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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post

    holy moly. I just don't get this thinking at all. "These damn kids, expecting food?!? the hell is wrong with them."
    That's disgusting. For some of those kids, those are the best meals they get.

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    Still fucking fighting with my Godmother's family about getting all her stuff, and I'm talking 2.5 ROOMS worth of stuff, floor to ceiling, out of our house, in the wake of the assault/police/hospital drama and her spiral into dementia.
    Our ancestral family home is not a storage facility for the clan of someone who doesn't give a shit about their relative.
    This is poised to become a legal battle, I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Still fucking fighting with my Godmother's family about getting all her stuff, and I'm talking 2.5 ROOMS worth of stuff, floor to ceiling, out of our house, in the wake of the assault/police/hospital drama and her spiral into dementia.
    Our ancestral family home is not a storage facility for the clan of someone who doesn't give a shit about their relative.
    This is poised to become a legal battle, I'm afraid.
    Can you send them an eviction notice or something? I'd speak to a lawyer. Not a paralegal; hire an actual lawyer.

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    I'm becoming irrationally cranky about everything lately and i mean like I'm spiritually George Costanza.

    So what pisses me off today? single function microwaves piss me off, what i mean by that is with this model they've made it so you CAN'T set both a timer and also still use the cooking function. You can only do one or the other, if a timer is set then you have to wait or cancel it in order to cook something and if something is cooking you obviously have to wait until it's done before it's freed up for the other use.

    Now i know there are some workarounds for this, i can use something else as a timer like my phone or an egg timer but it's still annoying because i could just do it with the old one i had but not with this new POS!

    END OF THE WORLD. Clearly.

    Please laugh at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    Can you send them an eviction notice or something? I'd speak to a lawyer. Not a paralegal; hire an actual lawyer.
    We might have to. Here's what's kind of good (but also sad,) too: SHE is semi-lucid. We've actually talked to her. She understands that her mental capacity is diminishing, and that she can't really come back here. And she's ok with that. I mean, we didn't have to TELL her. So we ARE having the shit moved out and put into storage, for now, at our expense.
    Between that, and all three of our health concerns (my mom may have caught covid AGAIN-although it's unlikely, the test was inconclusive,) and, yeah. We are running low on anxiety meds around here

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    ok, so this is definitely a little thing (in the larger scale of how awful things tend to seem to be lately), but my girlfriend and I are settling into our new apartment. The apt and neighborhood kick ass. All that is good.

    But I thought I'd splurge a bit as part of a "housewarming thing" and buy a really nice adjustable mattress and an electronic adjustable base. The mattress is great.
    The base I skimped on a little bit, but not in some stupid way. I paid nearly 800 dollars for this. It's supposed to do some adjustable things to relieve lower back pain, some floating zero gravity mode, buzzy massage, and for a bunch of reasons I'd rather not go too into, that all sounded like it was worth 800 bucks (including the extra cost for a compatible mattress that works with the adjustable base).

    The base was over 200 pounds and the size of a queen mattress, and our apartment doesn't have an elevator. The stairwell is also really narrow. Getting this thing up the stairs made me feel like I was going to faint. But I got it up there, and nothing happened to it... I didn't drop it and nothing got smashed or anything.

    Plug it in and it doesn't work. Did customer service chat and they ran me through an hour+ of "did you try this?" bullshit. I pulled out an electricity reader and traced the electricity to the central control unit. Explained that everything was working up until that point. They ask me if the remote has batteries in it. YES. Does a light come on when you push the buttons on the re.e.......ee.e.e.e.e.e YES! Are all the cables properly plugged in!?!?!??! YESYESYESYESYES YOU HORRIBLE COMPANY! You sold me some fancy pants luxury shit that I already felt like a douche for buying, but I just wanted a really nice bed.

    I did not want to deal with customer support for hours trying to convince them that this isn't my fault. "Did you try holding down the button again?" YES!

    So here's the lesson for anyone thinking of doing what I did... just spend the extra 400 bucks and buy it from Sit n Sleep and have them drag the fucking thing up the stairs for you, have them slap the mattress on, and then have them make it work before they take your money, because trying to work this out is dumb. At this point, I'm just going to call my credit card company and insist they reverse the charges, because at this point, dealing with their customer support is veering into "now it's personal" territory. They have wasted so much of my time it's insane.
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    @Jinsai - Those fancy bed bases are REALLY popular around here. Most even contain USB ports and stuff. So I wouldn’t feel too bougie about it. I know it’d be a huge pain, but can you return it?

    Also: You’re MOVING IN WITH A GIRLFRIEND???

