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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27850 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 11:17:01 »
I miss East Coast Chinese food, PNW Chinese food is just bad

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General Tso is the best dish too (besides Chicken Egg Foo Young).


Ya'll haz to try Veggie Tso, just replaces the innards with cauliflower,  Just as good,

If you prefry the cauliflower, it will have a shrimp like texture, imagine that slathered in G-Tso sauce.



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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27851 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 01:48:35 »
Warning: Old Man Rant ahead.


I suddenly get why the mechanical keyboard hobby has been sliding downhill from  a niche for reclusive geeks with a genuine love for tinkering with obscure technologies to some kind of weird trend-driven fashion parade.

I took the time to really look at the landing page of r/MechanicalKeyboards/ for the first time today. It's almost entirely made up of photo posts- people colour-matching their keyboards to their cars, their cartons of milk, or other random household objects.

In the past, I end up on Reddit because that's where specific search terms led me. So I've been looking at highly targeted, fairly high quality posts on subjects like 3D printed ergo cases, frankenswitch experimentation, and decent product reviews. But taking a step back, I've realised that I've missed the forest for the trees, and the forest is really about jpegs of garishly-decorated generic keyboards.

It happened without my noticing, but at some stage, I guess that keyboards stopped being a geek thing.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27852 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 03:41:02 »
given that more and more jobs are on a computer, more and more peoples uses keyboards, and may try to find a way to express themselves with it, and also have a more ergonomic option than basic rubber domes or chiclet keyboards. make sense to me, as computer went from the geek thing to something mainstream have keyboards followed.
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« Reply #27853 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 11:50:35 »
It's 2020, and people match their appearance with their IDE colour scheme.
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(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27854 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 17:05:41 »
My upstairs neighbors waking me out of a dead sleep on 2 separate occasions last night. Once leaving their unbalanced washing machine jackhammering the wall for 20 mins at 5am and again when they dropped something so heavy it shook the walls of my room at 8am. Already a light sleeper and it takes me about an hour to fall asleep.
I want to murder them.

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« Reply #27855 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 03:31:44 »
Use earplugs?
(...)Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. They both want to control you. The first group, by making you do the same thing over and over again. The second group is indicated by the letters I get from the Vassar girls who want me to put more women's lib in The Martian Chronicles, or from blacks who want more black people in Dandelion Wine.
I say to both bunches, Whether you're a majority or minority, bug off! To hell with anybody who wants to tell me what to write. Their society breaks down into subsections of minorities who then, in effect, burn books by banning them. All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27856 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 04:55:06 »
Just turn your porn up so you don't hear it.

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« Reply #27857 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 05:17:15 »
i'm gonna lure a cougar into their open window. flank steaks are buy one get one free right now.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27858 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 05:34:49 »
Just turn your porn up so you don't hear it.

Bolt your speakers and subwoofer to the ceiling, then turn up your porn.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27859 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 07:26:58 »
Either way crank some mother****ing porn.

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« Reply #27860 on: Sun, 12 July 2020, 02:05:44 »
I'm struggling to adapt to being a 'morning person' as work dictates I must.  I'm at my most productive after dark but now weeknights I'm in bed before sundown and weekends not long after.  It would probably be more tolerable if work was going well but it isn't, making my main/only distraction from the pointlessness that is existence also negative.
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« Reply #27861 on: Sun, 12 July 2020, 05:44:34 »
Cynicism.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27862 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 13:21:28 »
I'm struggling to adapt to being a 'morning person' as work dictates I must.  I'm at my most productive after dark but now weeknights I'm in bed before sundown and weekends not long after.  It would probably be more tolerable if work was going well but it isn't, making my main/only distraction from the pointlessness that is existence also negative.

I used to hate mornings. That changed after my depression got better and I learned how to make delicious cappuccinos. Espresso is another hobby as deep as keyboards you could get into.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27863 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 13:30:37 »
I'm struggling to adapt to being a 'morning person' as work dictates I must.  I'm at my most productive after dark but now weeknights I'm in bed before sundown and weekends not long after.  It would probably be more tolerable if work was going well but it isn't, making my main/only distraction from the pointlessness that is existence also negative.

