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riotous

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7980 on: May 16, 2019, 11:56:31 AM »
I am being absolutely driven nuts at work;  this mofo IMs me constantly asking me questions, then sends emails copying people asking the same question and asking me to answer.. after I answer in IM.

It's all quite obviously to make him seem like he's doing shit when I know he barely does anything;  long winded emails that are pointless spam mostly.

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7981 on: May 16, 2019, 12:23:19 PM »
Blame metrics :punch

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7982 on: May 16, 2019, 12:28:38 PM »
Well little does he know I can basically fire him lol, was asked just yesterday what I thought of him by the guy in charge of his contract who also thinks he's kind of full of shit.

He'd be gone already if he wasn't an onshore guy probably being paid pennies.

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7983 on: May 16, 2019, 12:41:30 PM »
Indian?

riotous

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« Reply #7984 on: May 16, 2019, 12:43:28 PM »
Indian?

Yeah;  and it sucks because I like the guy on a personal level a lot, when I'm in town we go out to lunch and have a good time.

But I'm tasked with letting the client know how he is doing;  the threshold for him is "is he at least helping a little bit or more getting in the way?" and it's the latter right now.  I'd have gotten significantly more work done than the 2 of us combined this week if I wasn't dealing with him.

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7985 on: May 16, 2019, 01:06:55 PM »
We converted all our logistics and inventory software recently and the new suite is a pile of shit. Nothing works right and it’s crashed twice today. Just wanna quit
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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7986 on: May 16, 2019, 07:49:51 PM »
So you could clearly hear them, but didn't shout "hold on a sec, be right there" or something...?

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7987 on: May 16, 2019, 07:52:54 PM »
So you could clearly hear them, but didn't shout "hold on a sec, be right there" or something...?

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- answering the door for potentially very important things

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7988 on: May 18, 2019, 01:51:06 AM »
The Japanese communard I live with has taken to no longer wearing pants or shorts around the joint, opting instead to wear what I would describe as panties that visually resemble the briefs you might have worn as a small child (white with colored edges and some kind of cartoon (anime?) characters in the white spaces).

I already feel ashamed eating junk food late at night and this isn't helping when I skulk into the kitchen. :snoop

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shosta

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7989 on: May 18, 2019, 02:25:11 AM »
bring 👏 back 👏 the 👏 chonmage 👏

Kara

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7990 on: May 18, 2019, 01:32:26 PM »
 :dead these deep cuts are killing me

Dufus

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7991 on: May 20, 2019, 10:47:10 AM »
my washing is semi-broken and apparently this is a huge problem or some shit can DIY repair it but still i dont need this kind of stress

how the FUCK did i ever even think about getting a goddamned samsung washing machine

im gonna have to buy a soldering iron and learn how to solder now :derp

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7992 on: May 20, 2019, 12:45:24 PM »
Got a bunch of bad experiment results which means I can't submit to a conference tomorrow. 
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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7993 on: May 23, 2019, 10:41:10 AM »
My client decided to put up posters everywhere celebrating and reinforcing our organizational goals - basically a bunch of slogans about how workers need to be brave, be bold, be committed to the organizations ''''''mission'''''''. This shit is everywhere I walk now. I'm in a prison of corporate agitprop :(

BisMarckie

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7994 on: May 24, 2019, 10:46:00 AM »
The guy who had all these balkan propaganda videos closed his account. :stahp

Youtube’s anti-Serbian agenda has gone too far. :bolo

BisMarckie

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7995 on: May 24, 2019, 03:10:22 PM »


RIP Komandante Doga and the guy who had hundreds of videos like this. :tocry

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7996 on: May 24, 2019, 06:42:55 PM »
My client decided to put up posters everywhere celebrating and reinforcing our organizational goals - basically a bunch of slogans about how workers need to be brave, be bold, be committed to the organizations ''''''mission'''''''. This shit is everywhere I walk now. I'm in a prison of corporate agitprop :(

Just wait until you’re in senior management where you’re expected to memorize all of the agitprop and can be quizzed on it at random.
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Kara

