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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 6503371 times)

Kagus

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143190 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 #143191 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 #143192 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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Kagus

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« Reply #143193 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 #143194 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 #143195 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 #143196 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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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #143197 on: March 08, 2019, 05:30:03 pm »

Well that was disturbing.
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« Reply #143198 on: March 08, 2019, 05:32:27 pm »

Well that was disturbing.
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« Reply #143199 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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« Reply #143200 on: March 08, 2019, 05:34:29 pm »

Pretty sure that's a creepypasta.
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« Reply #143201 on: March 08, 2019, 05:35:45 pm »

I got about 6 paragraphs in and started looking for sources.

Obvious creepypasta is obvious.

I want to conduct sleep deprivation experiments on people though.
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« Reply #143202 on: March 08, 2019, 05:35:52 pm »

nice creepypasta bro


Gotta appreciate the badassery of the researcher who upon being told he'll be locked in a room with a couple on monstrosities stone cold draws his sidearm and executes his boss, kills one of the monstrosities, and interrogates the remaining one. That kid probably went on to become a high-ranking researcher for the Foundation.
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« Reply #143203 on: March 08, 2019, 05:49:00 pm »

Honestly, I was kinda banking on it being a corny joke with an exceptionally long-winded and macabre lead-in. I'd kinda forgotten that creepypastas were a thing (which is bizarre, considering I've gone on a few binges of reading them).

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« Reply #143204 on: March 08, 2019, 05:50:25 pm »

The tonberry palace in FFXI is a goddam nightmare, both in that it is creepy and also terrifying dangerous to navigate.
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