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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:31 pm

Ahem...

Micro$oft have announced the launch of a vacuum cleaner. The only thing to come out of Redmond that doesn't suck

I thank you....

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:12 pm

liz said:


I have a cold. And I have a 12-hour flight to take tomorrow. Ugh.


and what is worse is if you are on your way to CES with a cold the air in Vegas will mean you will have it for ages after you leave.  I now operate a policy of strictly minimizing the time I spend there, commuting back and forth every oter day if needed as too often people go there sick and come back much worse or get sick whilst there.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:19 pm

The drug stores there (and in Arizona) tend to do a saline nose-wetting spray, which works a treat. I am guzzling echinacea and telling myself strictly that it is not a placebo.
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:22 am

SeanD said:


liz said:


I have a cold. And I have a 12-hour flight to take tomorrow. Ugh.


and what is worse is if you are on your way to CES with a cold the air in Vegas will mean you will have it for ages after you leave.  I now operate a policy of strictly minimizing the time I spend there, commuting back and forth every oter day if needed as too often people go there sick and come back much worse or get sick whilst there.



I think most people getting sick in vegas or getting worse has to do with too much liquor and cheap hookers.  The last time I went to Defcon it was 108F outside and after going in and out of the air conditioning I felt prety bad.  I couldn't even finish my 58 oz frozen drink.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:30 am

I can *always* finish my 58oz frozen drink.
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:45 am

liz said:


I can *always* finish my 58oz frozen drink.


If I were having to answer that Twitter account I would have to finish one too. 

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:17 am

Ive seen Placebo a few times Blackpool Winter Gardens and Manchester Apollo,both times they never played True Morning that sucked.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:43 am

liz said:


The drug stores there (and in Arizona) tend to do a saline nose-wetting spray, which works a treat.


You can also get that stuff in France.  It does work, the downside is I have yet to see it in a container that is small enough to take in hand luggage as it would be great on a plane.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:59 am

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Arghh, my TV has only one HDMI input...

Gah, I'll have to buy a splitter, or forego sky HD...

Does that count as a rant?



Actually I got a nice 4 or 5 ports auto HDMI switcher for around $15 off Amazon or Newegg.  My TV has 3 HDMI ports, but I only wanted one cable running up to the TV from the entertainment center.  I know that still under the "buy a splitter" category, but at least it's not expensive
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:32 am

simonIOW said:


Arghh, my TV has only one HDMI input...

Gah, I'll have to buy a splitter, or forego sky HD...

Does that count as a rant?



Plug in the Pi and damn Sky.

It'll save you money and brain cells in the long run. 

Otherwise all you'll be able to cope with is 1+6...
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:08 am

Whoever starts yet another outcry of R-Pi being hand-assembled SUCKS!

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:32 am

liz said:


The drug stores there (and in Arizona) tend to do a saline nose-wetting spray, which works a treat. I am guzzling echinacea and telling myself strictly that it is not a placebo.



Ahhhh, better to take guaifenesin and drink lots of water and juice. Let the body make its own moisture when possible. Keep stuff flushing out rather than poking things in and possibly introducing yet another fun bug.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:35 am

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Whoever starts yet another outcry of R-Pi being hand-assembled SUCKS!



What!? Is not made by little elves with tiny nimble hands!? :'(

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:39 am

riFFraFF said:


Oxwivi said:


Whoever starts yet another outcry of R-Pi being hand-assembled SUCKS!


What!? Is not made by little elves with tiny nimble hands!? :'(



Of course it is - what else* would they do in the off-season after Xmas?

* Apart from drinking, wenching and putting vodka in Rudolphs water bowl?
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:47 am

Jongoleur said:


Plug in the Pi and damn Sky.

It'll save you money and brain cells in the long run. 

Otherwise all you'll be able to cope with is 1+6…




I'm coding in javascript at the moment, the answer appears to be 6.9999999999999

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:34 pm

Oxwivi said:


Whoever starts yet another outcry of R-Pi being hand-assembled SUCKS!


Didn't anyone tell you that busy engeneers have nothing better to do than hand assemble 100 tiny boards with tiny components?

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:12 am

simonIOW said:


Jongoleur said:


Plug in the Pi and damn Sky.

It'll save you money and brain cells in the long run. 

Otherwise all you'll be able to cope with is 1+6…




I'm coding in javascript at the moment, the answer appears to be 6.9999999999999



42 works for me.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:13 pm

Not a vent, actually, just a small hole. And they didn't have to suck, it just dribbled out.
But I'm feeling smug. Blood donor, reached 50 today! They gave me a pen, and a pin. And my daughter got her #10 award.
Made a song 'n dance, embarrassed my daughter no end. But that's what dads are for.
So if you need a couple of pints, there are two fresh ones in the bank today.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:44 am

I may have mentioned this cold I have.

It has started to display a new symptom (helped along, I think, by ears that were already bunged up and the pressure changes that come with flying to Las Vegas). I have been dizzy ever since we hit the ground, and that dizziness comes with what I can only describe as constant motion sickness. I'm into day 3 of it now and am singularly unamused - although I have discovered that dramamine makes Martinis approximately 700% more fun.
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Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:20 am

liz said:


I may have mentioned this cold I have.

... although I have discovered that dramamine makes Martinis approximately 700% more fun.



Bearing in mind Hunter S. Thompsons' observations of the effects of heightened perception in Las Vegas, I'd say you're probably having a hoot of a time out there.....  
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:58 pm

Coming back to work after the xmas and new year holidays sucks!

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:47 pm

Getting the "You are banned" message when going to these forums.

At first I thought "Hmmm, what did I do?"

Then I thought "Finally, I'm separating from that 'Mr. Nice guy' image I have."

Then I thought "Oh, oh. Now I can't find out what's going on."

Then I logged in and all was well again.

Sometimes the thought processes in my head are more work than they're worth.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:41 pm

Main one.

Keep appliying for jobs and getting no responce.

All in retail in games shops. Work I have done before in a field I am probably more qualified in than those in charge of these places. Proven people skills (you cant do door man work with out people skills), proven face to face sales experience and willing to work a week for free to prove I am better than these morons they keep employing.

but any responce.

No!

Right now im working very part time in a pubs cellar or doing door work for them when things get busy just to keep my self busy.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:42 am

just had to go with the wife and kid to pickout and pay for new cellphones (paid $0 ). The wife and kid were ok they wanted smartphones and that's what they got but i am a cellphone luddite and don't want such things as a camera, mp3 player, texting, apps.... I just want a phone that makes and receives calls and maybe has a caller id display.

could i get one? like heck (replace heck with appropriate anglosaxon word) can i. I got the most stupid phone i could find and it still has about 40 builtin apps, an mp3 player, a camera and a manual i could stand on to reach the cookie jar on the top shelf.

it sucks that the wife and kid had about 50 phones to choose from but my choices for a dumbphone are non-existant

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:17 am

If it's any help, I keep an old Nokia 3310 running with a prepay SIM, works out cheaper when I revisit the UK.  You can probably still find these in various places.
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