I used to hate mornings. That changed after my depression got better and I learned how to make delicious cappuccinos. Espresso is another hobby as deep as keyboards you could get into.

That's a coping mechanism, you are dosing a stimulant, coffee is as strong as nicotine as far as -The High- is in dopamine activity.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27864 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 14:50:03 »
I'm struggling to adapt to being a 'morning person' as work dictates I must.  I'm at my most productive after dark but now weeknights I'm in bed before sundown and weekends not long after.  It would probably be more tolerable if work was going well but it isn't, making my main/only distraction from the pointlessness that is existence also negative.

I used to hate mornings. That changed after my depression got better and I learned how to make delicious cappuccinos. Espresso is another hobby as deep as keyboards you could get into.

That's a coping mechanism, you are dosing a stimulant, coffee is as strong as nicotine as far as -The High- is in dopamine activity.


It may have been at first but I love mornings now. Waking up after a good night of rest feels great with or without coffee.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27865 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 15:08:06 »
I'm struggling to adapt to being a 'morning person' as work dictates I must.  I'm at my most productive after dark but now weeknights I'm in bed before sundown and weekends not long after.  It would probably be more tolerable if work was going well but it isn't, making my main/only distraction from the pointlessness that is existence also negative.

I used to hate mornings. That changed after my depression got better and I learned how to make delicious cappuccinos. Espresso is another hobby as deep as keyboards you could get into.

You may be right and 'depression' is a factor, or maybe we can just agree that 5 o'clock is just not a good time to get up whatever your mental state may be :p
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27866 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 15:35:40 »
when it takes 3 flipping days for your GH sale thread to be approved when all it takes it literally a mod looking at it for 4 seconds

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« Reply #27867 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 17:26:15 »
when it takes 3 flipping days for your GH sale thread to be approved when all it takes it literally a mod looking at it for 4 seconds

That is why so many people just shovel a new sale on top of an 8-year-old thread with 5 pages of obsolete replies.

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Support for this proposition is, if anything, more emotional than intellectual. I’ve long been struck by the intensity of right-wing anger against relatively trivial regulations, like bans on phosphates in detergent and efficiency standards for light bulbs. It’s the principle of the thing: Many on the right are enraged at any suggestion that their actions should take other people’s welfare into account. This rage is sometimes portrayed as love of freedom. But people who insist on the right to pollute are notably unbothered by, say, federal agents tear-gassing peaceful protesters. What they call “freedom” is actually absence of responsibility.
Rational policy in a pandemic, however, is all about taking responsibility. The main reason you shouldn’t go to a bar and should wear a mask isn’t self-protection, although that’s part of it; the point is that congregating in noisy, crowded spaces or exhaling droplets into shared air puts others at risk. And that’s the kind of thing America’s right just hates, hates to hear. Anger at any suggestion of social responsibility also helps explain the looming fiscal catastrophe.  – Paul Krugman 2020-07-28 NYT

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27868 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 17:42:42 »
when it takes 3 flipping days for your GH sale thread to be approved when all it takes it literally a mod looking at it for 4 seconds

That is why so many people just shovel a new sale on top of an 8-year-old thread with 5 pages of obsolete replies.


except when your previous sale thread is removed with no reason or warning given so you are forced to create a new one

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What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27869 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 18:13:26 »
Today I have mainly been bothered by my son throwing up the moment he got to nursery and therefore having to be home for two days.

As is often the way, he got home, slept the sofa for an hour, then ate a bunch of banana and toast and was his usual bouncy self from then on.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27870 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 18:31:49 »
except when your previous sale thread is removed with no reason or warning given so you are forced to create a new one

Ur not allowed to sell dr00gs NT..

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« Reply #27871 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 17:16:17 »
idk why I'm still here
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« Reply #27872 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 03:01:03 »
idk why I'm still here

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27873 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 03:31:39 »
Today I have mainly been bothered by my son throwing up the moment he got to nursery and therefore having to be home for two days.

As is often the way, he got home, slept the sofa for an hour, then ate a bunch of banana and toast and was his usual bouncy self from then on.

(Granted, I’m glad he’s not seriously ill or anything)

Urgh. You have my sympathies. Small children are fun, but so, so much work.

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« Reply #27874 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 13:27:13 »
idk why I'm still here

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27875 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 04:12:40 »
People who blatantly refuse to believe that the thing exists, and get confrontational against people who expect them to take proper precaution and treat people with respect.
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« Reply #27876 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 05:19:54 »
People who blatantly refuse to believe that the thing exists, and get confrontational against people who expect them to take proper precaution and treat people with respect.

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« Reply #27877 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 17:46:05 »
Samsung phones literally have no way to disable screen timeout. The max is only 10 minutes. What the actual **** Samsung engineers? There is actually no setting to disable this. None at all.

So forget watching a movie, being on a Zoom call, or using your phone for navigation because the screen will shut off and lock every 10 mins.

WHAT THE **** KIND OF DESIGN IS THAT????!!!!!!???!?!?!?!?!??! WHY? THERE'S NO WAY TO DISABLE IT?????

I will fight you Samsung engineer. I will fight you with fists.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27878 on: Fri, 31 July 2020, 00:52:34 »
seem quite strange, i do not have a Samsung but my phone screen sleep is set to 1 minute, but when videos are playing on it it does not turn the screen off until 1 minute after the end of the video, i would expect for it to be the same with videoconferencing. maybe it is in its save battery at any cost mode, where no app can prevent the screen to turn off, or maybe it is a Samsung thing
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27879 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 00:15:15 »
mannnn I really wanna eat a square watermelon  :'(

after all these years of being expertly produced in Japan and not one single grower in the US makes square watermelon?  :confused:

I want square fruit now!   :mad:

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« Reply #27880 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 00:16:56 »
mannnn I really wanna eat a square watermelon  :'(

after all these years of being expertly produced in Japan and not one single grower in the US makes square watermelon?  :confused:

I want square fruit now!   :mad:

they're decorative, sour and inedible.

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« Reply #27881 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 00:19:43 »
mannnn I really wanna eat a square watermelon  :'(

after all these years of being expertly produced in Japan and not one single grower in the US makes square watermelon?  :confused:

I want square fruit now!   :mad:

they're decorative, sour and inedible.

foul and contemptuous lies! square fruit is superiorly shaped.

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« Reply #27882 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 13:05:13 »
foul and contemptuous lies! square fruit is superiorly shaped.

If you're trying to fit as much weight as possible in a box/container/truck it certainly is :p

I won't comment on the taste as I don't like watery food and unsurprisingly watermelon is; I would hope making it square didn't change this fundamental characteristic.
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« Reply #27883 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 18:23:44 »
Wasting hundreds of dollars and two weeks time interviewing for a job I didn't wind up getting. What a complete waste of money and time  >:D

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« Reply #27884 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 00:38:29 »
Not having diploma privilege.

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« Reply #27885 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 10:40:25 »
I would like to ride my bike more this summer, like I use to do in summers. I've had fewer things to ride to because of the thing, the weather hasn't always been nice.

About a month ago I took a ride, and then my right shoulder started hurting afterwards. So I was mostly one-armed for a few days, and for weeks afterwards using lefty-handed trackball and avoided biking for weeks.
Then last Sunday I finally got the opportunity to bike again, so I did take a long ride in nice parkland.
... And two days later my left wrist (the other arm) started aching, got inflamed and I've even got a fever now.
Goddamnit! And I'm typing this with one hand BTW...

I think I need to exercise my arms more, to build up muscle to prevent these problems in the future. Not just do biking and hiking.
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« Reply #27886 on: Fri, 07 August 2020, 08:40:18 »
Why does stuff you need to buy online always break on a Friday so you can't get a replacement anytime soon without supporting amazon.  Today: bike chain.  Got this one from the only remaining local shop and it's managed 1000 miles if it's lucky, so not keen on buying the same again.  Now waiting to waste money on a train ticket on a lovely afternoon...
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« Reply #27887 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 12:38:47 »
I've just come home to find an e-mail which appears to be from the scariest person I've ever met.  Not a childhood bully, not a criminal acquaintance from a dodgy bar, not even the guy known for 'roid rage I met at the gym.  In fact it's a (previously) shy female who's years younger than me who I met at work.  It's been over 8 years since she didn't reply to my last e-mail which followed a classic exchange where we had may as well have been talking a different language, something common to all our text conversations.  She scares me because she's the only person who's been able to see through the happy facade I present to the world and brave enough to ask.  While I can look at everyone else objectively and accept they can do A and B better while I'm better at X Y and Z (yes I have a higher opinion of myself than pretty much anyone) she is just better than me, at everything.  She challenged me mentally and spiritually and is the only person other than my parents I would acknowledge as having influenced my life - at the very least if not for her I would still be a carnivore. 

