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The Complaining and Bitching Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by ASU2003, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Friggin' Oracle... (AND professors)
    Been doing this crap for decades...and it wouldn't install and build a database without erroring out.
    Forced to use Oracle SQL emulator...with it's shitty output...no way to save...and it doesn't support most spooling commands like SET ECHO ON

    The professor is going to rake me over the coals even though everything worked perfectly. And gave good output otherwise.
    I hate their little quirks and particulars...makes us contort to get it exactly the way they want...even if we know what we're doing.

    Oh well, thank goodness I've been rocking on all the other assignments and participation.
    But I would have liked an easy A.
     
  2. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I worked with a guy from Portugal. His father was diplomat, his mother a teacher, so I assumed he spoke "proper" Portuguese. It sounded like a mix of Spanish and Latin.
     
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  3. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
    stupid people piss me the fuck off
     
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  4. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    A neighbor of mine, a professor from Brazil, tells me that the Portuguese spoken there is quite different from that spoken in Portugal.
     
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  5. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Parked at the grocery a couple of days ago facing a huge F-something-or-other Super Duty crew cab pickup had headlights that were above my eye level in my Honda Accord. And had "driving lights" at about normal car headlight level. I hate, hate, hate jacked up pickups. And I hate even more that EVERYBODY seems to have one.:mad: Like a bunch of lemmings.
     
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  6. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Waaah...I HATE doing scholastic papers.
    Fuckin' panic attacks...always.

    Even though I've been doing this for decades...both professionally and in college.
    Even though I seem to be able to do something the profs like.

    It's my irrational phobia...like another person fears spiders. (and I don't at all...or anything else)
    There's no reason for me to panic (literally my heart races and I get nauseous)
    And I always procrasinate....because I can't deal.

    Yet I whip them out quick and come up with some type of BS that hits home.
    No reason, no rhyme.

    Even now, I'm in the middle of writing up a simple executive summary on a software proposal...and I'm sweating.
    This is something I do with my eyes closed for work.

    I think if terrorists were ever going to extract info from me...they'd make me write up a term paper. :eek:
    Pain...no problem...but paper, torture.

    Yes, I know I'm strange. :oops:

    But thank you for listening, it allowed me to calm down and I can dive in again. Geez. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I could write a book about the ways in which pickup drivers annoy me.

    The main one is when I'm trying to make a right hand turn at a red light, and some idiot driving a truck pulls up on my left, completely blocking my view of traffic.

    It's impossible to see around them when pulling/backing out of a parking space. A lot of asshole drivers around here will keep going when they see you backing out of a parking space.
     
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  8. omega

    omega Very Tilted

    The law in my state is 54 inches for headlight height, which is routinely violated. They should be issued equipment repair orders to lower the truck but no one ever does. I have also seen tinted windshields becoming more prevalent, which is incredibly asinine. And then these idiot jeep wrangler owners and to a lesser extent truck owners stick multicolored lights over everything. Halo headlights on jeeps that are red. They look like fucking taillights from a distance. Green lights, which by law are for command vehicles engage in emergency incidents. Blue lights which are for emergency vehicles. Red lights on the front of vehicles. Lights on suspensions. Such idiocy.
     
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  9. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    To be fair re HD pick-up drivers...

    At a previous job our office was on the same floor as The Houston Boat Show office. Some of the people who worked there drove large HD pick-ups because they needed them. They were courteous about parking on the outer edges of the surface parking lot.

    A friend who drives a pick-up was ridiculed on another forum when he posted about having a flat while driving to New Orleans, and AAA couldn't find a wrecker driver willing to make the long drive late at night to go change his tire. Note: This makes sense to folks familiar with a section of I-10 west of New Orleans. Folks on the forum wanted to know why he didn't change it himself. IMLE changing a truck tire can be a little complicated if you're not used to it. And my friend is an older out of shape white collar guy, not someone experienced with changing truck tires.
     
