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Posted by aberrantgeek (Member # 2336) on December 20, 2003, 20:17:
 
I have noticed that many threads just go in totally random directions so I thought I would make a thread just for your random thoughts. Ill get the ball rolling "Soda cans kill more penguins a day then cigarettes kill donkeys"...maybe that was too random.
 
Posted by RootOfTheMasses (Member # 2508) on December 20, 2003, 20:23:
 
Mother Teresa called, she hates you./ (shameless MST3K quote.)
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 20, 2003, 20:52:
 
But if we conclude that chaos has come from the order of a coherent thread, what is to say that a coherent thread will not form from the randomness that is this thread?

With that said, here's my little excerpt from /dev/random:
code:
$ fortune
Q: Why don't lawyers go to the beach?
A: The cats keep trying to bury them.


 
Posted by supergoo (Member # 2280) on December 20, 2003, 21:04:
 
an element of randomness:

There's antimony arsenic aluminum selenium....

i love that song [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Orpheus (Member # 2397) on December 20, 2003, 23:00:
 
things can't change if you watch them, but they might not even exist if you don't, so if you're not watching things but God is watching things they they'll exist but they don't change unless God blinks really really really quickly...

Quantum weirdness for the night
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on December 21, 2003, 02:46:
 
We had a little accident here at casa-del-druid today, someone spilled some water on the carpet. While the various adults were flailing about uselessly, my 3 1/2 year old trotted off to the cupboard, and returned with a handfull of towels to clean up the spill.

After I'd mopped up the water, I bent over, gave my girl a hug, and thanked here very much for being so helpful. You should have seen her face light up, it was breath-taking. *sigh*
[Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on December 21, 2003, 12:23:
 
my butt just fell asleep. maybe ill wake it up soon...
 
Posted by Beth (Member # 2512) on December 21, 2003, 12:33:
 
Driving over a cell phone is a much faster way to get rid of it than dropping it ten times.
 
Posted by Hanji (Member # 2379) on December 21, 2003, 12:36:
 
A tautology is a thing which is tautological.

code:
while :; do fortune;echo ---;cat; done;

Hit ^D for the next, ^C to quit.
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on December 21, 2003, 12:38:
 
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Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 21, 2003, 14:48:
 
/me fears that one, Peebs - I do hope that site is just rendering the pic for good, and not doing evil things with their logs...
 
Posted by Hanji (Member # 2379) on December 21, 2003, 17:14:
 
quote:
/me fears that one, Peebs - I do hope that site is just rendering the pic for good, and not doing evil things with their logs...
Don't fear them. Fear the fact that any site you visit can get that information, and potentially log it *without* giving you any warning or notification..
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on December 21, 2003, 23:30:
 
http://www.boners.com/content/791166.1.jpg
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on December 21, 2003, 23:42:
 
 -

Geek???
 
Posted by MTB Babe (Member # 2297) on December 22, 2003, 09:21:
 
I just revamped my sister's site!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on December 22, 2003, 11:18:
 
line 3 error, unterminated string constant on interest and hobies page. other than that, nice page.
 
Posted by Lithandro (Member # 2407) on December 22, 2003, 11:47:
 
I think thats the geocities ad thing though, as I occasionally get them at random times on mine.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on December 22, 2003, 12:11:
 
quote:
Originally posted by MTB Babe:
I just revamped my sister's site!! [Big Grin]

Um, just a comment from a paranoid old man, but your sister is a babe, and she's put her photos and home address on the web.
Not smart.
I'm far less likely to attrack stalkers than she is, and my web CV doesn't have address info.
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on December 22, 2003, 12:48:
 
I have no idea how to change the speedometer in a 1963 Corvair Monza. And no matter how much they tell you, the 1975 Corvette's radiator shroud is not simply "pull-out, slip-in". Not at all.

Jess

Oh yes, and I forgot. That's actually a webcam, and Spungo's probably on the other side watching you. [Razz] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Orpheus (Member # 2397) on December 22, 2003, 21:44:
 
I thought that was drool coming out of my monitor!!