Just seeing her name in my inbox today raised my pulse and scrambled my brain.  After all this time I still feel the need to impress her, something I don't with anyone else.  I should just ignore it, forget her and move on, but I know I'm going to stew over this for a week or two before replying with more emotional depth than I would consider revealing to anyone else.

Some people have a muse who inspires them, I just have this lovely lady who scares the **** out of me.

Why now?
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27888 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 13:39:28 »
Some people have a muse who inspires them, I just have this lovely lady who scares the **** out of me.

Why now?

God's dropped you a line,  You're gonna Take this seriously,  Go to bed early, wake up early, work out, Eat M()AR Veggie,   Buy a bowflex,   All that good stuff.


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« Reply #27889 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 15:46:19 »
God's dropped you a line,  You're gonna Take this seriously,  Go to bed early, wake up early, work out, Eat M()AR Veggie,   Buy a bowflex,   All that good stuff.

Did I mention her name's changed?  That means she married and even if it's over (which I doubt) it's not a romantic opportunity as I know she wanted children.  If she escaped without any my depressed/aimless genes should not be passed on, if she didn't my depressed/aimless attitude would not make for a good replacement father.  She is well aware of this opinion.
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« Reply #27890 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 17:59:13 »
God's dropped you a line,  You're gonna Take this seriously,  Go to bed early, wake up early, work out, Eat M()AR Veggie,   Buy a bowflex,   All that good stuff.

Did I mention her name's changed?  That means she married and even if it's over (which I doubt) it's not a romantic opportunity as I know she wanted children.  If she escaped without any my depressed/aimless genes should not be passed on, if she didn't my depressed/aimless attitude would not make for a good replacement father.  She is well aware of this opinion.

You know,  Sometimes You buy a CPU first, and then wait for a discount on the Motherboard,  Sometimes you buy a GPU on black friday, and only 5 months later get the right matching CPU.

Nothing meshes perfectly at exactly the right time.  My suggestions are merely to say ,  in Lion King Scar's voice,  BE PREPARED...

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27891 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 18:53:01 »
Quake 1 is free for Quakecon on every launcher but not on Steam  >:D

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27892 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 19:41:21 »
Quake 1 is free for Quakecon on every launcher but not on Steam  >:D

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27893 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 21:55:19 »

I just have this lovely lady who scares the **** out of me.

Why now?


Respond with something mild and pleasant. She may want to set you up with her mousy cousin who just got out of a bad relationship.
Were our leaders just stupid? Well, maybe. But there’s a deeper explanation of the profoundly self-destructive behavior of Trump and his allies: They were all members of America’s cult of selfishness. You see, the modern US right is committed to the proposition that greed is good, that we’re all better off when individuals engage in the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest. In their vision, unrestricted profit maximization by businesses and unregulated consumer choice is the recipe for a good society.
Support for this proposition is, if anything, more emotional than intellectual. I’ve long been struck by the intensity of right-wing anger against relatively trivial regulations, like bans on phosphates in detergent and efficiency standards for light bulbs. It’s the principle of the thing: Many on the right are enraged at any suggestion that their actions should take other people’s welfare into account. This rage is sometimes portrayed as love of freedom. But people who insist on the right to pollute are notably unbothered by, say, federal agents tear-gassing peaceful protesters. What they call “freedom” is actually absence of responsibility.
Rational policy in a pandemic, however, is all about taking responsibility. The main reason you shouldn’t go to a bar and should wear a mask isn’t self-protection, although that’s part of it; the point is that congregating in noisy, crowded spaces or exhaling droplets into shared air puts others at risk. And that’s the kind of thing America’s right just hates, hates to hear. Anger at any suggestion of social responsibility also helps explain the looming fiscal catastrophe.  – Paul Krugman 2020-07-28 NYT

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27894 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 07:05:21 »

You know,  Sometimes You buy a CPU first, and then wait for a discount on the Motherboard,  Sometimes you buy a GPU on black friday, and only 5 months later get the right matching CPU.

