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Just_Jess_B

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Icon 11 posted January 04, 2004 00:53      Profile for Just_Jess_B   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My nose is FREEZING cold and I am too cheap to turn the heater above 15 degrees C (convert it yourself, my hands are too cold), I'm wired on diet Pepsi and just realized I have monopolized the most recent 15 again.

eep.

I have no life. [cry baby]

Oh, and Happy Birthday to Tut-an-Geek on the 25th of January and MacManKrisK on the 26th of January. I got soap for Christmas from my parents, and although it's nice soap, it still screams "$15.99 at CostCo", okay? Just because it says "Made in France" doesn't mean I think you spent hundreds of bucks on soap, Mom and Dad!!! But the Lavazza Espresso is nice. Though only a couple bucks a 500g bag. Not, like $100 a fricking pound like you want me to believe you had to spend going over to Belgium for Christmas in the nice seats on British Airways. And only one freaking box of KinderEggs for Pooh? Three KinderEggs a year. Yeah, thanks. Those Nestle WonderBalls aren't the same and suck duck butt. Yeah, you suffered... here's your cross, now STFU Mom!

Sorry. Had to vent. I hate the holidays, thank God they're over. Little old ladies push each other over in my hometowm over 10 items in the 9 Items or less lane during the holidays. People are outright rude during the holidays in my hometown. They weren't once-upon-a-time, but they are now.

My theory: one has to watch out, because EVERYONE is ready to completely lose it. One just has to be lucky to find a person at the beginning of his/her rope rather than the end of it.

Okay, Rambled.

I Feel Better. [Smile] Thanks!

Jess

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Mmmm... organic wholemilk (3.8% fat) yoghurt with apricots
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Overly literal?
Moi ?

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quote:
"If I capo 2, I can play it in G. And I can play anything in G!"

Sounds of "If I had $1000000" rang through the house for over an hour this morning. Man are my fingers sore!

*note: just about all of Barenaked ladies songs are played with the 2nd fret capoed (capo the 2nd fret. Is capoed a word?)
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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Overly literal?
Moi ?

Nice!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Overly literal?
Moi ?

Nice!!!
Doh! *smacks self in forehead*

I just got that. Must be because it's a weekend.

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[TFD inspired [Big Grin] ]
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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2004 16:26      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
/. QoTD:
Everybody needs a little love sometime; stop hacking and fall in love!

Been there, done that, still happily there [hearts] .

And I still get my hacking in [Smile] [Smile] .

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Icon 1 posted January 04, 2004 18:28      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hehehe.

Lesson learned from my guinea pig: being calm and collected is great, but sometimes it's far better to just run around squeaking.

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Icon 1 posted January 05, 2004 13:45      Profile for Jace Raven         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i was cleaning out my supply closet and i came across a box of about 100 packs of memory and on the back:

[U]American Memory Corp.[/U]
[U]Product No.:[/U] AMR2x32-7
[U]Quantity:[/U] 1
[U]Description:[/U] 8MB Upgrade


I just thought that was funny.

Edit: after posting this i realize that there is no ubb code for underline. that what the [U][/U] is supposed to be (as if i really needed to explain myself)

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Yet another /. QOTD that I rather like:
Go to a movie tonight. Darkness becomes you.

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Here's some more complete random ness that night improve you mind. h2g2
Wikipedia

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There are FOUR lights!

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
There are FOUR lights!

Picard, the pain will only increase if you do not cooperate! Now, how many lights do you see? [evil]
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quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
There are FOUR lights!

Picard, the pain will only increase if you do not cooperate! Now, how many lights do you see? [evil]
Maybe this discussion should continue over on thread 101 ?

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I've got to teach in 15 minutes, and I already have such a headache. First thing after I took my coat off this morning, my moronic, habitually incompetent co-worker asks to talk to me about the way I said something to her yesterday. I had asked her if she did something (which she was supposed to do but didn't, related to the class I'm about to teach). I asked in front of other people and she wanted me to take her aside (mind you, it was our supervisor that was present when I asked). She said my tone yesterday was angry. I just wanted to say to her, "You know, if you did your fscking job, would I have had to ask in the first damn place? So quit your b*tching. You screwed up, so accept responsibility for it."

