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>> No. 28571 Anonymous
17th May 2019
Friday 1:05 am
28571 Minor Rants and Piss-Offs, Mark VIII
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.
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>> No. 29715 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 11:20 am
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>>29714
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 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 11:44 am
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>>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 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 11:58 am
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>>29712
>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 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 1:42 pm
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>>29715

My i3 Thinkpad can handle those threads just fine, when exactly did you spend this £2k? 1998?
>> No. 29721 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 1:52 pm
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>>29718
2010

Your "just fine" might be my "barely opens". We don't need to get the benchmarks out.
>> No. 29722 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 2:02 pm
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>>29721

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 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 2:09 pm
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>>29722
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. 29724 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 2:16 pm
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>>29723

>179 tabs open
>> No. 29725 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 3:43 pm
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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 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 5:10 pm
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>>29725
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 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 5:15 pm
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>>29727
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. 29729 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 5:51 pm
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>>29723
>>29724
179? Is that all?
>> No. 29730 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 5:52 pm
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>>29729
Aren't you using some plugin that suspends the tab? You're basically talking bookmarks at that point.
>> No. 29731 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 6:07 pm
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>>29730
It's not the castle from Beauty & The Beast.
>> No. 29732 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 6:15 pm
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>> No. 29733 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 6:54 pm
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>>29732
>You're basically talking bookmarks
>> No. 29734 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 7:02 pm
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>>29733
You might be overestimating our familiarity with Disney movies.
>> No. 29735 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 7:11 pm
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>>29730

I believe* even Chrome suspends tabs now.

*assume with no evidence
>> No. 29736 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 7:17 pm
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>>29734
It's not as though I'm referencing the finer points of Frozen 2, lad.
>> No. 29737 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 7:19 pm
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>>29735
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 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 7:23 pm
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>>29736
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 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 7:36 pm
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>>29738
I don't remember actually ever watching it but it's something that most people should know about through cultural osmosis.
>> No. 29740 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 7:42 pm
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>>29737

I meant on desktop, it certainly does on Android.
>> No. 29741 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 7:46 pm
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>>29740
I know.
>> No. 29742 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 8:53 pm
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>>29740

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 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 11:33 pm
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My girlfriend has just asked me if dragons used to exist, you know like the dinosaurs used to. Jesus wept.
>> No. 29744 Anonymous
2nd April 2020
Thursday 11:44 pm
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>>29743
Carpet bagger.
>> No. 29748 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 12:07 am
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>>29743

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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 12:17 am
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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.

>>29743
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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 1:32 am
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>>29749
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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 5:13 am
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>>29748

>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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 8:20 am
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>>29751

>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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 8:33 am
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>>29753
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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 8:35 am
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>>29750
>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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 10:10 am
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>>29755

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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 10:30 am
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>>29758
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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 11:11 am
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>>29758
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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 11:31 am
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>>29753

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 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 11:53 am
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>>29760

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. 29764 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 11:59 am
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I can highly recommend tu dou si (土豆絲) as a quick, easy and vegetarian Chinese meal that isn't well-known in the west.

It's basically thin strips of potato fried in chilli, soy, and vinegar and it's fucking delicious.

https://www.chinasichuanfood.com/spicy-and-sour-potato/
>> No. 29765 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 12:15 pm
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>>29760

Genuinely delicious.
>> No. 29766 Anonymous
3rd April 2020
Friday 12:43 pm
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>>29765

Are those virgin piss eggs?
>> No. 29768 Anonymous
4th April 2020
Saturday 1:06 am
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>>29764
Cheers mate, that does look interesting.
>> No. 29769 Anonymous
4th April 2020
Saturday 1:18 am
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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 Anonymous
4th April 2020
Saturday 8:27 am
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>>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 Anonymous
4th April 2020
Saturday 9:26 am
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>>29770

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 Anonymous
6th April 2020
Monday 5:31 pm
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How the fuck do you design a kettle that vents steam onto the handle area? How did this happen, you useless pricks?
>> No. 29773 Anonymous
6th April 2020
Monday 6:58 pm
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>>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 Anonymous
6th April 2020
Monday 8:52 pm
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>>29773
Mine has the lid attached on a hinge, so I couldn't engage in such swinebuggery even if I was so inclined.
>> No. 29775 Anonymous
6th April 2020
Monday 11:02 pm
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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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