    Dude! Your life has changed a LOT! Mazel Tov!
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    Things are turning around in some good ways, and after calling them again the company is going to fix the bed frame so that’s good. I was really hoping it wouldn’t come down to me having to ship back that huge 200 pound thing (let alone get it down the stairs, and then carry up a replacement). So that seems to have worked out as well

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    When journalists in particular rely on social media embeds to convey and/or preserve information within an article. I know that the fault probably lies with the style guide of the parent publication, but man, how long till every single Instagram frame breaks and loses half the content of your article? How long till someone back-edits their Facebook post to sell ad space?? At least add a text description of what the post was supposed to convey!

    As it is, a combo of not having an Instagram account + viewing pages through a VPN in a GDPR-compliant country makes this shit impossible to read in 2021. (To a lesser extent, I dislike this habit on forums as well :P )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endlessly View Post
    When journalists in particular rely on social media embeds to convey and/or preserve information within an article. I know that the fault probably lies with the style guide of the parent publication, but man, how long till every single Instagram frame breaks and loses half the content of your article? How long till someone back-edits their Facebook post to sell ad space?? At least add a text description of what the post was supposed to convey!

    As it is, a combo of not having an Instagram account + viewing pages through a VPN in a GDPR-compliant country makes this shit impossible to read in 2021. (To a lesser extent, I dislike this habit on forums as well :P )
    Reminds me of something that happened recently where an old content hosting platform called Vidme was purchased and used for porn, so any site that used it's embed features in their articles ended up with porn in place of whatever it used to be.

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    This one forum I used to go to had one of the mods go bonkers and went into users posts and changed linked images to porn. lots of bans before the other mods realized what was going on.

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    I fucking love Texas. I identify as a Texan first, and a US citizen second. My family has been here since the 1840s, at least, and I mean RIGHT up here in the area where I currently live.
    We've had a problem with uneven representation in this state. Texas was a reliably left wing state until.the eighties. We had a left wing governor in the nineties.
    But, through gerrymandering and voter supression, we've been experiencing a Republican supermajority for a LONG time.
    Now, we're being held up as some paragon of idiocy and assholery and pride in being backward.
    But that's not US. If you look at the voting results for our senate races and presidential voting, you'll see that it's STILL close to 50/50, and that's WITH the suppression.
    Austin TX is the single.most progressive spot I've ever visited. Dallas, Houston, San Antonio etc, always vote for Democratic candidates, and they're fucking AMAZING places.
    The DFW metroplex city where I lived when I was a kid? White people are the minority there.
    Texas is my heart. It's my ancestral home, and I've rarely ever left. I DAMN sure haven't LIVED anywhere else.
    I'm disgusted by some of the actions our government is taking, and has taken, especially in the wake of Donald Trump. I'm disgusted by the influx of out of state right wing assholes moving here.

    I'd like to apologize on behalf of the state of Texas, as a 6th generation Texan, and also, make it clear that WE AREN'T ALL DUMB ASSHOLES. We really, really aren't.

    I'm disgusted by the government of my homeland.
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    I wouldn't say i'm pissed off but i had a random comment on one of my original character drawings asking "what do you do with your life?" that felt kinda like it was baiting me into a twitter spat. So i looked at their profile and...yep, all they did was comment on peoples drawings trying to start arguments "you should go outside" and stuff like that...but NOBODY had reacted to any of them, no replies or likes, or even any followers. Just talking to themselves trying to anger artists for...some reason. I just muted them, but i just can't get over what some people will try and do for attention...still nothing on that person that asked me to randomly draw and blind, mute, limbless elf girl out of nowhere lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haysey_Draws View Post
    I wouldn't say i'm pissed off but i had a random comment on one of my original character drawings asking "what do you do with your life?" that felt kinda like it was baiting me into a twitter spat. So i looked at their profile and...yep, all they did was comment on peoples drawings trying to start arguments "you should go outside" and stuff like that...but NOBODY had reacted to any of them, no replies or likes, or even any followers. Just talking to themselves trying to anger artists for...some reason. I just muted them, but i just can't get over what some people will try and do for attention...still nothing on that person that asked me to randomly draw and blind, mute, limbless elf girl out of nowhere lol
    You should draw that elf girl and post it here for the lols.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post
    You should draw that elf girl and post it here for the lols.
    I've been tempted just to do it for April fools or something lol

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    Working on my background paperwork for this new position. It's been 13 years since I had to do one so it's got some information saved from that one but also doesn't. and it keeps saying "click save and continue" and every time I do it yells at me because there is information missing but the information is on the page I'm going to, not the one I was on, so it's pre-yelling at me?

    There are 29 sections and I'm on 15 right now and I want to tear my hair out. "What are your mother's alias's?" I don't know what her previous husband's name was, sorry I never had that particularly difficult conversation with her.

