2008, 05:20:33 PM
Probably, but they might hate you guys a LITTLE less for putting up a Muslim... Either that, or call him a heretic and calla jihad on him.
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Post by: TimJing on May 26, 2008, 09:12:56 AM
I bought like 10 things of yogurt advertised as having 'strawberries on the bottom', but when I opened one of them up, it was all curdled and awful, and there were no strawberries =(
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Post by: Bobbias on May 26, 2008, 09:32:01 AM
That sucks ass.
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Post by: Zakamiro on May 26, 2008, 03:20:34 PM
Waking up to my landlord blasting crazy frog and shitty basshunter remixes in the garage.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 26, 2008, 06:18:55 PM
Waking up to my landlord blasting crazy frog and shitty basshunter remixes in the garage.

Quote
crazy frog

KILL THAT NIGGER.

Or play a song with explicit lyrics and sing along loudly.
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Post by: Zakamiro on May 27, 2008, 04:42:04 AM
it wouldnt have been so bad if I couldnt hear everything in my room vibrate and chatter. Also, the fact I could see my lamp shake didn't help much either. :[

2 10"'s and 2 15"'s. Fucking asshole.



being too broke to afford food. :\
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Post by: Bobbias on May 27, 2008, 08:13:55 AM
I had a shitty day today.

My first day working 11 to 7:30. I didn't get finished. I get told that I needed to be faster, or that "this might not be the job for me".
I still haven't got paid.

I feel like crap (I drank a 4 pack of Red Rain energy drinks over the night). My back is sore. If I get fired for being too slow, I'm going to be seriously fucked.
This is pretty much the only job available that I could actually get (and would actually be able to do, but apparently, I can't even do this properly.)

Well, I could do other jobs around town, but most of those either aren't hiring, or I can't get hired for. (Fucking Elcan)

FUCK.

I fucking hate when I feel like this.



Oh yeah, and my mom just got an email form our ISP telling us to stop downloading Assassin's Creed (which was finished before we got the email).
My mom wasn't too happy about that.
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Post by: jinxie on May 27, 2008, 10:42:43 AM
so my right arm, whenever i move it a certain way, is CRACKING at the shoulder and it HURTS LIKE A BITCH when it does and I dont know how to make it quit ;O;
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Post by: Bobbias on May 27, 2008, 11:36:22 PM
So, I left a message on my girlfriend's msn saying to call me at 4, after she's out of school. I wake up at 8 tonight, and wonder why she hasn't called, I end up sleeping till 11 because I was still tired, and had no reason to get up now. I come down and complain that I wanted to do something with my girlfriend today, and that I told her to call at 4, and what does my mom say "well, she didn't want to wake you up".

For christ's sake, I fucking told her to call me, it's not like I was going to sleep expecting to sleep till 8 or 9 at night. I was expecting to get the call and wake up and do something. It's my night off, I don't need to sleep.

Goddamnit. I wanted to hang out with her because I was having a shitty day, this just makes it worse.
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on May 28, 2008, 01:07:13 AM
I got fucking ringworm on the inside of my thigh. Ughhghghghghghghghghg pain in the ass. I sweat a lot so I was bound to get it.

FUCK
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Post by: Bobbias on May 28, 2008, 01:16:58 AM
Well according to wikipedia: Pyrithione zinc, found in Head & Shoulders shampoo, is a very effective treatment for ringworm on the scalp and can be used as a body wash to assist in overall treatment.

So if you have that available, you can use that until you can get something else to treat it.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on May 28, 2008, 01:35:44 AM
Well according to wikipedia: Pyrithione zinc, found in Head & Shoulders shampoo,

The fuck? I'm using head and shoulders on my back because I have "sun spots" and that apparently gets rid of it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on May 28, 2008, 01:37:10 AM
Pyrithione zinc can do a LOT of things.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrithione_zinc
Zinc pyrithione is best known for its use in treating dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. It also has antibacterial properties and is effective against many pathogens from the streptococcus and staphylococcus class. Its other medical applications include treatments of psoriasis, eczema, ringworm, fungus, athletes foot, dry skin, atypical dermatitis, tinea, and vitiligo.
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Post by: Zakamiro on May 28, 2008, 02:19:50 AM
I need to stock up on that shit.
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Post by: Sqthreer! on May 28, 2008, 02:51:50 AM
Douchebags who see a cat crossing the road and SPEED UP.

Cocksuckers.
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Post by: jinxie on May 28, 2008, 10:11:47 AM
Doctor told me to use that on my back for heat rash.

Douchebags who see a cat crossing the road and SPEED UP.

Cocksuckers.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

haet more than the fire of a billion burning suns
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Post by: vladgd on May 28, 2008, 10:48:08 AM
douchebags who SWERVE INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC TO SAVE A SMALL ANIMAL

sorry, but a human life > a small animals life

fuck off pita
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on May 28, 2008, 12:15:27 PM
I can understand swerving on an empty road, but yeah, if someone swerved into my lane to avoid a cat or something, I'd be pretty fucking npissed. If it was a moose or something, well, I wouldn't be so pissed, because well, cars do not fare well when hitting moose's.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sqthreer! on May 28, 2008, 12:52:48 PM
douchebags who SWERVE INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC TO SAVE A SMALL ANIMAL

sorry, but a human life > a small animals life

fuck off pita

Lately, I've been feeling a lot more compassion for bugs and even plants than I do for most humans. We are a fucked up species, I tell ya.

But I agree that PETA is a ridiculous, hypocritical extremist organization.
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Post by: Zakamiro on May 28, 2008, 04:11:09 PM
animals > humans

humans > peta
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Post by: Spectere on May 28, 2008, 11:29:02 PM
Where does that leave some of those psychotic vegans that are running around?
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Post by: vladgd on May 29, 2008, 12:51:14 AM
Where does that leave some of those psychotic vegans that are running around?

sniping people mowing their lawns
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on May 29, 2008, 11:34:56 PM
Why the hell is my car so rickety? It's positively spastic at stop lights, and can't accelerate past 65 without shaking violently D:
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sqthreer! on May 30, 2008, 01:03:01 AM
sniping people mowing their lawns

With a certified organic sniper and environmentally friendly ammo.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on May 30, 2008, 02:55:20 PM
Why the hell is my car so rickety? It's positively spastic at stop lights, and can't accelerate past 65 without shaking violently D:

Usually it's the tires in that case.  Check the air pressure on them and, failing that, your tires might be damaged -- when I first got my company car it was riding really rough at 60-70mph, then this happened:

(http://files.spectere.net/pictures/photos/blammo.jpg)

I'd definitely take it easy until you know what's going on for sure.  I was lucky when that happened...there wasn't much traffic, I wasn't on I-695 (in other words, going 80+ and still getting passed, heh), and it was a rear tire.
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Post by: Bobbias on May 30, 2008, 02:57:09 PM
Wow, I'd think something that bad might have some visual indications, like that band that it's split across being well, damaged?
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Post by: Spectere on May 30, 2008, 03:01:25 PM
Negative.  The tire looked perfectly normal before it blew out.  I didn't hit anything on the road, so the tire was just bad when I got the car.  My dad thinks that it had a bad belt.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on May 30, 2008, 03:07:51 PM
Wow, surprising. Most tire problems have some visual warning signs before they happen.
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Post by: Zakamiro on May 31, 2008, 05:35:02 AM
Wow, surprising. Most tire problems have some visual warning signs before they happen.

source



not being able to sleep.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on May 31, 2008, 05:45:22 AM
Wow, surprising. Most tire problems have some visual warning signs before they happen.

source

Indeed.

Every single blowout I've seen has occurred with very little warning (mine had minor vibration which drastically worsened on the day it happened; the one that happened to Jinxie's car literally had ZERO warning prior Dan being nigh unable to get the car to turn when we were nearing a bend at 70mph).  I guess you could consider leaks as being the most common kind of tire problem, but even then it's hard to tell that a tire is low on air unless it's significantly low (5-10psi under spec, depending on the size of the wheel; it's harder to tell when a tire is low when there's less rubber visible).

Now some time down the road you may see a bulge in a tire.  If you do, CHANGE THE FUCKER because that's a sure sign that it's going to asplode soon.

But no, most major tire problems happen without any visual warning signs.  My friend/roommate had two tires blow simultaneously on his old car when he was sitting still.  Sometimes it just happens.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on June 02, 2008, 12:50:25 AM
Yeah, I should probably get that checked out. I think I need new brake pads, too, because my car squeals when I go a certain speed (not very fast).

Also, this incessant ringing in my ears. God. Make it go away.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 02, 2008, 01:02:55 AM
I think it's beyond "probably". If your brakes are squealing at certain speeds like that, you need to get them checked out, at the very least.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 02, 2008, 01:18:25 AM
Squealing brakes aren't much of an issue.  Brakes will squeal when they are cold (which happens when you brake at lower speeds) or when it's wet.  It's only natural.

Brake pads need replaced when they grind.  That's when the metal wear tab starts grinding into your rotor.  You should check your brakes every time you rotate the tires (pretty much every time you change your oil) just to be on the safe side, and replace the pads early to avoid damage to the rotors.  If you have disc brakes all around it's a simple check.  I'm not sure what's involved with checking drum brakes (from what I've seen on my dad's truck it doesn't look too hard).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 02, 2008, 01:46:28 AM
Well, unless they're wet or cold, but I think he was talking about driving at that speed, not braking. (that's what I got out of it anyway.)

because my car squeals when I go a certain speed (not very fast).

That sounds like he means driving at a slow speed, not braking at a slow speed.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 02, 2008, 01:51:18 AM
Why would he assume that he needs new brake pads if he isn't braking?  Your brake pads don't touch the rotor if you're not braking.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on June 02, 2008, 03:20:03 AM
Why would he assume that he needs new brake pads if he isn't braking?  Your brake pads don't touch the rotor if you're not braking.

Or at least, that's the expectation and hope! xD
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 02, 2008, 03:40:19 AM
Well, naturally. :P  My dad's late Caravan (may it rest in pieces) had some trouble with that.  If you let off the gas the thing would quickly stop.  The front passenger side brakes actually got so hot from that little issue that they melted the edge of the hubcap.

Of course, that's not exactly the fault of a brake pad, and it definitely wouldn't cause it to squeal (at least not for long, after it scuffs all the moisture off the rotor).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on June 02, 2008, 04:41:43 AM
Hahaha, what year was it? I've been driving a 1995 Dodge Caravan for a while, up until my landlord that had lent it to me asked me to pay $500 for smog, and to get the engine timing and transmission fluid leak all fixed-- or else give him back the key. Well, that would have been fine and all, except for the fact that it wasn't mine, the car was worth only $1,000, and I didn't have $500. As soon as he said that, I said in reply, (I quote) "Here Jorge, here's the key." and I took it off the keyring and gave it to him. I wasn't trying to be dramatic, but, oh well. (Did I already tell this story here? rofl I don't remember.. Anyway, there it was again just in case.)

(Also, I lol'd at "rest in pieces")
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 02, 2008, 06:14:23 AM
'twas a 1993.  He got it for free, put less than $500 of maintenance into it (not including oil).  The thing had a bit of an appetite for oil (read: a leak) but otherwise seemed fine...

...UNTIL THE TRANSMISSION WENT ERRRRRRRRK AND THE THING WOULDN'T MOVE ANYMORE.

Oddly enough, here's a picture that I took on the very day that the van died, immediately before we hopped in and went on its last ride:

(http://files.spectere.net/pictures/photos/d40/other/rip_caravan.jpg)

Anyone ever read the Goosebumps book, "Say Cheese and Die"?  Apparently, my camera is the reincarnation of that one.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: flaffl on June 02, 2008, 09:12:10 PM
(http://www.spectere.net/smf/userav//avatar_18.png)

'Nuff said.

Hate 'em.
Title: Re: Lame Replies Thread, With A Vengeance
Post by: Spectere on June 03, 2008, 01:10:11 AM
disaster area

basically how my room has been since I moved in.

You guys should try working for Nielsen.  They sent me so much shit that it's taking up more space in my room than my stuff is.  It's complete and utter bullshit.  Give me a fucking storage unit, damnit!  This is ridiculous!

Don't mind me, I'm kind of cranky.  My work hours yesterday/today were esssentially 7AM-1AM and then I have to start again at 8AM (yes, only an seven-hour cooldown period),  What the bloody FUCK is the deal with that?!

Also, moved this post from lame replies to ANGER.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: K-Mann on June 04, 2008, 12:46:00 AM
Seriously this place is a fucking dump. I honestly have no idea how this man could have lived like this without contracting some sort of illness. ALL of our stuff from the old place is in the living room. I slee pn the floor, Alycia sleeps on the couch. My bedroom that I don't havey et is full of a whole bunch of music crap, smells like a dirty furnace and has mouse poop everywhere. The walls are yellow and should actually be white.

Its not as bad as it was though. The kitchen is finally clean and usable with some actually decent space to move around in. The cupboards need to be cleaned and the fridge to the dump and the floor replaced before its prefect though.

The only actual good thing about this place is that we don't have bills or rent to pay until the guy moves out. Because he's here, he pays for everything. Which is awesome so we can make the place look good once he's gone
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on June 04, 2008, 10:08:38 PM
(http://www.spectere.net/smf/userav//avatar_18.png)

'Nuff said.

Hate 'em.

wait, wut, you hate me, or my avatar? =(

I hate these three MASSIVE, incredibly swollen mosquito bites on top of and around both of my elbows. The one on my left elbow is just one big bite that burns, and then I have two extraordinarily swollen ones on my right elbow. Wish I could take pictures, but it's too awkward of a place >_>
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: jinxie on June 05, 2008, 10:55:53 AM
so this morning i found out i had a flat.  how'd i find out?  after i drove it off to the point of separating from the rim.

JOY

because I totally have the cash for a new tire right now. :D
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on June 06, 2008, 03:36:33 AM
because I totally have the cash for a new tire right now. :D

prostitution. seriously, it's the only way.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 06, 2008, 04:10:30 AM
Definitely.

I don't think you'll have any problem dressing Dan in drag and throwing him out on the corner. ;)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on June 06, 2008, 09:15:14 AM
Definitely.

I don't think you'll have any problem dressing Dan in drag and throwing him out on the corner. ;)


Strangely enough, no.  You won't.  :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: jinxie on June 06, 2008, 03:19:30 PM
This is true.  Most of my clothes fit him anyways.

:D
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 06, 2008, 03:35:41 PM
Yeah, I remember you guys cross-dressing all the time.  It was hawt. ;P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on June 06, 2008, 03:47:23 PM
i require images as i am CURIOUS
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 06, 2008, 04:28:58 PM
Haha, yes, I would actually like to see that. For the lulz......
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on June 06, 2008, 04:33:40 PM
Haha, yes, I would actually like to see that. For the fappingz......


You watch your dirty language you dirty mouth!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 07, 2008, 03:34:55 AM
Ugh.  When it comes to 64-bit computing nVidia is starting to turn into ATI.

I've had my system completely die twice today (in a spectacular fashion) because I made the mistake of -- wait for it -- playing a movie file.  What the fucking fuck.  I can play Crysis for hours on end and totally stress the system but HEAVEN FORBID I watch the AVGN while coding.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 07, 2008, 08:05:48 AM
Going from working 16 hours a week, to working 40 hours. I'm going to NEED drugs by the end of this week. And what's worse, my friends only drink on Fridays, and I KEEP getting scheduled for Friday. I mean, what the fuck is this: Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Wednesday Friday All 11 PM till 7:30 AM.

Fucking Tuesday Thursday off? That is the most retarded thing I've ever seen. Fuck.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 07, 2008, 02:34:31 PM
I just had a friend (well, girlfriends friend) say she'd rather burn to death alive then drown. Then I said not dying from smoke inhalation, but actual skin on fire and dying, and she still said she'd rather do that then drown.

Yeah.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: dinnerroll on June 07, 2008, 02:56:08 PM
both are pretty fuckin intense. fire because of the mind-numbingly excruciating pain. Drowning because of the mind-numbing terror of knowing that in a few short minutes/seconds you are going to be dead, whaich is preety fuckin creepy. and drowning prolly hurts like a mofo too.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 07, 2008, 03:49:18 PM
Apparently drowning comes in 2 phases: the pain scared part, and a peaceful part where you just get tired and pass out peacefully.
I forget where I've heard mention of that, but I know that that's how it's supposed to be.

Same type of deal with dieing of hypothermia. You get the cold shivering part, the crazy thoughts and such part, and then a peaceful slow sleep.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 07, 2008, 04:08:31 PM
Apparently drowning comes in 2 phases: the pain scared part, and a peaceful part where you just get tired and pass out peacefully.
I forget where I've heard mention of that, but I know that that's how it's supposed to be.

Same type of deal with dieing of hypothermia. You get the cold shivering part, the crazy thoughts and such part, and then a peaceful slow sleep.

Not sure about drowning, but in hypothermia you'd start to feel slightly warmer due to your organs failing and then you pass out and die. I'd imagine you panicking, but not much physical pain in drowning (other then trying to get air and getting it into your lungs, which I've done and isn't that awful), where as fire would have same if not more panic and much much much much MUCH more physical pain.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 07, 2008, 04:56:38 PM
Well, I've been slightly hyopthermic before, I got to the point where I was thinking irrational thoughts and went from shivering strongly to slightly less. It was interesting, and I actually knew that I was slightly hypothermic, but I never got to the point where I went beyond being cold.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 08, 2008, 02:04:36 AM
If Ubuntu is so awesome and easy to use why did my video card driver get nuked after upgrading my system?

Yeah, Linux still has a ways to go...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on June 08, 2008, 05:27:54 PM
Subjective arguments.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on June 09, 2008, 12:26:40 AM
I got a photo album to put my paper money collection in, but it's barely too small, and about 2-3mm of the bills stick out of the side. Lame.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 09, 2008, 05:26:35 AM
My Alias MX in DJ Max Portable 2.  It is, without a doubt, the WORST chart I've ever played in any commercially produced music game.  It's not that it's just hard.  Hard charts aren't bad.  It's just that it's hard for all the wrong reasons.  It's as if they didn't bother playing it before they released the game.

Here, let's make things a bit more visual.  Pick up a PS2 controller or PSP (same difference, really).  Now follow the table below.  Column 1 is LEFT, column 2 is UP/DOWN, 3 is RIGHT, 4 is [], 5 is /\/X, 6 is O.  The BPM is 110 and each line represents a sixteenth of a measure:

123456
--
-
--
-
--
-
--
-
--
-
--
-
--
-
--
-

Having fun yet?  The patterns are like that through the ENTIRE SONG.  There is variation, of course, but you're still looking at about two minutes of rocking your thumbs quickly back and forth.  Try it.  It's not fun, it's just incredibly tiring and it'll make you want to hit/kill something/someone/yourself.  That would be like if I made a doubles chart for DDR/ITG where you just quickly alternate between the far left arrow and the far right arrow for two minutes.  It would be incredibly stupid and hard and wouldn't give anyone any sense of enjoyment, but rather regret that they willingly played such a vile monstrosity.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 09, 2008, 07:44:43 AM
That. Is disgusting.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 淫蟲 on June 09, 2008, 03:16:33 PM
Conservapedia carves my potatoes with knives of anger.  Conservatives and fundies in general, actually.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 09, 2008, 06:00:36 PM
That. Is disgusting.

Oh, trust me, it's a lot more fun actually doing it. :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 09, 2008, 06:59:03 PM
Conservapedia carves my potatoes with knives of anger.  Conservatives and fundies in general, actually.
\
Haha, that place is so fun to browse.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on June 09, 2008, 08:22:25 PM
FA is down, again, and its been down for like two days now.

FFFFFF

I WANNA CHECK OUT THE NEW ARTS G'DURNIT
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 09, 2008, 10:50:53 PM
FA is down

WOW, I'M TOTALLY SURPRISED BY THIS FACT. ;P

<3
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on June 09, 2008, 11:59:07 PM
Gah, I shaved my neckbeard again yesterday, and now it's REALLY irritated and getting really itchy bumps on it. This blows.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 10, 2008, 02:08:03 AM
I highly recommend Aqua Velva aftershave.  You can't miss it -- clear glass flask, blue liquid.  It has that initial burn of alcohol-based aftershaves, but leaves you with a very cool sensation afterward.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on June 10, 2008, 02:15:50 AM
WOW, I'M TOTALLY SURPRISED BY THIS FACT. ;P

<3

yeah it isn't much of a surprise, but its still annoying.

also, i couldn't even register from when i discovered the site, to like 4 months after that, and i think they closed it down about a few weeks after they opened em back up.

one of the few times i can bitch at 4chan for preventing me from getting my fap on.

*edit*

ohh, they be moving to better servers, so i guess thats aight.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 10, 2008, 06:16:24 AM
FUCKING NOSEBLEEDS.

Edit: It looks like I dipped a few tissues in red paint.  GAH IT WON'T STOP =(

Edit 2: I should bottle this up and sell it to the Red Cross or something.  I'm pretty sure if someone hooked a tube up to my fucking nose right now I could probably save the life of someone who lost 99.5% of their blood.

Edit 3: It stopped.  Yay!

Edit 4: I was thinking about posting pix but then I realized how dickish that would be.

Edit 5: You're welcome.

Edit 6: Eww, tastes like blood.  Somebody get me some mints, gum, or something.

Edit 7: ...anyone?  Please?

Edit 8: Oh fine.  I see how it is.  FUCK you guys. =(
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on June 10, 2008, 06:33:39 AM
Edit 4: I was thinking about posting pix but then I realized how dickish that would be.

not at all. camera phone pics work fine, too.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 10, 2008, 06:45:53 AM
Aww, but I already threw the ball of blood away.

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMNNNN!!1
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on June 10, 2008, 06:47:56 AM
this has been a sad moment.



wanting to talk to someone but everyone's asleep. :\
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 10, 2008, 06:50:22 AM
I'm somewhere between the two...trying to get shit ready for work.

agh

It's absolutely insane how much shit I have to keep in my room for this damn job.  I had to sleep in my chair because THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM IN MY BEDROOM.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on June 10, 2008, 06:52:17 AM
this is a good reason why people rent storage.

(actually, the idea is kind of funny.. Paying for a place away from where you live to put all of your extra shit)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 10, 2008, 07:20:42 AM
I was considering that, but it's already kinda hard to make ends meet.  For less than the rent that I'm paying I could get a decent town house in Ohio, heh.

I might move back when the lease is up (end of July...though I've been thinking about doing it a bit sooner).  The job's awful (I've literally been treated with more respect by my "superiors" at McDonald's and a grocery store, which is pathetic) and the area's too pricey.  We'll see what happens, I suppose.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on June 10, 2008, 07:32:53 AM
yeah, basically. It's like.. For what I'm paying for rent on a bedroom in a house for rent here in California could get me a 2 bedroom apt in Ohio. blergh. also gas $4.40/gal
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 10, 2008, 07:39:04 AM
Yeah, it's probably a lot worse over there than it is here.

And BOO to gas prices.  They're "only" $4.05 over here but uh.

Oh, it's also been hot as fuck lately.  It hit something like 105 yesterday and is supposed to be in the high 90s (and stormy!) today.  Oh, humidity has also been 90-100%ish.  And unfortunately, it seems like half of the households I have to go to for this job lack any sort of air conditioning.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 10, 2008, 07:47:56 AM
wanting to talk to someone but everyone's asleep. :\

Oddly, thanks to my bizarre sleeping times, and Spec's bizarre hours, My most active hour of the day is 5 AM. It's kinda scary.

Of course, that's changing now, 7 AM is closing in quickly, thanks to my job getting off at 7:30.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on June 11, 2008, 10:02:06 PM
the new youtube layout, i hated it, so i switched back to the old stuff.

now it kicks me back the the "new" layout, which wouldn't be too bad if it wouldn't randomly kick my subscriptions bar from the top randomly below recommended videos and featured videos, i never click that stuff.

unless theres a way to "lock" my subscriptions thing to always stay on the top, or if theres a way to switch it to the way it used to be, im going to rage everytime i go to the youtube home page(read OFTEN).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on June 12, 2008, 12:25:33 AM
Gas prices are hovering around $3.93 here, but I managed to find a place a few days ago with $3.79 (although I use plus, so it was $3.89 anyway)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on June 14, 2008, 04:15:01 PM
the new youtube layout, i hated it, so i switched back to the old stuff.

now it kicks me back the the "new" layout, which wouldn't be too bad if it wouldn't randomly kick my subscriptions bar from the top randomly below recommended videos and featured videos, i never click that stuff.

unless theres a way to "lock" my subscriptions thing to always stay on the top, or if theres a way to switch it to the way it used to be, im going to rage everytime i go to the youtube home page(read OFTEN).

they still send me mail in different languages sometimes. fucking wtf. Also a gear-grinder: having to walk 5 miles to work in 100+ degree heat.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on June 14, 2008, 11:52:27 PM
having to walk 5 miles to work in 100+ degree heat.

and im here bitching about 85 degree heat
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 15, 2008, 08:12:32 AM
Damn, we might get 1 day a year that is 100+ (104 is 40 Celsius). However, we're pretty much always between 25 and 32 Celsius, (77 and 90). 85 for you guys is about 30 for us (29.44).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on June 16, 2008, 07:10:26 PM
I've come home from a lovely week at Chez du Vyhd only to find that my bedroom has been completely ransacked.  My parents threw half of my stuff away and moved the rest of it to god knows where.

If this is some sign that they want me to move out, I'll take it.  >>  I've been wanting out of here for quite a while now anyways.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 17, 2008, 01:10:36 AM
Wow...that's just ridiculous. <_<

On the bright side, that means that you can slap your dad very soon.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on June 17, 2008, 01:15:10 AM
GAS COSTING OVER FOUR FUCKING DOLLARS A GALLON

everybody can rage at this
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 17, 2008, 01:17:44 AM
Gas has gone up nearly 300% since I started driving.  It makes me unhappy.

It costs more to fill up my teeny tiny Saturn with its 12-gallon tank than it used to cost to fill up my monstrous Toronado and its 21-gallon tank.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on June 17, 2008, 02:20:34 AM
Wow...that's just ridiculous. <_<

On the bright side, that means that you can slap your dad very soon.


And make him buy me another bottle of schnapps.  :P  The weiners either threw it away or drank it themselves.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sneaky on June 17, 2008, 02:59:20 AM
when people on call of duty are either a) too drunk or high to realize they're being dicks b) are too competitive or, c) they bring their entire fucking gang to play. meaning they've partied up and are in private team chat, and have a much increased chance of winning because of the fact they're actually communicating. It gives a huge disadvantage, when, for example, I'm stuck on a team in which NO ONE has their microphones/headsets plugged in. W.T.F.