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  10. omega

    omega Very Tilted

    Pickup trucks sold by manufacturers have legal headlights. Modified and lifted pickups are the issue. For people interested in towing heavy loads, heavily modifying their tow vehicle is probably not a good idea. The multiple engineers and designers built around a certain level of specs. Modern tow vehicles use a bevy of sensors and measurements to not only move forward, but also for trailer stability. An unstable load can introduce yaw in the rear of the vehicle. Trucks can sense that and use a combination of braking and steering input to stabilize that. Lifting the vehicle, changing the suspension dynamics, adding tires not designed with rigid sidewalls for towing add to bad inputs. There is a reason redneck engineering is a derisive term.
     
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  11. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    I hate it when someone is irrational and manipulative and I'm somehow blamed for it despite being attacked.
     
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  12. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    You work for TRump?
     
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  13. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass Donor

    Location:
    Colorado
    Never really saw myself defending pick up trucks, but here goes:

    I'm an avid skier, that also enjoys camping, hiking, & snowshoeing. I've got 200# of dogs, a 4000# camping trailer, and 3 grandkids. I also live in Colorado (and need more towing capacity and clearance than you might at sea level).

    I drive an All-Terrain diesel GMC Canyon 4x4. It's a smaller Tacoma sized pickup that gets me and mine where we want to go. While it is slightly lifted for off road use, it was done as a factory package and is all standard except for a topper that keeps the dogs safe.

    I get a lot of snow at 8600' and require 4wd, adequate clearance, and studs to get home some days. I've pulled my trailer with a smaller vehicle; but the turbo diesel makes it effortless. Molly could get in the backseat of a Civic; but bringing the grandkids with requires a bigger ride.

    I drive the smallest, most fuel efficient vehicle that meets my needs.
     
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  14. omega

    omega Very Tilted

    Right, you're not the problem. You have not modified your vehicle into a coal roller. And you don't see your truck as an extension of your feeble personality like some oilfield trash. I drive sports car, but I have not installed a fart can muffler and yanked out the catalytic converters to eke out a few more horsepower at the cost of our lungs. I have been up near the area you reside, like gold hill, rollins pass, and so forth. I'd have an suv or midsize pickup there as well. Especially when the road has not been graded in a while and some jackass with a live axle pickup has been gunning it up the hill, causing the axle to bounce and creating that washboard effect on the road.
     
  15. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
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  16. Lindy

    Lindy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    I've been going through bad car karma.
    Sometime in the last week or so my Honda got rear ended while parked. Probably on the street or at the grocery. I don't usually approach my car from the rear in the garage and I don't remember when I last walked up on my car from behind until Sunday after breakfast. Damage was as dirty as the rest of the car, so I know it wasn't hit real recently. $845 for an OEM bumper cover + associated paint work.:mad:
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    A couple of weeks earlier I hit a pothole hard and wrecked my right front tire. Held air -- sort of -- until I was nearly home. Drove on it flat for about half a mile.

    Fortunately I had road hazard coverage (part of the mounting package at Walmart) for $10 so it only cost me $10 to replace a $160 tire.

    Then yesterday I got a speeding ticket (80 in a 65) on the way back from Fremont. Not a good car week.
     
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  17. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there! Donor

    I feel your pain.
    Around Christmas I found a nice dent just behind the headlight on my Subaru.
    Noticed it at work, but at that time of year I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. so who knows how/where it happened.
    Then 2 months ago I cracked the rear fender on our newish minivan.
    My fault.
    About $900 just like yours.
    Ouch.
     
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  18. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    None of the student in my online course this term filled out a review. This is unusual. Usually everyone fills them out. It is odd that I don't have any feedback this term.
     
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  19. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    That is odd. Are you certain it was available to them, i.e. if online no server issues, etc.?
     
  20. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    I am told that this is really a common occurrence and it was an anomaly that I got so much feedback in past terms.
     
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