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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #149010 on: December 10, 2019, 04:33:45 pm »

The major difference is water. It does not react well to moisture of any kind. Even a few droplets on the screen will cause it to practically lose all calibration for like, a full minute.

Yeah, that happens to me as well. I'm pretty sure it's deliberate, too; the patch notes for the first couple updates had "increased touch screen sensitivity" (or something along those lines) as one of the bullet points.
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« Reply #149011 on: December 10, 2019, 05:57:33 pm »

Why the hell does shit-eating grin not mean a grin that is disgusted or otherwise uncomfortable.
I think is whomever do it won't care and be happy doing it? Dunno.
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« Reply #149012 on: December 10, 2019, 07:23:10 pm »

SSD arrived. I don't feel like digging into my PC's guts to find a spare SATA port on the motherboard(if there even is one, I don't know), I attached it using the SATA/IDE->USB converter I used the last time I got a hard drive. And according to the calculator I used, it would take over 7 hours to clone my hard drive to the SSD through the converter.

Oh, and my PC isn't recognizing the SSD either(or converter). That's great. So I need to go digging for a port that may or may not exist. Also booting the PC with the converter attached and powered locked up at power on.


Also, my stupid ass also forgot to get a mounting bracket. I think the case has built-in adjustable mounts for floppy drives, which are the same size as the SSD(2.5").
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« Reply #149013 on: December 10, 2019, 08:11:07 pm »

Why did you get an SSD if you were going to use a converter that completely eliminates the speed advantage?
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« Reply #149014 on: December 10, 2019, 08:58:02 pm »

Clone HDD to SSD, remove HDD and put SSD in the same place?
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« Reply #149015 on: December 10, 2019, 11:02:45 pm »

Ah. That does make sense.
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« Reply #149016 on: December 11, 2019, 02:49:20 am »

Why the hell does shit-eating grin not mean a grin that is disgusted or otherwise uncomfortable.
I haven't looked up the etymology or anything, but I'm guessing the "shit-eating" part is because it's a fake smile, usually worn by someone accustomed to brown-nosing.
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« Reply #149017 on: December 11, 2019, 03:37:06 am »

Why the hell does shit-eating grin not mean a grin that is disgusted or otherwise uncomfortable.
I haven't looked up the etymology or anything, but I'm guessing the "shit-eating" part is because it's a fake smile, usually worn by someone accustomed to brown-nosing.
As it happens, I have

Some guy on the net mentions this

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In Book XXI of his History of Rome, Livy describes a Carthaginian sect of coprophages, the risus faecivorus, or shit-eating grin, being commonly displayed by its adherents

But I find it very dubious because I have been browsing book XXI and I find plenty of mention of carthagians, but little about shit eating. Plus the only mention on the net of "faecivorus" is this supposed reference.

So, given the unreliability of this supposed ancient source, we have to come to the conclusion that the actual source of the expression is a famous internet video which was prevalent in shock sites
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« Reply #149018 on: December 11, 2019, 04:03:07 am »

That's clearly not correct. Here's a verified dated example. Rolling Stone article from 1971:
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/the-lyman-familys-holy-siege-of-america-235776/

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But it was in the third issue of American Avatar that he dropped the final veil. On page three, next to a picture of him floating lotus-positioned in the universe with halo above his head, a drink in his hand and a leering, shit-eating grin on his face, Mel published the following Message to Humanity:

So we can see it was already in the vernacular by 1971 that you could print it and expect people to just know what you're talking about.

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« Reply #149019 on: December 11, 2019, 04:06:54 am »

Honestly, there's a biblical reference to shit eating.  Clearly it is indeed quite old.

Quote from: 2 kings 18
26Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall. 27But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
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« Reply #149020 on: December 11, 2019, 04:20:04 am »

So, given the unreliability of this supposed ancient source, we have to come to the conclusion that the actual source of the expression is a famous internet video which was prevalent in shock sites
BTW since Shit-eating grin has been around since at least the 1970s, and the earliest attested date is 1957, not only is it not an internet thing, it's a Boomer Meme.

You'll need to try harder then, and come up with a new meme that will offend Boomers who already know "shit-eating grin"

How about "horse jism gargling grin"?
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« Reply #149021 on: December 11, 2019, 04:28:35 am »

They seem pretty pissed by "OK Boomer" already.  Who knew that a "loud, obnoxious, and entitled to a cliche degree" generation would find such offense by simple dismissiveness? LOL


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« Reply #149022 on: December 11, 2019, 04:30:10 am »

Honestly, there's a biblical reference to shit eating.  Clearly it is indeed quite old.

Quote from: 2 kings 18
26Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall. 27But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
Why did Rabshakeh say that exactly?
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« Reply #149023 on: December 11, 2019, 04:36:27 am »

Honestly, there's a biblical reference to shit eating.  Clearly it is indeed quite old.

Quote from: 2 kings 18
26Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall. 27But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
Why did Rabshakeh say that exactly?

There's some commentary by some biblical scholar on that--

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Verse 27. - But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall? An intolerable speech on the part of an envoy, and one which might have justified an order to send an arrow through his head. Ambassadors are accredited by governments to governments, and the safe conduct granted to them is on the understanding that they will conduct themselves according to established usage. In no state of society can it have been allowable for envoys to intervene between the governors and the governed, and endeavor to stir up discontent among the latter. Yet this is what Rabshakeh did, and boasted of doing. Well might Isaiah say of such an arrogant and lawless aggressor, "He hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man" (see Isaiah 33:8). That they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you? Rabshakeh means to say that the effect of the men "sitting on the wall," and continuing the defense of the town, will be to bring them to the last extremity of hunger and thirst, when they will be forced even to consume their own excrement (comp. 2 Kings 6:25-29).

It has parallels to the "Ezekiel bread" much earlier in the bible.

Quote from: ezekiel 4
7“Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem; your arm shall be uncovered, and you shall prophesy against it. 8And surely I will [a]restrain you so that you cannot turn from one side to another till you have ended the days of your siege.

9“Also take for yourself wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt; put them into one vessel, and make bread of them for yourself. During the number of days that you lie on your side, three hundred and ninety days, you shall eat it. 10And your food which you eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day; from time to time you shall eat it. 11You shall also drink water by measure, one-sixth of a hin; from time to time you shall drink. 12And you shall eat it as barley cakes; and bake it using fuel of human waste in their sight.”

13Then the Lord said, “So shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, where I will drive them.”
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« Reply #149024 on: December 11, 2019, 10:12:28 am »

They seem pretty pissed by "OK Boomer" already.  Who knew that a "loud, obnoxious, and entitled to a cliche degree" generation would find such offense by simple dismissiveness? LOL
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