They tried to remedy this fact by including a game mode 'mercenary deathmatch' but I've witnessed people still playing 'together' get on the same team, and it pisses me off. DM should be completely random skill wise. I don't need Infinity Ward deciding who is most closely matched with me. How are the shitty noobs gonna get better? by playing with others of the same caliber? no. by playing with gods. If you get your ass kicked enough, you'll learn how to play better, faster. Some might argue this fact [don't argue, this is just a rant, nothing else.] that, oh, well if they're playing with their own level, the learning curve is smoother. Right, but others could then say its more of a hindrance than anything because it takes longer to learn tricks and your style of play.

The maps are also horribly imbalanced. This post could also go in that imbalances thread, but I don't want to argue with anyone about this, because.. well I don't, and it's pointless.  Anyway, the maps are either a) close quarters and just use semi/autos. or b) it's a long fuck map with a ton fuck of open space just asking for a WHO HAS A BIGGER SNIPER PENIS match, which I'm good at, because I just run around the map slaying idiots lost in their fucking scope.


Ugh I just was in a match that got me really pissed so I decided to let it out here and take a break.

FUCK

tl;dr:
CoD 4 has some shitty imbalances, not as bad as halo though.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 17, 2008, 03:16:58 AM
God, Ubuntu is so fucking shitty.

Seriously, why do Linux fanboys worship it?  The video card drivers manage to always break during updates and I haven't even installed all that much on there.  I thought that was the point of having a fucking package manager.  You know, so that you can eliminate/reduce breakage?  Fuck.

I think I'm going to upgrade my secondary computer to Gentoo.  It might take longer to get set up but I'll be damned if I'm going to put up with this bullshit every time I upgrade my kernel (which, in the case of Ubuntu, is every other day).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on June 17, 2008, 03:21:31 AM
Why so often?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on June 17, 2008, 03:33:09 AM
I am exaggerating, of course, but they do push out minor versions constantly.  It probably wouldn't be so bad if two things weren't true:

(1) If you run multiple distros on one machine and have your /boot partition organized, it cannot update GRUB's menu.lst automatically, which is annoying.  Fortunately, it doesn't nuke it like other distros (*cough* Fedora *cough* SuSE *cough*) tend to do.

(2) HI I'M UBUNTU AND I'M BREAKING YOUR VIDEO CARD DRIVERS.

Number 2 is especially annoying, mainly because the nVidia driver installed by the package management system simply doesn't work.  It stopped working during its last update and, despite the fact that it's a known issue and multiple people have experienced it, it doesn't seem like they have any intention to fix it (it's been like that for a couple of weeks now...meanwhile, my Gentoo box remains completely unbroken).  What I had to do last time was download the drivers from nVidia's side and install them manually, which I should NOT have to do in this case.  It's not like I threw in a brand new card in that system, no, it's running a GeForce 6600GT.  Some of the other people complaining about it online have used even older cards which shouldn't be affected by the changes in the newer nVidia driver.

It's just bloody annoying.  Here I was thinking that Ubuntu was supposed to be easier to use, yet it can't seem to touch Gentoo's "emerge -uDN world".

And, of course, now I have to waste a night installing a distro that doesn't break every five minutes when I wanted to start getting things done on my pet project.  Go figure.
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Post by: Bobbias on June 17, 2008, 03:59:07 AM
That sucks ass.
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Post by: vladgd on June 17, 2008, 04:47:31 PM
the shits

they can die
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Post by: Alice on June 17, 2008, 05:22:00 PM
That sucks ass.

ubuntu? yeah
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 17, 2008, 10:10:00 PM
We already have a BAWWW about FPS imbalances thread, but yes that is a problem. It always bothered me when one team would be made out of all clan members, and the other would be average/crappy players, and the clanned side wouldn't do shit to even it up.
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Post by: TimJing on June 17, 2008, 11:59:26 PM
I paid for my gas with cash today. I put down $50 and then another $4 (in two $2 bills), totalling $54, because that's how much I estimated I was going to spend to fill up my tank.

It ends up being $52, I go back in and specifically ask for one of my twos back. And not even 3 minutes later, they had ALREADY sent it off back to the bank because all stores univerally loathe $2 bills. What the hell. So she gave me back two ones. At least she was nice about it, but still, the lack of acceptance for the $2 really, REALLY irks me. I love that thing, it's got the best design out of any bill we have, yet everyone shuns it. Urgh.
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Post by: Zakamiro on June 18, 2008, 02:03:33 AM
the back of the bills are awesome. :]
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Post by: Spectere on June 18, 2008, 02:28:50 AM
It ends up being $52, I go back in and specifically ask for one of my twos back. And not even 3 minutes later, they had ALREADY sent it off back to the bank because all stores univerally loathe $2 bills. What the hell. So she gave me back two ones. At least she was nice about it, but still, the lack of acceptance for the $2 really, REALLY irks me. I love that thing, it's got the best design out of any bill we have, yet everyone shuns it. Urgh.

Damn... :(

Y'know, it's not fair.  The Canadians have those damn Toonies ($2 coins), why can't we have more $2 bills floating around?  It wouldn't be so bad if most things nowadays weren't just over $1 (bottles of pop/soda, for instance, range from $1.29 to $1.59 depending on the size...$2 bills would be very convenient for purchasing those).

BAAAAAAAAAWWWWW
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Post by: vladgd on June 18, 2008, 02:39:49 AM
i have like 9 two dollar bills

not that i spend them or anything...they aren't exactly "common"
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on June 18, 2008, 03:29:11 AM
I would spend them right away. Fuck 2 dollar bills.
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Post by: Bobbias on June 18, 2008, 09:08:51 AM
Damn... :(

Y'know, it's not fair.  The Canadians have those damn Toonies ($2 coins), why can't we have more $2 bills floating around?  It wouldn't be so bad if most things nowadays weren't just over $1 (bottles of pop/soda, for instance, range from $1.29 to $1.59 depending on the size...$2 bills would be very convenient for purchasing those).

BAAAAAAAAAWWWWW

We used to have $2 bills. Then we phased them out, because paper money doesn't last as well as coin money. Not to mention it's a lot harder to get the equipment required to make fake coinage, as well as the fact that it's never going to make you any money to forge it in the first place, and we have ways to check if the composition of a coin is what it needs to be (magnetically, by weight and such) so that it's pretty much useless.
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Post by: annon on June 18, 2008, 09:59:07 AM
Damn... :(

Y'know, it's not fair.  The Canadians have those damn Toonies ($2 coins), why can't we have more $2 bills floating around?  It wouldn't be so bad if most things nowadays weren't just over $1 (bottles of pop/soda, for instance, range from $1.29 to $1.59 depending on the size...$2 bills would be very convenient for purchasing those).

BAAAAAAAAAWWWWW

It's not just Canada, either. There are 2 pound and euro coins, too.

On a related note, I don't really like how the sales tax system is set up here. Like, I was in Paris for 3 days, and the lowest value coin I ever got in change was a dime because all of the prices I saw - all of them - were in increments of 10 cents. Granted, everything there was really fucking expensive, but it was nice that they didn't have the weird prices we have here that require you to get weighed down in change when all you have initially are bills.
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Post by: vladgd on June 18, 2008, 02:21:34 PM
well IF they decide to take the penny out of circulation, things should be a little bit better for us.
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Post by: TimJing on June 19, 2008, 01:24:06 PM
well IF they decide to take the penny out of circulation, things should be a little bit better for us.

I really, really, really hope and pray they take pennies out of circulation.

I'm about to invest almost $2000 in rare pennies and their value will SKYROCKET in the future.
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Post by: Bobbias on June 19, 2008, 08:27:05 PM
The fuck.

I was laying in bed, awake. Partly because at that moment, the dog was barking like fuck, so any attempt at sleeping would have been in vain.
Apparently someone was at the door for me. My mom, dog in hand, comes to my door and says there's someone for me. I ask "Who?", for some reason she thinks I'm moaning or something and tells them I'm asleep. By the time I realize what just happened, they're already gone down the street or something.

Fuck. Argh. I fucking hate fuck.

So, a friend drops by, and my mom tells them I'm sleeping, all because she's fucking deaf, and now I can't figure out who it even was or how to contact them, because my mom couldn't even describe them well enough. Not to mention I was awake, and really wanted to hang out with someone before I had to go to work again.
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Post by: Zakamiro on June 20, 2008, 02:13:09 AM
bobbias, this is why I invested in a cellular phone. It's also harder to get mad at yourself than at someone else.
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Post by: Bobbias on June 20, 2008, 06:45:50 AM
Yeah, well, up until now I didn't have any steady income, so I couldn't afford one, not to mention I still don't want to fucking pay money to talk to someone. It wasn't any of my friends that I usually hang out with much, otherwise my mom would have known who it was. I think I know who it was, and if it's who I think it was, he was likely in the neighborhood and just decided to drop by unannounced. I don't even know if he has a cell phone anyway.
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Post by: vladgd on June 20, 2008, 05:24:40 PM
parents gone for the bahamas, and its me here with the dog.

and my god, i swear my dog listens to my chemical romance and cuts himself because he is EMO.  dealing with an emo dog for a week not a happy vladgd make.

not to mention, sleep at 4am, wake up at 8 to let dog out, sleep...wake up at 9 to let him in...sleep...wake up at 10 to let him out...sleep..wake up at 11 to let him in...sleep...let him out, keep him out, and stay the fuck awake because im not getting any more sleep.

*edit*

i guess to add, say i type up iidx, and click on a video.  seeing arguements in the comments abou guitar hero vs guitar freaks....and over 100 comments.  for fuck sake, its a video of some guy getting a AA on AA[a] not a video about guitar hero, or guitar freaks, or even rock band, shut your whore mouth. 

i guess that isn't saying much considering youtube has always been like this, but at least keep with the content of the video.
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Post by: TimJing on June 21, 2008, 12:31:20 AM
I feel like eating something, and want to, but know I shouldn't and won't let myself.

Gah, I hate that feeling. It's like... hunger purgatory.
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Post by: Bobbias on June 21, 2008, 07:53:34 AM
While I'm not angry per se, this is fucking annoying: After 2 days of doing shit all at work, we got destroyed. We got an order of 2000 cases.

Our normal order is say, between 800 and 1100 or so, give or take. Everyone had 300+ cases. That is absurd. I am so sore right now :/
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 22, 2008, 01:47:51 AM
Some prick started following me in his car (he looked young too), got me to stop, then asked me to get out. I asked who he was, then he asked again, then I basically said fuck off and he drove away. What the fuck is wrong with people.
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Post by: TimJing on June 22, 2008, 03:03:52 AM
Some prick started following me in his car (he looked young too), got me to stop, then asked me to get out. I asked who he was, then he asked again, then I basically said fuck off and he drove away. What the fuck is wrong with people.

Weirdos today.

Also, I hydroplaned while going about 60 and came amazingly close to hitting another car. It was probably the single most terrifying moment of my life.
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Post by: Zakamiro on June 22, 2008, 03:18:30 AM
it's even scarier on a bicycle.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 22, 2008, 04:39:54 PM
Weirdos today.

Also, I hydroplaned while going about 60 and came amazingly close to hitting another car. It was probably the single most terrifying moment of my life.

wow, my friend just told me about his dad spinning his car on the interstate, while doing 70 (he drives a newer corvette). It must be a trend to get into near auto accidents these days.
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Post by: Spectere on June 23, 2008, 05:01:51 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25322638/&GT1=43001 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25322638/&GT1=43001)

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... :'(
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Post by: Zakamiro on June 23, 2008, 05:22:15 AM
george carlin was brilliant. I doubt we'll see another like him in our generation.
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Post by: vladgd on June 23, 2008, 02:44:40 PM
he was an old man, so it isn't really "tragic"
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Post by: Spectere on June 23, 2008, 03:03:25 PM
Old man or not, it sucks to see someone like that go.
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Post by: annon on June 23, 2008, 06:06:56 PM
I hate that I never hear about awesome comedians until after they die.
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Post by: Sneaky on June 23, 2008, 06:20:24 PM
I was surprised when I saw it scroll by on the newsticker this morning on my break.. I'm gonna miss him, he was the best.  If you never heard of him, the best thing I've heard is his Aristocrats joke.. :p well they're all fucking disgusting and funny, which is what he was as a whole haha. He was never afraid to cross the line. He looked for the line, and then deliberately crossed it..

<3
RIP
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Post by: Jupi on June 24, 2008, 11:14:34 AM
There's a daddy longlegs sleeping on my faucet.

Mocking me.

Scaring the crap out of me.


:(


*cower*
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 24, 2008, 03:36:52 PM
There's a daddy longlegs sleeping on my faucet.

I have about 10 of those in my current bath room. Niggas aint shit.
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Post by: Zakamiro on June 24, 2008, 07:50:24 PM
I have about 10 of those in my current bath room. Niggas aint shit.

time to clean.
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Post by: Spectere on June 26, 2008, 06:21:58 AM
Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiired...so much stuff to doooooooooooooo.....
/me collapses.
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Post by: Sneaky on June 26, 2008, 08:51:44 PM
Apparently I have a half sister in Cali.

Rewind for a sec :

About 9/10 years ago, my dad and mom were married, and we lived in Mesa, AZ in an apartment. I was 8 or 9 i think at the time, so my memory is fuzzy.

Shit went down like this:
Dad = alcoholic/druggie
Dad came home with 'x' drugs
Mom got pissed, flushed down toilet
Dad got pissed, flipped the kitchen table over/across the apartment
Me and mom went to her parents' house.
Divorce.
A few years pass, mom meets guy.
we move in with guy
happily ever after. my stepdad, and my only real father.

edit while typing: I just had a long ass convo with him, and apparently it was cocaine and meth, and my mom caught him with spoon/lighter. AWESOME childhood story, eh? sweet.

So my 'dad' lives in cali, has a girlfriend, and a baby WITH her. 5 months old. he is in a 90 day recurring program, and she is apparently in rehab AS WELL.

fuckin' a.
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Post by: Jupi on June 27, 2008, 01:37:27 AM
Apparently I have a half sister in Cali.

Rewind for a sec :

About 9/10 years ago, my dad and mom were married, and we lived in Mesa, AZ in an apartment. I was 8 or 9 i think at the time, so my memory is fuzzy.

Shit went down like this:
Dad = alcoholic/druggie
Dad came home with 'x' drugs
Mom got pissed, flushed down toilet
Dad got pissed, flipped the kitchen table over/across the apartment
Me and mom went to her parents' house.
Divorce.
A few years pass, mom meets guy.
we move in with guy
happily ever after. my stepdad, and my only real father.

edit while typing: I just had a long ass convo with him, and apparently it was cocaine and meth, and my mom caught him with spoon/lighter. AWESOME childhood story, eh? sweet.

So my 'dad' lives in cali, has a girlfriend, and a baby WITH her. 5 months old. he is in a 90 day recurring program, and she is apparently in rehab AS WELL.

fuckin' a.



:/  wow...
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Post by: Zakamiro on June 27, 2008, 05:54:02 AM
Thats some crazy shit, mang.

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Post by: Sneaky on June 27, 2008, 07:22:51 AM
Thread/ruined

i win :D

lol
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Post by: Eggman on June 28, 2008, 02:44:17 PM
I absolutely hate the 360 generation of gamers. Reading the announcement for Diablo 3 and then seeing comments like, "hay is this a AAA title? I never herd of it b4." or "Diablo so old. just another REHASH." And then seeing comments for the new 2D, beautiful Wario platformer coming out AND the DS re-release of Kirby Super Star and seeing, "ANOTHER MARIO game ENUF NINTENDO I ARE SO HARDCOORREEEE" or "wuts Kirby?"

niggas need to read some Malstrom.

Also I hate the word fucen. Is there some inside joke with that phrase I'm missing? Just use the regular word.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on June 28, 2008, 03:51:18 PM
I absolutely hate the 360 generation of gamers. Reading the announcement for Diablo 3 and then seeing comments like, "hay is this a AAA title? I never herd of it b4." or "Diablo so old. just another REHASH." And then seeing comments for the new 2D, beautiful Wario platformer coming out AND the DS re-release of Kirby Super Star and seeing, "ANOTHER MARIO game ENUF NINTENDO I ARE SO HARDCOORREEEE" or "wuts Kirby?"

Seconded. It seems like fanboys/general ignorance about any game (looking at a game, and if it's not one of the 2 generas of games they play it sucks) have spread like crazy this generation. Also the term rehash gets tossed around a lot, must be because the only succesful game franchises are sequels, which really says something bad about the general gaming audience. It's sad that it's not even kids that do this, there are a lot of older guys (because girls don't play video games) who say the same shit as well. Also everyone became a graphics whore, EVERYONE. It's just sad, game play became a secondary somewhere down the line.

Also for the rage part, my friend got an N64 recently and we where playing some games, I said we really needed golden eye. So my friend who loves halo (I've had several friends say to him "*blank* FPS game is better then halo" and his only reply would be "lol no", what great debate skills) said that goldeneye was a shitty game, all because he couldn't control it well (well, he didn;t say that exactly, he just said he like newer FPS games because of the ease of control. I'd still pick 007 over halo). Same friend also stated that FPS on a console is better then FPS on a PC.

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Post by: Zakamiro on June 28, 2008, 07:51:19 PM
Same friend also stated that FPS on a console is better then FPS on a PC.

Wow. I totally forgot PC gamers play with controllers. :\
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Post by: Spectere on June 29, 2008, 01:03:20 AM
So I let someone use my laptop for fifteen minutes today.  When I go back on it, I find malware on it.  WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT.  I swear, some people can't use a computer for ten seconds without infecting it.  Jesus Christ.

It wasn't hard to remove (boot to Gentoo, emerge ntfs3g, mount volume, delete all traces of it...) but that was still ten minutes that I shouldn't have had to spend on it.

Shit, people wonder why I never give up my computers.  It's not greediness, it's just that I can't trust anyone not to fuck it up.  Maybe if I do that next time I'll boot it into Linux, slap them into a no-privilege account that can't do anything but run a stripped down version of lynx.

Also I hate the word fucen. Is there some inside joke with that phrase I'm missing? Just use the regular word.

I seriously rage whenever I read that word.  It looks stupid as hell.
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Post by: Bobbias on June 29, 2008, 08:36:17 AM
Agreed, and yeah, that's the biggest reason I don't usually let people on my computer. Hell, I can run the computer without firewall or AV of any kind for 6+ months without a single infection, and yet some people can't go for 10 minutes without getting infected. It really bothers me that people can be that clueless about that kind of shit.
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Post by: vladgd on July 12, 2008, 04:47:33 AM
i was going to my friends place to play some lan d2.  originally i was going to use a laptop there, but another guy would be joining, so they wanted me to bring my desktop.

its a bitch unhooking my rig, throwing it in the van, driving there, unloading it, re hooking it up...."play d2" unhook it, load it, drive, unload it, and hook it back up.

i would only mildly bitch, but the guy that would be using the laptop DIDNT FUCKING COME, so what so i get?  an aching back for doing all of this in the first place. 

also, ib4 "olol get a laptop"

if you say this, buy me one, i would rather enjoy one.

/rant
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Post by: Bobbias on July 12, 2008, 07:35:34 AM
/me would rather not have one*

Yes, I'm rather biased against laptops. Hell, I'm biased against anything other than assembling your own computer, because it will always cost less to buy the pieces than to buy a pre-packaged computer. Even barebone kits cost more than the individual pieces.

You pay more for getting less hardware. Sure, it's more portable, but honestly, my setup is not that hard to unhook. I can have the computer unhooked and ready to move in probably 2 or 3 minutes. LCD screens weigh WAY less than CRTs, and my computer isn't THAT heavy.

Though if I was getting a computer that was semi-portable, I'd get one of those mini towers, instead of a full size one.
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Post by: vladgd on July 12, 2008, 03:11:19 PM
im all for having a nice desktop over a laptop.

i would rather have a bag with my mouse, laptop charger, and laptop.  rather than dragging my tower, monitor, mouse, keyboard, power cord, fan (its my setup, i need the fan), screwing both sides of my monitor back on for transport, surge protector, extension cord, blablabla.

(note my message was longer, but id rather not keep this "rant" going(as whats the point in arguing opinions, plus both of our setups are different), so im keeping it at this and withdrawing from the conversation)
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Post by: annon on July 12, 2008, 03:44:11 PM
It's the middle of summer, my car's out of freon, and I can't take care of it until Monday.

Also, holy FUCK at how hard it is to find music by onoken.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on July 12, 2008, 06:04:33 PM
Yum....potato cakes.
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Post by: Shoop Da Whoop on July 12, 2008, 08:09:04 PM
fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK

So I'm in the process of finding a home to rent in Santa Cruz. Two days ago I went to a open house, and I had a really good chance of getting the home. It was a really nice apartment for the price it was listed. When I talked to the guy he seemed interested in renting to me because I was a student and my father was going to pay the rent every month. I had this shit in the bag. He calls me back today and says some people offered him 500 more dollars a month to live there, and unless I can match that, these fuckers get the apartment.    :'(  Imma go hit up my punching bag and cry.
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Post by: Bobbias on July 13, 2008, 09:10:28 AM
It's the middle of summer, my car's out of freon, and I can't take care of it until Monday.

Also, holy FUCK at how hard it is to find music by onoken.

He has a muzie...
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Post by: annon on July 13, 2008, 02:32:45 PM
He has a muzie...

You sure? I tried searching that site, but every time I clicked on a link that was supposed to go to his profile, I was redirected to the home page.

I mean, I found his website, and I got some tracks off of BMS, but after all that I only had 21 full tracks.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 13, 2008, 04:32:47 PM
Sounds difficult.
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Post by: Bobbias on July 13, 2008, 07:26:12 PM
You sure? I tried searching that site, but every time I clicked on a link that was supposed to go to his profile, I was redirected to the home page.

I mean, I found his website, and I got some tracks off of BMS, but after all that I only had 21 full tracks.

Well, I found his muzie a while ago. Maybe since then things have changed.
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Post by: Spectere on July 14, 2008, 08:43:47 PM
i was going to my friends place to play some lan d2.  originally i was going to use a laptop there, but another guy would be joining, so they wanted me to bring my desktop.

I hauled my rig to Armegeddon's to do some more intense gaming last weekend, since his second system isn't particularly powerful.  Luckily, he does have a keyboard, mouse, and keyboard, so I only had to bring the tower (hauling my 17" aperture grill CRT or my television LCD would have probably been even more annoying), but I still don't plan to do that again for a while...ugh.  Unhooking the 360 and boxing up Rock Band is annoying enough.

Oh, speaking of Rock Band, my kick pedal is cracking.  Argh.  I'm going to RMA it so that they put a box in the post, play until it breaks (it's really close -- the left side is slightly cracked and the right side is badly cracked, with a split running through half of the pedal), and when I get the replacement I plan to attach a nice metal plate available.  My dad thinks that he has some diamond plating available from when he covered the running boards on his truck; that would look pretty nice.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 14, 2008, 09:34:44 PM
Whenever I'm typing something for school, and I put my courser between 2 things of text to type something, yet it just deletes the text and types what I'm currently typing over the existing text. Really, is there some sort of button I'm hitting that causes this?
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Post by: 『フエハデ』 on July 14, 2008, 10:42:27 PM
"Insert", the most useless key on the planet. Seriously, what the hell. :( That haunted me, too, until I figured out what was causing it.
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Post by: Bobbias on July 15, 2008, 08:53:27 AM
I... Hate... Insert.
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Post by: vladgd on July 15, 2008, 09:52:01 PM
"This means that a rough estimated time of FA comeback is 25'th of July."


FFFFFFFFFFFFfffffffFfffffFFFFFFFFFfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffFFFFFFFFFFff

FA is one of those things like diabloiii.net, or youtube, or urbandead, that i check about once every day, and its been down for about a week now.

I NEED MAH FA FIX!
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Post by: Bobbias on July 15, 2008, 09:54:17 PM
FA?
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Post by: vladgd on July 15, 2008, 10:03:03 PM
nothing you would be interested in.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sneaky on July 16, 2008, 02:16:03 AM
http://www.furaffinity.net/
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on July 16, 2008, 02:55:05 AM
awe schnap

basically deviantart for furreh stuff, there's a lot of hella(like hella hella) good artists there.

anyway IB4 RAYGE!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 16, 2008, 07:05:31 AM
Actually, I'm happy that they have a site, next thing is for all the furries should stop polluting DA with their art.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on July 16, 2008, 03:33:17 PM
actually a good bit of em have DA accounts(miu, jay axer, jolly jack for three) they post half of their works on.  so don't rest easy bobbias.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 16, 2008, 04:59:24 PM
Well, they shouldn't. The next step is to make a site that will clear out all those fucking morons who can't draw worth shit, and only draw shitty anime crap.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 16, 2008, 05:28:23 PM
Oh hush, they can post whatever they want.

If I'm allowed to post stuff, anyone should be.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 淫蟲 on July 16, 2008, 06:16:20 PM
Well, they shouldn't.

Why not, exactly
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 16, 2008, 06:45:36 PM
My wrist hurts more everyday, and it does this randomly for a week or so, and during this week I can;t really put any pressure on it. Also the person I usually play in brawl with online bitched me out about using Kirby's triple A combo, then today he used Diddy's triple A constantly in one round. Like, more so then I ever used Kirby's before he bitched me out. Also he somehow determined he was better then me.

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on July 16, 2008, 07:34:54 PM
Well, they shouldn't. The next step is to make a site that will clear out all those fucking morons who can't draw worth shit, and only draw shitty anime crap.

If you don't like it, don't look at it.  How difficult is that?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 16, 2008, 07:36:08 PM
Seems pretty simple to me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 16, 2008, 09:26:29 PM
If you don't like it, don't look at it.  How difficult is that?

I'd REALLY rather not have to wade my way through 900000000000 terribly drawn pictures in a search just to find 1 single well done one. It makes me angry to see people getting all this encouragement when they suck ass, aren't funny, and have no hope in hell of ever improving. IMO Deviantart should be for artists with actual skill, not retarded weeaboos who only draw terribly drawn anime style pictures that make me want to gag. Jesus fuck, some of those people draw like a fucking 4 year old.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 16, 2008, 09:50:49 PM
Calm down.  It's a silly little website on the internet.  It's like mommy's refrigerator, except you don't have to hold up the fingerpaintings with alphabet magnets. 

It ain't the Louvre.  :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on July 17, 2008, 02:24:07 AM
oh my god, im about to climax. im fapping to some internet drama.




JC Penney corporate. "GET A BRIAN, YOU MORANS"

Seriously, everything they do makes no sense. I can't tell you how much we bitch in the store about how badly corporate sucks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on July 17, 2008, 02:35:27 AM
you know, when i posted RAYGE in its silly giant font and underline, i expected it to be taken with a grain of salt.  i was wrong, anyway, enough dragging that on.

can't really say anything, had kind of a good day.

well i guess i got one.

fallout isn't installing, it tells me i need this direct x, i install it "well it doesn't install, but it tells me i have it installed, since i have the recent direct x, and the one it wants to install is like direct x 3a or something" and well yeah.  i click install again, and it tells me i need directx3a (going off memory) and i click no now, and a black "setup"(it doesn't say setup, but thats what it is) screen pops up, and then doesn't respond.

anyway, till i can figure that out, no fallout for me.

