General Discussion Thread of DOOM

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by TorontoReign, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Spain can be horrible around July-August. Winds come in from northern Africa, and just cooks everything alive.
    I've had 2 heat-strokes in my life, once as a toddler, and once just a few years ago, both in Valencia
     
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  2. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Dec 29, 2014
    but apparently it's nice during winter - 10*C today in madrid. i guess it's cheaper, too, since winter isn't really tourist season there.
     
  3. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    I live in a place that never ever snows. Ever, ever, ever, EVAR. Just doesn't snow here in this particular point at this particular relative-to-sea-level zone in Southern California. There's a relatively close mountain where it snows, but not here. But that doesn't stop me from injuring myself while walking. I have really poor bodily coordination, and I bump into corners very often, because my spacial awareness is pretty poor. I had ZERO trouble standing upright when I last visited family in Europe in the middle of winter and there was ICE on the ground everywhere. But I'll run into things every couple of weeks here at home just because I misjudge distances every once in a while. Maybe it's the glasses? Maybe I'm just clumsy. Either way, the more damage done to my feet, the worse off they are, cause they're just not getting a healthy and normal level of circulation, and I don't feel pain in my feet like the rest of my body, so sometimes I don't even notice cuts until I see the trail of blood I've been leaving behind for several minutes. ~_~

    No, I'm not diabetic (yet). But it does run in my family, so it's mostly an inevitability...
     
  4. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

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    Dec 24, 2012
    I stared at that for an unreasonable amount of time.
     
  5. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Dec 29, 2014
    sounds more like dyspraxia, i think it can be treated. have you had a check-up?
     
  6. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    i hate fucking triangles. yes this includes the vaunted trapezoid too because we all know that is just a square with 2!!! count them 2!!! triangles. 1 on each side. fuck you pythagoras!

    i also hate the name of any color that starts with the letter P. i think they should be banned. i just hate them. purple, pink, primrose, periwinkle, etc. fuck those colors.

    i drink coffee when i wake up. i use half and half in it. i also use splenda. when i go to put my splenda in the coffee, i always do either 6 or 7 packets per cup of coffee. i pick packets out of my little holder, rotate them so they are in the right facing, and then flip them so they are all label facing me and then count out my 6-7 packets depending on my mood at the time, and then i slightly offset them to make it easier to rip across all of them at once, then turn them upside down and flick them to dump it in my coffee. its a little OCD ritual i do.

    i hate leaving my apartment knowing my computer speakers are turned on. i will actually turn on my monitor, move my mouse, and make sure i have the little stop symbol on my speaker icon my tray to make sure they are off. then turn off my monitor and leave. for all my programs i run like AIM and steam and such i have all the sounds disabled so there shouldnt be any noise or anything anyway. but i dont like the idea of my speakers being on when im not at home.

    i used to fucking love peanut M&Ms. my favorite candy. my second is reeses peanut butter cups. i dont buy mms anymore much because every time i do, i am reminded of those stupid fucking commercials that are still on tv today. the yellow peanut mm is a stupid fucking moron stereo type, and the red one is a fratboy. and they are voiced by men. then they have the women mms whose sole goal appears to be to get the "men" mms eaten. sure i do know the science and research that justify them running those ads, but i rarely buy my favorite candy anymore. i used to buy those big huge 64 oz bags and they would last me a month. havent bought one since those commercials started airing.


    why the fuck do DRPs not automatically employ automatic summarization. they have supposedly evolved so much over the years with RIP OSPF EIGRP ISIS and nope! no automatic summarization. it cant be that fucking complicated to add that. if you have contiguous space, fucking summarize that shit.

    i really hate wireless. sure it is pretty convenient but holy shit is it over-used. everything has to be wireless nowadays. its so easy to packet sniff that stuff. there was a hacker convention in i think july or august in like nevada or such, and it seems people have tools that can packet sniff wireless devices. guy who attended said they had a demonstration of a guy packet capturing someone logging into their bank accounts website and packet sniffed their password.
     
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  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knight Rider oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    So this cold front better not fuck up my water lines or I'll be pissed. Every fucking year it's the same thing. Broken water lines. Shit. Heat lamps help a bit, but I have a trailer without skirting on it that has an exposed water line, which is a huge annoyance. I made a wind barrier around it, wrapped the water line up, then put a heat lamp on it, which I'll turn on when it drops too low, just to try and prevent it from busting. I have the water turned off there going into that trailer since it is unoccupied, so only that one line is exposed right now. Had to put some of that RV antifreeze stuff in the toilet in that trailer so it wouldn't freeze and break.

    So now all we have to worry about is the house we live in, which had several broken lines last year; Old ass farm house built during the Great Depression. It's a fire hazard, is falling apart, gets cold as shit (I'm sleeping on the floor in the living room now), and the entire house is heated by several electric heaters, which we try to avoid burning down our house. I had to climb under the house through a hole in the kitchen floor last winter to fix a broken water line. Worst shit I did in years. Felt like I was going to suffocate under there. Got it done though. Hope I don't have to do it again.
     