Ok. I feel better now.

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Random tip:

Duct tape works great as a label for a video cassette (all the way from mini-DV to full-size VHS). It doesn't lose it's stick and fall off the cassette, but when you want to relabel the cassette, it peels off easially.

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My "F" key is loose, and it's my own fault. My spacebar, too, because I hit it with my right thumb. There's a wear spot there. I think I need to get a new one of each.

I wish that I was a published writer so I could be quoted as "an authority".

I can't eat bananas because they make me gag. I like the flavor, it's the texture I can't stand.

Uh, let me think. Nope, nothing else, really. I need to go finish the dishes.

Jess

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Okay, so my rear brakes need adjusting. Easy job. Just back her into the garage, spin the adjusting stars forward until they stop, then spin them 2 teeth backwards. Simple, insanely simple.... UNLESS THEY'RE CEASED UP!!!! [Mad]

Now I'll have to jack it up, pull off the back wheels, pull the drums, yank the pads off, get out the propane torch and the big pliers and twist them out of there. Then I'll have to clean them up, grease them, reinstall them, put the pads back in, put the drums back on, and put the wheel back together. Then I get to crawl underneith and do the simple adjustment I set out to do.

Note: this wouldn't be such a big deal if it wasn't frickin' 34F and wet and rainy/snowy outside. And the garage needs to be about 4 feet taller if I plan to jack it up inside.

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Your brakes are going, and I think My transmission might be getting wierd. The shift from neutral to first from a nonmoveing stae takes a second, not good when trying to pull out onto abusy street.

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fungus: is it an automatic? If so, check your tranny fluid, it may be low, or black. If it's low, fill it, if it's black, flush it. If it's full and nice and red, pray to win the lottery and use your winnings for a new tranny (or new car). Stick you say? Uhm.. good luck. [Smile]

In other VW news, I think that my clutch plate is getting worn, but I should be able to survive the rest of the winter with it. (Fameous last words...)

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Damn the person who set up locked that doors tht require two hands to unlock and open. Damn them to hell!

Sorry. I'm in the bioimaging core. Getting in was a chore as I had my keys in one hand and something rather bulky and obscenely expensive in the other. On the bright side, today's trouble-shooting was succesful. I know what the problem is: RNase P is a bitch; mutant RNase P even more so.

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That reminds me, my former lab PI had ordered various bits of sound reducing foam and pads to try and improve the signal to noise ratio for our AFM. So today it finally came in and I happened to be around so we tried various ad hoc enclosures with the different foams with debatable benefits. Then we tried the one little bit that reduced the noise by an order of magnitude. The winning design was a neoprene pad placed between the AFM and the air table it rested on. No big sound proof enclosure, no complex noise curtains. *sigh* well the simplest solutions are often the best [Smile]

Note for the uninitiated:
AFM - Atomic Force Microscope, most are used to map a surface in 3 dimensions to atomic resolution. Obviously vibrations are bad.
PI - Primary Investigator, the head PhD that runs a lab and directs the research.

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So my next question is how did the post-doc get the mutant P to work? 'Cuz this is like the tenth time I've tried using his protocol... The wild-type was fine, which reassures me that I can still use pipets.

My current PI circles the lab once a day, twice if it's a slow day for him. It's a big lab, so it takes a while. I was setting up today's joy when he came by. He asked me what I was doing. I told him I was banging my head against a wall. He suggested another control. Sometimes I'm amazed science progresses at all.

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my favorite german word is steckengeblieben.

i have moved and my new roommate is from slovakia. he believes that people can turn into pure energy and travel to other planets. he plans on buying a galaxy for three euros.

a coworker who i barely know complained to me today on the train about how miserable he is.

there is a city in taiwan that was once ruled by japanese pirates. i want to live there.

ramen noodles cost 50 cents here. that is against god and nature

i have been given many randomly generated codes in my life (atm, online passwords, telephone, etc.) and so many have contained the combination 311. I mean, something like three or four of them have contained that. i think that is eery.

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