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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #400 on: 17 Nov 2012, 21:42 »

And this is why they implemented the call terminated tone.
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« Reply #401 on: 17 Nov 2012, 22:20 »

There ought to be a law that you have to use text when it conveys just as much information, faster, than your stupid bandwidth hog of a video.
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« Reply #402 on: 18 Nov 2012, 02:05 »

It's not so much the bandwidth I object to as the time; I can skim text at the rate that I feel it deserves, whereas video clunks along at whatever speed the producer thought would enable their audience to keep up.  It's rare that I bother to watch through a video that could have been written as text, so they lose out anyway as far as I'm concerned.
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« Reply #403 on: 18 Nov 2012, 07:16 »

Indeed. Also, there are plenty of times where I can't watch a video but can easily look at some text, and having a video instead of an article for a simple news thing is just unacceptable for these moments.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #404 on: 18 Nov 2012, 09:41 »

Educational videos that are just talking heads are the worst.  Make it audio, at least, so I can do something else while you prattle on...
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« Reply #405 on: 18 Nov 2012, 14:42 »

There's nothing stopping you from having it open in the background, is there?
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #406 on: 18 Nov 2012, 20:12 »

Then they say something like "as you can see in this graph..." and you have to go back and rewind. 


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« Reply #407 on: 18 Nov 2012, 20:22 »

Rewind? as in, turn something in the hopes of spooling it upon itself? I have no idea what you're talking about, old man. Pardon me while I tweet about old folks from my iPad Mini and jam out to my tunes via Pandora...Why do old people call them "tunes" anyway? What are you tuning, a fork?  :psyduck:

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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #408 on: 28 Nov 2012, 03:27 »

There oughta be a law against using hashtags where they have COMPLETELY ZERO UTILITY.
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« Reply #409 on: 28 Nov 2012, 03:40 »

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« Reply #410 on: 28 Nov 2012, 04:34 »

#antihashtaghashtag

To be fair, though, even most of the people who use them on Twitter don't use them with the intent to search other hashtags, they just do it because it's a thing now. So yeah, they technically have utility, but that's not the point.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #411 on: 28 Nov 2012, 05:01 »

But perhaps even using them to indicate an idea, without the utility of searching, is useful in its own right.  As I did for the first time only yesterday :)
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« Reply #412 on: 28 Nov 2012, 05:11 »

I think it's sometimes quite a punchy way to make a statement - they've taken on an extra dimension through Twitter which has fed over into other spheres. Rather like some facebook things, such as poking or "fraping" (I hate that word).
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« Reply #413 on: 28 Nov 2012, 05:28 »

I've never heard it. What's it mean?
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« Reply #414 on: 28 Nov 2012, 06:08 »

Fraping? People using someone else's account to post stuff. Usually someone has left themselves logged in and people either post a stupid status update, or do a more elaborate one where they change lots of details. Jens once spent over an hour changing everything about my profile, including my name and gender, to make me as similar as possible to the title character from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood or whatever it's called. He posted frequent updates about all the pillaging and raping I was doing. For weeks I kept discovering new pages I'd "liked" - prostitution, murder, theft and so forth. It was quite impressive, I have to say.
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« Reply #415 on: 28 Nov 2012, 07:44 »

And your retaliation was what?
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« Reply #416 on: 28 Nov 2012, 07:52 »

I found it hilarious! I did unpick all the changes though, I don't really want the world believing that one of my hobbies is beating prostitutes and stealing their money.
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« Reply #417 on: 28 Nov 2012, 08:27 »

But the thought that you could be all sweet and innocent looking and be into that is hilarious to me.
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« Reply #418 on: 28 Nov 2012, 11:57 »

I've never heard it. What's it mean?

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« Reply #419 on: 28 Nov 2012, 12:01 »

That's kind of fucked up, since that could get their Facebook deactivated.
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« Reply #420 on: 28 Nov 2012, 12:04 »

Why do you think they weren't happy?
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« Reply #421 on: 28 Nov 2012, 12:17 »

Oh shit, their Facebook got shut down? That's horrible! Were they able to get it back?
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« Reply #422 on: 28 Nov 2012, 12:38 »

Huh? No, their Facebook  account wasn't shut down, but I think they did get a grumpy email.
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« Reply #423 on: 28 Nov 2012, 15:50 »

Oh shit, their Facebook got shut down? That's horrible! Were they able to get it back?
Would that really be such a huge disaster?
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« Reply #424 on: 28 Nov 2012, 17:41 »

For some people, yes. 
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« Reply #425 on: 28 Nov 2012, 17:42 »

I could see it being a real problem if you actually use it as a social network for keeping in touch with people.

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« Reply #426 on: 28 Nov 2012, 19:37 »

Oh shit, their Facebook got shut down? That's horrible! Were they able to get it back?
Would that really be such a huge disaster?
It could mean losing a lot of pictures/messages, so...yeah.
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« Reply #427 on: 28 Nov 2012, 20:27 »

There oughta be a law against housemates not remembering conversations [about how you are going to order a laptop but you are using your line of credit where you get 6 months no payments since you intend to use your tax return (which you'll get in approximately 4 months) to pay off the balance but you are still going to give them the money you owe them and you did the same exact thing when you bought your computer last year so it isn't like this is some new development].
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« Reply #428 on: 29 Nov 2012, 02:44 »

Having my facebook account shut down would be quite a blow for me, because almost all university socialising is organised through it - I get 30-40 notifications a day, not counting messages. I do still email and text and call and meet people in person, but things are generally preliminarily planned on fb. The choir has a private group this year and it has increased our sociability a great deal.