*edit*

Calm down.  It's a silly little website on the internet.  It's like mommy's refrigerator, except you don't have to hold up the fingerpaintings with alphabet magnets.

this

*edit*

well i went to explore on the cd, clicked setup, it started installing SLOWLY, got an error on the master.exe, but it apparently installed.  i was "forced (nothing would close out of it)" into watching a planescape torment trailer.  back to desktop, c drive, program files, interplay, fallout, fallout.exe.....nothing

so what gives?  bum copy?  most likley.

*edit*

same with fallout 2.  great, i get both disks, "hey im going to play some fallout, yeah!"

"both don't work, no fallout for me, FUCK!"

ijngfmfhmrj,tfjmtfjmm,cjnfmt6mjhy
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on July 17, 2008, 09:01:26 AM
I had a Demonoid invite code saved in a text file that I just deleted.

Reason: A couple of weeks ago, my friend gave me the invite code from my computer. I told him emailing it to me would be unnecessary, so he saved it in a text file so I could use it later. I tried it a few hours later, and it said I couldn't use it from the same IP address. I thought, "Ok, my address is dynamic, I'll just wait for it to change." I forgot about the text file and it was among several icons I just cleaned off my desktop.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on July 17, 2008, 09:19:34 AM
Why didn't you just ask one of us for one?

<pokemon>
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on July 17, 2008, 10:41:30 AM
Why didn't you just ask one of us for one?

4su9oa27uyqvporptcgfi3fux7nehu3d9

Because I don't think of these things after being awake for 26 hours. D:
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: itsgravy on July 18, 2008, 09:10:27 AM
So my car was hit yesterday.  I wasn't in it though, and neither was the owner of the other car. 

I'd parked up against a curb, and he in the middle of the lot.  He was in neutral, didn't have a parking break on, and had a truck club (the one that goes over your wheel) propped against his driver seat pushing his break pedal down.

Well, apparently it didn't work too well. 

But now the asshole has a towed car and an insurance ticket.  Just my luck to get hit be a roving, unmanned vehicle.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 19, 2008, 08:39:47 AM
I dunno about the laws there, but here it's illegal not to have a working parking brake, and if he was using something to prop his brake pedal down, I'd assume he didn't have a working parking brake (either that, or he was a fucking retard, and I hope his car was totaled, as much as that doesn't sound likely).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 20, 2008, 12:01:35 AM
*Dun Dun Dun*

Another one rides the bus.

*Dun Dun Dun*

Another one rides the bus.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: itsgravy on July 21, 2008, 03:12:50 PM
Assholes with cars

Idk if it's illegal here but he didn't get fined for it.  All that happened is he has to pay for my car.  It hit my car so hard it was pushed up onto the curb and busted the bottom front frame.  I figure I'll go to a junk yard and get a reflector, pocket the rest and call it a day.  The rest is just cosmetic anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 21, 2008, 09:43:28 PM
Need to save a few bucks the bone yard is the way to go.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on July 25, 2008, 06:54:30 PM
I hate the phrase
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 25, 2008, 07:01:06 PM
I hate the phrase
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 25, 2008, 07:51:50 PM
Yeah, I hate it too, but sometimes, I totally agree with it. For instance, commenting on youtube videos.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 25, 2008, 09:58:13 PM
I get what you're saying, but sometimes the "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" line is indeed useful.  It's kept me from tearing a few people brand new orifices lately, and as a result, I've just been a lot less pissed off lately.  ^_^

It can be fun to do that to people...considering if you make them cry.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 25, 2008, 10:26:40 PM
I can't say that I really enjoy making people cry.  Might be the human in me, I dunno.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 25, 2008, 10:31:17 PM
I can't say that I really enjoy making people cry.  Might be the human in me, I dunno.

If people deserve a new one ripped for them then go for it.  You will feel better if you do so because then they feel horrible of what they done.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 25, 2008, 10:37:11 PM
Hell, even when I told off my fellow club officer after several months of him not doing his damn job, I still felt bad.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 25, 2008, 10:43:21 PM
Hell, even when I told off my fellow club officer after several months of him not doing his damn job, I still felt bad.

To quote my friend Stefan: "Thats a damn shame."

Who care you needed to get whats off your mind and you did...don't get regrets about it later.  Being cut thaot at times is the way to be.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on July 26, 2008, 12:18:51 AM
It's always so damn hot in my house when I get home, my dad always has the AC at 79. It has to be 78 or lower for me to live.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 26, 2008, 01:37:22 AM
It's always so damn hot in my house when I get home, my dad always has the AC at 79. It has to be 78 or lower for me to live.
Why does he have AnthroCon set to 79?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on July 26, 2008, 02:26:47 AM
I will throw you through the fire and the flames, and you shall scorch. Like cock scorch party.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 26, 2008, 02:45:17 AM
It's always so damn hot in my house when I get home, my dad always has the AC at 79. It has to be 78 or lower for me to live.

That's rather shitty, but my parents will keep it at 80 at night. I don't mind it during the day, but I like it being at least near the mid 70s when I'm trying to sleep. I brake into a damn sweat when I have half of my blanket covering me, and to top it off the central air is the farthest away from my room, so it's hotter by several degrees in my room then in the rest of the house.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 26, 2008, 02:52:06 AM
That's rather shitty, but my parents will keep it at 80 at night. I don't mind it during the day, but I like it being at least near the mid 70s when I'm trying to sleep. I brake into a damn sweat when I have half of my blanket covering me, and to top it off the central air is the farthest away from my room, so it's hotter by several degrees in my room then in the rest of the house.

You should tell them it's much better to be chilly at night than too warm.  :3
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 26, 2008, 03:02:01 AM
You should tell them it's much better to be chilly at night than too warm.  :3

They would say something along the lines of "you don't pay the electric bill" and hit me in the jaw. They have been gone for about a week tho, and I must say it's been rather nice.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on July 26, 2008, 03:47:43 AM
when it gets too hot, i sleep in the basement.

with my fan setup this year, this has only happened about 5 or so times so far.  but i do find it funny how my ceiling fan is ALWAYS on from around may to mid september. 

anyway, 50-60 is a nice temp zone for me.  60-70 isn't bad.  70-80 tolerable.  80-90 gay.  90+ BRB SLEEPING IN THE SHOWER WITH COLD WATER ON.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 26, 2008, 07:54:14 AM
I just got fired... (technically, I voluntarily resigned, but it was that, or get fired, and voluntary resignations don't show up as getting fired would on my record.) Can't say I didn't see it coming though.... I just couldn't work fast enough. Of course, it doesn't help that my previous store is the fastest superstore in Canada. They have the fastest average time stocking the shelves. However, the minimum speed was averaging 1 case per minute, and I couldn't even keep up to that.

Fuck. I'm not even angry at this point, just really disappointed and depressed.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Nekros on July 26, 2008, 10:56:21 AM
I just got fired... (technically, I voluntarily resigned, but it was that, or get fired, and voluntary resignations don't show up as getting fired would on my record.) Can't say I didn't see it coming though.... I just couldn't work fast enough. Of course, it doesn't help that my previous store is the fastest superstore in Canada. They have the fastest average time stocking the shelves. However, the minimum speed was averaging 1 case per minute, and I couldn't even keep up to that.

Fuck. I'm not even angry at this point, just really disappointed and depressed.

Shitty deals. But if they need to be that fast, they should have more people working so that when they hire new people its not a shock for them when they are trying to keep up, but that starting to make too much sense for a company like that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on July 26, 2008, 12:57:21 PM
I consistently discover more and more bug bites all over my body, with no idea how or when I get them. I just know I'm itchy. Weird.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 27, 2008, 12:17:37 AM
Well, my store was the fastest superstore in Canada, and the second fastest out of every store owned by Loblaws chains in Canad because of having so few people doing so much.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 28, 2008, 02:34:48 AM
I consistently discover more and more bug bites all over my body, with no idea how or when I get them. I just know I'm itchy. Weird.

2 possiblities:

Your blood is naturally sweet
-or-
You eat a lot of bannanas.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 『フエハデ』 on July 28, 2008, 04:34:03 AM
My dad right now, for the following reasons (and I realise some of these are pedantic):

-Leaves the fridge door ajar because he doesn't make sure it's closed, ignores subsequent frantic fridge beeping
-Doesn't take a half-second to click pens closed (about 40% of our pens are actually usable)
-Doesn't reset the timer on the microwave after ending something early
-Dozes in the living room in front of the TV instead of just going to sleep
-Leaving the top light and end-table light on while dozing
-Leaving lights on in general, EXCEPT the garage light (which we want on)
-Restarts the computer whenever he has a problem with the browser
-Uses the bathroom, leaves the door open, doesn't flush, DOES NOT WASH HANDS WTF

This stuff grates on you after a while, I think.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on July 28, 2008, 05:07:48 AM
ajar

not to pick on you, but this.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 28, 2008, 06:40:16 AM
Not being able to sleep at night.

This is almost worse than last year.  x.x
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 28, 2008, 07:51:58 AM
Quote
-Leaves the fridge door ajar because he doesn't make sure it's closed, ignores subsequent frantic fridge beeping
-Doesn't reset the timer on the microwave after ending something early
-Restarts the computer whenever he has a problem with the browser

That stuff bugs me too. Only in my case, it's people leaving the freezer door down here open slightly, allowing things to thaw out and get wrecked.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 28, 2008, 12:47:59 PM
For me it is my want to be wigger brother.  He leaves any electrical applience on and doens't shut it off or disregards it.

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 28, 2008, 01:15:10 PM
My brother will turn on the huge amp we have to play Bass/Guitar/play with the MicroKorg, and leave it running. This is a tube amp. We ply it at somewhere between 1 and 2 on the volume, and I can hear it upstairs. It eats electricity like made, and gets hot, heating up the basement, as well.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on July 28, 2008, 03:56:45 PM
-Doesn't reset the timer on the microwave after ending something early
-Dozes in the living room in front of the TV instead of just going to sleep
-Leaving lights on in general, EXCEPT the garage light (which we want on)
-Uses the bathroom, leaves the door open, doesn't flush, DOES NOT WASH HANDS WTF

Those things sound like my dad... he preaches about saving electricity but leaves almost every light on in his office EVERY NIGHT.

And my dad does that last thing pretty often, too, haha. Bleh.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on July 28, 2008, 03:59:50 PM
My brother will turn on the huge amp [...] and leave it running. This is a tube amp.

Wow.

Here's an idea: when he inevitably burns out a tube by doing that, make him pay to replace it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 28, 2008, 04:11:55 PM
-Doesn't take a half-second to click pens closed (about 40% of our pens are actually usable)
-Doesn't reset the timer on the microwave after ending something early
-Dozes in the living room in front of the TV instead of just going to sleep

My parents do that constantly, and I have room ADD so I leave lights, the wall unit AC, and my TV on randomly for hours.

Wow.

Here's an idea: when he inevitably burns out a tube by doing that, make him pay to replace it.

Hell, my friend's dog pissed on his tube amp and broke it, so he kicked the dog out of his room for several months.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on July 29, 2008, 01:48:56 AM
I was browsing Wikipedia, and I came across this on the "Where's Wally?" page: "Where's Waldo is listed by the American Library Association on the List of most commonly challenged books in the U.S. The most common reason for banning is that, in one picture, located on a beach, a female sunbather is seen with exposed breasts."

Book challenging/banning in America = Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 29, 2008, 01:52:37 AM
I was browsing Wikipedia, and I came across this on the "Where's Wally?" page: "Where's Waldo is listed by the American Library Association on the List of most commonly challenged books in the U.S. The most common reason for banning is that, in one picture, located on a beach, a female sunbather is seen with exposed breasts."

Book challenging/banning in America = Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.

So what...the current comming generation are more exposed to that kind of stuff then I was growing up.

Talk about double standard...well to some extent.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on July 29, 2008, 01:56:41 AM
Ok, challenging a book for showing exposed breasts that are probably about as hard to find as Waldo himself is pretty dumb, if you ask me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 29, 2008, 01:59:00 AM
Ok, challenging a book for showing exposed breasts that are probably about as hard to find as Waldo himself is pretty dumb, if you ask me.

I concer.

Besides it more then likely the artist(s) sense of humor.  Just to some people it rubs them the wrong way.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on July 29, 2008, 02:03:57 AM
Bah, if we can even FIND a tube to replace it. This amp is 20+ years old, and amazingly, still runs quite well. It's pretty wicked for concerts and shit, since we don't need to get a stack+head setup, which is harder to carry around. However, this thing weighs a ton (well, something like 100+ lbs)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 29, 2008, 02:07:23 AM
Bah, if we can even FIND a tube to replace it. This amp is 20+ years old, and amazingly, still runs quite well. It's pretty wicked for concerts and shit, since we don't need to get a stack+head setup, which is harder to carry around. However, this thing weighs a ton (well, something like 100+ lbs)

"We need to pump *claps hands and points at you* you up."
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 29, 2008, 02:34:58 AM
Ok, challenging a book for showing exposed breasts that are probably about as hard to find as Waldo himself is pretty dumb, if you ask me.

It's really easy to find tits.


I'm sure if you dressed Waldo in a titty suit, he'd be really easy to find.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on July 29, 2008, 02:49:54 AM
It's really easy to find tits.


I'm sure if you dressed Waldo in a titty suit, he'd be really easy to find.

This is cut from the page in question:
(http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper304/stills/h14n3835.jpg)
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 29, 2008, 01:01:22 PM
Fapping at the speed of light.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 29, 2008, 11:43:35 PM
This is cut from the page in question:
(http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper304/stills/h14n3835.jpg)

That dosen't even show much.

I bet a new mother who is brest feeding in public would get harrassed for just feeding her kid.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on July 30, 2008, 01:38:34 AM
That dosen't even show much.

I bet a new mother who is brest feeding in public would get harrassed for just feeding her kid.


Yeah, in general, that's what happens.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on July 30, 2008, 01:02:15 PM
I can't find my disc for Crysis.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on July 31, 2008, 04:57:40 AM
blizzard shut down darknest

its getting harder to fap by the day

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on July 31, 2008, 09:17:33 AM
I can't find my disc for Crysis.
0.0;

For shame Mort.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 02, 2008, 03:05:09 AM
So I now have WoW: Burning Crusades.  Installation went smoothly, then I tried to run it.

First off, since the patches I had from before only worked their magic on the regular game's data, it had to install them again.  No big deal -- they're still on my hard drive.

So I get up to version 2.4.2 when, uh oh, somehow some data was corrupted.  I ran the repair tool and found out that the corruption was "serious."  When WoW suffers from "serious" corruption, it rolls the game back to BC.0.  Long story short, I'm currently waiting for 2.3.0 to install.  Argh!

I have one of those sinking feelings, too, like it's going to do that again.  Now I'm glad I kept the WoW installer around...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 02, 2008, 03:18:08 AM
So I now have WoW: Burning Crusades.  Installation went smoothly, then I tried to run it.

First off, since the patches I had from before only worked their magic on the regular game's data, it had to install them again.  No big deal -- they're still on my hard drive.

So I get up to version 2.4.2 when, uh oh, somehow some data was corrupted.  I ran the repair tool and found out that the corruption was "serious."  When WoW suffers from "serious" corruption, it rolls the game back to BC.0.  Long story short, I'm currently waiting for 2.3.0 to install.  Argh!

I have one of those sinking feelings, too, like it's going to do that again.  Now I'm glad I kept the WoW installer around...

Odd...Blizzard type stuff doesn't usually do that Spec.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 02, 2008, 03:27:45 AM
It takes a lot more patches to keep MMOs "healthy," if you will.  It's not too surprising that there's a conflict given the way Blizzard rolls out patches.  What didn't help in my case was that installing the expansion pack -- which is at 2.0.0 -- over my fully-patched standard version -- 2.4.3 -- seemed to be what caused everything to get mucked up.

I'm completely reinstalling the game from scratch now.  That should take care of it.  I was hoping to be able to get a few hours in tonight, but I don't know if I'm going to be able to...depends on how smoothly it goes from here.

EVE still beats WoW hands down as far as patching goes.  The fact that the client installer on their site is always up-to-date makes me even happier.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 『フエハデ』 on August 02, 2008, 03:38:55 AM
@Omni: For future reference, there is no need to quote the post directly above you. It's generally implied, and just takes up space otherwise. :)

I installed VirtualBox yesterday, for the heck of it. Got a functional tinyXP installation, too. Everything works except hardware-accelerated graphics (expected) and sound (UNEXPECTED D:). I need to mess with it some more, methinks...the ALSA driver isn't working, so I guess I'll have to play with the OSS driver. It could potentially be a conflict, too (though I'm generally careful to keep aRTs in its place).

Actually, this isn't the thing that annoys me. The thing that's annoying is I'm at a friend's and I'm not going to be able to fix this until Saturday night. >:(
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Post by: OmegaOmni on August 02, 2008, 03:46:56 AM
@Vyhd: Not caring.

Also hopefully re-installing WoW from stratch will help.  I would play WoW but I have a shitty laptop and I wish wine was nice and I would play Diablo 2:LOD and StarCraft.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 02, 2008, 03:57:18 AM
I got the Portal: Flash Version map pack for Portal. Some of them are just pure annoyance.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 02, 2008, 04:24:34 AM
I installed VirtualBox yesterday, for the heck of it. Got a functional tinyXP installation, too. Everything works except hardware-accelerated graphics (expected) and sound (UNEXPECTED D:).

If Windows isn't picking up a sound card then it's TinyXP's fault.  A lot of those small XP installs remove the legacy drivers, which would cause VirtualBox's emulated SB16 not to get picked up at all.

The SB16 isn't a plug-and-play soundcard, either (unless VirtualBox is emulating the PCI version, but I kind of doubt it), so if that's what's happening you'll have to select a driver manually.  If you have a Windows XP CD lying around, you should be able to bring up the add new hardware wizard, select "have disk," and point it to the XP disc.  I'm not positive (read: I've never tried it) but that should bring up a list of all the devices that are supported by XP.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 02, 2008, 06:19:23 AM
Ugh.  I finally got WoW updated.  I'm not sure exactly what was going on, but my solution was this:

1) Uninstall everything.
2) Download the 2.0.X => 2.4.0 patch manually from FileFront.
3) Install aforementioned patch.
4) Allow WoW to automatically patch itself up to 2.4.3.

The only thing that I can think of is that the 2.3.0 patch that I'd downloaded when I first started playing was somehow corrupted in a way where it only had issues if you applied it over WoW:BC.  Seeing as I tried redownloading all of the other patches before I took this road (since they are pretty small) that's the only thing that I could think of that would cause this to happen.

On another note, I'm kind of confused as to why WoW's automatic updater goes from 2.0.0 => 2.3.0 => 2.4.0 instead of going from 2.0.0 directly to 2.4.0.  Ah well.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on August 02, 2008, 08:27:39 AM
I remember trying to install WoW on this thing.  It actually wasn't so bad.  Didn't really take all that long.


...and then the patches came.  I went to go play GTA: San Andreas while everything was downloading/installing, and I swear I got in and out of one of the cities while it was doing all of that.  I was so incredibly far behind on the patches.  Haha...


And then I played the game all of like twice, so I never bothered to put it back on after the great crash of November 2007.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 02, 2008, 08:53:37 AM
Yeah, WoW's patching is annoying. I wish they came out with a few more full patches, instead of a whole boatload of incremental patches. Or hell, a special file server that would allow you to select a patch like 2.x.y => 2.a.b type deal. It wouldn't be that hard to make a program to create a bunch of files that combined different incremental patches into 1 mega patch. I mean, seriously, not everyone is still running dial up. We can deal with a file several hundred megs in size without spending 10 hours waiting for it to download.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 02, 2008, 01:53:35 PM
Or hell, a special file server that would allow you to select a patch like 2.x.y => 2.a.b type deal.

They have one of thems, it's just a pain to get to.  You have to go to the support site for Blizzard Downloader.  From there, it's buried in the last question of the FAQ.  That's how I found that 2.4.0 patch.

Alternatively, FileFront looks like it has all of the packages that Blizzard offers (they're an official mirror).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 02, 2008, 04:06:52 PM
uhh what did you get the burning crusade for if you don't have a 60?  i mean, most of the content introduced is for people ready for outland.  unless you wanted to play one of the new starting zones (both are really well done, and the preferred place to get from 1-20) or a new race.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 02, 2008, 04:53:10 PM
Why wait?

Also, the Draenei are pretty much the only Alliance race I'm at all interested in.  And the feature set is pretty impressive, overall.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 02, 2008, 04:58:08 PM
Also, the Draenei are pretty much the only Alliance race I'm at all interested in.

i like you

also the draenei starting area is possibly the easiest and fastest way to get from level 1-20.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on August 06, 2008, 11:42:29 PM
Classes are going to be starting up again soon, which means, of COURSE that the local Port Authority is threatening to go on strike again.   ::)

Silly children.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 06, 2008, 11:47:45 PM
WoW seems cool and all but aI wish they had a Mohawk Night Elf.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 07, 2008, 12:07:09 AM
the next expansion brings the ability to change your hairdo, so i don't see why you couldn't have a night elf mohawk.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on August 07, 2008, 12:10:38 AM
God, we'll be seeing mohawks everywhere.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 07, 2008, 12:12:02 AM
God, we'll be seeing mohawks everywhere.

"Maybe Mr. T hacked the server.  Maybe Mr. T knows something about computers."
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on August 07, 2008, 04:09:32 AM
One of my local ITG2 cabs is dead.   >:( 

A whole bunch of us (read: four people, including myself) went to go totally party at the North Park Clubhouse last week.  Our hopes and dreams of partying were heartlessly dashed by a little white piece of paper that read "Out Of Order."

We lamented our sorrows to the arcade attendant, who informed us not only why the machine was officially "Out Of Order," but he also told us of his complete and utter sense of delight due to its death.  He has a severe grudge with Hannah Montana, who insisted on giving a concert consisting of one song several times a day to a small little Asian boy named Kevin. 

You see, while the attendant didn't want to admit it, he was VERY jealous of Kevin.  He wanted Hannah Montana so badly, but he couldn't say anything; for Hannah Montana is what we consider to be "jailbait."  And as many men featured on Dateline NBC have learned - Jailbait is a bad thing. 

So the attendant covered his love for Ms. Montana the only way he knew how -- by showing pure, utter hatred for her. 

--

Disappointed by the lack of an ITG machine to play on that night, the four of us set out to a corner pizza shop not far from Jupi's house.  Sunset Pizza.  Quite possibly the best pizza any of us had ever tasted before.

So while the clan's initial plans had fallen through, things were considerably compensated for by the piping hot, gooey, tasty pizza.  <3


Hopefully though, the ITG2 cab at the North Park Clubhouse will be functioning again sometime relatively soon.  Otherwise, Jupi is going to have to do some serious work in her basement, which is soon-to-be, as the children say, "Bitchin'."

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 07, 2008, 02:13:36 PM
Yeah I went there tuesday and it was busted (I did text Spectere about it).

However because of that I played House of the Dead 4 and beat it.  I was ranked 8.  Damn I am good at shooters.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 07, 2008, 05:26:36 PM
hot ex girlfriend + "theres like three dudes i like, and i don't know which one to pick" + saying that to me on msn = RAGE

then again shes one of the better exes ive had, (ie not a drunken party whore, making it possible to continue a platonic friendship) so i guess the rage is mild.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 07, 2008, 09:04:08 PM
I don't talk to any of my exes.

Also love love love your furry avatar Vlad
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 07, 2008, 09:13:53 PM
well i mean, i generally don't either, but this one isn't bad.  its just, i don't care to hear about "ohh these three dudes want me, and i want them, but i don't know what one i should go after" or stuff like

"ask me how i am"

ok, how are you?

"horny"


i don't really think its a good idea to tell a male friend who is attracted to you that you are "horny" ESPECIALLY when he has had a taste already.

i mean im over her and shit, but id lie if i said i wouldn't tap it. 

but uhh, even with what i am posting, it's not bad, but i just figured i post something along this topic since i never really touch apon it.  i mean, ive been with the girlies, i just generally don't talk about it.


also diago drew the picture in my avatar (cropped, of course) so check his page for the full version
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 07, 2008, 09:34:25 PM
Who wouln't tap an ex-girlfriend that is hot and is horny.

Hell if one of mine did I would get on top of that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 08, 2008, 12:03:54 AM
I just had a filling come loose.  It wasn't a vital one, only a cosmetic one, but it's still really annoying.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 08, 2008, 09:12:53 PM
people starting a conversation in messenger with one word

"blah"

I AM NOT GOING TO FUCKING REPLY TO THAT, I WILL EXIT OUT OF THE WINDOW, IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING INTERESTING TO SAY THAN SAY IT

FUCK!

*edit*

hell ill even take

"oman"

"mr oman"

both as alternatives as to saying "whats up" or something, thats OK

but "blah" thats just basically telling me "i am bored, please entertain me, i have nothing to say to you, but please, entertain me"

fuck off

*edit*

another thing

people that say "ohh ill be over around 9-10"

when in reality they mean "ill be over sometime (could be 30 minutes, could be TWO HOURS) after 10"

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 08, 2008, 10:58:11 PM
I usually arrive on time or a bit early unless something distracts me.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 09, 2008, 04:53:15 PM
i can add to this

a friend calling me the few times in the day i am doing something (i have 23 hours of the day im with my phone, when im downstairs putting away stuff IS NOT THE TIME TO CALL ME) to tell me we have a game in a few hours, that he neglected to tell me a day or two in advance, and i have to tell him that i am busy, because I AM BUSY WHEN THAT GAME IS TO START. 

im not going to ditch my previous plans to make new plans because of your error of failing to call me beforehand.  even though "the other people are going to college and this could be the last game we have till next summer" SORRY.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 09, 2008, 10:24:13 PM
Proprietary media formats. They are so god-damned pointless.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 10, 2008, 01:27:26 AM
Eh?  Could you please explain annon...I am every so slightly computer dumb and very buzzed.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 10, 2008, 02:23:49 AM
I got some FirstOn anti-itch stuff from Albertson's and it doesn't work very well :(
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 『フエハデ』 on August 10, 2008, 04:39:11 AM
Proprietary media formats. They are so god-damned pointless.

Augh, yeah. Proprietary media formats are generally good examples of failed vendor lock-in. My personal favourite has to be the Universal Media Disc, which is at least 66.6% inaccurate.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 10, 2008, 10:54:00 AM
pseudogeeks
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 10, 2008, 03:47:15 PM
Script kiddies who try to pass as 1337 h4x0rz.