Nothing meshes perfectly at exactly the right time.  My suggestions are merely to say ,  in Lion King Scar's voice,  BE PREPARED...


I can't relate to the scenario (if I can't use it now my money would be better spent on something I can use - could get hit by a bus tomorrow) and I can't twist it into a metaphore either.

Respond with something mild and pleasant. She may want to set you up with her mousy cousin who just got out of a bad relationship.
This is the proper response, though anyone needy enough to need a rebound following a bad relationship is unlikely to appreciate my bluntness.  The most mild response I can think of is 'why would I want to contact you after all this time' which clearly fails on the pleasant part...
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27895 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 07:19:04 »

I can't relate to the scenario (if I can't use it now my money would be better spent on something I can use - could get hit by a bus tomorrow) and I can't twist it into a metaphore either.

Respond with something mild and pleasant. She may want to set you up with her mousy cousin who just got out of a bad relationship.
This is the proper response, though anyone needy enough to need a rebound following a bad relationship is unlikely to appreciate my bluntness.  The most mild response I can think of is 'why would I want to contact you after all this time' which clearly fails on the pleasant part...


It couldn't hurt to try if they're offering a demo, it's not like signing up for Atnt.



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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27896 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 08:54:26 »

anyone needy enough to need a rebound


Oh, not at all. Life is a learning experience. Sometimes a refreshing change makes you realize possibilites that you ignored before.
Were our leaders just stupid? Well, maybe. But there’s a deeper explanation of the profoundly self-destructive behavior of Trump and his allies: They were all members of America’s cult of selfishness. You see, the modern US right is committed to the proposition that greed is good, that we’re all better off when individuals engage in the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest. In their vision, unrestricted profit maximization by businesses and unregulated consumer choice is the recipe for a good society.
Support for this proposition is, if anything, more emotional than intellectual. I’ve long been struck by the intensity of right-wing anger against relatively trivial regulations, like bans on phosphates in detergent and efficiency standards for light bulbs. It’s the principle of the thing: Many on the right are enraged at any suggestion that their actions should take other people’s welfare into account. This rage is sometimes portrayed as love of freedom. But people who insist on the right to pollute are notably unbothered by, say, federal agents tear-gassing peaceful protesters. What they call “freedom” is actually absence of responsibility.
Rational policy in a pandemic, however, is all about taking responsibility. The main reason you shouldn’t go to a bar and should wear a mask isn’t self-protection, although that’s part of it; the point is that congregating in noisy, crowded spaces or exhaling droplets into shared air puts others at risk. And that’s the kind of thing America’s right just hates, hates to hear. Anger at any suggestion of social responsibility also helps explain the looming fiscal catastrophe.  – Paul Krugman 2020-07-28 NYT

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27897 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 12:23:28 »
It couldn't hurt to try if they're offering a demo, it's not like signing up for Atnt.

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Not following this either!

Sometimes a refreshing change makes you realize possibilities that you ignored before.

This is more good advice, though while I think it was supposed to suggest the needy lady have grown I twisted it to be about me.  As I have seen no happy relationships so am completely in denial of the possibility I could ever have one, which means I will continue to not look and will be right at the cost of my life remaining a pointless trudge to the grave.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27898 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 18:40:26 »
I cannot focus on anything at work. I told a coworker I would do something around 9:30 AM, and I didn't actually do it until 1:45 PM. These past few months, I've kept telling myself focusing on work would be easier when I'm not in as much pain, but, even when I feel good, the computer screen and my eyes are like-poled magnets. The only way I was finally able to focus was blasting some boring music as white noise.
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27899 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 00:18:20 »
Got up, started cycling to work.  A couple of miles in my mudguard started banging and for some reason I don't have my tool thing on me, usually do.  Turn round to waste more money on the train.  Buy ticket, wont llet me through.  Machine offered off peak ticket so me in an empty station took it - turns out it's peak.  Booth should open at 6 to sort refund just in time, 6:06 I give up and buy another ticket from the machine.

I've barely been up an hour and today has royally pissed me off.
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