I don't think you would lose all your photos etc. When you deactivate your account, everything is held in stasis so that when you reactivate (as of course they want you to), it is all still there.
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« Reply #429 on: 29 Nov 2012, 04:21 »

My Facebook is my primary means of promoting band shit. It's also a great place to post snarky funny things that lots of people click the 'like' button on.
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« Reply #430 on: 29 Nov 2012, 06:12 »

And in my case, the best place to piss off the weird right wing nutters you have on your friends list for some reason.
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« Reply #431 on: 29 Nov 2012, 08:48 »

I don't think you would lose all your photos etc. When you deactivate your account, everything is held in stasis so that when you reactivate (as of course they want you to), it is all still there.
Yes, if you deactivate, but if they delete it as punishment, that might be irreversible.
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« Reply #432 on: 10 Dec 2012, 02:29 »

Here we go again...

dude that just sat down across from me..

Loud harumphing and moaning, sniffing, breathing, throat-clearing... no
Loudly distributing and unpacking your stuff.. nope
Smelling obnoxiously of too much cologne... uh-uh
Having your notebook's sound on..  this is a no-brainer

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« Reply #433 on: 10 Dec 2012, 02:46 »


I agree with you, man.

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« Reply #434 on: 10 Dec 2012, 06:18 »

This is a library and Im Anal McLoonypants today :O

People who regularly emit sound of that nature are commonly seen inside pharmacies and supermarkets, where they are picking up their meds, touching ALL the produce, and ordering 18oz of sliced head-cheese from the deli. Researchers have yet to determine just what causes these beasts to exhibit such repulsive behavior to the majority of society, but all agree: if you want to keep the contents of your stomach intact, stay upwind at all times.
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« Reply #435 on: 10 Dec 2012, 06:25 »

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« Reply #436 on: 10 Dec 2012, 06:47 »

Electric cigarettes are far better than actual ones but I'm sick of people saying there's no smell. There is! At least with the filters my parents use. Plus there's still a visible nicotine vapour that can get breathed in and choke on, especially indoors.

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« Reply #437 on: 10 Dec 2012, 09:03 »

"I am not my parents" works pretty well as an argument against that, too. 
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« Reply #438 on: 10 Dec 2012, 11:08 »

TOBAL against microwaving fish in the office kitchen. Ugh.
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« Reply #439 on: 10 Dec 2012, 11:37 »

TOBAL against cooking anything in a microwave, period.
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« Reply #440 on: 10 Dec 2012, 11:40 »

TOBAL against hypersensitive nostrils in a common workplace.  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #441 on: 10 Dec 2012, 12:27 »

I don't think you have to be hypersensitive to be bothered by microwaved fish.

I couldn't live without a microwave! I'm still living on the meals I cooked at the start of October and froze in individual portions. I defrost them and heat them up when I get home from wherever I've been for however long - today, I left the house at 7am, came back for an hour to plan an English lesson then left again and got back just after 8pm. Without a microwave I'd be having toast for dinner.
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« Reply #442 on: 10 Dec 2012, 12:45 »

Well I guess some people have to eat cold fish then.
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« Reply #443 on: 10 Dec 2012, 13:10 »

I knew someone who tried to reheat bread from an Indian restaurant in the microwave and set it on fire.

At least there's already a law against fires in naan-smoking areas.
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« Reply #444 on: 10 Dec 2012, 13:23 »

Oh God! I'd just switched threads when that caught up to me.
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« Reply #445 on: 11 Dec 2012, 01:07 »

TOBAL against microwaving fish in the office kitchen. Ugh.
I reheat all sorts of delicious smelly things in the microwave at work, and dare anyone to say anything... I don't complain about the smell of their milk and cheese, or the horrid oily miasma rising from their mass-produced deep-pan pizzas, so they can put up with my pickled vegetables or hot-sour-soup. I don't use my microwave much for cooking at home, but for the things I do use it for, it is pretty indispensable.

And "naan-smoking areas"? Well played! Why don't chapati yourself on the back?
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« Reply #446 on: 11 Dec 2012, 05:31 »

Excellent, excellent! And from the puri of heart!
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« Reply #447 on: 11 Dec 2012, 12:11 »

This is no way to curry favour.
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« Reply #448 on: 11 Dec 2012, 12:13 »

I relish all these food puns.

That said, I mustard heard them all before.
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Re: There oughta be a law!
« Reply #449 on: 11 Dec 2012, 14:26 »

There is a "没有" pun here some where, but I can't speak enough Chinese to make it.  Akima?

When I tutored my Chinese student/friend in English one of our lessons went over condiments, because she never knew what to order when she got food. I brought in a small sample of everything I could find and a container of french fries and she tried them all and I helped her learn the names.  She had trouble pronouncing "mayonnaise" (which she liked and so would want to know how to ask for) I told her to just say "没有" (Chinese for don't have) instead, because, to my ears anyways, it was the same sound as "mayo" and if I heard it that way, so would most waiters. 
It is one of the few times my very limited Chinese has been useful.
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