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|>>|| No. 28571
It appears largethreadmodlad has also locked the previous iteration of this thread; Mark VIII it is, then.
I take perfect care of my nails. I don't bite them, I cut in the standard flat formation every 3-5 days, and scrub under them in the shower. So why the actual fuck are my cuticles bleeding? Putting the plaster over to catch the blood means I can't play my bass properly, and that pisses me off.
|>>|| No. 29715
Having to type that number out or click another number must have really burdened you. That half the threads barely open on my old but £2000 PC anymore is no problem at all, huh?
|>>|| No. 29716
>>29715 I'm probably just /101/ing that the post box opens fine, but informs you the thread's locked when you click submit.
|>>|| No. 29717
>In my experience Friday afternoon just after lunch is best time for a weekly meeting.
The unspoken rule where I work is to avoid any meetings or deadlines on Fridays. This is explained to the newbies as being considerate of people with care commitments but, really, it just means that everyone can "work from home" on Friday rather than having to doss at work.
I suppose it depends on whether working from home is practicable in your profession but meetings give the impression that you should come in which is a waste of everyone's time.
|>>|| No. 29718
My i3 Thinkpad can handle those threads just fine, when exactly did you spend this £2k? 1998?
|>>|| No. 29721
Your "just fine" might be my "barely opens". We don't need to get the benchmarks out.
|>>|| No. 29722
My "just fine" is "no discernable difference compared to short threads".
I'm not really having a go, just bored and more interested that there might be some issue affecting your setup specifically.
|>>|| No. 29723
Okay, I might break out the DevTools when I don't have 179 tabs open. I also think one of the corona power cuts did knock out my overclock.
|>>|| No. 29725
I don't believe that >>29723 is the same poster as >>29721. It has to be some trolling, because no cunt's thick enough to argue about web browser performance when they've got 179 tabs open.
|>>|| No. 29727
Mate, i'm fed up of telling my mother to close the 30+ tabs on her iphone whenever she complains her battery is always low.
|>>|| No. 29728
I'm not sure if that makes any sense at all because Steve Jobs was a cunt and I won't use any of his crap but I doubt it. I have >100 tabs on my Android as well and it barely uses any battery. The tabs get suspended.
|>>|| No. 29730
Aren't you using some plugin that suspends the tab? You're basically talking bookmarks at that point.
|>>|| No. 29737
Yes, I have made the same observation but pointing that out didn't aid my rejection of the attempt to one-up me.
|>>|| No. 29738
If I'd seen the Frozen movies I'd stand a better chance of remembering them. As it is I remember roughly what the Beast looks like and that's it. Most of my childhood has gone.
|>>|| No. 29739
I don't remember actually ever watching it but it's something that most people should know about through cultural osmosis.
|>>|| No. 29742
Afaik the "suspension" of tabs in Chrome is entirely based on free ram. - if the process starts running low it'll suspend tabs and reload the pages when you reopen them. I've currently got a shitty Motorola phone and tabs get suspended all the time but last time I had a decent Nexus that never happened, even with > 100 tabs open.
|>>|| No. 29743
My girlfriend has just asked me if dragons used to exist, you know like the dinosaurs used to. Jesus wept.
|>>|| No. 29748
The Chinese used to say there were 3 types of knowledge, that which was observed that, which was known spiritually, and that which was decreed by the emperor.
A British Natural philosopher tried to teach them the difference between then and that 1 of them was known as it had physical evidence and the other 2 were merely belief or opinion.
When he asked for an example of something they knew to be real from evidence, they said dragons were real. They were very insistent that they knew that dragons exist, the Natural philosopher scoffed told then this was merely a claim of the emperor (the link between the emperors and dragons as a symbol of them being well known), and demanded physical evidence before he believed it.
So they got permission to take him to the imperial palace where they showed him what was quite clearly a dragon skeleton. He returned to England to declare dragons to be real. It was only later that 'we' discovered them and started calling them Dinosaurs or if you don’t speak Latin, terror lizards. So really it is purely a matter of name as to what is a dragon and what is a 'terror lizards' the Chinese clearly called them the former.
|>>|| No. 29749
Microsoft Teams must've been designed by a narrow-minded curtain-twitcher with absolutely no trust in the workforce. I'd rather be using Slack than this absolute corporate dumpster fire of software and the only reason I can see someone selecting this over it's rivals is a reluctance to move on from outlook. It even fails to be seamless with outlook and you can't even do simple tasks like set a reminder in the calendar.
The planner app let's your manager set tasks without the trouble of talking to you (or an emailing) which just seems like a terrible management style to me. You can't give these instructions in a technical job because there actually has to be an understanding on both sides on what's being asked and approaches - this is without getting into the impersonal nature of it. Once a task is assigned you get a progress bar that everyone can see and the app will send you little reminders calling you a naughty boy if you don't mark it as done by the deadline. Needless to say, I've ignored this bullshit and I think everyone else has but I can see the big boss is getting grumpy about it.
Sharepoint equally has a corporate surveillance feature where you can watch what everyone is doing at any particular moment. I assume the implied peer-pressure feature is there by design but it also gives a nice excuse for management to looking over my shoulder all hours of the day.