*makes mental note to stop parading about in latex body suits*

[Razz]

(sorry spungo, opportunity was just too good to pass up)
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on December 23, 2003, 03:27:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Orpheus:
I thought that was drool coming out of my monitor!!

That weren't no drool lady. [evil]
 
Posted by MTB Babe (Member # 2297) on December 23, 2003, 05:59:
 
quote:
Um, just a comment from a paranoid old man
Thanx Druid I didn't know she had put that info there.
 
Posted by greycat (Member # 945) on December 23, 2003, 06:53:
 
It's basically impossible to tie one's shoe laces with one hand. Most other day-to-day activities range from "easy" (putting on socks) to "very difficult" (zipping a coat). Buttons are merely "difficult".

Some food preparation is not too bad, especially if you can use scissors, or your teeth plus one hand, to pull open the bags and boxes. Dish washing is feasible if you can "trap" the soiled item against the side of the sink to hold it still. Spreading butter or peanut butter with the secondary hand is surprisingly difficult.

Opening "child-proof" medicine containers (of the "push down & turn" variety) might be possible with a vise. If you don't have one handy, you will need assistance.

Typing is slower. Much, much slower.
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on December 23, 2003, 09:56:
 
Never, ever, pull the tinsel.
 
Posted by d3m057h3n35 (Member # 2378) on December 23, 2003, 09:58:
 
collection of free associations

I. in the morning
A. running to the store
B. was obseqious
C. extremely fast and blue-black colored
II. unfortunately a fire
A. blowing out the vents
B. a character exemplary of ‘blaxploitation’
C. glowed warmly in the night
III. an enormous bowl of porridge
A. rotating slowly on a strange turntable
B. reaching out with his mind
C. the antique grandfather clock
D. exploded into millions of tiny pink gobs
IV. smoldering virgorously
A. of dubious nature and quality
B. an impressively ornate shoe
1. tapping against the window in the a
strong wind
2. dusty cameras lining the brown shelves
C. obviously a throwback from ancient times
V. a dull thud
A. clearly an example of Sumerian erotica
B. everything in the paste
C. of great significance considering its conical
shape
D. finally passing into the West, diminished
 
Posted by NetwerkGuy (Member # 2475) on December 23, 2003, 09:59:
 
I have a stuffed monkey sitting on my monitor looking at me.
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on December 23, 2003, 10:02:
 
quote:
Originally posted by NetwerkGuy:
I have a stuffed monkey sitting on my monitor looking at me.

Don't pull its tinsel, either. Just... don't. Do monkeys eat tinsel? Bet you didn't know chimpanzees are cannibalistic. That was a bit of a surprise and disappointment Jane Goodall found out...

Jess
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on December 23, 2003, 10:26:
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by MTB Babe:
I just revamped my sister's site!! [Big Grin]

Um, just a comment from a paranoid old man, but your sister is a babe, and she's put her photos and home address on the web.

I know Druid.....didja check out the arse on 'er?
 
Posted by MTB Babe (Member # 2297) on December 23, 2003, 11:58:
 
Doesn't come close to mine cap'n
 
Posted by Spoongirl (Member # 2143) on December 23, 2003, 12:07:
 
RRRAAAAAAAAANNNNNDDDDDDDDOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!

giraffe's are not as chocolatey as they appear to be, when the room is upside down you have had enough bleach to drink, cats don't always like having their paws sawn off with rusty candle-holders, chips can taste much nicer when you unfreeze them, the majority of accidents happen on purpose, wax should not be used as a food group no matter what the leprechauns tell you, there are no little people inside your television, they are cleverly disguised penguins, and finally when the glass is half empty there isn't enough in it.

aaaahhhhh..... oh, i liiike this thread...

love from the tin, Spoonie [Wink]
 
Posted by alphacomp (Member # 1482) on December 23, 2003, 18:22:
 
This seems like a perfect opportunity to quote that loveable, always-random, Turing-Proof AI known as megaHAL.