  8. Gonzalez

    Gonzalez Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2004
    One thing is an average and another completely different thing is how hot it can get, combine that with 100% moisture and you have a 24hr open sauna. And yes, 24 hours, you see, it doesn't stop at night, it doesn't get any fresher during the night like in the desert (Spain is much dryer), it continues with over 40 celcius well into the night, you can't sleep well, and you have to go to work the next day not having rested well. Of course you can have air conditioning, provided there isn't a power outage, wich are awfully frequent here during the summer, specially the hottest days. I personally just had it with how shitty summers are in this city.

    EDIT:

    I even appeared on TV last year when the neighbours of the street where I was posted protested because they had gone weeks withouth power. That day it was almost 50 celsius. (min 1:06 and 1:11)

     
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  9. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Been seeing a doctor regularly for other things, and 8 months ago made it a point to ask them to check out my feet, and they just poked them for a bit and asked me if I could feel the pokes, then didn't seem at all concerned when I told them yes. Well of course I can feel being POKED, but cut me enough to bleed profusely and I'll feel whatever impact led to the cut and not the pain (usually). So seeing as my feet are quite frequently used to walk from place to place, I don't usually distinguish a difference in sensation from putting pressure on a given foot to take a step and actually striking a sharp corner and cutting through the skin.

    That's not nearly as bad as a former doctor (I've since switched from) I asked about my feet about 7-8 years ago, and he simply said "Oh it sounds like you may be constricting blood flow to your feet, maybe pinched a nerve. Just tie your shoelaces a little more loosely, and you should be fine in about a week." Well I tied my laces so loosely that my shoes were almost falling off my feet and the issue with sensation never changed YEARS later! That guy was an asshole. ~_~

    As far as the dyspraxia goes... maybe. I have wondered about it, but if I've got it, I suppose it's a mild case, at best. I know that the one time I was pulled over and had to undergo the roadside testing because of "suspicion" of being under the influence that part of the "reasons" given for the testing was that when asked to follow their finger back and forth with my eyes, my eyes seemed to be out of focus and shook back and forth instead of slowly following, and that was either a sign of being under the influence OR a relatively uncommon eye condition, and since I passed all the other tests, it must've been the latter. Dunno if something with my eyes affects my day-to-day coordination or not, I just know that I tend to knock into corners quite often, and sometimes that results in injury.
     
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  10. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Мутанты не допускаются

    Nov 22, 2009
    Gonzalez,

    good thing you're a big, hefty fellow. It gives one certain authority that will keep the criminal element from even challenging you.

    Extreme hot weather can be very difficult to deal with. Even more difficult then extreme cold. In hot weather food spoils quickly, there are more bacteria and infections etc. Water will evaporate quickly.
     
  11. Ceratisa

    Ceratisa Sarcastic SOB

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    Nov 4, 2013

    Hm... I personally don't drink, like at all. Never been drunk in my life.
     
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knight Rider oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I don't trust people that don't have a vice or two. :smile:
     
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  13. Ceratisa

    Ceratisa Sarcastic SOB

    228
    Nov 4, 2013
    This is the part where I also mention never doing drugs or smoking either, I have a family history of addiction including alcoholism, I just can't risk it. My vices are of the more carnal variety.
     
  14. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knight Rider oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I remember when I was 12. Haha.
     
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Laziness and jerking off count as vices? Because I don't drink or smoke for the same reasons, altho I am thinking on trying out non addictive recreational drugs.
     
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  16. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knight Rider oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Everyone knows that one person who doesn't drink or do drugs but can't get up in the morning without coffee. Or the lip smackers running around chewing on gum like SMACK-SMACK-SMACK...

    Some people chew on tooth picks. Some like Nicotine. Some people take meds. Others gamble. A large number of folks might like to snort a line of crank ever so often. I think everyone has that one thing they do to unwind or help them get through the day. I know of a couple of holy rollers that talk bad about drugs and alcohol yet they have scrips for Xanax and Vicodin. BUT IT'S FROM MAH DOCTOR GOD! I know caffeine is a must for me, aside from some less *ahem* savory habits of which I dare not utter here. I like mary jane too. She is getting a great deal of approval near my home state, but those lousy Baptist Republicans are slowing down her spread. Giggity.
     
  17. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Hey as long as it doesn't trip my latent addiction genes it's fair game. It's bad enough when I spend 3 whole days playing certain games.
     
  18. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I smoke, but I avoid drinking by myself, because my situation makes me very prone to becoming fond of drinking alone. Alcohol is a serious drug, to be respected.
    I will not decline a drink in social company tho, especially since I almost never go out with anybody.
    All of 2014, I can hardly remember drinking much alcohol at all, with most of it these xmas days, a glass of wine, and a lil glass of some cognac at my grandmas.
     
  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knight Rider oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I don't drink too often since my stomach doesn't agree with it very much, but I do enjoy to drink with friends. We picked up some Pecan Pie Moonshine not too long back that tasted surprisingly good. Beer sucks here in Oklahoma since it isn't 6 point. To think that American beer sucks altogether in the first place, and I still get inferior quality booze? Dry county too. Fuck this state. Can't even import wine since our state grows so much of it, yet you can hardly buy the shit where I am. ARGGH!
     
  20. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Got ice most of the day and now it's rainy and well above freezing tomorrow.

    My only real vice is that I procrastinate often and for long periods of time.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller