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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143175 on: March 07, 2019, 09:11:06 pm »

A friend of mine in town witnessed a SWAT team raiding their neigbourís meth lab, so I guess there is some heavy crime. There was also a murder-suicide a while after that...
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« Reply #143176 on: March 07, 2019, 10:11:26 pm »

Apparently Woody Harrelson's father was a hitman. :o
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« Reply #143177 on: March 07, 2019, 11:14:26 pm »

An update on police presence:

Apparently ďsuspicious deathĒ is too strong a description, but thatís basically it. Old person died, police arenít sure why, autopsy tomorrow, performed in a town about 2 hours away for some reason.

I am underwhelmed, and chagrined I feel that way about someone dying.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143178 on: March 08, 2019, 12:33:38 am »

New WTF: apparently my GP no longer works at the medical centre I'd been going to. It seems she was only there temporarily on "placement".
I had a bit of a moment of panic when told that over the phone just now. Now I guess I'll - - ah crud, I just realised I forgot to ask for a longer appointment like I was supposed to.
As if I'm not already feeling anxious enough about this situation, now I gotta call them back. 😅

Edit: okay, I sorted that. Booyah. Apparently it is "NO PROBLEM AT ALL" according to the receptionist.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 12:36:59 am by Yoink »
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143179 on: March 08, 2019, 06:29:33 am »

New WTF: apparently my GP no longer works at the medical centre I'd been going to. It seems she was only there temporarily on "placement".
I had a bit of a moment of panic when told that over the phone just now. Now I guess I'll - - ah crud, I just realised I forgot to ask for a longer appointment like I was supposed to.
As if I'm not already feeling anxious enough about this situation, now I gotta call them back. 😅

Edit: okay, I sorted that. Booyah. Apparently it is "NO PROBLEM AT ALL" according to the receptionist.
I read that as 'your GF', and was wondering exactly what kind of a relationship you two have.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143180 on: March 08, 2019, 06:52:44 am »

My GF just finished placement, which was a bit of a pain.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143181 on: March 08, 2019, 07:28:19 am »

I really love how F2P titles on Steam are always listed as 'in your library' once you've played them, but after you uninstall them you'll not be able to find them in your goddamn library and the only way to reinstall them is to find their store page.

WHY LIST THEM IF THEY'RE NOT FUCKING THERE STEAM!?!? WHY!?!?!
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« Reply #143182 on: March 08, 2019, 07:30:11 am »

My GF just finished placement, which was a bit of a pain.
Waiiit a minute... is your GF my former GP?! :o
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« Reply #143183 on: March 08, 2019, 01:00:59 pm »

So weve just got our favorite homeless alcoholic back this morning, just got out of jail in the next state over for god knows what. His first act upon coming home is to get totally sloshed, go looking for my supervisor (his bro, as he calls him, not reciprocated by the sober party) and threaten one of the female cashiers. So hes once again banned from the stores here on the reservation, the cops have made a warrant for his arrest, our orders are to call them if we see him. He never apologized for threatening me, so i have no problem with that.

Sometimes Its hard to believe some people are that stupid, until youve met them.
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« Reply #143184 on: March 08, 2019, 01:08:49 pm »

So, I'm connected with my GF's mom on Facebook, and I've noticed she's the kind who likes to wear heart-patterned sleeves.

See, her second-youngest child has been diagnosed with Noonan's syndrome. It's not causing any outstanding health issues to my knowledge, and it's not immediately obvious when looking at her, but it's still one of those medical conditions that's worth keeping an eye on.

First of all, this has been used as a major pin when the mom is at odds with her daughter's vegetarian lifestyle, because Noonan's has been connected to certain nutritional deficiencies. So when the daughter tries to defend taking a more eco-friendly diet, the mom's response is generally some variation of "you are literally killing yourself".

Second, the mom has been doing stuff like updating her profile picture with a "I love my Noonan's-diagnosed child!" border and resharing "Noonan's fact a day" posts from some support/info group for Noonan's. Basically spreading it around everywhere.

The daughter was visiting over here last weekend, and I ended up asking her if her mom had asked permission/opinion at all before posting all this Noonan's-related stuff.

"No", she said. "I barely even get the chance to talk for myself when we're at the doctor's office."


I'm of the opinion that sharing someone's medical details willy-nilly as means of "supporting" them, without asking them about it beforehand, is honestly pretty shitty. But I'm biased, what with the same thing having happened to me.


