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MadEddyMadEddy Creepy housewatching youRegistered User regular
edited April 2015 in Social Entropy++
Also I have a migraine. But at least there are no hog carcasses involved, so I guess I can't bitch too much.

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  • QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    I just left the dentist.

    Did you know they can drill/fill a cavity without anesthetic if it's small enough?

    It was painless. It was also terrifying.

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  • FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    But I was told I could play my radio within a certain volume!

    Also stop eying my stapler.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    My coworker listens to gospel music. I am tempted to combat this with heavy metal. Sabaton would do the trick.

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  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    Hmm. I would go with Deicide or Cannibal Corpse.

  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    Talk radio is awesome. I listen to NPR every day.

    The time is now 12:56. Mostly sunny. Please support your local public radio station with a membership today. This is NPR. *Jazz show intro*

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Because we cannot listen to the radio at work the people in the back do listen to talk radio at late night
    And O boy is it bad

  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Hmm. I would go with Deicide or Cannibal Corpse.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1Zmkevry5g

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  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Talk radio is awesome. I listen to NPR every day.

    The time is now 12:56. Mostly sunny. Please support your local public radio station with a membership today. This is NPR. *Jazz show intro*

    I don't think you would enjoy this particular talk radio station. But phone calls happened so it's off now, thank goodness.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2015
    On friday my coworker suddenly started blaring talk radio through the office. It was really out of character. Turns out he was just testing a new sound and amp board he'd built.

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  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    I still can't get over how the song for NPR's All Things Considered is stolen note for note from the 1945 Fred MacMurray movie, Murder, He Says.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    MadEddy wrote: »
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Talk radio is awesome. I listen to NPR every day.

    The time is now 12:56. Mostly sunny. Please support your local public radio station with a membership today. This is NPR. *Jazz show intro*

    I don't think you would enjoy this particular talk radio station. But phone calls happened so it's off now, thank goodness.

    Probably because I have been brainwashed by the Fed and the CIA into believing Obama isn't a secret Kenyan Muslim commu-nazi.

    The fluorine in the water did it.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    We get E-faxes now. I just forwarded a fax to one of the older realtors. First she says she is going to stop by and pick it up. Then I explain that it isn't a physical object but we could print it off. To which she replies, "okay, just forward the fax to me."

    ... stop, please, why...

    How does technology work?!

    I write you a story
    But it loses its thread
  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Hmm. I would go with Deicide or Cannibal Corpse.

    Probably not the best of options in this place. Honestly we shouldn't be listening to music at all since it distracts us from the job of keeping an eye on the inmate clerks.

  • Josiah_9Josiah_9 Registered User regular
    I am dreading coming into work everyday.

    I don't like work, that is why they pay me. I have never dreaded coming into work at any other job.

    If things don't change soon I am gonna have to find somewhere else to work. I am tired of being mad all the time.

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  • GoldenSeducerGoldenSeducer AAAAAUGH!! Registered User regular
    I miss Talk of the Nation with Niel Coehn.

    As far as work goes, I really wish my boss' idea on how to fix things wasn't "kick it repeatedly when it doesn't work." That leads to broken mop buckets and late closes.

    I guess he put the removable mop-squeezer thing on wrong and when he couldn't take it apart right away, he flew into a rage and kicked the shit out of the mop bucket and broke off a couple of the wheels. Now we're down to one bucket and it's a pain in the ass when two people need to use it at the same time.

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  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    Huh. Never thought I would see someone try to hold a piece of sheet metal in the palm of their hand while trying to drill a hole though it.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Huh. Never thought I would see someone try to hold a piece of sheet metal in the palm of their hand while trying to drill a hole though it.

    oh ...

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    in our office we get to listen to coast to coast am

    it's entertaining

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    in our office we get to listen to coast to coast am

    it's entertaining

    Was it ghosts that created the pyramids? We'll ask more after the break. But first, here is one man who says Arecibo is receiving messages from our future alien overlords.

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    But it loses its thread
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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Kevin Smith's daughter is named Harley Quinn Smith. I kind of dig the name, the only issue I'd have would be concern that people would think I named my kid after the motorcycle. But I named my son after Luke Skywalker, so who am I to judge?
    One of my friend's named his son Luke for the same reason.
    Every once in a while, the following exchange takes place.
    "Luke, I am your father."
    "NOOOOoooooo!"

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    in our office we get to listen to coast to coast am

    it's entertaining

    Was it ghosts that created the pyramids? We'll ask more after the break. But first, here is one man who says Arecibo is receiving messages from our future alien overlords.

    Most of it is that! But there are some legitimately interesting things, however you just have to look beyond the sources they bring in.

    Myself, it's good background shit and I get a kick out of it. I've never brought myself to ask if the listener actually buys into the shit they talk about.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
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    JebusUD wrote: »
    in our office we get to listen to coast to coast am

    it's entertaining

    Was it ghosts that created the pyramids? We'll ask more after the break. But first, here is one man who says Arecibo is receiving messages from our future alien overlords.

    Most of it is that! But there are some legitimately interesting things, however you just have to look beyond the sources they bring in.

    Myself, it's good background shit and I get a kick out of it. I've never brought myself to ask if the listener actually buys into the shit they talk about.

    It is pretty entertaining, I've listened to it before on road trips. Seems like something you can always find on the radio.

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    But it loses its thread
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  • JoeUserJoeUser Forum Santa Registered User regular
    Kevin Smith's daughter is named Harley Quinn Smith. I kind of dig the name, the only issue I'd have would be concern that people would think I named my kid after the motorcycle. But I named my son after Luke Skywalker, so who am I to judge?
    One of my friend's named his son Luke for the same reason.
    Every once in a while, the following exchange takes place.
    "Luke, I am your father."
    "NOOOOoooooo!"

    And then you vigorously point out that this was not the line at all!

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    His kids still only about 4. I'm cutting him some slack.

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Forum Santa Registered User regular
    (I'm being silly; my wife pointed that out to me)

  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Huh. Never thought I would see someone try to hold a piece of sheet metal in the palm of their hand while trying to drill a hole though it.

    *sigh*

    Are they still able to use all of their fingers?

  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Code fondler Helping the 1% get richerRegistered User regular
    "I figured I'd be able to stop the drill after it punched through."

    At least he listened to me when I told him to take the bit out of the drill so he'd look like less of an idiot when he went to the hospital.

    And we needed the drill to finish up the work on the rack.

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  • Karrde1842Karrde1842 Registered User regular
    I listen to sports talk radio all the time while driving. But we aren't allowed radios/music/fun in the office.

  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    A woman walked into the store wearing a Beets live tour '96 band tshirt.

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    "I figured I'd be able to stop the drill after it punched through."

    At least he listened to me when I told him to take the bit out of the drill so he'd look like less of an idiot when he went to the hospital.

    And we needed the drill to finish up the work on the rack.

    "Technically you did, I guess"

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    So today felt different.

    It felt like the first day I wasn't constantly being monitored. I mean, I'm not really watched rolling, since there isn't a lot to it, and I don't really get looked at working the scald baths either, but today I spent a lot of time jumping between the scald baths and moving hogs through the line to fill gaps without anyone really checking in. Supervisor barely looked at me, and normally when the day ends, he tells me to head home, but I stayed to finish pushing the hogs into the line and he didn't seem to mind. With any luck I'll be off of 6 hours of rolling soon. Pretty sure today was mostly just because somebody had called in, though.

  • cr0wcr0w Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    in our office we get to listen to coast to coast am

    it's entertaining

    Was it ghosts that created the pyramids? We'll ask more after the break. But first, here is one man who says Arecibo is receiving messages from our future alien overlords.

    Most of it is that! But there are some legitimately interesting things, however you just have to look beyond the sources they bring in.

    Myself, it's good background shit and I get a kick out of it. I've never brought myself to ask if the listener actually buys into the shit they talk about.

