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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5809132 times)

Eric Blank

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143190 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 #143191 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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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143192 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 #143193 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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« Reply #143194 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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« Reply #143195 on: March 08, 2019, 02:51:59 pm »

What I would suggest:

Look at the "Recommended" section of your software's requirements, then double it where you can.
"Yeah, can I get a uh... Windows 14?"

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« Reply #143196 on: March 08, 2019, 02:56:05 pm »

Hardware you lummox. Hardware.  The software is easy to arrange.  (even legitimately. Microsoft allows you to download ISOs directly from them, and has an online licensing program.)

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

The hardware is where you should be spending your money, and where you should be future proofing.  If you double down on the specs, you can likely go through at least one major upgrade cycle without having to get new kit (but it WILL feel a bit tatty by that time.)  If you scrounge for deals, like I suggested, you can even make this affordable to pull off.
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« Reply #143197 on: March 08, 2019, 03:33:07 pm »

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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« Reply #143198 on: March 08, 2019, 03:35:37 pm »

What was observed in a sleep trial involving three groups:
  • People who slept 5 hours every night, all week, developed unhealthy snacking habits and gained weight while their insulin sensitivity dropped.
  • People who slept 5 hours every night, but were allowed to sleep longer on weekends, similarly snacked and got fatter.
  • People who slept 9 hours every night were apparently the control group, and therefore are uninteresting.

What was the headline on the article reporting on this study:
BAD IDEA TO SLEEP IN ON THE WEEKEND

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« Reply #143199 on: March 08, 2019, 03:41:57 pm »

The notion that people should, you know--- GET ENOUGH GORRAM SLEEP-- is incompatible with the modern capitalist mantra of "PRODUCE PRODUCE PRODUCE, CONSUME CONSUME CONSUME!"

If the logic (if it can even be called that) behind modern corporations was unfettered, people would sleep zero hours a day, would spend 3/4 of their time at work, with 1/4 of their time for mass consumption.  (and the corporations would only begrudgingly give people THAT much time.)

The niggly details about needing enough sleep to not develop dementia, to not develop eating disorders, to not develop blood sugar disorders, to not develop a multitude of cancers, et al.. Why, those are just undesirable things to not acknowledge.


"DONT SLEEP IN! IT MAKES YOU FAT!"  Yeah, you can SELL that--- It aligns with the mantra.  Up early, even on weekends! Be super productive! Get in a FULL DAY of vigorous consumption on your time off!  A day at home, doing a quiet, free activity like reading?  NO! EVIL! Go to a movie! Order pizza! Do some microtransactions on an MMO! SOMETHING involving money!


In case you could not tell, I am fucking jaded as hell about this shit. 
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143200 on: March 08, 2019, 04:36:14 pm »

So our drunk guy thought hed sneak in here, i told him to get lost, and next i see him hes across the road, where somebody is face down on the pavement with a bunch of people around them. I think it was him but i cant see clearly over there. There were cops and an ambulance showed up but no idea whats actually going on.
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« Reply #143201 on: March 08, 2019, 05:12:09 pm »

What was observed in a sleep trial involving three groups:
  • People who slept 5 hours every night, all week, developed unhealthy snacking habits and gained weight while their insulin sensitivity dropped.
  • People who slept 5 hours every night, but were allowed to sleep longer on weekends, similarly snacked and got fatter.
  • People who slept 9 hours every night were apparently the control group, and therefore are uninteresting.

What was the headline on the article reporting on this study:
BAD IDEA TO SLEEP IN ON THE WEEKEND

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« Reply #143202 on: March 08, 2019, 05:30:03 pm »

Well that was disturbing.
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« Reply #143203 on: March 08, 2019, 05:32:27 pm »

Well that was disturbing.
Do you want to hear something disturbing??
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« Reply #143204 on: March 08, 2019, 05:34:20 pm »

That's a shame, I was expecting a punchline.

Now what am I supposed to do with all this leftover pasta?
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