So weve just got our favorite homeless alcoholic back this morning, just got out of jail in the next state over for god knows what. His first act upon coming home is to get totally sloshed, go looking for my supervisor (his bro, as he calls him, not reciprocated by the sober party) and threaten one of the female cashiers. So hes once again banned from the stores here on the reservation, the cops have made a warrant for his arrest, our orders are to call them if we see him. He never apologized for threatening me, so i have no problem with that.

Sometimes Its hard to believe some people are that stupid, until youve met them.
Reservation liquor store? Damn dude, you must've seen some shit.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143185 on: March 08, 2019, 01:40:19 pm »

Its mostly just another retail job. We have the subset of like 10-15 people that come in every day to get sloshed, and most of them are also homeless, but theyre also mostly pretty nice up front despite their problems (but i refuse to "donate to the cause"). Theres one guy who beat up his mother, though, and i guess i just dont like him on general principle.
I think the majority of our liquor sales go to people out of state, like coming over from washington because the luxury/alcohol taxes literally double or more the cost of the bottle, and no, nobody likes that, and yes, everybody breaks the regulation washington state is trying to enforce to charge anyone carrying alcohol or tobacco across state lines, even when its clearly for personal consumption and not resale, with tax evasion. Which is bullshit and if i were a voter in washington id be furious.

But were also a gas station and automotive service shop, and the real assholes are the people that expect everything to be done for them on their time and their say-so, irregardless of what other customers we have or whether their request is even doable. Or propane sales. On the reservation, we arent technically obligated to honor the regulations that say we cant fill expired tanks, but my boss enforces that anyway, and everybody gets pissy with me when i tell them i have to refuse to fill their tanks. Especially the tribal government departments that use tanks that are from the 80s, covered in rust, and have never been inspected. They go and throw a tantrum because how dare i refuse to give the tribal government what they want, but lo and behold, we are also part of the tribal government (technically, somehow, i dont understamd it) and the boss makes the rules.

Honestly the smoke shop i worked at before had more crazy bullshit going on everyday. This place is just poorly managed and so old and run down it should be demolished.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143186 on: March 08, 2019, 02:18:38 pm »

My old laptop is starting to wear down, and even in its prime it wouldn't be able to run what I need for modelling and animation, so the other day I mentioned to my mom about maybe getting a desktop. She wants to go out and get one right now. I said no, since I haven't actually looked into it all that much, buts she's adamant that I must get one from a specific store, and complains about how I'm intruding on her schedule by asking to research it and go when I'm ready. Which, yes, I'm often the ass here, but even when I tell her that I can do things on my own, even as simple as walking home, she insists.

So I guess what I'm asking is, would anyone know what type of computer would be recommended? I wouldn't be allowed to purchase parts separately and build it myself.
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« Reply #143187 on: March 08, 2019, 02:36:36 pm »

Alienware, obviously. Tell her the face is an artistic representation of Jesus.

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« Reply #143188 on: March 08, 2019, 02:42:52 pm »

I may not know as much about computers as my family thinks I do, but I know better than that :P
She isn't particularly religious, anyways.

For some reason, my mom seems to think I know everything there is to know about computers, and tells people that I'll fix their stuff for free. A few days ago, I was sent to help a neighbour figure out why her excel wasn't working, but only when she tried to put in numbers.

Her NumLock was off.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143189 on: March 08, 2019, 02:44:54 pm »

Alienware is a waste of money for a fancy case, and some brand recognition.  You can get identical specifications for a fraction of the costs.

What I would suggest:

Look at the "Recommended" section of your software's requirements, then double it where you can.  Look for pre-fab equipment with close to those specs, than buy amendment hardware-- Always completely research before purchase.

(Count yourself lucky, I routinely get tasked with doing carrier unlocks on cellphones, data restoration on dead tablets, working fucking digital miracles on purposefully crippled cloudbooks that cant accept more modern versions of windows 10 due to crippled eMMC storage, and all that tripe.)

Seriously though. Check out the goldmine that is the business class desktop offering lineup.  Especially in the engineering workstation genre, but those often have inflated prices too, so be mindful.  You can often find "beige boxes" that are almost exactly what you are looking for, with a modern CPU socket type, generous RAM slot provisions, and 2 or more 16x PCIe slots, and at VERY affordable prices.

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