    For pure entertainment, it's one of the best radio shows out there. Art Bell was a fucking master of letting people have their say, but cutting out bullshit when he hosted for years. George, the host now, is such a shill for anything and everything that will pay him that he has zero scruples about letting proven frauds on his show, repeatedly, because he's written a book or hosted a tv show with them. The open lines shows on Fridays are some of the most ridiculously entertaining things I've ever heard.

    He has two guests on for weekly visits, Richard Hoagland and Linda Moulton Howe, who can almost cause my head to explode within 5 minutes of starting their shit. Hoagland is the show's "science advisor", and every week he brings new evidence that there are artifacts and ancient civilizations on Mars, from rocks that he claims are human skulls to 7-mile-high glass towers. Howe reports on things like earth sounds, strange booms, and various viral marketing campaigns (like the Halo drone campaign a few years back) and uses her background as an actual Emmy-winning journalist to push memberships to her website, where she copy/pastes every strange news story she can find. Hoagland is the absolute worst, though. He can drive any sane person to drinking with very little effort.

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  • Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    edited April 2015
    Over the past year, I've been replacing a few older models of digital TV receivers on our network with newer models, because I was told explicitly by our engineers, multiple times, that upcoming changes to our system wouldn't be compatible with those models. Since June of 2014, we've replaced ~1,600 of these devices, including at least 200 of them (three or four a week pretty consistently) that required us to dispatch field techs to perform the swap out, because of customers too sick/elderly/stupid to unplug one box and plug in another. We also lost several dozen customers who had antiquated TV sets, that were compatible only with video input types that the old devices had, but the new devices do not.

    I wondered how, if these devices were no longer compatible, we kept finding clusters of them hiding throughout the network that were still functioning. Our engineers typically answered with the assumption that devices that had been in continuous operation without rebooting could "hold onto the stream", and most customers leave the cable box running indefinitely when they turn off their TV sets.

    I just got an email from one of those engineers where he asked me if I could get him a couple of those older model devices out of storage, because he didn't have any in his office to test current updates with. In the resulting conversation, I discovered that he found a workaround for the issue that he thought was going to break these things in the first place, and they would have all been perfectly functional if we'd left them in place for the last year. Of course, he never mentioned this workaround to me, or to anyone else in my department, or to any of the other engineers, or to any of the senior management people who had to sign off on the ~1,600 replacement devices, or to anyone else in the damn company, so far as I can tell.

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  • QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    Day two of time off will have me at work for a couple hours again.

    *flops around on floor*

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  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    Over the past year, I've been replacing a few older models of digital TV receivers on our network with newer models, because I was told explicitly by our engineers, multiple times, that upcoming changes to our system wouldn't be compatible with those models. Since June of 2014, we've replaced ~1,600 of these devices, including at least 200 of them (three or four a week pretty consistently) that required us to dispatch field techs to perform the swap out, because of customers too sick/elderly/stupid to unplug one box and plug in another. We also lost several dozen customers who had antiquated TV sets, that were compatible only with video input types that the old devices had, but the new devices do not.

    I wondered how, if these devices were no longer compatible, we kept finding clusters of them hiding throughout the network that were still functioning. Our engineers typically answered with the assumption that devices that had been in continuous operation without rebooting could "hold onto the stream", and most customers leave the cable box running indefinitely when they turn off their TV sets.

    I just got an email from one of those engineers where he asked me if I could get him a couple of those older model devices out of storage, because he didn't have any in his office to test current updates with. In the resulting conversation, I discovered that he found a workaround for the issue that he thought was going to break these things in the first place, and they would have all been perfectly functional if we'd left them in place for the last year. Of course, he never mentioned this workaround to me, or to anyone else in my department, or to any of the other engineers, or to any of the senior management people who had to sign off on the ~1,600 replacement devices, or to anyone else in the damn company, so far as I can tell.

