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Posted by: Art Vandelay
« on: July 24, 2017, 10:28:09 pm »

"There's a very fine line between kinky and downright stupid" ~ Me
Posted by: The_Queen
« on: July 24, 2017, 10:18:41 pm »

Yeah, me too: "if at first you don't succeed, roll a joint and smoke some weed." -Claire Malone of FiveThirtyEight.
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: July 24, 2017, 10:01:39 am »

I can throw quotes around, too!  Watch!

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

HRM...
Posted by: dpareja
« on: July 24, 2017, 02:24:44 am »

"A government powerful enough to give you everything you want is powerful enough to take everything you have."

I hate it when conservatives quote this as a reason not to do single-payer health care.

Because it seems they want a government big enough to take away people's rights to control their own bodies.
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: July 20, 2017, 10:25:27 pm »

The reports are overblown.  I get about an ad a week, at worst.
Posted by: dpareja
« on: July 20, 2017, 10:09:21 pm »

I use Avast.  It barely bothers me and stops malware as often as condoms stop babies.

I heard (on this forum) that Avast was spamming people with ads if they didn't pay for it.

So when I went back to my old computer, the first thing I did was uninstall Avast and install Avira.

I've also heard AVG is good.

One of those, Malwarebytes, and Spybot Search and Destroy, along with some care in not going to obviously bad sites, is all you need.
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: July 20, 2017, 07:35:47 pm »

I use Avast.  It barely bothers me and stops malware as often as condoms stop babies.
Posted by: davedan
« on: July 20, 2017, 06:10:01 pm »

When your antivirus starts eating up all of your CPU time and the only way to stop it is to reboot.

Hey speaking of which is there a good free antivirus or should I just pay Norton?
Posted by: Just Along For The Ride
« on: July 20, 2017, 04:35:52 pm »

Unwarranted use of the word 'obviously'.

Recently had this at my local doctor's surgery. I'd been waiting for the results of a test to come through for weeks, so went in to ask about it. The surgery has recently been redesigned so that the reception area no longer offers any privacy, which wasn't a good start.

I had a conversation with the receptionist that went something like this:

"Hi. My name's Justalongfortheride. I'm here to pick up some test results."

"What for?"

*Pause, then try to convince receptionist to look at my file so I don't have to say it out loud* "I'm sure it's under my name. Justalongfortheride. Do you need my post code?"

"Hmm... that's not how we file things here. What was the test for?"

*Looks dubiously at receptionist, then glances furtively around at waiting room half-filled with people* "Um..."

"Oh, I think I've found it. Justalongfortheride?"

*Starting to feel optimistic* "Yes."

"You had a test done for a fungal toenail infec-"

"-Yeah thanks. Yeah." *Sigh* "What are the results?" *Do they treat HIV+ patients like this too?*

"There isn't any infection."

*Well, that's a relief* "Right. Thanks. So why didn't you contact me to let me know that?"

"Well, because obviously you'd come in when we get the results back and we tell you."

"Obviously?" *looks at noticeboard next to reception, which is covered with leaflets etc. about what to do if you're elderly and want the flu jab, how to recognise white finger syndrome, etc. There's nothing there about getting test results* "There's nothing up there about it. What exactly about the process is 'obvious'?"

*Receptionist stares me out for a few seconds. I stare the receptionist out for a few seconds*

"Sorry." (said the receptionist)

*Walks out without saying anything else*
Posted by: dpareja
« on: July 20, 2017, 12:52:55 pm »

When your antivirus starts eating up all of your CPU time and the only way to stop it is to reboot.
Posted by: SCarpelan
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:23:03 am »

Hotels that pretend the 13th floor doesn't exist. I really hate it when people pander to superstitious dullards.

Out here there's a high enough population of Asian descent that new buildings also omit the seventh floor, since seven is considered unlucky in those cultures.

I guess how many floors a society likes to pretend don't exist is a good measure of how multicultural it is. Naturally, anything less than four is a bigoted cesspool of shitlords and privilege most heinously unchecked.
Well, at least you can't leave it to four since it's an unlucky number in China (because sì = four sounds a lot like sǐ = death). If you get to four omitted numbers you have to find a fifth one to avoid insulting our next overlords.

At the moment I'm annoyed by assholes in Rocket League. Yeah, dickheads in multiplayer games are nothing new but in game where team play is vital it really boggles my mind how fucking stupid some people's behaviour is. When a teammate starts verbally abusing his team it removes any cohesion that the team might have built and at least for me it takes away the interest to really even try 100% anymore. Why the fuck should I work for the benefit of an immature asshole who doesn't deserve it?
Posted by: Art Vandelay
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:53:31 pm »

Hotels that pretend the 13th floor doesn't exist. I really hate it when people pander to superstitious dullards.

Out here there's a high enough population of Asian descent that new buildings also omit the seventh floor, since seven is considered unlucky in those cultures.

I guess how many floors a society likes to pretend don't exist is a good measure of how multicultural it is. Naturally, anything less than four is a bigoted cesspool of shitlords and privilege most heinously unchecked.
Posted by: dpareja
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:40:27 pm »

Hotels that pretend the 13th floor doesn't exist. I really hate it when people pander to superstitious dullards.

Out here there's a high enough population of Asian descent that new buildings also omit the seventh floor, since seven is considered unlucky in those cultures.
Posted by: niam2023
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:23:19 pm »

I like to believe there is a secret 13th floor where the owners do all kinds of spooky occult shit - in part because the mundane answer just isn't exciting enough.

Okay so I love supernatural horror movies more than is probably healthy.
Posted by: Art Vandelay
« on: July 19, 2017, 09:28:20 pm »

Hotels that pretend the 13th floor doesn't exist. I really hate it when people pander to superstitious dullards.