"ONE FOOT IS BOTH THE SAME BECAUSE YOU'RE STUPID YOU'RE ACTING LIKE A WET NOODLE."

"JESUS IS THE BEST RADIO PRODUCER IN THE BEANS. WE NEED SOME SALIVA AND PICKLES TO GET MAD."

"FUNKY DIVAS ATTEMPT TO ROUND UP CERTAIN SMALL CHILDRENS' TOYS SMATTERED UP WITH TINY RAINMAKER COMPACT DISCS SENT UP AS SPUTNIK WAS SUMMARILY DESTORYED BY THE FACT THAT DUCKS ARE QUITE COOL."

There are more quotes right here.

-alphacomp
 
Posted by Orpheus (Member # 2397) on December 23, 2003, 19:01:
 
Sung to the same tune:

bahh bahh black sheep have you any wool?
yes sir, yes sir three bags full

up above the world so high
like a diamond in the sky

now I know my A, B, C's
next time won't you sing with me
 
Posted by unclefungus (Member # 2118) on December 23, 2003, 19:44:
 
Random? /me fires up the infinite probability drive. beware of falling whales.
 
Posted by GeekAvenger (Member # 1895) on December 24, 2003, 12:25:
 
*Rides in on his Giant hampster of doom*

*Distributes free multicoloured turtles to everybody*

*Rides of into the sunset...*
 
Posted by Spoongirl (Member # 2143) on December 24, 2003, 12:29:
 
MULTI-COLOURED TURTLES!!!???

they are just so much better than the regular polka-dotted ones...

[Big Grin]

on a side-note... can we make the room look festive? here... i brought a tree! *sets up 3 foot high tree*

dammit, it looked bigger further away... [Smile]

*throws tinsel and beady things all over tree*

there... *steps back to admire work* [Smile] does anyone have an angel or a star...?

love from the tin, Spoongirl
 
Posted by Orpheus (Member # 2397) on December 24, 2003, 14:40:
 
hmm I think I can help...

*shoves tree in extreme foreground so it looks 300 feet high then gives a seraph a christmas tree enema*

there we go! [Big Grin]
code:
    o
'(^)'
/ \
/ \
/--|--\


 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on December 24, 2003, 23:27:
 
Ordinarily I wouldn't post this without a link, but this is the random thread.

This whole thing about trees looking bigger from farther away and pushing it into the extreme foreground reminds me of two things.

1) That Simpsons episode where they get on a train and a hobo tells them tall tales. Homer is Paul Bunyan and Marge thinks he's such a handsome man when he's really far away and she thinks he's normal sized.

2)That Foxtrot comic strip where Jason and Marcus are building a giant snowman out of a snow-covered hill and various sized buttons. They're planning on scaring the mailman and Jason remarks "Forced perspective is an underused art."

Yeah, that's it. [crazy]
 
Posted by aberrantgeek (Member # 2336) on December 30, 2003, 09:44:
 
They are selling the Matrix comics! Finally after the time I spent on the website reading all of the comics they release the book so I can read them at school when nothing is happening (always).
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 30, 2003, 10:15:
 
http://homepage.mac.com/dataguy42/pel/
 
Posted by supergoo (Member # 2280) on December 30, 2003, 11:16:
 
Yo sueño que estoy aquí
De estas prisiones cargado,
Y soñé que en otro estado
Mas lisonjero me vi:
¿Qué es la vida? Un frenesí.
¿Qué es la vida? Una ilusión,
Una sombra, una ficción;
Y el mayor bien es pequeño
Que toda la vida es sueño
Y los sueños, sueños son.

--Pedro Calderón de la Barca
 
Posted by Tut-an-Geek (Member # 1234) on December 30, 2003, 19:10:
 
Randomness:
I LOVE MY NEW SKIS!!!!!
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on December 30, 2003, 21:21:
 
ARRRGGGGGG!!!

I finally saw XMen 2... [Mad]

ARRRRRRGGGGG!!!
killing off Jean Grey under a wall of water is COMPLETE sacrilege and so totally wrong since any geek worth his X-weight in comics knows she died piloting a space shuttle through a lethal solar radiation storm, and the FIRE imagery of that "death' led itself so wonderfully to the Pheonix-rising-out-of-the-ashes theme.