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7997 on: May 24, 2019, 11:00:29 PM »
Most of my clientele is Catholic because I'm ambiguously Catholic (via private school education, cac name). Tonight at dinner one of them (while extremely drunk) said that I should become a priest in part because I've been single awhile and because I'm "worldly". There were a lot of other clients present and they all thought this was hilarious. Going to be living this one down for months, possibly years. :beli

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7998 on: May 24, 2019, 11:03:54 PM »
You're more suited for the mu'adhin spot, bb.
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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #7999 on: May 25, 2019, 10:35:51 PM »
My gay haircutter got my phone number out of the corporate database to text me  :beli

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8000 on: May 26, 2019, 12:24:36 AM »
Just tell him you're 14, he will never text you again.

It's not like you'd be lying anyway.

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8001 on: May 26, 2019, 08:41:34 AM »
Is he hot?

Kara

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8002 on: May 27, 2019, 12:37:24 AM »
While doing laundry I noticed an unopened bottle of mouthwash next to one of the bottles of detergent in the laundry room. My first thought upon seeing this was, "Why is there an unopened bottle of mouthwash in the laundry room?" Then I internally responded to my question with another question, "Why shouldn't there be an unopened bottle of mouthwash in the laundry room?" I had no response to this rhetorical question because the logic was unassailable.

They've finally broken my brain. No gods, no masters y'all. ✊

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8003 on: May 27, 2019, 01:07:09 AM »
That was god talking back to you. You're still a slave.

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8004 on: May 27, 2019, 02:38:36 AM »
While doing laundry I noticed an unopened bottle of mouthwash next to one of the bottles of detergent in the laundry room. My first thought upon seeing this was, "Why is there an unopened bottle of mouthwash in the laundry room?" Then I internally responded to my question with another question, "Why shouldn't there be an unopened bottle of mouthwash in the laundry room?" I had no response to this rhetorical question because the logic was unassailable.

They've finally broken my brain. No gods, no masters y'all. ✊
i had a similar experience except with unopened shampoo, and i thought it makes more sense for it to be somewhere in the bathroom so moved it

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8005 on: May 27, 2019, 03:02:47 AM »
Got a bunch of bad experiment results which means I can't submit to a conference tomorrow.

Some bad results didn't stop Shou Tucker from persevering and getting his State Alchemist certification, and it shouldn't stop you either.

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8006 on: May 27, 2019, 07:12:12 AM »
Turned on computer after coming home last night. Everything was super choppy. Laptop CPU speed is capped at 380 mhz.

It's a 2.3 ghz dual core processor. Too drunk to figure this shit out lol

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8007 on: May 27, 2019, 07:20:35 AM »
might be a broken fan or some shit, it might be throttling itself to keep it from overheating

El Babua

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« Reply #8008 on: May 27, 2019, 07:23:05 AM »
I have hwmonitor installed so I'll check it out after I'm back home.

Might also be an issue with the battery sensor being fucked up.

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8009 on: May 27, 2019, 08:36:55 AM »
I've managed to stay up through waking up during iftar yesterday to three hours away from iftar today.

Would be a struggle but I've been sneaking to the water cooler and back with my giant bottle like my name isn't Iroquois Pliskin
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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8010 on: May 27, 2019, 06:05:33 PM »
Hit my head hard for the second time in a week, this time against a brick wall and pretty much the same way: Pulling something until it broke and flying backwards :lol

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8011 on: May 27, 2019, 06:39:53 PM »
Sorry you broke your penis twice
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Stro

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8012 on: May 27, 2019, 06:41:29 PM »
I didn't, I broke both penises once each

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« Reply #8013 on: May 27, 2019, 06:43:45 PM »
I withdraw my sorry
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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8014 on: May 27, 2019, 07:24:58 PM »
 :snoop

Stro

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« Reply #8015 on: May 28, 2019, 08:05:37 AM »
Tornado came through the city last night. Missed my house by under 4 miles. :rage

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8016 on: May 28, 2019, 09:00:34 PM »
My gay haircutter got my phone number out of the corporate database to text me  :beli

That's, like, crazily inappropriate.

shosta

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8017 on: May 28, 2019, 09:01:30 PM »
yeah dude, jokes aside, I was not happy about it... but I am willing to put up with a certain level of sexual harassment for what is probably the best haircutter I've had in a while. artistic offsets principle.

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« Reply #8018 on: May 29, 2019, 01:56:24 AM »
why don't you say barber instead of haircutter?

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« Reply #8019 on: May 30, 2019, 12:11:04 PM »
fuck... gained weight the past two weeks

ive eaten absolutely MASSIVE amounts of ice cream

im still slim, but if i continued to eat well, i would have had abs by now, i probably set that shit back a month now, maybe more

i know theres more important things in life than having abs but im still devastated :(

also, i would have gotten fatter if it weren't for the fact that my local supermarket seems to have all the mediocre ben&jerry flavors :lol

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« Reply #8020 on: May 30, 2019, 01:30:44 PM »
Go for the dad bod instead and it's all good 8)

I've actually been eating a lot of ice cream lately too even though the past few years I'd only eaten ice cream a handful of times. Now in a couple of months I've eaten as much as I did probably all last year and maybe the year before combined.

The ice cream industry is trying to enslave us  :hans1

riotous

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8021 on: May 30, 2019, 01:33:04 PM »
That's funny; I've eaten more sweets the last month than I normally do as well.

Maybe our periods are syncing up  :-*

Don Rumata

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« Reply #8022 on: May 30, 2019, 03:45:19 PM »
My HDD died.  :'(
It was the one with games on it, so all i've lost is saves and the games/mods themselves.

The fact that i have to buy a new drive is the worst part of it, tbh, but i'm thinking of going with an SSD this time.

riotous

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8023 on: May 30, 2019, 03:48:38 PM »
I think I'd rather have a 5-6 year old gaming PC with an SSD than a brand new one w/o.

Don Rumata

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« Reply #8024 on: May 30, 2019, 06:40:27 PM »
Yeah i was looking on Amazon, and SSD prices aren't all that tragic anymore.
A 500GB one is around 70€ (the one that broke was 1TB, but i had a lot of pointless bullshit installed, so 500 should be enough for the amount i actually play).

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« Reply #8025 on: May 30, 2019, 06:54:03 PM »
500 works.

Anything less gets annoying. 

Although gigabit fiber and living near data centers helps lol

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8026 on: May 30, 2019, 07:13:56 PM »
Got voluntold to give a presentation on my specialty for the worst combination of people; executives AND engineers. It's easy to do one or the other, both sucks.

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8027 on: May 30, 2019, 07:21:33 PM »
PTSD triggers out the ass all week.

Really makes a mofo tired. 

Also not sleeping lol

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« Reply #8028 on: May 30, 2019, 07:59:57 PM »
Using an SSD for the boot and a 4TB HDD for games on my desktop.

As far as the laptop situation goes, I initially assumed it was a Zombieload update on Windows fucking up my cpu speed since everything else looked fine. Did a system restore that took forever, but seemed to reset fine, but the CPU throttle persisted. Shut it down, and when I turned it on again, I got the "Preparing Automatic Repair" boot up screen.

On the recovery options, an Admin account wasn't detected so I couldn't reset or even start windows in safe mode. Shit sucks, so I bought a new laptop :/

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8029 on: May 30, 2019, 08:04:54 PM »
Why wouldn’t you install the games on the SSD?

Massively increases load times.

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« Reply #8030 on: May 30, 2019, 08:07:14 PM »
Using an SSD for the boot and a 4TB HDD for games on my desktop.

As far as the laptop situation goes, I initially assumed it was a Zombieload update on Windows fucking up my cpu speed since everything else looked fine. Did a system restore that took forever, but seemed to reset fine, but the CPU throttle persisted. Shut it down, and when I turned it on again, I got the "Preparing Automatic Repair" boot up screen.

On the recovery options, an Admin account wasn't detected so I couldn't reset or even start windows in safe mode. Shit sucks, so I bought a new laptop :/

DBAN it, go with a fresh image.

If your shit is still fucked, congratulations your BIOS are reckt and you've been owned by the Equation Group.