There's many reasons you can say dragons technically were real based on the human experience. Like owls and grey aliens, snakes and dragons are hypothesised to be connected as a primal fear which explains their existence across human cultures.
|>>|| No. 29750
I'm finding it okay so far, but then again I'm currently contracting for an Irish company and the person I'm working with is very Irish.
|>>|| No. 29751
>So really it is purely a matter of name as to what is a dragon and what is a 'terror lizards' the Chinese clearly called them the former.
If you go to China, you will find that bread is sold as 'toast'. The words 'bread' and 'toast' are used interchangeably, to the point where it's hard (or not important) for them to understand the difference between the two. They quite literally put 'toast' in the toaster. As a language and culture, it's vague.
>and started calling them Dinosaurs or if you don’t speak Latin, terror lizards
Interestingly, this does reverse with medical things. If you don't know latin, you won't understand your condition without explanation. But, if I tell you I have sugar-piss disease, it's quite easy to work out what is wrong.
|>>|| No. 29753
>They quite literally put 'toast' in the toaster.
Maybe in Cantonese, I dunno. In Mandarin, you put 面包 (bread) in the 烤面包机 (roasted bread machine). You're right that there's no specific word for "toast" and the term "烤面包" is used fairly loosely, but that's because western-style bread is a relatively new thing in China - traditional Han Chinese breads are steamed or fried rather than baked. Toast and baked bread is still a strange foreign food to the vast majority of Chinese people and isn't really popular enough to get a proper name.
The food served in most British Chinese takeaways and restaurants would be utterly unrecognisable to most Chinese people. If you ask for a "latte" in a cafe in Italy, you'll get a glass of milk and a slightly quizzical look.
|>>|| No. 29755
So at the risk of asking a fundamentally stupid question, what is real Chinese food like? Can you give a few examples? For Britain we'd say fish and chips, bangers and mash, full English (with lovingly-home-grown tomatoes obviously), etc etc.
|>>|| No. 29757
>the person I'm working with is very Irish
I've only worked with one Irish person. She ended almost every sentence with "so I did" or "so it was" or some other variation. I loved it, so I did.
|>>|| No. 29758
The thing is saying "real Chinese food" isn't the same as saying "real British food", it's more like saying "real European food", which could mean anything from jellied eels to baklava to paella. The regions all have their own cuisine.
|>>|| No. 29759
The regions of Britain also have their own cuisine. I know things like eel pie, beef wellington and Cornish pasties all share a certain sameness of pastry but they are distinct.
|>>|| No. 29760
I know that, it's a billion people, they're not all going to eat the same stuff. I was asking for your opinion on classic dishes. I guess I could search online, just thought a .gs perspective would be interesting.
|>>|| No. 29762
吐司 is the loanword for 'toast' and is used a lot in the republic of China, it might not be common in 祖國. 吐司 means 'white Hovis-style bread' despite being a transliteration of 'toast' (much like your latte example). That might not be common in the people's republic, but 烤麵包 is used too.
|>>|| No. 29763
Starfish, Chicken's feet, duck tounges, sheep penis, various species of bats, crickets, Dogs, Cats Spiders, Centipedes, Scorpions, silkwork shit, live Oysters, live prawns, live snakes, live monkey brain, live deep fried fish.
remember the mantra
“If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.”
|>>|| No. 29769
I've probably had my stupidest day on record. Cocked up a work email half-a-dozen times, spent an hour trying to print and scan something, then had to do it again anyway, for some reason the new disk drive I got isn't showing up in My Computer, just everywhere else, and then to round off the day I made my friend rehost his multiplayer game three times because the password wasn't working before I realised I had capslock on. It's a good thing I can't leave the house or I'd likely have gotten myself hit by a car or collapsed a series of shopping aisles like bit dominos.
If I don't improve tomorrow I implore one of you to take me out Lenny-style and be done with it.
|>>|| No. 29770
>>29769 'salright, m80, I've had a fuckwit week. Done more damage than progress at work, completely forgotten a few things.
Fucking hayfever hasn't been this bad since I was at school. How I got any exams done back then still baffles me.
All because trees spend their time spunking into the air. Come on, you bastards, at least get together and jiggle your bits inside each other like proper organisms.
|>>|| No. 29771
The amount of incest plants get up to is terrifying. They're all filthy wrong 'uns, and people just invite them into their gardens where they let their kids play.
|>>|| No. 29772
How the fuck do you design a kettle that vents steam onto the handle area? How did this happen, you useless pricks?
|>>|| No. 29773
>>29772 I'm not calling you a prick, but... I once had a kettle that my prick housemate would take the lid off completely unnecessarily, and if it wasn't put back on properly, it'd both vent steam over the handle, and not blow steam over the turny-offy-thermostat.
It was obviously a shit design to allow this, but my housemate was an utter prick for doing it every pigfucking time he used it.
|>>|| No. 29774
Mine has the lid attached on a hinge, so I couldn't engage in such swinebuggery even if I was so inclined.
|>>|| No. 29775
Blue LED in my Q key has died, so I've had to trick it into displaying as near to white as possible by modifying it to a specific shade of lilac that still looks white enough to match the rest of the keys which are set to a very light yellow.
Not that I ever use the fancy RGB effects, and in fact by modifying it this way I've got closer to a true white than it was before, which was far too blue; but still. I know it's there. I know it's not perfect any more. And I'll always hate that Q key for it.
Also the iron halo had snapped off my terminator captain when I came to paint him. Can't find the fucker anywhere. Had to order a new one off ebay for a whole tenner.
Bastard. Why can't I ever have nice things.
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