    I'd get so fired if I fixed an issue that would save a few dozen truck rolls and then didn't tell anyone.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    it's always nice to be complimented on doing Great Work at a job you're secretly leaving in a month

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  • Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    a5ehren wrote: »
    Over the past year, I've been replacing a few older models of digital TV receivers on our network with newer models, because I was told explicitly by our engineers, multiple times, that upcoming changes to our system wouldn't be compatible with those models. Since June of 2014, we've replaced ~1,600 of these devices, including at least 200 of them (three or four a week pretty consistently) that required us to dispatch field techs to perform the swap out, because of customers too sick/elderly/stupid to unplug one box and plug in another. We also lost several dozen customers who had antiquated TV sets, that were compatible only with video input types that the old devices had, but the new devices do not.

    I wondered how, if these devices were no longer compatible, we kept finding clusters of them hiding throughout the network that were still functioning. Our engineers typically answered with the assumption that devices that had been in continuous operation without rebooting could "hold onto the stream", and most customers leave the cable box running indefinitely when they turn off their TV sets.

    I just got an email from one of those engineers where he asked me if I could get him a couple of those older model devices out of storage, because he didn't have any in his office to test current updates with. In the resulting conversation, I discovered that he found a workaround for the issue that he thought was going to break these things in the first place, and they would have all been perfectly functional if we'd left them in place for the last year. Of course, he never mentioned this workaround to me, or to anyone else in my department, or to any of the other engineers, or to any of the senior management people who had to sign off on the ~1,600 replacement devices, or to anyone else in the damn company, so far as I can tell.

    I'd get so fired if I fixed an issue that would save a few dozen truck rolls and then didn't tell anyone.

    That is how things would happen in a good company, yes.

    I can not recall ever being this angry. I want to fly into outer space powered only by my telekinetic rage field and headbutt God to death.

    Realizing lately that I don't really trust or respect basically any of the moderators here. So, good luck with life, friends! Hit me up on Twitter @DesertLeviathan
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  • ShadowhopeShadowhope Baa. Registered User regular
    edited April 2015
    a5ehren wrote: »
    Over the past year, I've been replacing a few older models of digital TV receivers on our network with newer models, because I was told explicitly by our engineers, multiple times, that upcoming changes to our system wouldn't be compatible with those models. Since June of 2014, we've replaced ~1,600 of these devices, including at least 200 of them (three or four a week pretty consistently) that required us to dispatch field techs to perform the swap out, because of customers too sick/elderly/stupid to unplug one box and plug in another. We also lost several dozen customers who had antiquated TV sets, that were compatible only with video input types that the old devices had, but the new devices do not.

    I wondered how, if these devices were no longer compatible, we kept finding clusters of them hiding throughout the network that were still functioning. Our engineers typically answered with the assumption that devices that had been in continuous operation without rebooting could "hold onto the stream", and most customers leave the cable box running indefinitely when they turn off their TV sets.

    I just got an email from one of those engineers where he asked me if I could get him a couple of those older model devices out of storage, because he didn't have any in his office to test current updates with. In the resulting conversation, I discovered that he found a workaround for the issue that he thought was going to break these things in the first place, and they would have all been perfectly functional if we'd left them in place for the last year. Of course, he never mentioned this workaround to me, or to anyone else in my department, or to any of the other engineers, or to any of the senior management people who had to sign off on the ~1,600 replacement devices, or to anyone else in the damn company, so far as I can tell.

    I'd get so fired if I fixed an issue that would save a few dozen truck rolls and then didn't tell anyone.

    In the past, I've worked for a company that would fire me if I found a workaround like the engineer above. Discovering a workaround like that would mean that there was a possibility that at some point an executive had made a wrong decision. And in that company, wrong decisions on the executive level only happened because a minion had done something worth getting fired for, and so they'd be fired before it might leak out that the executive might not have shown perfect wisdom and foresight.

    I work for a much better company now.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Ok I got another interview scheduled for next thursday. The interview is in the city but its for a place that...well its not Verizon but it sells Verizon products. It pays a base+comission which is fine since the other stuff I'm looking at pays barely above min. wage.

    Also applied for 4 other jobs today. Going to do more tomorrow

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    has anyone here done a mid-30s career change

    also are there any writing freelancers up in?

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