Esch

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« Reply #8031 on: May 30, 2019, 08:12:05 PM »
Nevermind my dumb smooth brain didn't read SSD. Go with Secure Erase or similar.

El Babua

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« Reply #8032 on: May 30, 2019, 08:13:38 PM »
I was thinking about a fresh windows install, but I have no idea if the CPU issue is related to hardware, BIOS, or something else. Unfortunately Acer has a shitty UEFI that doesn't say shit.

Why wouldn’t you install the games on the SSD?

Massively increases load times.

Load times for me aren't too bad honestly. Only have 500GB of space, so if a couple modern games do get installed on it, it's not gonna have room for much else. Obviously, I can delete them, but I'm paranoid about limited SSD rewrite cycles.

toku

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Re: minor inconveniences that are not struggles
« Reply #8033 on: May 30, 2019, 08:18:51 PM »
some games flat out perform better on SSDs too, a lot of modern games are designed with them in mind so you run into weird problems

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« Reply #8034 on: May 30, 2019, 08:35:48 PM »
I was thinking about a fresh windows install, but I have no idea if the CPU issue is related to hardware, BIOS, or something else. Unfortunately Acer has a shitty UEFI that doesn't say shit.

Why wouldn’t you install the games on the SSD?

Massively increases load times.

Load times for me aren't too bad honestly. Only have 500GB of space, so if a couple modern games do get installed on it, it's not gonna have room for much else. Obviously, I can delete them, but I'm paranoid about limited SSD rewrite cycles.
Doesn't seem that terrible:
https://techreport.com/review/26058/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-data-retention-after-600tb

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« Reply #8035 on: May 31, 2019, 12:25:35 PM »
Having the craziest insomnia this week;  I'm a caffeine drinker but haven't been overdoing it or anything.  Last night was the worst;  I was so fucking tired, but my brain was wired as hell.  Tried everything but taking sleeping meds since I needed to get up early for work but I wish I'd just taken something.   I have vague memories of being awake or half awake all night with my mind buzzing, my eyes moving, etc.   "Woke up" at 4 AM (I am unsure if I was actually asleep) and was almost in a panic'd state.  Could not stop my mind from spinning with this sort of paranoia that my brain will never sleep again.  Did not go back to "sleep" or whatever you want to call laying in bed tired and dazed but still partially awake.

Work is brutal today.

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« Reply #8036 on: May 31, 2019, 12:35:44 PM »
You don't have to worry about SSD endurance that much. TBW (terabytes written) and DWPD (drive writes per day, i.e. overwriting the entire drive) over the warranty period will let you figure out how much it will take for the NAND to clap out. It takes a bit, even for cheap drives.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 01:52:44 PM by Rufus »

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« Reply #8037 on: May 31, 2019, 01:30:18 PM »
Yeah it's triggering me that you don't install your games on your SSD over some bizarre worry like that.  I mean, what game is constantly writing to the HD anyways?  lol

 :shaking

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« Reply #8038 on: May 31, 2019, 02:10:27 PM »
I now have 6 direct reports because there's a new girl. I hate leadership, i hate teaching noobs, i hate being responsible for these guys, just let me beat my dick and go to work in peace.


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« Reply #8039 on: May 31, 2019, 02:30:37 PM »
Having the craziest insomnia this week;  I'm a caffeine drinker but haven't been overdoing it or anything.  Last night was the worst;  I was so fucking tired, but my brain was wired as hell.  Tried everything but taking sleeping meds since I needed to get up early for work but I wish I'd just taken something.   I have vague memories of being awake or half awake all night with my mind buzzing, my eyes moving, etc.   "Woke up" at 4 AM (I am unsure if I was actually asleep) and was almost in a panic'd state.  Could not stop my mind from spinning with this sort of paranoia that my brain will never sleep again.  Did not go back to "sleep" or whatever you want to call laying in bed tired and dazed but still partially awake.

Work is brutal today.
i had a similar experience pulling an nighter and drinking some no-name energy drink that was incredibly salty and had something like 300% of rda of vitamin b, the following night i was fucked just like how you described