I was playing TF2, and there was some little kid on teamspeak (I'm not sure how old he was, but his voice hadn't started changing yet) talking about how he was a hacker and whatnot. Then, after pretentiously telling the people without mics to type properly (using big, unnecessary words), he actually said, "Hacking isn't hard, you just install a few scripts." I muted him after hearing that. I think the funniest part is that he didn't realize he was on a VAC-secured server.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 10, 2008, 10:06:20 PM
The belief that because Dr. Phil recently got divorced, all of his relationship advice is useless because he can't even handle his own marriage.

What the hell says his wife didn't cheat on him or something that would've given him no wiggle room to not get divorced? Not saying that's the case, but damn, nobody knows anything.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 11, 2008, 03:30:11 AM
Script kiddies who try to pass as 1337 h4x0rz.

Hah, really. I would have started a vote ban the instant he said "lol hakkan is just downloadan shit". Really, real men delete the bullet packets before it hits them.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 11, 2008, 03:47:56 AM
this post is like if bobbias had a clone, and merged with him, making SUPERBOBBIAS, and therefore this is a huge tldr.  basically rage, and venting, and editing.  so if you are bored, feel free to read, but its nothing at all important, feel free to skip.

i have 6 energy tanks, made it to mother brains room...the place is really annoying, by that, i mean probably the most annoying thing to do in any videogame ever, i die at mother brain

GDEATRYHTDTGEH<JGHFGNBGFFDB PJk4-p5eu09hjk,noiwjrhflykjmgtyk78ftd4yjk489b489s4drej89e7fsaobcuiksabvsgv

30 health, 6 empty energy tanks, half of my missiles

im not beating metroid, ill play an easy game, like super c

i mean it would be one thing if i could load up my password and try it again, but no, its not like that.  i start out with 30 out of 600 health, and most of my missiles gone due to the clusterfuck of what the last gauntlet is.  so what am i supposed to do, farm metroids for an hour trying to get max health, then trying again, only to die, and farm metroids for another hour for another attempt?  the fuck. 

next time i attempt this game, its on an actual nes, so i can actually farm max health and ammo, and be at tourain, then do the 2player thing to get my code with my current health and ammo, so i can legitly beat this game.

and i mean it wouldn't be so bad if the last part was just hard, but fun hard.  no, its HEY IM GOING TO BE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO ANNOY AND PISS YOU OFF hard. 

like contra, thats fun hard.  die?  whatever, you spawn back where you died, no big deal, your default pea shooter gun isn't that bad. 

metroid, die?  well have fun getting your health back up for the next 45 minutes. 

EVEN THE SAME FUCKING THING IN METROID ZERO MISSION, OR EVEN SUPER METROID, ITS NOT THAT BAD BECAUSE YOU CAN RETRY SHORTLY AFTER YOU DIE. 

i am really really raging right now.  i just don't want to do anything, its just..lame.  you know, fuck what i said about beating all of the metroid games.  ill try beating metroid 2, maby fusion.  but the end of prime is bullshit, and prime 2 is basically impossible.  and id rather not punch a hole in my nice hdtv, so ill do something else, like uhh anything other than play those games. 

i mean i even did this on an emulator, but i used a password, and used save states, so no, im not going to count that, any jackass can do that.  i mean its just that one thing, and even on the nes copy, i could do the player 2 thing, load up my pass with health and ammo that I EARNED, but no, i have to had played it on my copy of zero mission.

you know, i hate it when people call the first contra hard.  fuck them, its one of the easiest nes games out there, good controls, its not cheap, its short, you can learn the levels fairly quickly, its not too hard to beat the game with the standard peashooter, its fun, you don't rage when you die, even when you are out of continues, its a good game. 

i could try playing mega man, but i never really caught on to it, i don't really like the "shoot horizontal" "kill enemies to gain powers" blablabla.  not my cup of tea.

replaying super metroid could be fun, but ive beat it before, and id like to add new things to the "list of games ive beaten list [shut up, im a nerd]"

ill think of something.

anyway, tldr, and rage, and fuck metroid, and stick a giant dildo in its urethra.

i guess add this to the list of games i got to the final boss, and quit because of said final boss.

-metroid
-threads of fate
-panzer dragoon orta
-luigi's mansion (no comment)

*edit*

err yeah...not so red in the face right now. but uhh, been a while since a game has pissed me off to that extent.

*edit*

im going to try this son'bitch again later.  instead of being retarded and rush rush rush, it shouldn't be too hard running through the end when i figure out the proper spots to stand as to not get hit by the turrets, while being VERY PATIENT and freezing all 3 orb things like im supposed too (which i did try on the first playthrough, its just motherbrain takes a lot of shots...so trying to unload is a VERY BAD IDEA).  its not like i need to "farm all 6 energy tanks", i should have "enough" health killing all metroids in my path on the way there if none of them grab me.

*edit* 

i should keep a blog with the stupid amount of times i edit nearly every single one of my posts, as most of the time i think of something, i have the urge to type it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 11, 2008, 07:28:42 AM
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/moslive/article-1033832/The-Dirty-Secret-Your-NHS.html

Holy fuck, this is horrible. It's just sick. I can't even... damn, it just pisses me off.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 11, 2008, 08:47:10 AM
Jesus christ. That is absolutely terrible.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 11, 2008, 10:57:29 AM
Yeah, that IS awful. Wow.

Also, something that angers me: I had work on Saturday. Last Saturday. Didn't know until a few minutes ago, when I called to check my schedule. My own damn company does a terrible job of informing me of when I'm supposed to work. Either that, or my dad does a terrible job of giving me messages. Either way, makes me mad... I think I get two no-shows and I'm fired? Something ridiculous like that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 11, 2008, 11:27:30 AM
Ouch, that sucks. I ended up showing up on the wrong day to work before.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 11, 2008, 03:24:01 PM
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/moslive/article-1033832/The-Dirty-Secret-Your-NHS.html

Holy fuck, this is horrible. It's just sick. I can't even... damn, it just pisses me off.

That is incredibly fucked up. I've heard somewhere that several of Americas larger companies use slave labor but it's still a shock when you hear about it. Also if they cleaned that up and stopped the flow of trash, where would those children work?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 11, 2008, 10:50:36 PM
Somewhere less polluted by toxic chemicals?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 12, 2008, 02:21:47 AM
Somewhere less polluted by toxic chemicals?

There probably isn't a place like that that exists. In all honesty the more I think abut this the angrier I am. Like the third world really needs the modern world shitting on it and stabbing it in the heart.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 12, 2008, 04:00:30 AM
There probably isn't a place like that that exists. In all honesty the more I think abut this the angrier I am. Like the third world really needs the modern world shitting on it and stabbing it in the heart.

The same way a heroin addict needs heroin.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 12, 2008, 04:28:03 AM
TLDR: I'm a jackass.

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/moslive/article-1033832/The-Dirty-Secret-Your-NHS.html

Authors that try way too hard to be dramatic. At first I thought the article was a joke. Snippets:




I also hate the word pretentious. Despite how useful the word may be, it's not commonly said and as a result makes you pretentious for using it. (oh, the irony)



I also hate customers that bicker for about ten minutes over something worth less than two dollars.



Oh, and my coworker today bragged in the break room to other coworkers about how he had a website, yet it was hosted on angelfire and he had no idea what FTP was.  Awesome.

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 12, 2008, 04:32:25 AM
Oh, and my coworker today bragged in the break room to other coworkers about how he had a website, yet it was hosted on angelfire and he had no idea what FTP was.  Awesome.

I had a SpacePorts site once...

...like, back in 1997.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 12, 2008, 08:58:32 AM
About the only thing I ever used any of those things for is image storage, before image storage sites came around.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 12, 2008, 11:10:13 AM
Shaving. I need to shave today, but don't feel like it D:

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 12, 2008, 03:24:34 PM
Ping spikes FOR NO APPARENT REASON. Also my connection already sucks due to my rather ghetto "recommended" wireless USB connection.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 12, 2008, 07:36:09 PM
checking up on job applications

i feel like an annoying jackass when i go in to do this "fairly often" and its the only possible way to get a jerb.

"yeah, i just wanted to check up on my application"  they look at it, say stuff, you leave

go in again, rince repeat, till they aren't hiring anymore because 305435308 other people want the job and are more qualified than i am

ohh it would be easier to get a job if i had already had job experience, or lived in a better town.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 12, 2008, 07:46:18 PM
i completely understand how that goes, vlad. It completely sucks ass, but with a shitty economy like now, it's basically the only way to land a job when there's an opening.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 12, 2008, 08:10:36 PM
checking up on job applications

i feel like an annoying jackass when i go in to do this "fairly often" and its the only possible way to get a jerb.

"yeah, i just wanted to check up on my application"  they look at it, say stuff, you leave

go in again, rince repeat, till they aren't hiring anymore because 305435308 other people want the job and are more qualified than i am

ohh it would be easier to get a job if i had already had job experience, or lived in a better town.

What he said.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 13, 2008, 06:06:15 PM
My downstairs TV sucks. Bright area distort and become wide, making it appear as though the section of picture to the right of them is being pushed away from a bulge, over saturated colors look like absolute shit (gamecube does this a lot), it's a 32 inch TV, but it only has mono sound, and the only input is coaxial, which means I need RF adapters for everything, and consiquently need to spend more money on systems, as well as deal with shittier graphics/sound on top of my TV sucking ass.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 14, 2008, 12:15:13 AM
Some what relating to what Bobbias is saying:

I have a 19" tube up in my room with mono sound but it has the AV adapters which is nice but still sucks because it is mono-sound.

Younger brother (being the douch bag of the family) took the old speaker system from my dad's old computer (which I intend to buy) stole the sound system for him self (thus robbing me of my old but still kick ass speaker system).

Should I steal it back?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 14, 2008, 09:08:27 AM
Well, was it actually yours? If you payed for it, or it was given only to you, or something like that, then go right ahead.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 14, 2008, 08:24:08 PM
Internet writers.

http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/08/study-confirms.html

Fuck them.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 14, 2008, 09:16:22 PM
He kinda killed it after the first couple times, but overall that article was well written.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 14, 2008, 11:26:37 PM
Internet writers.

http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/08/study-confirms.html

You have a problem with many writing styles, might I suggest you stop reading, it's what I do. Also it is a bit annoying to take my time to try and see what the hell he is trying to say, when the joke wasn't funny to start with.

Also my friend texts and drives.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 15, 2008, 12:22:36 AM
so im listening to a podcast, in the pitch dark, while trying to cut a capri sun straw in half with a serrated knife (like the long way), so i slip and hit my thumb.

now i have a nice little slit in my thumb.

lol
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 15, 2008, 12:23:59 AM
Bah, people can be too picky about writing. I really shouldn't be talking, since I'm such an insane grammar nazi, and I primarily chose my books by locating writers who are above and beyond normal writers in their genre. (well, except for high fantasy, most of those authors who are actually successful are worth reading, keyword, most.)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 15, 2008, 05:31:30 AM
Exactly, it's not even funny from the start... Not to mention completely impractical contractions from the start... "GetN..." Does anyone know how difficult it is to override capitalization? Or that would just be easier to say "getn" or even "getin"? Or even typing correctly to not sound like a total idiot?

Basically, it's like.. I want to read the info, not get kicks on the writers wit to make the entire article a joke by shittying it up by making play on the subject and needing to decode the words as I read them. Anyone can do something like that, it's not cute or original-- only annoying.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Ridge on August 15, 2008, 10:58:36 AM
sm theme's metrics.ini = ANGURRRRRRRR

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 15, 2008, 01:23:09 PM
Noob, everyone knows their way around metrics.ini  ::)

Anyways, my Eee's wi-fi suddenly stopped working and I have no idea why. Apparently no one at eeeuser does either.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 15, 2008, 01:51:57 PM
sm theme's metrics.ini = ANGURRRRRRRR

All I've done is add custom C mods, and a while ago I bypassed one of the screens (IIRC it was the difficulty select screen).

Exactly, it's not even funny from the start...

I was referring to you guys bitching about him. Sure, he was trying to make fun of them, and failed, big deal, read what the hel he has to say and quit bitching.

I was saying that yeah, I shouldn't be the one to be saying this, considering I'm rather picky about my writers, but a news article is different than a book, or even a person posting on a forum.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 15, 2008, 03:54:43 PM
Exactly, I read news articles for their information, not for entertainment value. With that in mind, it's just even more annoying when you have to decode what the author wrote because he was too caught up trying to make it cute.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 15, 2008, 04:22:05 PM
My friend just pretty much fucked over my sleep schedule. He couldn't sleep at a friends house, so at 5:30 in the morning he just says "I'm leaving" and being my only ride home I had to go. So I show up at  my house at 7 in the morning, slightly stoned and really tired, say hello to my parents and then pass out until now.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 15, 2008, 04:31:22 PM
You'll recover.

I'm supposed to get drunk sometime soon with my friends, however one of my friends has his msn on away, and the nickname "Out", and his cell phone is unreachable, another isn't online, and I don't know his phone number, and another is at work. So, I can't really contact any of them until either my friends gets back form work (and hopefully finds the wallet he lost yesterday), or my other friends turns his damned phone on.

Oh, and why do they sound so damn happy when they're saying "The cellular customer you are calling is unable to receive your call"?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 15, 2008, 04:33:12 PM
Oh, and why do they sound so damn happy when they're saying "The cellular customer you are calling is unable to receive your call"?

I've always wondered the same thing and I think I finally have the answer: because they're douche bags who want nothing more than to see us suffer.  FUCK THE SYSTEM.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 15, 2008, 11:55:41 PM
I've always wondered the same thing and I think I finally have the answer: because they're douche bags who want nothing more than to see us suffer.  FUCK THE SYSTEM.

Fuck the system and fuck the man.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on August 16, 2008, 10:26:15 AM
I've always wondered the same thing and I think I finally have the answer: because they're douche bags who want nothing more than to see us suffer.  FUCK THE SYSTEM.

Well, they could have Gilbert Gottfried's voice in the recording. 

I remember for a while back when James Earl Jones was the voice of Verizon/Bell Atlantic, if you didn't record your own greeting for your voice mail, the caller was greeted with his voice. 

It was soothingly infuriating.  <3
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 16, 2008, 12:51:54 PM
Just bought a copy of Wipeout (because my brothers ruined the one my dad bought when it was first released) and I have a bid going for Legend of Legaia (which is an awesome RPG) and I hope I can win it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 16, 2008, 01:54:27 PM
Holy shit, I haven't heard of Legia in AGES. That game did kick ass.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 16, 2008, 04:36:42 PM
and I have a bid going for Legend of Legaia (which is an awesome RPG) and I hope I can win it.

My friends loved that game, and it seemed pretty damn fun. Also they hated RPGs really, which was the odd part. Also that stupid 1 on 1 battle was retarded as fuck.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 16, 2008, 10:27:07 PM
My friends loved that game, and it seemed pretty damn fun. Also they hated RPGs really, which was the odd part. Also that stupid 1 on 1 battle was retarded as fuck.

Yeah I hated that 3 part boss battle...considering I took a good 3 hours to level cap my charaters for that area and those guys where a cake walk after wards.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on August 17, 2008, 10:05:56 PM
Lulz...People keep messing with the ITG2 machine at CMU.  The power cord has been stolen again for at least the 12th time, and now I'm being told that the speakers are dead.  As in someone might have messed with 'em.  :/


So now that machine is ill, and the machine at the clubhouse is dead for the time being...

Now, the nearest working machine is at least a half an hour (usually more) from me, instead of 15 minutes.

Thank goodness I've got my setup in the basement working again.  :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 18, 2008, 01:22:07 AM
Lulz...People keep messing with the ITG2 machine at CMU.  The power cord has been stolen again for at least the 12th time, and now I'm being told that the speakers are dead.  As in someone might have messed with 'em.  :/


So now that machine is ill, and the machine at the clubhouse is dead for the time being...

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with some people... >_<

Now, the nearest working machine is at least a half an hour (usually more) from me, instead of 15 minutes.

Tilt, I presume?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 18, 2008, 01:34:05 AM
Spectere we need to "fix" the machine in our area...last I check part of 170 was closed for road work...because now it seems the BVM is the only working one.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 18, 2008, 01:36:44 AM
BALLS

I pulled something inside of my left ribcage... some muscle. Hurts like hell to lift now. Which isn't particularly cool, because I plan on taking $400 worth of nickels to the bank tomorrow to cash in (88 lbs of ass weight)

COCK
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 18, 2008, 01:37:48 AM
How did you manage to hurt your self?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 18, 2008, 01:40:35 AM
How did you manage to hurt your self?

Dude, I don't even know. What the christ. I was laying down with my girlfriend watching TV today and I got up a bit to do something or other, and I felt this weird pain shoot into my left ribcage. I was like, oh god. Unpleasant.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 18, 2008, 01:47:34 AM
Sounds like you might have stretched a tendon or strained a muscle...I would go see a doctor if the pain worsen.  For now I suggest heat and pain killers to help it out.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 18, 2008, 02:07:27 AM
Sounds like you might have stretched a tendon or strained a muscle...I would go see a doctor if the pain worsen.  For now I suggest heat and pain killers to help it out.

Yeah, sounds good. Took some drugs. I might take a hot bath tomorrow... I can only imagine how good that'll feel :>
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on August 18, 2008, 06:45:05 AM
Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with some people... >_<

Tilt, I presume?

Yup!  Tilt!  Back when it was an ITG1 machine, it was the best machine I'd ever played on.

When I played on it last week, and a few weeks prior to that, it was still the best machine I'd ever played on.  <3 
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 18, 2008, 04:10:22 PM
http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00112zp6.jpg

ZOMG!
It's an OmegaOmni with short hair!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 18, 2008, 04:11:44 PM
It's an OmegaOmni with short hair!

I DON'T KNOW YOU ANYMORE.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 18, 2008, 04:20:27 PM
It looks nice though...don't worry the long hair will come back but it will be a bit...in the mean time I can now Cos play as Future Trunks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 18, 2008, 06:11:01 PM
http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00112zp6.jpg

y u do dat

nah jk dogg, you look cute. :D
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 19, 2008, 09:22:34 AM
When threads get derailed. lawl jk. BUT SERIOUSLY.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 19, 2008, 01:00:01 PM
Damn tropical storm didn't even come NEAR me. What the CHRIST. It's like, slightly breezy outside. 20 mph winds maybe? We get that from regular old storms all the time!

I want something INTERESTING already. I want to get hit by a category 2 or something.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 19, 2008, 01:28:02 PM

I want something INTERESTING already. I want to get hit by a category 2 or something.

Be careful what you wish for.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 19, 2008, 04:06:59 PM
Damn tropical storm didn't even come NEAR me. What the CHRIST. It's like, slightly breezy outside. 20 mph winds maybe? We get that from regular old storms all the time!

I want something INTERESTING already. I want to get hit by a category 2 or something.

It just rained here, and it wasn't even windy. It was rather boring, I'm surprised my power even went out.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 19, 2008, 07:54:21 PM
Be careful what you wish for.

Yeah, you're probably right. Dammit. Now that's srsly gonna come true in a few months :x

Okay, I really meant I want to be directly hit by a strong tropical storm/weak category 1. Got that, mother nature?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 20, 2008, 01:41:31 AM
Be careful what you wish for.

Funny, last I heard it was picking up strength.

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 21, 2008, 07:26:05 PM
Funny, last I heard it was picking up strength.



Yeah, barely. It's kinda just farting westward across florida now, we got a band of rain earlier but that's it. If the storm goes any farther south while drifting slowly westward we'll get raped by rain as it passes to our north. At least for a little while.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 21, 2008, 11:44:06 PM
That sound so lovely...I hope that it just goes over mexico and out the other side.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 22, 2008, 02:57:14 AM
My PS2 STILL wont read discs. After I opened it and spent about an hour adjusting the lazer so I could AT LEAST read PS2 games. God damn, I'm never buying an early-ish Sony product (I think is a second year PS2 anyways).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 22, 2008, 12:53:45 PM
Is the laser reader wire loose for it?

Sometimes tapping it down with elctrical tape works. (It worked for my 1st PS2 and my original PSX).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 22, 2008, 04:34:53 PM
My PS2 STILL wont read discs. After I opened it and spent about an hour adjusting the lazer so I could AT LEAST read PS2 games. God damn, I'm never buying an early-ish Sony product (I think is a second year PS2 anyways).

I've got a V4 PS2, and those are pretty old now. It still works fine.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 22, 2008, 05:10:31 PM
i put 6 various coins in a little treasure chest which i filled with olive oil.

a year later i found the chest and the olive oil had turned to blue slime. WHAT THE HELL. so the stuff disintegrated the exposed sides of the coin, and no matter how much i clean the coins, they're all slimy.

edit: hee hee, i took pics.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/IceBlasphemy/100_2362.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 22, 2008, 05:42:00 PM
That's a pretty terrible picture, you know.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 22, 2008, 05:44:02 PM
What kind of wood is the box made out of?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 22, 2008, 06:13:29 PM
i put 6 various coins in a little treasure chest which i filled with olive oil.

...THE FUCK WHY?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 22, 2008, 08:57:01 PM
I hate my dogs.

One of the little bastards tried to kill my oldest cat...she fucked him up.  His face is all strached up.

My dad wanted me to get her out of his and my mom's room but I told him it's not get clawed in the face and loosing my eye sight over.  The dog that did try to kill her not only got his face stratched up but he got a few good punches as well...damn dog is lucky I didn't punt him.

I know it seem like animal abuse what I did but it's not worth having my cat killed when I have had her for so long. 

So for punishment all three dogs are in their kennles with muzzles and shock training collars...that should teach them don't fuck with my cat.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 22, 2008, 11:33:00 PM
That's a pretty terrible picture, you know.

I know my camera sucks huge black cock. I can't do any better.

What kind of wood is the box made out of?

It's actually plastic. Clear plastic with brown plastic corners. It's a neat little thing... I'm pretty sure when I bought it it came with some little chocolate gold doubloons.

...THE FUCK WHY?

Because olive oil works very well at removing grime and dirt from the surfaces of coins. So does pure acetone and WD-40, the latter of which I've tried before (I need to try acetone, from what I hear it works best on silver coins though).

You can also use muriatic acid (pool chlorine) to temporarily see the date on a dateless Buffalo nickel (one that has had the date worn entirely off). It's pretty cool, tried that a year or so ago.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 23, 2008, 03:02:46 AM
Acetone is a very useful solvent. It can clean a lot of things up really well.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 23, 2008, 03:51:04 PM
When your keys get stuck in a keyring on your keys. ARGH.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 26, 2008, 08:49:31 PM
Quote from: Wikipedia
McCain also stated that Americans are supporting the "brave little nation" of Georgia against Russia's military attacks. [150] McCain spoke with President Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia, and told him "I know I speak for every American when I say, 'Today, we are all Georgians'."[151] "Russia should immediately and unconditionally cease its military operations and withdraw all forces from sovereign Georgian territory. What is most critical now is to avoid further confrontation between Russian and Georgian military forces," McCain said on August 8, 2008.[152]

The fact that most western news stations bent the truth about the Georgia-Ossetia-Russia conflict to make it look like Georgia wasn't at fault, and the fact that McCain took advantage of that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on August 26, 2008, 09:38:41 PM
Squealing children on a bus.  :(

Made worse by their mothers cackling at a deafening volume on their cellphones.

Never before have I wanted to punch a baby.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 27, 2008, 04:49:43 PM
Acetone is a very useful solvent. It can clean a lot of things up really well.

No duh.

Acetone is a Ketone.

Ketones have a composition of a cabohydrate group (ie. Hexane, octane) but end in an OH group.  Basicly good for disolving Organic compounds (non-polar for those of you in curently in Gen. Chem) and ionic compounds (polar bonds or ionic bound).

Hey I am a chem major I do know this stuff.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 27, 2008, 05:39:33 PM
See, I'm not a chem major, though I knew it was a Ketone, I didn't know much about the actual composition and reactivity stuff that has to do with the exact composition.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 27, 2008, 10:26:45 PM
I think the damn coin-counting machine at my bank shorted me a few bucks. What the cock.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 28, 2008, 02:17:35 AM
I think the damn coin-counting machine at my bank shorted me a few bucks. What the cock.

Well there is always the sledge hammer method.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 28, 2008, 05:04:08 AM
I think the damn coin-counting machine at my bank shorted me a few bucks. What the cock.

"If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 28, 2008, 06:59:09 PM
"If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."

I can't possibly calculate the amount of time it would've taken me to individually count and roll the ~$3000 worth of coins I've gone through in the past month :x

I think using that machine, even if it shorts me a few bucks, is far better than the amount of time that would've disappeared from my life counting those coins.

Also, angers me that I went through another $1000 in half dollars today and found absolutely NO silver. Gigantic ballsack, that last bag.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 28, 2008, 07:05:31 PM
I can't possibly calculate the amount of time it would've taken me to individually count and roll the ~$3000 worth of coins I've gone through in the past month :x

I think using that machine, even if it shorts me a few bucks, is far better than the amount of time that would've disappeared from my life counting those coins.

Also, angers me that I went through another $1000 in half dollars today and found absolutely NO silver. Gigantic ballsack, that last bag.

Damn I wish I had that much.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 30, 2008, 12:42:08 AM
this friend i have, this is why he rages me.  ive had him blocked for about two weeks now, till he does what i want him to do.

-21 years old, closing in on 22
-lives at parents house (which is ok, depending on your financial situation, but im adding it still)
-not making any attempts to get drivers license
-not making any attempts to get another job (quit his old job)
-HORRIBLY ADDICTED TO WOW (his WoW friends literally give him codes to keep playing...)

so we have this short fat balding 21 year old kid who sits at home playing WoW all day with no job or license.

all i ask is he go out driving every other day using the permet he got two months ago (like his 4th permit) THATS ALL

do that for about a month, get comfy with driving, get license, look for job.  but no, he doesn't even put forth the small effort it takes to get comfortable driving.

i was similar, only i had my license, and i was actively looking for a job, which i got.  but this guy isn't even trying, and thats what matters. 

AINT GOING TO GO ANYWHERE IN LIFE IF YOU DON'T EVEN PUT FORTH ANY EFFORT AT ALL.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 30, 2008, 01:08:13 AM
I understand that he is a friend and all Vlad but if he ruins his own life...thats his damn problem.

Unless he is aware of what he is doing he will not change at all.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 30, 2008, 01:35:50 AM
I'm not exaggerating when I say that I probably killed 50 fucking fruit flies tonight.  Argh, those things are annoying.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 30, 2008, 01:38:25 AM
At the Canfield Fair I take it?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on August 30, 2008, 01:44:00 AM
No, they're just getting through the screens on my windows.  They're those little buggers that seem to like to hump computer monitors while you use them.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 30, 2008, 01:51:44 AM
Well maybe you shouldn't use banana scented glass cleaner to clean your monitor Spec :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on August 30, 2008, 02:15:35 AM
i wouldn't be surprised if ive eaten 20 or so fruit flies...nasally...

inhale too quick, they get sucked right in, you don't notice it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 30, 2008, 02:20:24 AM
The mosquitoes around here suck whenever there's water around. Like, during marching, I've inhaled a few mosquitoes while taking a breath (one at a time, of course, but English can be ambiguous). Also, oftentimes, frisbee games are cut short due to people getting eaten by mosquitoes. At least they'll be gone come winter.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 30, 2008, 03:01:55 AM
I can't possibly calculate the amount of time it would've taken me to individually count and roll the ~$3000 worth of coins I've gone through in the past month :x

Don't they make automatic change sorters/wrappers for home use? I dont imagine one costing too much.


I've inhaled a few mosquitoes when taking breaths.

I wonder if that's a better way to word it




Why the hell does SMF use an author=name attribute in the [quote] tag instead of author=userID ? =<

or how about being to use either? Now that would make some fucking sense. If you used the user id #, the page could be rewritten with the users current display name if they change it, instead of the username of the user at the posted time.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 30, 2008, 03:21:33 AM
I wonder if that's a better way to word it

I don't think there is a better way. Probably a more lengthy but less ambiguous way, like "On several occasions I've inhaled a mosquito while taking a breath." Actually, that wasn't so bad.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on August 30, 2008, 04:24:24 AM
RAGE

Vlad, I have to agree that that guy really needs to change things. Unfortunately, the only person who can change things is him (and possibly his parents, if they kick him out and force him to find someplace else to live).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Zakamiro on August 30, 2008, 07:21:15 AM
ok, the last 3 times the word "vlad" was used, it was incorrectly capitalized.

Sorry. just pointing it out.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on August 30, 2008, 10:44:44 AM
Don't they make automatic change sorters/wrappers for home use? I dont imagine one costing too much.

They don't, but then I'd have to buy rolls and the machine itself, and still take them to the same bank anyway just because that's my dump bank. It's entirely impractical.

The fact that I can't get ahold of Sears' coin shop in any way, shape or form without physically driving down there. What the hell.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 30, 2008, 11:55:49 AM
Once again YSU fails at life.

Here is why:
Quote
Katie: this one person i talked to said that YSU had a choice of different systems to choose from. one of the systems many people told them not to go with. that just so happens to be the one they decided on simply b/c of the fact that it was cheaper than all the better one

Hence why I got screwed over majorly for school this semester and not only me but others as well.  The didn't even get my loan stuff when I did it and I sent it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 30, 2008, 02:42:05 PM
My dog keeps licking her damn stitches.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 30, 2008, 11:44:59 PM
Oh yeah, I wanted to post this yesterday: People who spend the entire course of the lecture complaining about how they don't understand the material. Yesterday in Physics, the professor was showing us applications of the basic formula for electromagnetic force. He was going somewhat fast, but a couple of people on my left and I were following. There were 2 people to my right, and 2 more in front of them, who spent the entire lecture complaining to each other about how difficult it was and how the professor was going too fast.

I really hope they drop that course and switch majors, because it's the beginning of the semester and it's only going to get more complex.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on August 31, 2008, 12:00:17 AM
I never took physics in high school.  Nor do I really want to take it in college.  I'm really not a physical person.

I'm mental.  :3
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on August 31, 2008, 12:09:19 AM
*Badum cha*

YSU physics department=shitty teachers
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Post by: Jupi on August 31, 2008, 12:16:25 AM
Chartiers valley high school physics department = an old lady named Dottie.
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Post by: annon on August 31, 2008, 01:53:40 AM
This guy seems like a good teacher. He knows what he's talking about, he's just talking fast and being rather presumptuous with common sense. I don't fault him for that, though, because not everyone should be majoring in physics/engineering, and it's a tactic to weed people out.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on August 31, 2008, 02:00:18 AM
My god damned school e mail is not letting me access it, so I have no clue what books I need, which means I'm going to be far behind in my shit. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on August 31, 2008, 02:02:45 AM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

*Sung in the "Hot Pocket" tune.* Fuckpocket.

My god damned school e mail is not letting me access it, so I have no clue what books I need, which means I'm going to be far behind in my shit.

That's some bull shit nigga.
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Post by: Bobbias on August 31, 2008, 04:25:49 AM
See, my school at least got that part right, I can access my book list, my course registration, and a bunch of other stuff right away by logging into their "Banner" system. Unfortunately, their online system for online courses and all that sort of stuff, Blackboard, is apparently a gigantic pile of shit.

Physics is really cool, however, I failed it in highschool because I HATE labs. It's like "do some stupid little experiment, then make some huge retarded writeup that goes into way more depth than necessary to explain something you probably already understood thanks to encountering it every single day of your life".
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Post by: Jupi on August 31, 2008, 11:27:10 AM
Ugh!  Blackboard.  I'm so glad only one or two of my professors ever used that. 

My Java prof doesn't even bother with it.  <3
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on August 31, 2008, 12:03:05 PM
My god damned school e mail is not letting me access it, so I have no clue what books I need, which means I'm going to be far behind in my shit. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.
Huh. My college email account just redirects to my gmail account. I wonder why more schools don't do that.

The only online course tool thing I have to use is MasteringPhysics, which isn't bad, but I wish my prof assigned more problems in variables and less that required a calculator.
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Post by: Bobbias on August 31, 2008, 07:25:19 PM
Fucking jackass campers.

Jesus christ. Last night I wasn't sure when I was supposed to work until. I signed out at 4 AM because ever since 11 PM the place was quiet. There was 1 fire going in one of the sections, and another section was completely asleep (no fires, nobody up, nothing). The place was SILENT. There were a couple seasonal sites still up, but after the party was broke up at 11, there was nothing going on.

So anyway, I leave, and apparently after that a bunch of fucking jackasses decide to light off fireworks, and party at fucking 5 AM. What the fuck. It's 5 Fucking AM, why the fuck are they still awake, let alone partying? It's a campground/trailor park, not a fucking party site. We do have people who rent sites just to pitch a tent and sleep.

So yeah, apparently the guy who runs the place (my boss, and the only other guy to be on the security now), ended up doing security after I left, because of those jackasses.

Fuck.
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Post by: Spectere on September 02, 2008, 12:19:38 AM
After I get everything established and stuff I plan to save up for a new laptop.  I still love my Inspiron but it's a bit dated, to be honest.  After all, I've had it for about three years now...not too surprising that it'd be a bit outdated.

I was considering picking up a MacBook.  After looking through the Apple store, I quickly reconsidered.  Seriously, what is up with their prices?  It's extortion!  It's precisely why my next laptop is going to be another Dell.

A high-resolution, UWXGA 17" display is an absolute must for me.  Apple's only model with a 17" display costs a whopping $2800, plus another $100 upgrade is required to bring it up to UWXGA (normally, its resolution is only 1680x1050...reasonably high, yes, but not high enough for how I work).  Just as a reference, the system had a 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM, a 5400rpm 200GB hard drive, a DVD writer, and a GeForce 8600M GT.  Not bad.

I went right over to Dell after headdesking over the price and came to the conclusion that I could get a system with the same processor, the same memory size and speed, a faster, 7200rpm hard drive, the UWXGA display and, wait for it, dual GeForce 8700M GT cards -- A FAR BETTER SYSTEM in overall performance -- for something like $400 cheaper.  Wow.

I can't wait until the novelty of Apple wears off and they actually have to start trying to be competitive.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on September 02, 2008, 12:25:08 AM
Wow that's awesome Spec.

Yeah Apple overprices EVERYTHING they sell.  Thats why if I do get an MP3 player it is going to be a Zune or a Zen.
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Post by: annon on September 02, 2008, 04:43:29 AM
Konsole. Or at least the Konsole that came with this Mandriva installation. Look, when I type in "rm -R *", it means "Get rid of absolutely everything in the current directory." It does not mean "Ask me before deleting each file." THERE ARE OVER 500 FILES IN OVER 25 SUBDIRECTORIES. THERE'S A REASON I USED A *. So YES. YES IT'S OK TO DESCEND INTO THAT DIRECTORY, AND YES, IT'S OK TO DELETE THAT FILE. STOP ASKING AND DO IT. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on September 02, 2008, 01:46:05 PM
That doesn't have anything to do with Konsole, it all depends on how your aliases are set up in bash.

Most distros have rm set up to automatically pass the -f argument (or, at least, not to pass the -i argument).  If -f is passed, rm never asks you for permission to delete any files.

There are two solutions to this problem:

1) Use rm -f when deleting a large number of files.
2) echo "alias rm='rm -f'" >> ~/.bashrc  ...then log out and log back in
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on September 02, 2008, 04:22:37 PM
Oh. Thanks for that.
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Post by: Spectere on September 02, 2008, 05:08:51 PM
No sweat. :)
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Post by: TimJing on September 02, 2008, 05:34:10 PM
I ate my soup too fast; now I have a tummy ache. :(
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Post by: annon on September 03, 2008, 08:32:32 PM
When people, primarily girls, vaguely advertise how they feel about some situation using their Facebook status. Like, when you see "<name> hates guys." or "<name> doesn't know how to take this." or "<name> hopes this friendship won't be broken." or "<name> wonders how this is going to eventually turn out." If you're going to be that vague, don't put it in your Facebook status; keep it to yourself or between whoever you have the issue with and yourself. It's that simple. Either be specific or, if that's too embarrassing/revealing for you, don't update your status.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on September 03, 2008, 08:42:44 PM
I like having status wars.

"x is not going to take this"
"y is definitely not going to take this"
"x is sure as hell not going to take this anymore"
"y wonders how y is going to get through this"
"x doesn't even know how x could take it in the first place"
"y says x should take it in the butt."
"x ..."
"y says "OWNED, BITCH!""
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 04, 2008, 01:33:17 PM
My brother keeps fucking drinking my Disaronno. Next time I catch him drinking my booze, he's never getting on this computer again, and fuck what my parents say. I payed $35 for that bottle, and he keeps drinking more of it.

Fucking asshole.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on September 04, 2008, 04:35:21 PM
My brother keeps fucking drinking my Disaronno. Next time I catch him drinking my booze, he's never getting on this computer again, and fuck what my parents say. I payed $35 for that bottle, and he keeps drinking more of it.

Fucking asshole.

My brother does similar thing but with food.

For example my dad will make an apple crisp one night and I will be at work until close.
I try to get some the next day and it is gone.
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Post by: annon on September 04, 2008, 06:28:37 PM
VLC on my Eee keeps crashing because of the codec my Welcom to the NHK! contains. They're all .mkv, but they have stability issues with the version of VLC I have installed. I prefer watching subtitled anime on a laptop, so it really bothers me that I can't watch Welcone to the NHK!, especiall since it seems like it's worth watching.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 05, 2008, 01:19:09 PM
Hint: VLC is not the be all and end all of video players, try MPC or Zoom player (providing the codecs are registered, I forget of VLC's codecs are available to other players or not).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on September 05, 2008, 03:28:37 PM
What peels my potatoes?  The fact that I'm now three weeks into the semester, and my psych class has yet to teach me anything new.  It's so incredibly BORING.  Gah.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 06, 2008, 03:25:07 AM
Welcome to school. Every time you start a new class, I can pretty much guarantee that if you've even "touched on" a subject in an earlier class, 3/4 of what the course will "teach" you has already been covered.

Also, my new laptop. whoever decided that it would be a good idea to have the "pre-installed" programs to come in a recovery partition, which was to be used to recover them, and then a annoying "Preparing your system" window that comes up every time I log in with no warning or indication of progress, aside from the periodical reboots it preforms (with no indication as to whether the process is finished).

In short, I want to strangle whoever designed this ridiculous "recover" process. For fuck's sake, just give me a CD with all the programs and let me install them manually, considering I'm probably never going to use 3/4ths of what it installs, and may even delete/uninstall a number of them :/
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Post by: Jupi on September 06, 2008, 11:18:24 AM
Welcome to school. Every time you start a new class, I can pretty much guarantee that if you've even "touched on" a subject in an earlier class, 3/4 of what the course will "teach" you has already been covered.

Yeah, I know.  x.x  I expect it to get worse as I continue to take psych courses.  I've already gone through four, if you include the one I took in high school. 

I'm experiencing a similar situation in my piano II class, but it's not quite as bad, as our professor has finally decided to let people move ahead in the book if they want to.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 06, 2008, 02:40:57 PM
lucky for me, I don't have much to do for my classes, my psych class has 1 assignment and 3 tests. My math class has a number of tests, but they have a re-test for each module that if I do well enough on, can be used as my mark for that test, so I don't have to re-learn all that crap again. Most of my classes seem to be mostly just tests with a couple assignments, and tests being worth a lot more than the assignments in most cases.
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Post by: TimJing on September 07, 2008, 09:06:46 PM
My back and a large portion of my body are hideously sore from use today at Adventure Island, an awesome busch gardens waterpark I went to with some friends.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 08, 2008, 04:34:54 AM
Still don't have my books or know what supplies need for 2 classes. Have no clue if I should hand draft (I can't draw for shit, it's really that bad) or try and learn architectural auto cad quickly so I can use it. So I'm worried about school, and I can't get sleep.

That and my parents leave the AC on 80 constantly, and my room is the last in line to get central air. My room is also small and has a big TV and a big PC on in it almost constantly at night, so my room is basicly 85 to 90 degrees at night. Really, I'm sitting in my chair with my shirt off and I was starting to sweat a little, yet my parents flip out when I turn down the AC to 75.
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Post by: vladgd on September 09, 2008, 03:24:57 AM
two of the best tracks in bionic commando rearmed, the final boss fight, and the escape music, not on the fucking soundtrack.

if you know of any link whatsoever or something that has them, id be very pleased.  id rather not try and rip it myself, it would be a lot of work for just two mp3's

and no spektur, its not illegal warez stuff, its not on the OST, therefore not really available unless i play those parts of the game.

this is the best i can get to listening to the music, and i have machine gun fire, rockets exploding lasers, hitler screaming, ect covering it up.

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Post by: Bobbias on September 09, 2008, 08:16:23 PM
ARGH, Vista makes sharing files between vista and XP a pain in the ass. That's one major thing I hate about vista. I like a lot of stuff with it, but that one thing is fucking retarded. I go to vista's help file to find out if it has anything to say about my XP computer not showing up. It does, and redirects me to a download for XP. I go download the XP fix, go to run it, but it turns out my SP3 is too new for this fix, so I can't even get the network discovery stuff installed so vista can see XP.

Fuck you Microsoft.
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Post by: TimJing on September 09, 2008, 09:13:52 PM
That and my parents leave the AC on 80 constantly, and my room is the last in line to get central air. My room is also small and has a big TV and a big PC on in it almost constantly at night, so my room is basicly 85 to 90 degrees at night. Really, I'm sitting in my chair with my shirt off and I was starting to sweat a little, yet my parents flip out when I turn down the AC to 75.

I have almost the same situation- my dad leaves it on 80 or 82 and my room is always the hottest in the entire house. If it weren't for the floor fan pointed straight at my open doorway, my air would become evil and stagnant.
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Post by: annon on September 11, 2008, 05:51:58 PM
The SimTower installer is 16-bit. I'm using Vista 64. I also couldn't get the installer working with my Eee's wine. I can only hope that I can instal it on a 32-bit and then copy the files over. I remember playing this game 12 years ago and enjoying it all too much. Now that I got it for free, I HAVE TO PLAY IT.

EDIT: I seem to have found a free download of a 32-bit port disguised as a sequel. Problem solved.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 11, 2008, 06:44:44 PM
Never got to play it. I'll have to look into that...
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Post by: annon on September 11, 2008, 06:48:04 PM
I found it at abandonia, but to get the port (Yoot Tower (??)), I had to go somewhere else and install some cursor plugin for IE before downloading, which I didn't really mind too much, since I never use it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on September 12, 2008, 01:23:00 AM
I'm sick.
I have to be up in four hours.
I can't fall asleep to save my fucking life.
I have to remain at school until 4pm at the earliest.  (I'm done with class at 2, but I've got to stay for a meeting.)
I've got a test tomorrow.
I feel like shit.
I can't see very well.

So many peeled potatoes.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on September 12, 2008, 01:24:33 AM
I'm sick.
I have to be up in four hours.
I can't fall asleep to save my fucking life.
I have to remain at school until 4pm at the earliest.  (I'm done with class at 2, but I've got to stay for a meeting.)
I've got a test tomorrow.
I feel like shit.
I can't see very well.

So many peeled potatoes.

Damn potatos and damn cooties Jupi >_<
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Post by: TimJing on September 13, 2008, 09:12:56 AM
Those awful restaraunt eggs that taste like iron and rubber. You know what I'm talking about. Those little, flat egg pancake-looking monstrosities. Oh god, yuck.
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Post by: Spectere on September 14, 2008, 04:01:27 AM
ARGH, Vista makes sharing files between vista and XP a pain in the ass. That's one major thing I hate about vista. I like a lot of stuff with it, but that one thing is fucking retarded. I go to vista's help file to find out if it has anything to say about my XP computer not showing up. It does, and redirects me to a download for XP. I go download the XP fix, go to run it, but it turns out my SP3 is too new for this fix, so I can't even get the network discovery stuff installed so vista can see XP.

Fuck you Microsoft.

My mom's laptop and my computer are both running Vista.  My system has UAC and firewall disabled, hers has both on.  We have had precisely zero problems connecting to any XP (SP2 and SP3) or Linux machine, and vice versa, without changing anything.  All I did was enable file sharing in the network and sharing center and everything worked without any additional configuration.

The SimTower installer is 16-bit. I'm using Vista 64. I also couldn't get the installer working with my Eee's wine. I can only hope that I can instal it on a 32-bit and then copy the files over. I remember playing this game 12 years ago and enjoying it all too much. Now that I got it for free, I HAVE TO PLAY IT.

SimTower is bloody amazing.

If you still like a bunch of Win16 games, look into installing Virtual PC or some other virtualization solution, and installing a copy of 32-bit Windows.  If you want to keep the size of the image down, trim it down with nLite (http://www.nliteos.com/).
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Post by: Bobbias on September 14, 2008, 04:18:14 PM
Well, I dunno what it was, but something worked. I could see the samba share on my MyBook right from the start (I mapped it as a drive as one of the first things I did on here).
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Post by: vladgd on September 18, 2008, 03:08:22 AM
secret challenge rooms in bionic commando

normally i wouldn't rage, they are secrets, and its fine for them to be boarderline impossible.

but actually ATTEMPTING TO BEAT some of them.

MY BLOOD IS BOILING FUCK YOU CHALLENGE ROOM 3 AND "ohh ill only take 4 seconds to beat" BURN IN FIRE

YOU AND THE ONLY 15 PEOPLE ON THE LEADERBOARDS TO BEAT YOU OVNBKBomrinbmdkorgjoprhdfohpkpdohkfh

wtb proper arcade stick, good d-pad (i use analog because of this), or even keyboard controlls.  else this shit ain't going to happen.
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Post by: Jupi on September 19, 2008, 10:02:21 AM
The fact that I'm still sick
I STILL don't have normal electricity back in my house.  We're closing in on a week of this shit.  I'm on a friend's laptop right now because I really miss the internet.  :(
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 19, 2008, 03:40:41 PM
My dog just had surgery on one of her back legs, and now the other leg is starting to have problems, and we pretty much don't have the money to deal with this now.
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Post by: Jupi on September 19, 2008, 04:19:57 PM
:(  I'm so sorry.  It's tough watching someone go through that.

Give your doggie lots of soft hugs.  <3
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Post by: TimJing on September 22, 2008, 02:34:14 PM
Idiots that put up the letters on the sign in front of my school spelled Florida wrong. Christ.

CONGRATULATIONS TO
JOYCE SVABEK
TOP 100 MATH TEACHERS
IN FLORDIA
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Post by: Sneaky on September 22, 2008, 02:37:28 PM
Apparently not the top 100 english teachers



OH PIE
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Post by: TimJing on September 22, 2008, 06:49:17 PM
Apparently not the top 100 english teachers



OH PIE

Hahahaha, that's exactly what I thought when I saw it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on September 22, 2008, 11:34:26 PM
 - my power was out all of last week

 - I was quite sick for the majority of last week as well, and ended up missing two days of classes.  It would've been three, but all of Monday's classes were canceled due to the school not having power either.

 - Sunday night, as I was working on/saving my java assignment for the week, my power went out.  File went kaput. 

 - Since I missed class on Wednesday, I missed what turned out to be a rather important lecture and explanation of a test scheduled for today.

I show up to class this morning
     - Can't turn in my assignment even if it hadn't gone kaput.  Despite my being sick and having no electricity, he wouldn't take it.  I was kinda miffed, but really, I understood.  At that moment, I figured I could recover from one missed assignment without much trouble.
     - I then find out we're having a test that day - all on stuff that I missed last week.  We were allowed to use our notes and stuffs, but since I missed class, I didn't even have any notes. 

So not only did I miss out on the one assignment, I quite likely failed my test; as I HIGHLY doubt what I was able to turn in would constitute as passing. 

I think I could just kill my friend Joe for getting me sick.  Grr.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 23, 2008, 03:06:21 AM
Wow, that sucks ass.
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Post by: Jupi on September 23, 2008, 02:03:32 PM
You bet your sweet bippy it does.  ><
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Post by: TimJing on September 23, 2008, 05:01:54 PM
Yeah, that really does. What a cock situation.

I meant to go in for extra Calculus help after school today cause I was confused about a few problems, but totally forgot to. D'oh.
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Post by: Jupi on September 23, 2008, 07:46:33 PM
Yay, I got a 45/100 on that test... ><

Still, it's better than I thought...-.-
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Post by: OmegaOmni on September 23, 2008, 08:59:50 PM
Delivered some more phone books around my area so for extra money for my mom.

When going around to different houses I noticed that almost 60% of the houses had Ohio State merchandice.

Here is my gripe: They are not Ohio State fans, they are Jim Tressel fans.
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Post by: annon on September 23, 2008, 10:06:47 PM
I just took my first physics exam. When I got to the room, I realized that I forgot my calculator. It was multiple choice, but the majority of the questions used really complex constants, so all I could do is work out the problem with everything being a power of 10 to narrow the answers down.

In short, I fucked up. Bad.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 24, 2008, 02:53:23 AM
Ouch, that sucks. I don't even have a calculator right now, though, lol. I've been using my laptop.

I lost my books for my Communications course... Fuck, those things aren't cheap.
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Post by: TimJing on September 24, 2008, 09:37:23 PM
I meant to go in for extra Calculus help after school today cause I was confused about a few problems, but totally forgot to. D'oh.

I got a 56/100 on said test today.



My first failed Calculus test! Yay. Barely managed a B for the grading period though :>
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Post by: Bobbias on September 25, 2008, 04:14:46 AM
Man, it throws me off when people talk about 5x/100 being a fail, lol.
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Post by: TimJing on September 25, 2008, 06:13:23 AM
Man, it throws me off when people talk about 5x/100 being a fail, lol.

How, do you fail tests blow 70 or 40 or something? Or were you just a smarty-pants  :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on September 25, 2008, 07:19:26 AM
Here 50 is the passing grade, so getting a 5x% on something is still a pass. Mind you some courses in college require more than 50% to get the credit, but getting the credit and passing are 2 (slightly) different things in that sense. But in highschool, if you have a 50% overall score, you still pass.
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Post by: Sneaky on September 25, 2008, 04:07:48 PM
Fucking Canada
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Post by: TimJing on September 25, 2008, 06:04:09 PM
Fucking Canada

^^^^^^^

Also, the Sam's Club we went to just now didn't have the Sour Punch Straws I usually buy, which really blows, because they were cheap and wonderful sellers. I had to settle for weird, individually wrapped, expensive Sour Punch Straw Twists that I'm not sure will sell as well. Ah, fie.
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Post by: Jupi on September 28, 2008, 01:38:01 PM
It's sixty-seven fucking degrees outside.

And yet my mom insists on running the fucking air conditioner.  She claims she's not cold, yet she's lying around with a thick comforter wrapped around her.

Fucking hell.  ><
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Post by: Spectere on September 28, 2008, 02:54:18 PM
Silly Americans.

You're an American, too.  A North American. <3
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Post by: 淫蟲 on September 29, 2008, 03:40:18 PM
In health class, we're doing a unit on drugs and alcohol, of which the teachers are using scare tactics and blatant lies to try and stop kids from using them (esp. marijuana).  Also, the sex ed. unit is abstinence-only.

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Post by: OmegaOmni on September 29, 2008, 04:40:25 PM
Well I have a nice wound thanks to the ticket poker at work...hurts like hell.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on September 29, 2008, 04:56:13 PM
In health class, we're doing a unit on drugs and alcohol, of which the teachers are using scare tactics and blatant lies to try and stop kids from using them (esp. marijuana).  Also, the sex ed. unit is abstinence-only.

Wow really? They were really pretty condom positive in my school. Hell, I remember them telling us you could still contract AIDS with a condom on.

Also MARIJUANA IS A GATE WAY DRUG HURRR DURRRR. 
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Post by: Bobbias on September 29, 2008, 05:12:58 PM
In health class, we're doing a unit on drugs and alcohol, of which the teachers are using scare tactics and blatant lies to try and stop kids from using them (esp. marijuana).  Also, the sex ed. unit is abstinence-only.

Argh, shit like that REALLY pisses me off. You know what you should do? Go do some research (using stuff like pubmed for reliable sources) and call out the teacher's lies.

Also, if a teacher told me that abstinence was the only way I'd tell them to go fuck themselves, thank them for contributing to teen pregnancy, and misinforming the public, and walk out.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on September 29, 2008, 08:11:18 PM
My dad is a moron.

Okay I am actually watching TV while eating dinner and a commercial comes up for Obama and I hear my dad calls him a facist, communistic, marx socialist nigger who will just be the worst canidate for next president.  You know that pissed me off because there is more then enough evidence to show all the bullshit that Bush and his Forbes 500 buddies have done to screw over this country. 

I told him to actually look into the Marx way of thought and he said it is Obama.

THAT JUSTIFIES NOTHING!

I heard that Mcain wants to re-enstate the draft which means if he wins I will tell my parents not to come to my funeral.

I have peeled many potatos, cut them, deep fried them, and are being served for everyone on S.Net.
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Post by: annon on September 29, 2008, 09:08:46 PM
Well, McCain can't directly reinstate the draft, but does believe that "...we nations of like values and principles and belief in democracy and freedom should make efforts to modify the behavior of other nations." Meaning that he most likely supports us invading Iraq to tell them how to run their country and thinks we should do that to more countries.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 30, 2008, 04:30:01 AM
Which is absolute bullshit.