[Mad]
 
Posted by Orpheus (Member # 2397) on December 30, 2003, 21:36:
 
edit: post moved to a more appropriate thread
insert randomness:

I just got a new 2004 civic coupe [Big Grin] my first new car!! It's technically called nighthawk black pearl, but to put it into realistic terms it's the color of midnight, black at first glance but with a tinge of blue if you look close. Need a name now...
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 30, 2003, 22:09:
 
Orpheus: Sweet! Congrats on the new car [Smile] . I love my '02 Corolla - after hanging out with my friends here for quite awhile, it sort of naturally came to me to call it "Corolla-san."
 
Posted by Demosthenes (Member # 530) on December 30, 2003, 22:12:
 
i love my bike so much, that i'm stencilling the standard of rohan onto the seat while the frame's in the shop. god, i'm a loser.
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on December 30, 2003, 22:17:
 
There was this one time....at band camp....this guy....he swallowed a thumbtack.
 
Posted by greycat (Member # 945) on December 31, 2003, 05:08:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
http://homepage.mac.com/dataguy42/pel/

They missed ne1. But they made up for it by banning peeps twice.

On a related note, is there some sort of conspiracy to prevent the full spelling of the word thanks on IRC? Even people who don't use any of the other banned words almost invariably end up saying tnx or thnx or some other variation. It's distressingly common, to the point where I'm really starting to think it's become a cultural identifier.
 
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on December 31, 2003, 11:27:
 
After weeks (or maybe a month or more) of cursing the damned F#m chord (a rather common "bar chord" in the standard chord progression for the key of A), I had a revelation while lying in bed this morning.

"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! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by supergoo (Member # 2280) on December 31, 2003, 23:23:
 
i played a song in F#m. It was confusing, stupid e sharps... it was a beautiful song, but very difficult. this is my new project which is scarier than the last, but i think i can manage.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 31, 2003, 23:30:
 
#random();
http://wmbiff.sourceforge.net/manwmbiffrc.html
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on January 04, 2004, 00:53:
 
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
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on January 04, 2004, 00:57:
 
Mmmm... organic wholemilk (3.8% fat) yoghurt with apricots
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on January 04, 2004, 01:59:
 
Overly literal?
Moi ?
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on January 04, 2004, 04:40:
 
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?)
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 04, 2004, 11:27:
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Overly literal?
Moi ?

Nice!!!
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on January 04, 2004, 13:37:
 
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.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 04, 2004, 14:12:
 
[TFD inspired [Big Grin] ]
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Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 04, 2004, 16:26:
 
/. 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] .
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on January 04, 2004, 18:28:
 
Hehehe.

Lesson learned from my guinea pig: being calm and collected is great, but sometimes it's far better to just run around squeaking.
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on January 05, 2004, 13:45:
 
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)
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 05, 2004, 15:52:
 
Yet another /. QOTD that I rather like:
Go to a movie tonight. Darkness becomes you.
 
Posted by unclefungus (Member # 2118) on January 07, 2004, 17:21:
 
Here's some more complete random ness that night improve you mind. h2g2
Wikipedia
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 07, 2004, 22:29:
 
There are FOUR lights!
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on January 08, 2004, 01:45:
 
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]
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on January 08, 2004, 03:24:
 
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 ?
 
Posted by Grey_girl (Member # 2172) on January 08, 2004, 07:29:
 
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.
 
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on January 11, 2004, 14:02:
 
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.
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on January 14, 2004, 14:06:
 
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
 
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on January 14, 2004, 14:24:
 
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.
 
Posted by unclefungus (Member # 2118) on January 15, 2004, 16:31:
 
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.
 
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on January 15, 2004, 16:35:
 
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...)
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on January 15, 2004, 20:39:
 
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.
 
Posted by Orpheus (Member # 2397) on January 15, 2004, 22:36:
 
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.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on January 15, 2004, 22:48:
 
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.
 
Posted by schnurren (Member # 1571) on January 16, 2004, 07:19:
 
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.
 
Posted by skylar (Member # 1422) on January 16, 2004, 11:50:
 
Items usually found somewhere in my bedroom:

half a loaf of Warburtons farmhouse white
pink laces with butterflies on them tied around drawer handles
a photo of my little sister as a baby (she was cuter then)
posters of (clockwise from the door), Snoopy and Woodstock, a map of the world, the Marx brothers, a map of Bristol, a Bristol Uni wall planner, Nelly (the very bad rapper), a photo collage of the Brooklyn Bridge, James Dean, the Rat Pack and a pretty picture of a lake.
big multicoloured scarves
leftover tinsel and empty packets of Space Raiders
a month old newspaper, still unread
very sexually explicit Latin poetry that needed to be translated and handed in about a month ago
hats. lots of hats
a lilac t-shirt that says "Bowl-O-Rama, 48 lanes, Automatic Scoring! Where striking out is a good thing!"

and many, many more...
 
Posted by d3m057h3n35 (Member # 2378) on January 16, 2004, 13:24:
 
i have the One Ring on my finger now, and i'm invisible!!! buahahahahaha!
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on January 16, 2004, 19:34:
 
quote:
Originally posted by d3m057h3n35:
i have the One Ring on my finger now, and i'm invisible!!! buahahahahaha!

Careful, that can be hobbit forming.
 
Posted by Smeagol (Member # 2400) on January 16, 2004, 21:06:
 
We wantss it, don't we preciousss? Givess it to usss? Gives it to usss! *gollum* *gollum*
 
Posted by d3m057h3n35 (Member # 2378) on January 17, 2004, 07:30:
 
NOOOOO!!! It's my burden to carry! You stay away too, Mister Sam!
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on February 29, 2004, 04:39:
 
Some fscker has stolen my post-it notes again.
 
Posted by Grey_girl (Member # 2172) on February 29, 2004, 08:21:
 
I'm bored and have time to kill. Having lunch with my best friend today, but damn... why does it take her two hours to get ready to go anywhere??? And I know 1:30 PM really means 2 PM, if I'm lucky. It's really getting annoying.
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on February 29, 2004, 09:19:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
I'm bored and have time to kill. Having lunch with my best friend today, but damn... why does it take her two hours to get ready to go anywhere??? And I know 1:30 PM really means 2 PM, if I'm lucky. It's really getting annoying.

If she is going out with a girl as pretty as you, she needs to take some extra time to try to look as good as she can, although she knows she can never meet your natural beauty.
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on February 29, 2004, 10:02:
 
Cap'n Vic is smooth today.

Does your wife know you talk to the girls here like that? [Razz]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on February 29, 2004, 10:51:
 
See, even I have a nice side.
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on February 29, 2004, 11:24:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
See, even I have a nice side.

As it's in 'the completely random thread' I'm sure we'll forgive you [Wink]
 
Posted by cryptOrchid (Member # 2249) on February 29, 2004, 13:39:
 
I have decorated my room with bacardi and hot guy posters [Embarrassed]
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on February 29, 2004, 21:12:
 
quote:
Originally posted by cryptOrchid:
I have decorated my room with bacardi and hot guy posters [Embarrassed]

I didn't know the "Hot guys of GC" calendar was out already [Wink]
 
Posted by Lumina Manson (Member # 1868) on February 29, 2004, 23:11:
 
My mommy bought some facial moisturiser for me form the Avon company and it made my face break out. [Frown] Booo!

And everytime I blow-dry my hair, my hair color becomes brighter. I have red-red hair! Yay!

--Me face hurts, C.P.
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on March 01, 2004, 08:04:
 
Criminitely, I think I dyed more of my skin blue than my hair this last time.

I'm fine with having to wear my hair down and gloves to cover my dead-looking hands or whatever, but this whole having-to-scrub blue crap off my cheek's insane. And my cheek hurts. And my ears are blue-ish.