    Though I did have a very dark laugh at the security question: "Where were you when you first heard about 9/11?" like holy shitballs guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    Though I did have a very dark laugh at the security question: "Where were you when you first heard about 9/11?" like holy shitballs guys.
    --Record scratch--
    Da' fuh'?
    Back that up - there's just so much to unpack there on how THAT became a security question.

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    FedEx's delivery service in my area is absolute dog shit. I've had a package that has said that it was out for delivery every day since Wednesday. I contact their customer service and every time I do they assure me it will come today, and it never does. This happens with most FedEx deliveries around here. The neighbors all complain too. It's so fucking infuriating. Neither UPS or the post office have this issue here. It's at the point where when a website has a place on the order page to add a message, I'll usually request they not ship via FedEx, but of course I forgot to do that this time. I really hope my package arrives in one piece one of these days. It's two sizeable custom frames, which aren't cheap.

    EDIT: Now the tracking says it'll come on fucking Tuesday? WTF. So fucking sick of FedEx's bullshit.

    EDIT 2: Amazingly the package finally came today. Definitely going to make sure to remember to add a "please don't ship via FedEx" comment on all my online orders going forward now.
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    I am officially sick of YouTube videos where “a vocal coach listen to TOOL for the first time!” sort of fan-wanking click bait. So tired of videos where it looks like a librarian in spectacles is blown away by Reznor doing a music theory thingy, or wow this Type O Negative dude does some cool singing pro tricks, or “wow, you never saw this coming, but Radiohead uses this little-known technique called syncopation!”


    all these videos fawning over mainstream rock bands for knowing how to play in an odd time signature… Jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    videos fawning over mainstream rock bands for knowing how to play
    see also: this legendary DP who worked with so and so for two decades knows how to shoot beautiful movies using this amazing tricks and this oscar-winning screenwriter knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat for two hours


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I am officially sick of YouTube videos where “a vocal coach listen to TOOL for the first time!” sort of fan-wanking click bait. So tired of videos where it looks like a librarian in spectacles is blown away by Reznor doing a music theory thingy, or wow this Type O Negative dude does some cool singing pro tricks, or “wow, you never saw this coming, but Radiohead uses this little-known technique called syncopation!”


    all these videos fawning over mainstream rock bands for knowing how to play in an odd time signature… Jesus
    reaction videos in general annoy me because I have no way of knowing it wasn't produced and written just for that. 'reality' television and their scripted bull started this whole thing.

    and don't get me started on "Official" fake trailers. you want to make a fake trailer? fucking go for it. You put official in the title? nuke it from orbit.

    And youtube keeps getting rid of a way to tell the algorithm "stop showing me this shit!". now I just report the videos.

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    Seeing Elon Musk bitch about a capital gains tax, because, FUCK, he might not get as much MORE money!
    He's got like $290 billion dollars. He's literally worth more than Exxon Mobil, ffs. He's making tens of millions an HOUR, and the rate only increases.

    He could BUY a couple of small countries and still have a hundred billion to use on his Death Star or whatever.
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    I swear to god, @allegate , when i saw him complaining, i thought "is this just greed? Or is he actually having to mentally downsize his Martian empire when considering the tax?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    And youtube keeps getting rid of a way to tell the algorithm "stop showing me this shit!". now I just report the videos.
    My dream Youtube title blocklist is:
    -reaction -reacts
    -explained
    -subliminal
    -rates -rated
    (plus anything under 30 seconds)

    But even when I tell Youtube not to suggest a particular channel, it seems like it's back on my homepage within a month :/

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    this mother fucker right here, sullying the image of Ted Lasso...ooh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    and don't get me started on "Official" fake trailers. you want to make a fake trailer? fucking go for it. You put official in the title? nuke it from orbit...
    A couple of weeks ago, I thought for like, three fucking minutes, that there was an audio version of The Dark Tower comics coming out, like they're doing with Sandman.

    It said it was Official. It had great sounding audio, and used artwork from the graphic novels, that we haven't seen.

    My wife and i, who literally refer to our marriage as An-Tet...we don't need that sort of thing in our lives if it's a fucking LIE.

    We were SO HAPPY, until they fucked up and used a picture from Wizard and Glass. She still wanted to believe it.

    I had to let her down as easily as possible.

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    My brother is at Convergence Station, aka Meow Wolf Denver, on a head full of what's good for you...WITHOUT ME.


    It might be for the best, though. It's been long enough since I took the ticket that I'd PROBABLY get really scared in a place like that. I thought Live Cartoons were shooting at me last time I went to Six Flags tripping.

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    Amazon delivery driver filed a fraudulent police report claiming all sorts of bullshit, which resulted in me facing multiple felony charges. Twelve thousand dollars later, and after far too much stress which contributed to a recent heart surgery, it looks like I might be off the hook legally. But I am still mighty pissed. This asshole cost me not only a large amount of cash, but had a serious impact on my health due to stress.
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