I'm not even an American citizen, and I want to fucking vote :/

But seriously, it's people like him that make me want to round up all the fucking racist, bigoted morons and kick them the fuck out of the continent. Just toss them on a big fucking ship without any engines or steering.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on September 30, 2008, 04:13:52 PM
Yeah, I hate McCain for his foreign policy, which most people tend to not pay attention to. I notice this when I tell them why I'm voting for Obama.
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Post by: Bobbias on September 30, 2008, 04:19:31 PM
Yeah, and Obama's running mate (I can never remember his name) seems to have pretty decent foreign policy, from the little bit I know (which is likely his only redeeming factor, considering he has a pretty oppressive view of technology/the internet.)
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Post by: TimJing on September 30, 2008, 08:53:39 PM
I have a canker sore in my mouth that I've had for a week now and just won't go away. Arrrrrghhh...
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Post by: Jupi on October 01, 2008, 08:49:23 AM
I'm really hoping that my thoughts can just be attributed to my general mood as of late.

I'm just ready to give up on all of this.  I'm too damn stupid to handle my classes, I'm too damn stupid to handle my father and his asshattery...I can't seem to do anything right lately.  Hell, I've managed to get into the same argument three times with my music professor, because he can't seem to understand when I'm playing something in 6/8.  I'm normally not one to be all "I'm right, they're wrong;" but I AM freakin' right for once.  If he would actually let me play the damn stuff for more than two seconds before stopping me while shouting "WRONG!" I don't think I'd be rather tempted to pick up the keyboard and throw it at him.  x.x
(Think about the loud guy from "2 Stupid Dogs."  Yesterday he came REALLY close to saying the guy's catchphrase.  He said "Wow, that sounded really nice...But it's WRONG!"

What I want/need is a near complete change of scenery.  I want to get the hell out of my house...Things could certainly be a lot worse there, yeah, but the way my parents are is NOT helping my situation.  I also want to go to a different school.  Even if I go into debt, just about anything has got to be better than this college I'm in right now. 

Obviously, getting the hell out of my house requires a job, because I gave pretty much all of my savings to my dad last year.  He insisted he'd be able to pay me back all at once four months later, but I guess I shouldn't have expected that to actually happen.  It turned out to take more than eight months, and I've only been getting it back in $50/$100 increments, and I haven't been able to save that. 

Unfortunately, I can't even handle my freakin' classes right now, so there's pretty much no way I'd be able to handle both them and a job.  :/  Part of me thinks I should take a year or so off and just work so I can save money/get out of my house; but at the same time, I'm afraid that once I get out of school I won't want to go back in, considering how miserable I've been since I started here.

I think I'll move to Australia.  :P


[/emo-woe-is-me-rant]  I know what several solutions to my problems would be.   I'm just afraid to go through with any of them.  -_-
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Post by: annon on October 01, 2008, 10:18:36 PM
So the jackass I mentioned in the quotes thread stole my clarinet as retaliation for stealing his hot pot (which I didn't actually do). I got it back after yelling at him. I've been thinking of several retaliations, including:

- Making brownies with laxatives in them
- Making brownies with pubic hair in them
- Making brownies with semen in them
- Making brownies with all of the above in them
- Removing the hard drive and ram from his computer and setting them on top with a screwdriver
- Renaming his Windows folder in his computer and then not fixing it
- Starting a torrent in the background of his computer so his internet gets shut off and he has to pay $45 to get it working again
- Stealing his bible
- Stealing a piece of his ROTC uniform
- Stealing his toothbrush
- Stealing his alarm clock
- Stealing his CD's
- Stealing his mailbox key
- Stealing his school ID
- Telling his roommate that he stole his car to make a Taco Bell run while his roommate was asleep and got a ticket for running a red light
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Post by: OmegaOmni on October 01, 2008, 10:21:00 PM
Even better steal the Bible and replace it with a copy of the Koran.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 01, 2008, 10:35:47 PM
Semen would be easy to hide in a batch of brownies. He would probably miss it.

Also I can semi relate to the whole school thing Jupi. I have a shit TON of school work to do (a whole house blue print, a 3D model, and a I have to read about 20 chapters for a damn test). Also, I hate that feeling you get when everyone else in the class seems much more competent.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on October 01, 2008, 10:57:46 PM
I've got a little less than a month to try and salvage my grades.  :/  October 29th is the last day I can drop anything without it affecting my GPA. 

I'm somewhat convinced I can recover in Java.  I just let it get ahead of me. 

As for Trig, I don't know what in fuck's name is wrong with me.  I freakin' know this stuff, but I can't fuckin' spit it out for the tests. 

I've got music again tomorrow morning.  Can't wait to see how well that goes.  -_-...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 02, 2008, 06:42:02 AM
I'd go for laxatives, if you can be relatively sure nobody else will eat them too.

Also, stealing the bible would be cool, replacing it with the koran would be even cooler.

Doing something stupid to fuck his computer up would be awesome. I vote for the background torrent thing. It can't be that hard to hide a torrent program from him.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 『フエハデ』 on October 02, 2008, 06:52:02 PM
I think the torrent starting is about the only one that won't get you into XBOX HUEG amounts of trouble if you're caught, so go with that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on October 02, 2008, 07:06:06 PM
Yeah, while I really understand that you'd want to do something to horse around with that guy, messing with people's food is srs business to the cops. 
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on October 02, 2008, 07:21:40 PM
I almost got in trouble by my parents.

My younger brother misplaced his phone and accused my youngest brother that he took it (which he didn't).  So he attacks my youngest brother and I being in the room playing 360 interjected and stopped him from doing so.

Then he decides to attack me which in the ongoing stuggle (more like me trying to hit him while he runs like a little bitch) a pack of cigs come out of his hoodie pocket.  He runs away I pick them up and anounce to my dad that I found smokes that where his. He tries to play it off, saying the cigs are mine and tries to get me trouble.  Dad didn't believe him.  HOwever when my mom got home he almost manipulated her that they where mine.

I hate him so much.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 02, 2008, 07:29:22 PM
Wow, that's ridiculous.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on October 02, 2008, 07:56:15 PM
Whats worse my moom is now in a pissy mood and is ballin' downstairs pissed off at me because she is sick of the fighting.

I don't start fights with my younger brother, I just end them as fast as I possibly can.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 02, 2008, 08:06:41 PM
Ugh, I hate when crap like that happens. Luckily, in my case, my mom is the type to be really angry and just stop listening and refuse to hear anything, but that essentially puts me in the same situation of being unable to explain things or to try to resolve the whole issue instead of just letting things sit.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on October 02, 2008, 08:10:54 PM
Some one do me a favor and get me a strong drink please.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on October 02, 2008, 09:17:37 PM
Quote from: Sarah Palin
Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [US soldiers] out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan.
...
God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built.
...
God has sent me, from underneath the umbrella of this church, throughout the state.

:o
:O
:O
:O
:O
:O


My jaw dropped when I read that, and I still haven't closed my mouth.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on October 02, 2008, 09:31:34 PM
This is one reason why I refuse to re-convert to monotheisim.

!Edit!

I watched a little bit of the Vice- Prez canidate debate and I could not stand it.  My dad (being a Rpublican) kept enterjecting how Obama is wrong and the libarals are gay ect ect...I just left the living room for my own sake.  Just as I was walking up the steps I heard something about the Fight in Iraq was done in "god's" name.

There you go folks it's the god damn Crusaides all over agian.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 02, 2008, 10:36:31 PM
Dude, it's the fucking republicans. The way I see it, every republican except for the few moderates that somehow manage to survive there, is a mentally retarded creationist religious zealot who's brain is surely a miracle, since it's impossible for someone who subscribes to rational thought to actually believe all that bullshit.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on October 03, 2008, 04:04:07 AM
A small peeve: Filename inconsistencies in TV shows/anime. I'm watching Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, and some of the episodes have [wind] in front of the title but the rest have it after. It's pretty annoying, since 5 random episodes are before the actual first episode if they're sorted by name (and they're ALWAYS sorted by name).
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Post by: Bobbias on October 03, 2008, 07:11:09 AM
Yeah, I can't stand stuff like that.

I also hate when people make torrents of entire series of anime, and use multiple fansub groups. The only time I will accept that is when a group only did part of the series and dropped it or something, and another group took their place, and I still can't stand when that happens.

Also, when translation groups drop a project just because it was licensed in the US.
Sorry guys, but it's illegal both ways, and as far as I'm concerned, those translation companies don't deserve my money either way, so either I watch my anime fansubbed, or I don't watch it at all, and I much prefer watching it to not.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on October 03, 2008, 11:54:44 PM
So I just went to a birthday dinner for my section leader. A lot of the clarinet section was there and so were a few of her friends. There were about 25 people total.

The waiter didn't give us separate checks.

Half of us didn't have any cash on us because we expected to pay with a card when we got our separate checks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on October 04, 2008, 03:24:48 PM
Oh wow, that's really silly. Couldn't you have gotten him to reprint the receipts?

Also, the girlfriend is already saying she ruined Homecoming (which is tonight). Awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on October 04, 2008, 06:20:45 PM
He didn't know who ordered what, so that wasn't possible.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on October 05, 2008, 11:00:03 AM
The same exact thing happened to me last night when I went out for dinner. Two couples and the guy didn't think to split the bill. What a dumbass. We didn't tip him too much :x
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Post by: Sneaky on October 06, 2008, 12:35:19 PM
due to my fuckedass financial situation, my folks pretty much had me pack up all my 360 stuff to ebay it at some point.  Iwill let you guys know what lot#/link it is when It's posted, because I'd rather someone from here get it that I know will at least treat it all nicely.

Warning: I have a ton of shit, and it will all be in one lot. Everything.


That's alright though. I still have muh ps2 w/ flip top and my beatmania, so if I feel the need to game, I have those.

I just need to focus on gettin like 2 part time jobs or something to dilute this strain.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 06, 2008, 03:05:25 PM
Ouch, that blows. Care to explain any further?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on October 06, 2008, 05:12:55 PM
People who genuinely believe that allowing gay marriage is genocide because it discourages heterosexuals to get married and have kids.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on October 06, 2008, 05:58:48 PM
People who genuinely believe that allowing gay marriage is genocide because it discourages heterosexuals to get married and have kids.

If I were someone that was against gay marriage I'd want to have as many heterosexual marriages as possible!  It'd be like a contest. 

"SHIT SON!  Those gays just married another five couples today!"
"Well shucks howdy!  We've gotta marry SIX couples today!"
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on October 08, 2008, 08:31:10 PM
I went on an awesome bike ride just now, stepped in my house and had a terrible panic attack. Then I call my girlfriend to find out her mom doesn't want us to see each other as much anymore so she can focus on school. Wonderful.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 08, 2008, 09:04:39 PM
What's with the panic attack?

And why can't your girlfriend tell her parents to go fuck themselves and stop managing her life like she's a child?

Seriously, I don't get what goes through parents minds when they decide that they want their child to stop going out with someone in order to focus on school. If their kid is focusing more on the person they're going out with than on school, then i think there's a pretty big problem there, and the kid needs to really rethink things.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on October 08, 2008, 10:30:24 PM
What's with the panic attack?

I don't know. I hadn't had any for a good number of years (4?ish) until I had a really, really terrible one a month or two ago. Bad to the point where I had to lay down on the bathroom floor and lie down in a cold sweat for 15 minutes or so, before I could regain my senses. The one today only lasted a few minutes. I must be stressed or something. Oh wait.

Also, angers me to death that this GODDAMN CANKER SORE WON'T GO AWAY. CHRIST. I got one two weeks ago, finally healed up YESTERDAY and a few days through the first one's life cycle I got another one, twice the size, which I still have (hasn't healed one bit) and hurts like A BITCH. ARRRGHGGHH

What's with the panic attack?

And why can't your girlfriend tell her parents to go fuck themselves and stop managing her life like she's a child?

Seriously, I don't get what goes through parents minds when they decide that they want their child to stop going out with someone in order to focus on school. If their kid is focusing more on the person they're going out with than on school, then i think there's a pretty big problem there, and the kid needs to really rethink things.

It's not that she's focusing more on me (well at times she is) but that she just isn't focused period. She can't focus on a damn thing, and her parents are somewhat (mostly) blaming it on me and our relationship. I can definitely see why this is, but it still frustrates me, because I feel like I'm being punished for something that I didn't even do. GAH. Whatever. It's for the better, anyway. I hope. If all of my insanity towards her and our relationship lately is in vain, I'm not going to be a happy camper for quite some time.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on October 08, 2008, 11:09:23 PM
I just slipped and almost fell to the floor, but I caught a desk. However, I was holding a paperclip, and that paperclip got jammed about 1/8 inch under my thumbnail. It's not bleeding anymore, but it FUCKING HURTS.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 08, 2008, 11:26:57 PM
due to my fuckedass financial situation, my folks pretty much had me pack up all my 360 stuff to ebay it at some point.  Iwill let you guys know what lot#/link it is when It's posted, because I'd rather someone from here get it that I know will at least treat it all nicely.

That's awful, hopefully you can buy most/some of it back when you become financially secure.

People who genuinely believe that allowing gay marriage is genocide because it discourages heterosexuals to get married and have kids.

What the fuck? How is that even remotely comparable? Plus the world is overpopulated like crazy, a slight decline in the population wouldn't do harm at all.

I was holding a paperclip, and that paperclip got jammed about 1/8 inch under my thumbnail.

Jesus fuck, that's medieval.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 08, 2008, 11:33:54 PM
It's not that she's focusing more on me (well at times she is) but that she just isn't focused period. She can't focus on a damn thing, and her parents are somewhat (mostly) blaming it on me and our relationship. I can definitely see why this is, but it still frustrates me, because I feel like I'm being punished for something that I didn't even do. GAH. Whatever. It's for the better, anyway. I hope. If all of my insanity towards her and our relationship lately is in vain, I'm not going to be a happy camper for quite some time.

Shitty.

Understandable, in that case, but really shitty.

I hate when other people get blamed for shit that's nobody else's fault but person who's problem it is.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on October 09, 2008, 03:28:49 AM
This belongs both in Happy and this one because:

Spec and I got my puter all fixed and now it is home with me but silly Spectere and I forgot the most important cable for it...my power supply cable.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 10, 2008, 10:59:14 AM
ARG. PEOPLE ARE FUCKING STUPID.

WARNING: RANT AHEAD

Seriously, am I the only one who actually learned anything in highschool?

My math class apparently didn't know that our electricity runs at 60Hz. They also didn't understand that Hz are inverse seconds.

How can people be so fucking dense? I knew what Hz were (cycles per second, I didn't know what inverse meant back then) and that our electricity ran at 60Hz in GRADE FUCKING 9!

How on earth can people be so dense and actually pass classes?

Oh, I know how: They fucking cram before every test, and forget it all after the test.

This is why I hate our fucking education. I absolutely refuse to cram for a test, or even bother trying to remember when they are, because I believe that a test should be a TRUE TEST OF WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED. Not just another chance to fool the system into thinking you know more than you do by artificially increasing your test score and forgetting it all afterwards.

And on a related note: God I hate having to sit in class and listen to a teacher explain something 4 or 5 times, just because some of the people are too lazy to pay attention the first 3 times. If they are that lazy and dense, they deserve to fail. And yet our system rewards them for fumbling their way through stupid projects that you'd never realistically do, and cramming for tests.
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Post by: Jupi on October 10, 2008, 02:24:45 PM
None of that stuff was ever taught in any of my classes.  :/

Then again, my high school mostly just taught us well enough so we could do well on the state-wide assessment exams.  If we did well enough, the school would get more grant money.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on October 12, 2008, 12:54:49 AM
Then again, my high school mostly just taught us well enough so we could do well on the state-wide assessment exams.  If we did well enough, the school would get more grant money.

Pretty much how my school is.

Although there are a lot of teachers that are actually halfway decent/good.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on October 19, 2008, 05:48:51 PM
Why does my brother have to call my parents every hour?  I swear, he calls every time he leaves a building. 

"Hey, I'm going to work."
"Hey, I'm leaving work."
"Hey, I'm going to get some pizza."
"Hey, I'm going to bed."
"Hey, I just woke up in the middle of the night and thought you all deserved to wake up as well."

He moved out LAST fucking SUMMER. 

He has seriously called our house at least nine times today.  If there's a football game on, and both him and my parents are watching it, he'll call every time someone scores. 

Ack.  ><

Edit:  Make that thirteen times he's called today.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 19, 2008, 11:16:26 PM
Why does my brother have to call my parents every hour?  I swear, he calls every time he leaves a building. 

"Hey, I'm going to work."
"Hey, I'm leaving work."
"Hey, I'm going to get some pizza."
"Hey, I'm going to bed."
"Hey, I just woke up in the middle of the night and thought you all deserved to wake up as well."

He moved out LAST fucking SUMMER. 

He has seriously called our house at least nine times today.  If there's a football game on, and both him and my parents are watching it, he'll call every time someone scores. 

Ack.  ><

Edit:  Make that thirteen times he's called today.

What the crap? My GF just moved out for college, and she was always telling me how nervous she was about moving out, and she only calls her parents to let them know she's coming back into town.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on October 19, 2008, 11:31:13 PM
Hell, if he were college-age, I might not mind as much.  But he's 26.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 20, 2008, 12:28:48 AM
Jesus, that's ridiculous.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on October 20, 2008, 03:12:27 AM
When people run out of valid reasons to hate someone and either make up reasons or cite invalid ones. If they're that much of an asshole, you shouldn't need to make up reasons to hate them.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on October 20, 2008, 09:17:15 AM
Jesus, that's ridiculous.

Basically, yeah.  And when I move out of my house, I'm probably either going to be receiving that many phone calls a day, or I'll be expected to make that many to my parents.  I'm all for staying connected with your parents if you don't hate 'em and stuffs, but cripes!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 20, 2008, 03:05:01 PM
People who try and justify pirating.
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Post by: Bobbias on October 20, 2008, 03:10:18 PM
People who aren't open minded.

Not just about one subject, but about anything at all. (god knows I've seen lots of people who are open minded about something, but at the same time, are practically obsessed with something else being only one way).
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Post by: Spectere on October 20, 2008, 04:12:20 PM
People who aren't open minded.

I'm pretty sure you said this one a few times before. ;)

Not that it's a bad thing, of course.  It irks me when people are closed minded about everything.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 20, 2008, 04:29:20 PM
but an open mind is like a fortress with it's gates unbarrred and ungaurded.
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Post by: vladgd on October 20, 2008, 09:36:22 PM
People who aren't open minded.

which is me
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 20, 2008, 10:28:02 PM
which is me

How odd a close minded furry.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on October 20, 2008, 10:34:24 PM
but im not a furry

fursuits creep me the fuck out to be honest
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 『フエハデ』 on October 21, 2008, 03:47:36 AM
but an open mind is like a fortress with it's gates unbarrred and ungaurded.

I SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE HERE

Also, calculus. I like my teacher, but the work sucks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on October 21, 2008, 12:57:33 PM
How in the fucking hell did Metroid Prime: Hunters receive such stellar reviews all over the place?

Seriously.  That game has probably the most finicky controls I've ever seen, and the fact that I'm currently running into places that insta-kill me is ludicrous.  Aiming and shooting is good, jumping is a little finicky (it works 90% of the time for me), but the morph ball is damn near unusable and you wind up having to use it far too often for it to be like that.  The fact that I can barely get boost to work on areas where I absolutely need it (the aforementioned insta-kill parts) completely destroys any notion of the game being good for me.

I'd give it a 6/10, no higher.  Fuck everyone who gave it a perfect 10 -- you are the reason why game reviewers are considered a joke nowadays.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on October 21, 2008, 05:59:25 PM
Also, calculus. I like my teacher, but the work sucks.

:ditto:

I've started staying for an hour or so after school every day to do my homework and get help from my teacher. I'm learning the material a LOT better now than I was a few weeks ago, which is awesome.

Angry-making: i studied a whole bunch, and was really prepared for my last calc test... but some of the questions raped me and I blanked out. Ended up getting a 79, and all my friends got 96's, hundred's, 113s. wtf. Lame~
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 21, 2008, 06:04:45 PM
I know what that feels like. I blanked out on one of my tests. I NEVER blank out for tests :/

I passed, but with a shitty mark (I forget what it was), but it was something like a mid 60, I think.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on October 21, 2008, 08:39:24 PM
The fact that Twix only come in 36-count boxes and not the MASSIVE (and cheaper, relatively speaking) 72-count boxes like Reese's and Kit Kats do.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: vladgd on October 21, 2008, 08:46:12 PM
working from 3pm-10pm on saturday, and 10am-4pm on sunday

weekends can die
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on October 22, 2008, 03:28:23 PM
I'm pretty sure my dad's fucking up my chances of getting a job.

I'm trying to turn in resumes and cover letters when he runs in and randomly starts bitching at me.  I'm so goddamn flustered that I almost overlooked a glaring run-on sentence in my cover sheet, you know the first goddamn thing that employers read.  I'm going to have to have my mom take a look over it just to be sure that I don't look like a complete fucking idiot to a potential employer.

Jesus fucking Christ, I hate that.  I swear he's bipolar or something.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sqthreer! on October 22, 2008, 06:34:04 PM
People who blare their headphones on the bus. Personally, I don't care, I can easily tune it out; but how can someone be so inconsiderate of other people? The bus driver, especially, is affected by it. They need to concentrate so they don't drive the several-ton bus off a bridge and kill everyone because someone wants everyone to know what kind of music they listen to, and that they don't give a shit about anyone else.

Last night, on the way back from a class, some douchebag was playing a radio of some kind. It wasn't from headphones, it was literally a coming from a speaker meant for hearing from a distance, and he was just playing it like he was in his own fucking room.

In conclusion, people who don't consider other people's feelings are what peel my potatoes with paring knives of anger.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on October 23, 2008, 08:05:30 AM
Gentoo-wiki is down arrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhh.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 淫蟲 on October 23, 2008, 03:43:47 PM
People who blare their headphones on the bus.

I do that, but it's because everyone else talks TOO LOUD.  I hate people.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on October 24, 2008, 01:53:00 PM
We started triple integration today in calc. I don't mind it too much, but I do mind when we have to do things that waste time because there are much faster ways to do it. Best example: Today, the prof was gone and a sub was there. She was showing us an example where we had to find the volume of an elliptic cylinder cut in half diagonally. Before she had finished setting up the integral, I already knew the answer (4π) because of the ridiculously simple method I remembered from 10th grade. I mean, why evaluate this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/annonymous/what.gif)

...when you could just plug the values into this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/annonymous/yes.gif)

Seriously, she spent 10 minutes evaluating that triple integral, even after I suggested my method, which she shot down based on the fact that the cut was diagonal (which made absolutely no difference, since it was a flat, linear cut, but I decided to just not argue).

My high school calc teacher always told us, "Don't forget what you already know." He was the best teacher I've ever had.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on October 24, 2008, 01:56:54 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/annonymous/what.gif)

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *boom*  I like your formula; at least I can actually understand it. D:

I know what you mean about teachers that overcomplicate things, though.  Welcome to every programming class I've ever been in.  I'm glad I only went to them for the class credit. :x
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on October 24, 2008, 05:26:42 PM
I like your formula; at least I can actually understand it. D:

Furthering my point: You don't need to have had 2 and a half semesters of calculus to know how to take the volume of a sliced cylinder. There was no point in bringing in that complicated triple integral. I mean, if she wanted to prove that formula, I'd be fine with it, but she didn't.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 25, 2008, 12:03:28 AM
I still need to learn integrals period, lol. I never did take a calculus course in highschool, and even though my math class is supposed to be math and calculus, we haven't done any calculus yet.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 25, 2008, 12:38:09 AM
Nor have I. Hell, I'm damn near math illiterate.

Also I have no fucking clue why the cod4 community is so bad, I've NEVER had a problem with anyone on CSS, and so far I've had like 4 or 5 people randomly bitch me out about random shit (I'll complain about one single thing, and someone completely random will go off and freak out). I remember saying something, I think I was bitching about hit detection like usual, and then two people pop up and type and 5 lines each calling me dumb and telling me to leave, when none of what I said was even remotely related to them.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 27, 2008, 11:23:54 AM
My girlfriend needs a bigger bed :/

She has one of those air mattresses for camping that comes with a frame and such. Unfortunately, those things are TINY. Not to mention they buckle in the middle so badly that they become even smaller. I slept over at her place last night (she's renting with a couple friends in one of her friend's grandmother's basement in Barrie, where our college is.) and I ended up not getting to bed till I moved to the small couch that is not nearly long enough for me. I didn't get to sleep till 5 Am, and got woke up at 7:30 when her friends were waking up.

I'm skipping my DC Fundamentals class today to go home and sleep.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 28, 2008, 03:36:56 AM
When I shave my balls and get hair all over my wash cloth.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on October 28, 2008, 06:48:03 AM
That's uh...one pointy washcloth you've got there.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sqthreer! on October 28, 2008, 07:25:47 AM
When I shave my balls and get hair all over my wash cloth.

How exactly do you shave your balls? I use Nair for men which works wonderfully, and it just washes right off the cloth in the shower.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Leorina on October 28, 2008, 08:05:40 AM
I hate that everyday that I'm off of work someone who is working that day calls out and they fucking call me to see if I can come in for them...I am off for a reason, to enjoy my day AWAY from work, not go in and have to deal with the stupidity of everyday people.  I mean c'mon, how many times do I have to tell you that peanut butter is where the bread is and I'm not in produce, I'm in Dairy and produce is on the total opposite end of the store, ask them, not me.

Another thing is when the store manager comes up to you at the beginning of your shift and starts to tell you what you need to work on...in my head my reply goes something like this, "I know you fucking moron, I've been doing this for a couple monthes now and I think I have the hang of it so stop fucking douchebagging around telling people who already know what to do what to do."  But out of my mouth comes, "Yes, uh huh, sure, I know that."  ajslkdjfa;sdhfauipo wyewfqhsvduijwbdsavucijbfweqsvuhjibnk fewqdsvklm.  Just to get it back to the ANGER portion of this thread.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on October 28, 2008, 01:56:12 PM
This this this a million times this: http://www.spectere.net/smf/index.php?topic=902.0 (http://www.spectere.net/smf/index.php?topic=902.0)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 28, 2008, 03:28:14 PM
How exactly do you shave your balls? I use Nair for men which works wonderfully, and it just washes right off the cloth in the shower.

With a razor, and carefully.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on October 28, 2008, 06:45:11 PM
Getting slightly annoyed about my regular WoW crashes in the Barrens.  It doesn't help that one of the techs on the forums is hell bent on blaming my hardware: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=11829539279 (http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=11829539279)

*sigh*

I know he's just trying to help, but c'mon...if others weren't having the exact same problem I'd be a bit more apt to blame something on my end.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 28, 2008, 09:53:59 PM
Yeah, that sucks. I've never bothered to attempt to use the forums to fix my problem. I either went through all the hoops of trying to fix my install, and if that failed, wait for a patch and avoid wherever crashed my game like the plague. But that's not always very easy. And corpse hopping around is NOT a fun way to get through high level areas, lol.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on October 28, 2008, 10:12:08 PM
I only use forums when I've exhausted all other possibilities.  All it takes is a quick read through that thread to see why.

Fortunately, my laptop isn't affected by that WoW bug (yes, I said it) so I can actually *gasp* fly through the Barrens without the game crashing.  Can you believe my toon (who is now lv.32) was nearly killed by a lv.14 wolf today because the game kept crashing the instant I signed in with that stupid error?  I had something like 200 hp left by the time I gave up and just used my laptop.

I should try to get it working under Wine.  Getting games to work properly in full screen under Linux with a dual monitor setup is always a pain in the dick, though. :/  I keep multiple screen layouts available for just such a purpose, but it's still far more of a hassle than it should be.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on October 30, 2008, 11:54:24 PM
It doesn't help that one of the techs on the forums is hell bent on blaming my hardware:
*sigh*

Did you tell him your PC was made in the last 10 years?

Also THE FEEL OF SAND PAPER JESUS FUCK. I can't STAND it, I already have a slight headache after doing a few pieces of foam. Also I hope my teacher extends the time I have to do my other project, shit's not getting done any time soon.

Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on October 31, 2008, 01:39:58 AM
Did you tell him your PC was made in the last 10 years?

Heh.  Basically, yeah.

He was trying to say that my RAID controller somehow didn't like that one file (as if that were even remotely possible), then after I disproved that by attempting to run the game off my USB hard drive and running into the same issue he tried to pin it on my chipset or RAM.

The fact that WoW broke itself on the 3.0.2 patch and that others are having the same exact problem must have completely went over his head.  Not to mention the fact that I don't have any problems with other, far more intense games and software (if my RAM were at fault, I'm pretty sure that at some point I would have noticed).

Oh well, at least I can play that particular section with my laptop until that crap gets fixed.  Also, I really don't have any business in that area right now (I'm questing and farming in Desolace right now and doing my auction house stuff in Thunder Bluff), so I think I'm good for now on this rig.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on October 31, 2008, 09:48:31 AM
Woke up feeling like shit, wanting to just stay at home from class today.  But my club has a bake sale today.  x.x

However, everything I made for the sale somehow managed to turn out really truly awful.  I've no idea how it happened either.  It all just tastes terrible.  So I got to throw all that away. 

Since I no longer had stuff to bring to the bake sale, I concluded that I could just stay home. 


So thus far, this day kinda sucks. 


Upside:  My parents are going away for the weekend.
Downside:  Despite the fact that I'm 21, my parents still saw it fit for my uncle to come over each day.  x.x  I want this place to myself, dammit.  haha.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on October 31, 2008, 10:30:29 AM
Lame, 2 years ago, my parents might have gotten someone to check on my brother and I or something if they went away, but now I doubt they would (I'm 20, my brother is nearly 19)
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on October 31, 2008, 10:41:38 AM
At least he won't be staying the night or anything.  I don't think he is, anyways.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 01, 2008, 04:22:50 AM
So my car is starting to shit on itself. There is something wrong with the clutch, and if you put it in gear and leave the clutch pushed all the way down it will slowly start to catch and move. The front left head light is out. My back left time is half out of air as we speak. I already bought oil, and I'm not really sure if I need it anymore, considering my oil light has yet to gone off. Oh, and I lost my gas cap.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 01, 2008, 12:21:41 PM
Ouch, that blows.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 01, 2008, 01:11:09 PM
Xbox 360's bullshit system where silver members have to wait for game demos.  More here: http://www.spectere.net/blog/2008/11/exclusive-dlc-part-deux/ (http://www.spectere.net/blog/2008/11/exclusive-dlc-part-deux/)

Viva la PSN!  At least Sony don't charge for earlier access to free content.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 01, 2008, 04:27:40 PM
I'm a little over a month away from a performance, and neither of my clarinets work very well at all.  Joy.  x.x
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 02, 2008, 08:23:15 PM
Have food poisining and barfed 6 times at work today and they didn't send me home...god damn fuckers.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 03, 2008, 12:46:31 AM
Jesus christ, that sucks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 03, 2008, 02:04:59 AM
Have food poisining and barfed 6 times at work today and they didn't send me home...god damn fuckers.

...remind me never to eat there. O.o

Hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 03, 2008, 02:50:19 AM
The Ruby Dragon in FF8. Specifically its Breath attack. It's fine if you give a powerful enemy a one-hit kill, so long as it's used as either a counterattack or just a rare move. It's not fine if that move hits the entire party and makes a game over no matter what.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 03, 2008, 03:59:29 AM
It's fine if you give a powerful enemy a one-hit kill, so long as it's used as either a counterattack or just a rare move. It's not fine if that move hits the entire party and makes a game over no matter what.

This times a very large number to the power of infinity.  I hate when games punish you for playing them.

That kind of like how Omega Weapon casts lv.5 Death on all party members right off the bat.  Since most people who face them probably have their party up to lv.100, it's nothing more than a cheap way to get people to waste a status defense junction on Death, not to mention blowing all the time to get 100 Deaths so that they don't even have a chance of getting killed by it.

At least there's a way to defend against that, though.  If I remember correctly you don't have that luxury with Ruby Dragon's attack (correct or not-so-correct? I haven't played FF8 past disc 1 in a long time).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Eggman on November 03, 2008, 04:21:11 AM
Yeah, you actually aren't supposed to ever level in FF8 because junctioning strong magic gives you the same strength as being at L100, but since enemies stay on your level, their stats are much much lower.

Basically, they added draw because they eliminated leveling. And even then, GF abilities let you completely bypass doing either of them anyway.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 03, 2008, 11:05:24 AM
FF8 really is messed up in a lot of ways. :s  I dunno, I still have fun with it despite its numerous flaws.  At least drawing to 100 doesn't take as long as mastering materia.  Ugh.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 03, 2008, 11:08:45 AM
Don't remind me of materia mastering...fucking Knights of the Round.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 03, 2008, 02:11:08 PM
As far as I know, the only way to defend against that attack is by preemptively using a Hero, Holy War, or Invincible Moon (one of Rinoa's limit breaks), making at least one character on your team invincible.

As for the Lv5 Death thing, I usually have 100 Deaths on each of my party members, and if they have St.Atk-J, I junction it to their status attack. You'd be surprised how many bosses are vulnerable to Death.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 03, 2008, 02:30:18 PM
You'd be surprised how many bosses are vulnerable to Death.

Not at all.

I always made a note to keep it off of St.Atk-J because it made half of the boss fights ludicrously easy. :x
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 03, 2008, 03:45:33 PM
Locating driver updates for laptops is absolute hell......

I'm trying to see if there is an update for my drivers for my video card.

Unfortunately, the ATI website is useless (the Radeon mobile 3100 isn't even on their list at all) and I can't seem to locate the right specific model on the Toshiba website, because apparently knowing that it's a Satellite Pro L300D means nothing, since there are 6 different sub-models of that.

And clicking the button that's supposed to expand your search to all applicable models in the Satellite Pro series and limiting it to graphics drivers for Vista brings up nothing.

Arg.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 03, 2008, 04:06:56 PM
It's really hard to find drivers for Toshiba laptops.  My dad and I acquired one with a broken screen and have been using it as a media center and, well, it's proven to be a challenge.

Also, most laptops can't support drivers on ATI's site due to some bizarre thing about each laptop having their own tweaked hardware.  I don't really buy that, since the Omega drivers work and the Linux drivers don't have such arbitrary restrictions, but that's what ATI's claimed for years.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 03, 2008, 04:11:55 PM
Well damn. I guess that's the first count against Toshiba... I haven't really had many other issues with this laptop, other than the time I accidentally hard-reset in the middle of windows updates being installed, resulting in me having to chkdsk my drive, and finding 4k of bad sectors.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 03, 2008, 04:13:41 PM
Yeah, Toshiba makes some really solid hardware but it seems like they have way too many submodels for anyone's good.

From what my dad said after his driver hunting experience, they don't even provide a good way of pulling up your system specs (Dell's service tag system is AWESOME).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 『フエハデ』 on November 03, 2008, 04:15:50 PM
My laptop's SD card reader doesn't work. The Sony(tm) Memory Stick(c) reader does. They're on the same device. Wut.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 03, 2008, 07:51:26 PM
One of the pins could have gotten disconnected for the SD card port.  That happened to one of my memory card readers. :x
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 03, 2008, 07:55:33 PM
Yeah, that's what I'd think.  :/
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 04, 2008, 03:19:03 AM
WHY did they put that additive into that cleaning air in a can that makes it taste awful. I sprayed something in my PC and I must have sprayed some on my hand, I to to bite my nail and I get the fucking awful taste in my mouth for all of a half hour. Good god.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 04, 2008, 03:23:05 AM
To discourage people from getting high off of it. Same goes for cough syrup.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 07, 2008, 03:38:03 PM
Another one of my art professors died yesterday (the other died a year and a half ago).  He was doing yard work and just had a massive heart attack. 

He was one hell of a guy.  -.- 


And now one of my friends is being an immature little twat because someone else is upset over the professor's death.  Throwing stuff at her face, yelling at her.  What the fuck?  -.-
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 07, 2008, 04:09:12 PM
Smack him. Hard.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 07, 2008, 04:22:04 PM
He apparently apologized now.  So I don't think I will, unless he does it again..
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 07, 2008, 08:52:35 PM
To discourage people from getting high off of it. Same goes for cough syrup.

They should just let them die instead of inconveniencing me, god damn.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 10, 2008, 04:39:04 PM
I think I've caught the flu.

Joy.  Bliss.  Not.... *thud*
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 10, 2008, 07:20:17 PM
D:

Get better soon!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 10, 2008, 07:22:31 PM
It wouldn't be so bad if every muscle in my body weren't all "yarrrrr I'm gonna hurt like hell!"

Oh well.  At least my dogs seem concerned about me.  They've been following me around for the past few hours.


Or perhaps nobody gave them their dinner yet and they're just hungry...haha
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 10, 2008, 08:28:42 PM
Fucking myspace got rid of my account that I made yesterday and there was no explanation why it was done so...*sigh* back to making a new one some how...ugh
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 10, 2008, 08:32:50 PM
People who don't think they should fight for something if it doesn't affect them directly. That's why Proposition 8 passed in California.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 10, 2008, 10:14:23 PM
People who don't think they should fight for something if it doesn't affect them directly. That's why Proposition 8 passed in California.

Shit, I didn't know it passed... Goddamn. This sort of shit really pisses me off.

At least the wording of the amendment doesn't specifically nullify all same-sex marriages made before the amendment.

I'm not sure how that works in the US, but Canada actually has a section of the constitution that says that nobody can be prosecuted for something that was legal when they did it, but is no longer legal. That would be pretty good protection for those marriages if that had gone through in Canada.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 淫蟲 on November 11, 2008, 04:39:36 PM
People who don't think they should fight for something if it doesn't affect them directly. That's why Proposition 8 passed in California.

By "marriage", they mean two people being wed in a sacramental ceremony in a church, right?  If so, then Proposition 8 not being passed would be unfair to them; it's wrong for the government to force someone or a group to do something they feel is wrong, even if it's seemingly unfair.  Don't think I'm a an everything you hate, though;  I definitely think that same-sex civil unions should be recognized and performed by the government, and the government should give those couples the same rights they'd give a heterosexual couple. 

I don't think the word "marriage" should be redefined, nor should any word in any language just to please a group of people.  People who would want to redefine a word to please themselves should choose a different word to use altogether. 
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 11, 2008, 05:14:46 PM
No, they do not mean as a sacramental ceremony in church. They mean marriage as they sign a piece of paper and the government recognizes them as being married.

And sorry, but throughout history, words are redefined all the time. Either the meaning changes slowly in everyday speech, or some event redefines a certain meaning or use of a word.

Prop 8 wasn't about forcing a church to marry same-sex couples. It was about the ridiculous archaic belief that the word marriage should only apply to heterosexual couples. As far as I'm concerned, the word "marriage" (and the root "marry") is just as applicable to same-sex couples as heterosexual couples. The word "marry" can and is used for denoting that 2 substances/ideas/objects/whatever are somehow joined.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/marry

6.   to combine, connect, or join so as to make more efficient, attractive, or profitable: The latest cameras marry automatic and manual features. A recent merger marries two of the nation's largest corporations.
7.   Nautical.
a.   to lay together (the unlaid strands of two ropes) to be spliced.
b.   to seize (two ropes) together end to end for use as a single line.
c.   to seize (parallel ropes) together at intervals.

10.   (of two or more foods, wines, etc.) to combine suitably or agreeably; blend: This wine and the strong cheese just don't marry.

Prop 8 was all about homophobic jackasses trying to use the word of the law against homosexual people. It was all about leaning too heavily on the specific wording of the law fore the purpose of denying homosexual people the right to marry.

There's a reason for the constitutional amendments: to deal with new issues that may come up that weren't foreseen when the original constitution was drawn up, and this is one of them.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 12, 2008, 10:38:51 PM
I am sick once again and I have a bad chest cold.  My breathing is so bad that I can only take a fourth of my full breathing capasity...god it fucking sucks.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 13, 2008, 04:08:04 AM
God damnit, I keep having to recompile PHP because I forget about one single freaking USE flag.  It only takes about 10 minutes (edit: actually, it takes 9 minutes and 47 seconds) to compile on my laptop (which is where my test server is running) but seeing as I've already done it three times it's starting to add up.  Gentoo's only real downside loves to bite me in the ass like this from time to time (but at least I'm man enough to admit that my choice distros have flaws, unlike 95% of the Ubuntu and Mac OS whores :P).

First, I forgot to have it build the Apache module.  Then, I forgot to enable mysqli and gd support.  Finally, I forgot to enable ctype support, which phpMyAdmin seems to need.  Buhhhhhhh, this always happens when I do this kind of crap.

Oh well, it should be up and running in about...five minutes.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 13, 2008, 01:23:21 PM
Lol, better than having to do that on my "server" AKA my NAS.

It's running a cellphone ARM processor at about 333 MHz and takes about 45 minutes to recompile PHP.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 13, 2008, 01:28:07 PM
45 minutes?  Pah, that's probably faster than my goddamn Mac can do it.  After attempting to use it the other day I can see why I stopped trying to use that computer.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 14, 2008, 05:03:33 PM
Cold wind.

<_<
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Post by: Jupi on November 15, 2008, 11:51:24 AM
Still sick.  (Or perhaps sick again - my symptoms have completely changed since Monday.)

Lost my flash drive.  Not much on there that I'm really really going to miss, other than my ITG2 data.  x.x  Whoever finds it is going to get some LEGITIMATELY ACQUIRED programs too.  Muwahahah.... >_>

I want it back.  ;_;
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 15, 2008, 04:12:11 PM
Still sick.  (Or perhaps sick again - my symptoms have completely changed since Monday.)

Exact same here. I couldn't even get to sleep last night and I was exhausted. Hell, I laid around until 3:30 today because I didn't feel like moving.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 15, 2008, 04:17:02 PM
Aw, I'm sorry you're sick too.  :(



I'm glad I'm getting sick now though.  It means there's a good chance I won't be sick for my finals in a few weeks.  :3
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 15, 2008, 05:57:51 PM
So while I was trying to play the L4D demo online with a friend last night, something weird started happening with the menus while starting the game. I managed to quit the game, and when I opened up a browser to try and troubleshoot, I got redirected to CSU's Housing & Dining page telling me that my internet had been restricted because it had too many connections going out. That "too many" was 133/minute. I did the math, and that means that I now can't play an online game with a ping lower than 450ms, essentially meaning I can't play any game that requires real-time interaction with players. This is completely new, and really pisses me off.

Their block list gets reset automatically at 10:00am every morning, but the page told me that I could call the H&D tech desk and get it reactivated. Of course, the page failed to inform me that the desk is only in operation between 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

I'm really pissed that I'm getting punished for doing something perfectly legal.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 15, 2008, 07:06:24 PM
Also I have about 1 week left to finish my project, and I didn't do anything today, and it's not getting done on time.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 16, 2008, 12:19:32 AM
I left my mouse for my laptop at my girlfriend's place. And she's going to be gone tomorrow. I HATE using the laptop for any extended period of time without the mouse :/
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 16, 2008, 09:31:25 AM
Well friend gave me a pass for TF2 and I go join a server and select the team I am on and my computer restarts. OMGWTFBBQ gun I need it now!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: TimJing on November 16, 2008, 12:17:59 PM
I think my phone's finally croaked. It just turns off randomly now. What the hell.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 16, 2008, 12:25:30 PM
My old one did that!  Haha.

You push a button on it - it turns off.
You hold it at the wrong angle - it turns off.
You close it - it turns off.
You look at it the wrong way - it turns off.
You try to turn it off - it fucking stays on.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 16, 2008, 05:40:17 PM
I think my phone's finally croaked. It just turns off randomly now. What the hell.

Mine does that randomly while texting. Is yours also a Nokia 6555?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Blue0ctane on November 16, 2008, 11:33:42 PM
I loathe petty arguments over nothing. Here's the situation, and here's how it went down.

I'm in an AIM chat with some friends. There's me, Lito, and Robby, and then there's Kailey and Nikki. Kailey went out on a date with someone from her school the previous day. Earlier, I IMed her to ask her how it was, and she said, "It went really well. He's really buff because he's an acrobat." This is acceptable.

So, inside the AIM chat, Nikki and Kailey started fantasizing and raving about this guy out of nowhere, while Robby, Lito, and I were sitting there silently. I'll quote one of the things Nikki said: "OMGOMGOMG LUST LUST LUST LUST HE'S A HUNK HOLY SHIT"

As you could imagine, this wasn't going over very well with the three guys. Nobody likes hearing raves about people of the same sex from people of the opposite sex (if that made any sense; I know it was worded terribly). I decided to speak up. I said, verbatim, "You know, this isn't helping our self-esteem very much. :P" I was referring to Robby, Lito, and I. I was also being a bit sarcastic and teasing, as you could tell by the :P face. I went on to explain about how I hated it when girls I talked to would make comments like that about other guys. Robby and Lito both agreed with me.

Somehow, this was misconstrued by Kailey and Nikki as a sexist, generalizing statement saying that all women were obsessed with guys. Kailey said that we shouldn't be hypocrites because she knew that all three of us boasted about girls we've hooked up with or lusted after to her and Nikki. I can't speak for Lito and Robby, but I know that I've never done this. I know how it feels to be jealous over relationships, so I go out of my way to make sure that my friends don't feel the same way. Nikki decided that I was blatantly and openly lying about this and decided to call me out. I challenged her to prove where I've said something like "OMG THAT GIRL IS SO FUCKING HOT I WANT HER" before. She couldn't produce, instead choosing to get angry, call me a "retard", and cite examples [sic] of "remember that one time a few months ago". Yeah.

So Nikki, after making some more threats, rage-quit from the chatroom. I delivered a low blow and said, "She tends to have random mood swings." This was in reference to the fact that she takes comments seriously and gets upset easily. Once again, I know that it was a low blow, but I was pissed at this point. Kailey, seeing this comment, decided to take the initiative and started insulting me, calling me a generalizing hypocrite for making a comment about all women like that.

All women? What?

That's right. Kailey decided that my comment about Nikki's tendency to take things seriously was a sexist remark saying that all women had random mood swings due to their periods.

I can't make this stuff up.

So apparently Kailey messaged this to Nikki because Nikki came back into the chat and started bitching me out, making idiotic assumptions about how I'm sexist and generalizing and oversimplifying and a misogynist and whatnot. I started getting extremely angry at this point because she had absolutely no basis for these claims except for her own, overactive imagination.

It was around when Nikki started spamming "UR A RETARD" into the chat that I decided to man up and apologize. I'll be the first to admit that this argument was my fault. I started almost every facet of it. I admitted that it was a waste of time, that I overreacted, and that nobody was wrong. Guess what that did? Nothing. It elicited another "retard" comment from Nikki, but for some reason I just didn't care.

I'd like to think that I'm not very biased in this situation. Sure, this is coming from my side, and Kailey and Nikki have completely different stories, but I have the chatlog. If you read through that, you'll find exactly what I said. Even more reason as to why I feel that Nikki is so incorrect in this - a couple other people joined the chat shortly after this feud started, and they basically said that Nikki was acting like a fucking bimbo.

The end. I hate shit like this. >_>
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 16, 2008, 11:40:28 PM
Well...um...Girls are crazy?  :/  Haha. 
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Blue0ctane on November 16, 2008, 11:42:08 PM
Hahaha. BITCHES BE CRAZY. I'm not actually expecting anyone to read that; I just needed to get it out.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 16, 2008, 11:44:49 PM
Basically, yeah.  Bitches be crazy.  I don't really like most of the other females that I meet.  heh.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sneaky on November 17, 2008, 12:54:38 AM
Oh hey it's blueoctane
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 17, 2008, 01:00:48 AM
Girls + Internet = Ugh*

Except for Jupi.  She's cool. ;)



*Note: Not always the case, of course, but glancing at your average teenaged girls' MySpace page is proof of why they should be required to be thoroughly tested before being allowed to post anything.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 17, 2008, 01:40:30 AM
*Note: Not always the case, of course, but glancing at your average teenaged girls' MySpace page is proof of why they should be required to be thoroughly tested before being allowed to post anything.

Agreed. Requiring some sort of test like that would drastically reduce the gigantic waste of space that they tend to be, as well as get rid of 98% of the most garish, blinding, disgusting website designs ever released to the general populace. I swear you could use some of those layouts/color themes as a weapon in war...
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 17, 2008, 02:10:29 AM
Basically, yeah.  Bitches be crazy.  I don't really like most of the other females that I meet.  heh.

I'm honestly a bit surprised by the amount of females I hear that say this. Really, I get along with the average guy, even if he comes off as a complete dick/huge nerd/what have you.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 17, 2008, 06:53:30 AM
Oh I get along with just about everyone I meet.  It's just that I wouldn't want to meet a lot of them again.  I really have to know you pretty well before I'll start a fight with you.  :P
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 17, 2008, 09:45:32 AM
I'm honestly a bit surprised by the amount of females I hear that say this. Really, I get along with the average guy, even if he comes off as a complete dick/huge nerd/what have you.

Well, girls seem to have a problem dealing with other girls if the other girls do anything that bugs them. It's just like how when guys fight, we confront eachother, we make a scene, have a fight/whatever and it's over with. Girls however, are non-confrontational, even at the expense of making the issue last much longer, and make it drawn out and hell for them. It's just how they work. It doesn't apply to everyone, but it is definitely a common thing.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Leorina on November 17, 2008, 11:45:34 AM
Not that I'm ignoring the other posts in here but I gotta do this for myself.

Anyone on the MGD forum had to have read the one topic in which I got flamed like the pile of crap on someone's front doorstep.  It was about the song or group Kraftwerk.

It went a little something like this:

"Zombie Nation plz"

another made fun of him by pointing out his stupidity.

"Aerodynamik is fucking awesome."

I, just to take the making fun of the other guy further posted with a quote to Aerodynamik, "Just to stick with the theme of saying different things different things...Daft Punk."

Then the flaming started and I just had to reply because I find it a hard time to piss me off but apparently most of the people on those forums can do it quite easily.


"What the fuck does Daft Punk have to do with Kraftwerk?

Jesus HOW STUPID ARE ALL OF YOU PEOPLE!? CHRIST GODDAMN SHIT MOTHERFUCKER."

"If you read my post then you'd know...I was just making fun of the second post in this thread because it was too outlandish so I just had to put something out just like that...Kraftwerk is to Zombie Nation as Aerodynamik is to Daft Punk...no relation at all and I just wanted to point out that stupidity with another form of stupidity."

but things only get worse after that.

"I honestly can't tell if you've figured this out already or not, but THIS IS WHY YOU'RE IN THE GOOF TROOP. JESUS MOTHERFUCKING CHRIST YOU'RE ALL SO FUCKING STUPID, STOP DERAILING THIS GODDAMN THREAD BECAUSE YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY, UGH.

Seriously, can a mod/admin clean up this thread so we can get back on track?"

"Yet, if someone else that wasn't in GT08 posted the same thing they would probably get laughs and not get flamed by douchbag as fuck comments like this."

then there was a little more but it was just calling him a moron because he's just a jackass...in my opinion.  Although I don't like him, I find that if you need to ask something he is one of the more helpful people so I don't totally hate him...just in this aspect.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 17, 2008, 02:17:49 PM
Anyone on the MGD forum

IN THIS FORUM, EVERY SECTION IS NOW THE POP'N BANNER FORUM.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

I decided to pretty much stop going there after I realized that I found myself raging after every time I went through the posts because of how dumb half of them were. :/
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Leorina on November 17, 2008, 03:53:13 PM
IN THIS FORUM, EVERY SECTION IS NOW THE POP'N BANNER FORUM.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

I decided to pretty much stop going there after I realized that I found myself raging after every time I went through the posts because of how dumb half of them were. :/

Well at least someone here knows what I go through and has sort of the same type of personality.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 17, 2008, 04:14:52 PM
Dude, this is why I am not a member of any other forums, except for the occasional post on places like ragezone, or any other forum that may help me solve a problem. Or I get the urge to tell people to quit typing like a 2 year old, and spend that extra little bit to sound like they actually have a functioning brain.

Also: Zombie Nation isn't even a song :/ It's an Electronic Artist (can never remember if it's 1 person or a group).
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 17, 2008, 05:09:25 PM
I fucking hate my phone. It keeps turning itself off without warning, often during texting. Apparently this is a common problem, because Google searching "Nokia 6555b" gets me several angry posts about their phones turning off.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 17, 2008, 08:49:21 PM
Well at least someone here knows what I go through and has sort of the same type of personality.

Yeah, I think those forums really started going downhill.  You seriously can't start a thread and have it be about anything anymore.  I used to be able to tolerate it but then people started ignoring the fact that there were different sections.

Screw that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Leorina on November 17, 2008, 09:38:16 PM
ignoring the fact that there were different sections.

That is why there are many upon many moved topics and I just don't know why people don't read the different sections.  Granted I'm guilty of a couple of misplaced topics but that is usually because I had a reason...like the AVGN topic here.  So, I really just go there now for topics I'm interested in...and the occasional feeling of, "I must do it." type of thing.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 17, 2008, 09:42:20 PM
I just go there 'cause it's fun to type "furries" into my address bar and have that board come up instead of a rather confused google.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Blue0ctane on November 18, 2008, 08:13:47 PM
Yet another rant that I don't expect people to read. Once again, I just need to let out steam. Copied and pasted from AIM, obviously.

8:08:40 PM blue0ctane: FUCK THIS.
8:08:48 PM blue0ctane: My idiot 11, soon to be 12 year old sister makes me want to leave this family.
8:09:00 PM blue0ctane: She's been a total bitch for as long as I can remember. Today was the final straw.
8:09:12 PM blue0ctane: I'm getting dinner, when she comes up and grabs a fucking handful of my dinner right from the bowl!
8:09:16 PM blue0ctane: She stayed home sick yesterday.
8:09:22 PM blue0ctane: So I say, "Learn basic hygeine and manners."
8:09:30 PM blue0ctane: She goes, "At least I wash my face more than once a month!"
8:09:40 PM blue0ctane: So I basically fucking SCREAM at her, because I've had to deal with her bullshit for years, and this was the final straw.
8:09:48 PM blue0ctane: And I go into my room and slam the door shaking.
8:10:31 PM blue0ctane: My parents, of course, REFUSE to listen to my side of the story. They yell at ME, even though it's her fault for doing such a rude action and making such a rude comment.
8:10:38 PM blue0ctane: So she ends up crying hysterically in her room about how nobody loves her.
8:10:45 PM blue0ctane: Maybe people would love you if you weren't such a fucking bitch.
8:10:58 PM blue0ctane: Honestly, I think that she's trying to get me sick so I can't get surgery on Friday, because Friday is her birthday.
8:11:35 PM blue0ctane: And she's the biggest attention whore ever. OH MY GOD IF 100% OF THE ATTENTION ISN'T ON ME ON MY BIRTHDAY I'M GOING TO BE SO MAD, IT'S MY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE SHOULD CATER TO ME, IT'S NOT FAIR THAT MAX HAS TO GET SURGERY WAAAAAHHHHHH
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 18, 2008, 10:14:05 PM
It's shit like that that makes me thank god I have a brother, because I have a friend who's sister is the same way.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 18, 2008, 10:15:39 PM
I'm glad neither of my sisters are like that.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 19, 2008, 07:26:37 AM
I'm glad I'm an only child.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 19, 2008, 10:54:13 AM
I think I'm glad you're an only child too.  If there were more people like you, this world would quite possibly be too awesome.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 19, 2008, 11:02:21 AM
Wait, too awesome? That is physically impossible.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 19, 2008, 11:19:01 AM
Oh, it's quite possible.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 19, 2008, 11:21:44 AM
No, I don't believe it is. See, awesomeness is relative, therefore if there were more of him, he would simply cease to be so awesome. Sure, in a sense, the world would become too awesome, but really, it would simply mean that everyone became less awesome.

:O PARADOX!
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Spectere on November 19, 2008, 12:30:47 PM
Hmm, Bobbias has a good point...

TOUGH NUT TO CRACK, THIS IS.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: 『フエハデ』 on November 19, 2008, 05:30:32 PM
I'm definitely sick because of my stupid sleeping habits the last few days, ended up sleeping through two classes. Not too big a deal, I'm just annoyed with myself. Also, I think a guy on our dorm floor may have a crush on me. <_<;
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 19, 2008, 09:55:36 PM
I'm going to fail a class, and probably get bad grades in my other ones. Shit's awful.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 20, 2008, 01:22:40 AM
Failed my last math test pretty poorly. Got an 11 out of 25... All my other tests were like, 15/25, and better, so this kinda sucked. Maybe if I had spent the time and did the last question, I might have made a couple marks, but with 5 marks a question, and the teacher seeming to take quite a few marks even if I got the right idea, I don't think I'd have done much better.

It's a good thing we get to rewrite our worst test.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Eggman on November 22, 2008, 12:01:41 AM
I really hate it when reviewers give numerical scores that seem to differ from what the text says. Seriously, Gamespot's review of Last Remnant is ridiculous. They go on and on about how the story is great, the art direction is fantastic, music fantastic, voice acting is good, battle system is deep and great and then the game has what they describe as terrible frame rate and texture pop-in (from what I've seen, it's no worse than Mass Effect or other UE3 games). The score? 6.5. What?
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Alice on November 26, 2008, 12:14:29 AM
when somebody can't be assed to refer to a song by its name when talking about it, even after they've been told what it is

Quote
my mom: "Have you heard of that Numa Numa song?"
me: "You mean Dragostea Din Tei?"
my mom: "Yeah, you know what it is?"
me: "...yes."
my mom: "Well, these people on Runescape were just talking about that Numa Numa song."
me: "You mean Dragostea Din Tei?"
my mom: "Whatever."

it's like persistantly calling What is Love "that Baby Don't Hurt Me song" or calling Hide and Seek "that MMM Whatcha Say song"

and for whatever reason, it boils my blood
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 26, 2008, 12:19:58 AM
when somebody can't be assed to refer to a song by its name when talking about it, even after they've been told what it is

it's like persistantly calling What is Love "that Baby Don't Hurt Me song" or calling Hide and Seek "that MMM Whatcha Say song"

and for whatever reason, it boils my blood

AGREED.

God, I hate that crap. I knew Dragostea Din Tei before "Numa Numa" even existed.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 26, 2008, 01:03:52 AM
So I was driving home, and one the way some guy in front of me starts going between 45 to 50 in a 55 MPH zone. Then after he passes my little community he gets into the the U turn lane, but drives past it into the turning lane that follows (it's solid pavement all the way through to the turn lane, and a lot of people do it) which basically forces me out of the turning lane, so I have to go to the next road and turn around.

God it pissed me off.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 26, 2008, 06:42:58 PM
I'm in an incredible amount of pain right now.  x.x  I think I've got a pinched nerve or something.  Totally thought this went away the other night, but I guess I was wrong.  I'm gonna give this a day or so before I go see someone about it though.  :/  But I'll say I was about ten minutes from going to the ER, what with how bad it was before.  The only word to describe how I felt an hour and a half ago is "vomitrocious."


Edit:  I wish to find whomever invented Aleve and make sweet sweet love to them.  God.  Still hurts a lot, but it's at least bearable now.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Sneaky on November 27, 2008, 09:30:51 PM
Edit:  I wish to find whomever invented Aleve and make sweet sweet love to them. 

"The connection between NSAIDs and the COX pathway was made in the early 1970s, when John Vane proposed that NSAIDs mediate their anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting the enzymatic activity of COX110
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 28, 2008, 10:37:36 PM
Been really depressed and frustrated the last few day and I have no idea why...grrr...damn ambigious stuffs.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: annon on November 29, 2008, 03:36:10 AM
Commercial corruptions of classic Christmas carols.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 30, 2008, 12:25:47 AM
Christmas carols in general piss me off. In fact, I can't stand the "holiday season" in general...

I like Christmas, but I hate everything leading up to it.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: OmegaOmni on November 30, 2008, 12:47:56 AM
Hate christmas in general.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Bobbias on November 30, 2008, 01:30:30 AM
Hate christmas in general.

Why do you hate christmas? I just hate the whole "everyone has to be extra happy" crap, and the whole "let's listen to shitty music about christmas" crap.

If christmas music was actually good, I wouldn't mind it quite as much.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Jupi on November 30, 2008, 01:49:40 AM
Right now, I want little more than to go outside and shout "buttfuckers" as loudly as I possibly can.


But my damn mom is still awake, and will want an explanation as to why I'm going outside at this hour.

Curses!  She would never understand why I want to go shout an obscenity at the top of my lungs at two in the morning.


...Neither would I, actually.
Title: Re: Stuff that peels your potatoes with paring knives of ANGER.
Post by: Alice on November 30, 2008, 02:13:13 AM
I just hate the whole "everyone has to be extra happy" crap, and the whole "let's listen to shitty music about christmas" crap.

If christmas music was actually good, I wouldn't mind it quite as much.
qft

edit: and yeah the only christmas related song I can really stand listening to at the moment is I <3 XMAS by Tommy Heavenly6
because I like JPOP and because I can't actually understand most of the words
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Post by: Bobbias on November 30, 2008, 02:26:05 AM
qft

edit: and yeah the only christmas related song I can really stand listening to at the moment is I <3 XMAS by Tommy Heavenly6
because I like JPOP and because I can't actually understand most of the words

lawl jpop

I used to listen to JPOP, but I never liked anything sun in Japanese by guys. Well, nothing except metal anyway. And Japanese rap is cool.
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Post by: Alice on November 30, 2008, 03:24:24 PM
lawl jpop

I used to listen to JPOP, but I never liked anything sun in Japanese by guys. Well, nothing except metal anyway. And Japanese rap is cool.
yeah, I don't like very many songs by guys in japanese

tommy heavenly6 is a girl btw
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Post by: annon on November 30, 2008, 05:38:47 PM
I just watched part of a 10-minute video about the Growing Earth Theory. I facepalmed several times over and stopped watching around the time the guy said that there was no seafloor 70-80 million years ago.

For those of you who don't know, the Growing Earth Theory is the theory that earth used to be much smaller and was nearly all land, but it expanded and oceans formed. It's up there with Intelligent Design on a scale of 1 to scientifically ignorant.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 30, 2008, 05:53:38 PM
I facepalmed several times over and stopped watching around the time the guy said that there was no seafloor 70-80 million years ago.

Wait whoa what? How would you do this? You mean there was no sea or there was a sea but it never ended? Wouldn't you need water to start life in the first place?
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Post by: annon on November 30, 2008, 06:07:27 PM
Wait whoa what? How would you do this? You mean there was no sea or there was a sea but it never ended? Wouldn't you need water to start life in the first place?

YES. YES YOU WOULD. Apparently, there were small lakes and stuff, but no large oceans. That stuff just formed, and the Earth's mass somehow increased eightfold.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on November 30, 2008, 06:24:49 PM
YES. YES YOU WOULD. Apparently, there were small lakes and stuff, but no large oceans. That stuff just formed, and the Earth's mass somehow increased eightfold.

The earth is apparently a snowball going down hill. Also wouldn't a pond be too small for life to start it?
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Post by: annon on November 30, 2008, 07:11:15 PM
The earth is apparently a snowball going down hill. Also wouldn't a pond be too small for life to start it?

Like I said, this theory is up there with Intelligent Design.
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Post by: Bobbias on November 30, 2008, 07:59:56 PM
That makes my brain hurt just reading about it. If someone started spewing this crap at me I think I'd have a fit, and have no respect for them at all :/
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Post by: Leorina on November 30, 2008, 09:48:35 PM
The fact that people say that there is a god....and at the same time they say there is no god.


Information that I've come accross:

1) The Universe used to be this big        ____
                                                      /      \
                                                      \____/
2) If god exists then why isn't there any intervening of any kind for anything?

3) If god doesn't exist then how did we come to be?

4) If the universe really was this small   ^^^^  then how the hell did it get to be this big and what was here before the ball exploded into the universe as we know it?

5) How big is this universe and when may it end?

In full conclusion I really think that we are just a universe that is inside of an endless loop of universes that just is here because everything as we know it cannot come to full fruition without having something else to depend on which means that there HAS to be something else other than this universe...and if so, if it is just like a giant giant giant space like a galaxy only much bigger, then what is past the quasars?

Note: The Andromedda Galaxy and the Milky Way Galaxy are speeding toward each other at 5,000,000 miles per hour or something like that so in about 500 more years.....BAM!!!!
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Post by: Bobbias on December 01, 2008, 03:08:54 AM
The fact that people say that there is a god....and at the same time they say there is no god.


Information that I've come accross:

1) The Universe used to be this big        ____
                                                      /      \
                                                      \____/
2) If god exists then why isn't there any intervening of any kind for anything?

3) If god doesn't exist then how did we come to be?

4) If the universe really was this small   ^^^^  then how the hell did it get to be this big and what was here before the ball exploded into the universe as we know it?

5) How big is this universe and when may it end?

In full conclusion I really think that we are just a universe that is inside of an endless loop of universes that just is here because everything as we know it cannot come to full fruition without having something else to depend on which means that there HAS to be something else other than this universe...and if so, if it is just like a giant giant giant space like a galaxy only much bigger, then what is past the quasars?

Note: The Andromedda Galaxy and the Milky Way Galaxy are speeding toward each other at 5,000,000 miles per hour or something like that so in about 500 more years.....BAM!!!!

1) A singularity, mathematically, it means the universe had 0 size, and was infinitely dense.

2) Have you ever thought that maybe god is intervening, but doing it in a way that makes sure nobody can tell that he/she/it/them/whatever is? (Then arises the question of whether it matters whether god does exist or not, because if god exists, and is actively intervening in the universe,  but doing it in such a way that it is completely and totally undetectable, then does it really matter?)

3) Evolution, pure fucking luck. You could just as easily ask why anything at all exists. Why are atoms made up of sub-atomic particles? Why do the laws of physics exist? etc.

4) There are some weird mathematical things that happen in quantum physics that could account for that. I am not entirely sure myself what the exact ideas about what could have set off the big bang are, but I think one of them has to do with the fact that even things in a perfectly stable state occasionally break down into a different state. Normally, they are in equilibrium, with all the energies accounted for and are in a stable state, but sometimes something just spontaneously breaks down.

5) According to wikipedia:
Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe
Astronomical observations indicate that the universe is 13.73
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 01, 2008, 04:09:03 AM
2) Have you ever thought that maybe god is intervening, but doing it in a way that makes sure nobody can tell that he/she/it/them/whatever is? (Then arises the question of whether it matters whether god does exist or not, because if god exists, and is actively intervening in the universe,  but doing it in such a way that it is completely and totally undetectable, then does it really matter?)

FUTURAMAAAAAAA!

3) Evolution, pure fucking luck. You could just as easily ask why anything at all exists. Why are atoms made up of sub-atomic particles? Why do the laws of physics exist? etc.

5) According to wikipedia:
Oh, and if we subscribe to Kantian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Kant) views, the universe is really completely random, and time doesn't actually exist. According to his views, everything really happens at the exact same time, but our brains cannot process that, so the create time, and constrain the universe to having to exist in that time.

If that were true, we could still be a gravitational singularity. Or anything else at that, since the universe's actual physical state would have nothing at all to do with what we perceive it as.

You really have to question our existence along with our view on it. In reality (what would dictate reality now?) we could all be some over complex single being that has to break down his own mental state in order to cope with it, or whatever else I can make up. Really tho, evolution works out fairly nicely. Also that whole "everything happening at the same time" thing reminds me of the vortigons from HL2 (there was one hidden one that explains how he can still see Gordon in black mesa killing the other vorts. along with him thanking Gordon for killing the boss from the first game. Then another person says something along the lines of one vort. picking up a dictionary and it translated the english language for their hive mind, which explains why they all have such a colorful use for the english language).

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Post by: Alice on December 01, 2008, 08:54:31 PM
I can't find my nail clipper and I am FURIOUS
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Post by: Spectere on December 02, 2008, 02:02:11 AM
YAY FLU!

*throws up all over s.net*

Thankfully, the worst of it is already over.  Now I'm just kind of headachy and occasionally dizzy. :x
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 02, 2008, 01:54:44 PM
I have a rash that just broke out really bad for some unknown reason. I was itchy as hell and it's really annoying.
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Post by: Jupi on December 02, 2008, 03:20:00 PM
YAY FLU!

*throws up all over s.net*

Thankfully, the worst of it is already over.  Now I'm just kind of headachy and occasionally dizzy. :x

;_;  Get betterer!
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Post by: OmegaOmni on December 02, 2008, 10:18:22 PM
No one wished me the I hope I got better when I was sick...jerks :*(
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Post by: annon on December 02, 2008, 10:30:03 PM
My DS's L and R buttons don't work anymore. D:
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Post by: Alice on December 02, 2008, 10:57:47 PM
nobody cares about my NAIL CLIPPERS

I DESPISE YOU ALL HUMANS
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Post by: 淫蟲 on December 03, 2008, 03:26:18 PM
My DS's L and R buttons don't work anymore. D:

Are they sticking?  If so, then just open your DS, remove the buttons and clean it with Q-tips and rubbing alcohol.  Or replace the rubber connectors if that doesn't work, and if the DS uses them.

Also, ugh, migraines.  Need an aspirin.
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Post by: Spectere on December 03, 2008, 04:55:42 PM
If so, then just open your DS, remove the buttons and clean it with Q-tips and rubbing alcohol.

If you have a DS Lite just accidentally spill a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the lid of the DS.

I did that with mine and isopropyl alcohol was literally coming out of every crack of the DS.  Somehow it even got in the battery compartment, literally coating everything but the positive and negative contacts (and definitely voiding the warranty that I probably haven't had in a while since the moisture indicator got pwned).  How the hell is that even possible? :|

In its defense, after popping out the battery and wiping the entire unit down (including the insides of both cartridge ports and the stylus holder, which were all soaked for some reason) it worked without a problem (it's been about two weeks since that happened, too, so it's definitely fine).  Cheaply made?  Definitely.  Reliable and durable?  No doubt.
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Post by: annon on December 03, 2008, 05:05:53 PM
They're not sticking, they're just not reading.
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Post by: Leorina on December 03, 2008, 09:20:56 PM
They're not sticking, they're just not reading.

Then the circuit board for those particular buttons may be cracked in those spots or broken somewhere...I'm just guessing though.
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Post by: annon on December 03, 2008, 10:05:28 PM
I ordered a tri-wing screwdriver, so I'm going to check it out myself.
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Post by: Spectere on December 04, 2008, 01:22:38 PM
Post pics if you can.  I'm curious to see what the DS's innards look like. :)
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Post by: Bobbias on December 04, 2008, 04:09:37 PM
Post pics if you can.  I'm curious to see what the DS's innards look like. :)

Same here.
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Post by: annon on December 04, 2008, 04:13:06 PM
Will do.
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Post by: Leorina on December 04, 2008, 05:31:09 PM
Post pics if you can.  I'm curious to see what the DS's innards look like. :)

DS performs ancient Japanese ritual just for fun.
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Post by: annon on December 05, 2008, 10:00:32 PM
The Flat-Earth Society. (http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=11211.0)

Maybe I should just stop visiting badastronomy and learning about these stupid pseudoscience organizations.
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Post by: Alice on December 05, 2008, 11:20:24 PM
The Flat-Earth Society. (http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=11211.0)

Maybe I should just stop visiting badastronomy and learning about these stupid pseudoscience organizations.
I almost shat bricks when I saw "505789 Posts in 16845 Topics by 16417 Members."
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 06, 2008, 12:52:39 AM
Quote
Q: "Why do the all the world Governments say the Earth is round?"

A: It's a conspiracy

Q: "What about NASA? Don't they have photos to prove that the Earth is round?"

A: NASA is part of the conspiracy too. The photos are faked.

Q: "Why has no-one taken a photo of the Earth that proves it is flat?"

A: The government prevents people from getting close enough to the Ice Wall to take a picture.

Q: "How did NASA create these images with the computer technology available at the time?"

A: Since NASA did not send rockets into space, they instead spent the money on developing advanced computers and imaging software instead

You must really REALLY  believe in the competence of the world governments to believe this. Also wat.

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Post by: Bobbias on December 06, 2008, 01:30:20 AM
I almost shat bricks when I saw "505789 Posts in 16845 Topics by 16417 Members."
You must really REALLY  believe in the competence of the world governments to believe this. Also wat.

Not even, this shit is just pathetic. Also, drunk poast.
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Post by: Sneaky on December 06, 2008, 02:34:31 AM
How do people like that exist? Holy assballs. I hate everyone on that site now.

go die :D


...or just jump of the SIDE OF THE EARTH! :OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Post by: annon on December 06, 2008, 02:49:43 AM
...or just jump of the SIDE OF THE EARTH! :OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

BUT THE GOVERNMENT IS BLOCKING THE GREAT ICE WALL DDDDDDDDDD:
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 06, 2008, 04:10:08 AM
Giez stop makin' fun of mah belives.
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Post by: Spectere on December 06, 2008, 05:05:14 AM
The Flat-Earth Society. (http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=11211.0)

My first thought (hope?) was that it was a huge joke.  Seeing somebody (a global moderator, no less) on that forum describe the reason that ships disappear over a horizon to be "bendy light" kind of fueled that belief.

Then I did a bit more research and realized that it was real.  My jaw about hit the floor.

Hay guyz, I'm going to travel west to get to Australia.  Wait, can't do that...I'd fall off the Earth.  I'd better travel east to be on the safe side.

My blood boiled a bit when I realized that those jokers were using SMF.  I'm changing forum software simply because I don't want to have anything in common with those idiots.

One part of this post is a joke.  I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine which.
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Post by: Alice on December 06, 2008, 01:09:28 PM
I'm changing forum software simply because I don't want to have anything in common with those idiots.
AGEN!?!?! OMG FAGOT >:(
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Post by: annon on December 07, 2008, 06:33:15 AM
People who choose to vomit in the hall's water fountain. It's RIGHT NEXT TO THE BATHROOM. There are THREE SHOWERS, FOUR TOILETS, and FIVE SINKS TO CHOOSE FROM, ALL OF WHICH DRAIN BETTER THAN A WATER FOUNTAIN.
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Post by: TimJing on December 07, 2008, 11:03:36 AM
The L and R buttons on my DS don't work either. They haven't for about a year. I believe it has to do with them getting jacked up after keeping your DS in your pocket.

I found my first gray hair yesterday. This makes me sad.
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Post by: OmegaOmni on December 07, 2008, 01:54:53 PM
No food at my house and I can't go to the bank because bank is closed and I work tomorrow from 10-4 which means as soon as I get off my bank closes..wooo starvation!
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Post by: Leorina on December 07, 2008, 10:23:40 PM
No food at my house and I can't go to the bank because bank is closed and I work tomorrow from 10-4 which means as soon as I get off my bank closes..wooo starvation!

I know what this is like...I never have food around and am always working (at a supermarket no less) and even though I can cash my checks right at work I'm not the one who shops for the food (mom and dad, yes, I am 18 and I live with them) but they never have time themselves to get anything.
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Post by: 『フエハデ』 on December 08, 2008, 01:26:21 AM
Cannot for the life of me bring myself to study calculus for my final in 12 hours. Argh.

Good news is that we have 5 hours to complete it, so I think I'll manage most of it. :/
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Post by: Jupi on December 08, 2008, 09:05:27 AM
Good luck!  <3 
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Post by: Sneaky on December 08, 2008, 08:55:02 PM
When people whore the DDR supernova2 machine because the pads actually respond.

:(

oh well.

wookie wookie in the kitchen!
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Post by: Jupi on December 08, 2008, 08:57:45 PM
When people whore the DDR supernova2 machine because the pads actually respond and games are only a nickel a piece




Those bastards!
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Post by: TimJing on December 08, 2008, 11:50:18 PM
Acid reflux. Yech.
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Post by: MortifiedocAlot on December 09, 2008, 02:42:59 AM
When people mimic/say what you say in an annoying voice and say it louder then you do while you're talking or in an argument. Not sure why, but it is ONE of the things that just drives me murder rampage crazy. Just had some guy do it to me/another person in CSS when we made one mistake. I HONESTLY can't see how someone past 12 should be doing this, it is so fucking childish.

Hell, this was the reason I stopped hanging with a friend, because he would do it constantly whenever we got into an argument.

Also I messed with my in game resolution in CSS and it crashed. Now whenever I get into the start screen for CSS my screens color is all messed up and I can't seem to move my mouse, halp.
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Post by: annon on December 09, 2008, 04:22:21 AM
It's been a while since I encountered someone like that, whether online or in real life.
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Post by: Sneaky on December 09, 2008, 04:33:45 AM
IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I ENCOUNTERED SOMEONE LIKE THAT NEENERNEENER BLAH BLAH TITS.
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Post by: Jupi on December 09, 2008, 12:02:21 PM
When people mimic/say what you say in an annoying voice and say it louder then you do while you're talking or in an argument.

My dad does this a lot.  Pretty much every time, I've had to stop myself from punching him in the face.
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Post by: Bobbias on December 09, 2008, 04:07:13 PM
When people mimic/say what you say in an annoying voice and say it louder then you do while you're talking or in an argument. Not sure why, but it is ONE of the things that just drives me murder rampage crazy. Just had some guy do it to me/another person in CSS when we made one mistake. I HONESTLY can't see how someone past 12 should be doing this, it is so fucking childish.

Hell, this was the reason I stopped hanging with a friend, because he would do it constantly whenever we got into an argument.

Also I messed with my in game resolution in CSS and it crashed. Now whenever I get into the start screen for CSS my screens color is all messed up and I can't seem to move my mouse, halp.

If there's an ini file somewhere in the CSS folders for settings, just open it and change it. I don't really know because I don't have CSS, but someone who does should be able to direct you better.
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Post by: Bobbias on December 09, 2008, 05:06:28 PM
Doublepost for shit that really pisses me off.

Winter.

Fuck winter. Seriously, I hate the cold, and I hate the shitty weather even more. Thanks to the weather being shitty, I can't go see my girlfriend today, which means that between Monday and Saturday, the only days I'll be able to see her are Thursday and Saturday, and only for a short time on Thursday.

I don't know if anyone else has had something similar happen, but my girlfriend and I are used to seeing each other more often than this, and it's really frustrating when so much shit works against us.

Normally, I'd be in Barrie every day this week, and be able to see her for an hour or 2 most days. However, Monday and Tuesday, I have no classes, Wednesday I'll be at school most of the day in class, so I won't likely see her, and Thursday, I have my final test for psychology, which starts at 6, which means I'll have from whenever I finish my test till about 11 or so, before I need to be going home. Friday is the official last day of class this semester, but I have no class then either and she works at the college Saturday till about 4, or 4:30.

I fucking hate when crap seems to be conspiring just to fuck with you.
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Post by: TimJing on December 09, 2008, 06:18:56 PM
The price of almost all sorts of candy went up since the last time I bought any about two months ago. Less profit = ;_;
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Post by: Jupi on December 09, 2008, 10:33:59 PM
I kinda miss my hair.   :'(
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Post by: Bobbias on December 10, 2008, 01:15:45 AM
FUCK WET SNOW

Agreed. This shit fucking blows. I swear that there is 4 feet of snow outside my back door right now.
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Post by: Spectere on December 11, 2008, 07:01:54 PM
Fedora sucks.
Fedora sucks.
Fedora sucks.
Fedora sucks.
Fedora sucks.
Fedora fucking sucks.

Expect a rant on my blog after I use it some more (provided I can stay sane long enough to do a decent writeup on why it fails at EVERYTHING).

Let's just say I had a hard time getting that damn thing to configure a network interface.  Durrr.  Don't even bother offering a GUI if it's horribly broken!  Seriously.  No matter what I did it tried to set my subnet mask to 192.168.1.1 which, for obvious reasons, broke everything.  I had to manually find and edit the configuration file which completely defeats the purpose of having a GUI.  Then I had to jump through a few hoops to make the OS realize that the network was, in fact, connected (the "ohey thar's a network!" icon broke when I edited the file and issued an "ifdown eth0; ifup eth0").

Then there's the issue where the