[Big Grin]

It is kind-of funny, though.

Oh yes, and the pink... is gone.

Jess
 
Posted by Grey_girl (Member # 2172) on March 01, 2004, 08:21:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
I'm bored and have time to kill. Having lunch with my best friend today, but damn... why does it take her two hours to get ready to go anywhere??? And I know 1:30 PM really means 2 PM, if I'm lucky. It's really getting annoying.

If she is going out with a girl as pretty as you, she needs to take some extra time to try to look as good as she can, although she knows she can never meet your natural beauty.
[blush]

I would have made a comment that you don't even know what I look like, but I remembered that there is a picture of me in the Gallery. You might actually know what I look like. LOL...

Thanks, Vic. You made my day, even if my friend was always the pretty blond and I the glasses wearing book-worm sidekick.
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on March 01, 2004, 08:26:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
See, even I have a nice side.

I guess we know who's been bogarting the Cosmic One, eh? [Wink]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on March 01, 2004, 10:44:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
........ and I the glasses wearing book-worm sidekick.

But some people, including me, think that is sooooo sexy. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by ooby (Member # 2603) on March 01, 2004, 11:25:
 
quote:
Originally posted by cryptOrchid:
I have decorated my room with bacardi and hot guy posters [Embarrassed]

Decorating your room with bacardi sounds fun, dangerous, and very, very messy.
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on March 01, 2004, 12:13:
 
I got in a car accident yesterday. It was completly my fault.

Looks like i have a couple bills im gonna need to pay soon.
 
Posted by Grey_girl (Member # 2172) on March 01, 2004, 12:20:
 
Jace, are you ok? Did you get hurt?
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on March 01, 2004, 12:29:
 
Still got a car dude?
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on March 01, 2004, 13:24:
 
No problems here, the other guy is ok too.

It was a low speed head on. still have a car and it still runs, only its doesn't run well. Sounds like one of my engine hounts are broke because it vibrates a lot.

Im going to be riding my bike for a while but no worries. I'll post pics of the damage if i can convince my dad to let me dl the pics from his camera.
 
Posted by Lumina Manson (Member # 1868) on March 01, 2004, 23:42:
 
Jace, don't worry about it! My mom is legally blind, has had 7 accidents, is on car #4 in 8 years, and she's still alright! And believe it or not, none of them were her fault! Cooky! SHe did get hit by a drunk driver, though, that wasn't cool.
And alcohol usually gets off hair dye from skin. If you put an oil-based cream or lotion on the parts of your skin that might become in contact with the hair dye, your skin will not become dyed. Cool, huh?
To the glasses wearing book-worm: ever hear about the sexy secretary fetish? [Wink]

--Word from demise, C.P.
 
Posted by Dr Cyclops (Member # 986) on March 02, 2004, 17:03:
 
quote:
But some people, including me, think that is sooooo sexy.
I'm afraid I have to concur.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on March 02, 2004, 17:53:
 
How about being a "Catholic school girl?" [Wink] [evil] [Razz]
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on March 02, 2004, 18:04:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
How about being a "Catholic school girl?" [Wink] [evil] [Razz]

...the Pon Farr continues...
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on March 02, 2004, 18:28:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
How about being a "Catholic school girl?" [Wink] [evil] [Razz]

...the Pon Farr continues...
*groan*

That was bad, man...bad. But what can I say - it's still your birthday - have fun [Smile] .
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on March 02, 2004, 18:35:
 
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
How about being a "Catholic school girl?" [Wink] [evil] [Razz]

...the Pon Farr continues...
Yeah, if he can just hold out another ten or eleven days everything should be fine. [Roll Eyes]

Happy birthday btw.
 
Posted by aberrantgeek (Member # 2336) on March 03, 2004, 17:26:
 
I am gald to see that this post has grown in my absence.
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on March 03, 2004, 17:44:
 
quote:
Originally posted by aberrantgeek:
I am gald to see that this post has grown in my absence.

Absence makes the post grow fonder. [Big Grin]
 


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