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  • JedocJedoc That citation you've neededRegistered User regular
    Nobody ever brags about how bad they are at driving or sex, but they'll trip all over themselves to brag about how bad they are at math and sleeping.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Nobody ever brags about how bad they are at driving or sex, but they'll trip all over themselves to brag about how bad they are at math and sleeping.

    LOL IF YOU THINK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY SEX PARTNERS HASN'T CRIED COLD TEARS OVER HOW BAD I AM AT FUCKING

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    a fucking competition

    YES, THIS IS WHERE MOST OF THOSE TEARS HAPPENED.

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Nobody ever brags about how bad they are at driving or sex, but they'll trip all over themselves to brag about how bad they are at math and sleeping.

    or computers

    can't forget about computers

    I'm not asking people to build it from scratch but don't ask my help for copy and paste jesus

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  • MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    I swear at my work it's expected for you to one up the other person. Someone will go on and on about how they only got two hours of sleep, then look at me for a response. Apparently, 'wow, that sucks, I managed to sleep a solid seven hours.' is an insult to them.

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited March 20
    Jedoc wrote: »
    but they'll trip all over themselves to brag about how bad they are at math

    I've never understood this. Why is it "super cute and funny/relatable" to be bad at math?? Or bad at anything, really. I'm super good at math and if I didn't agree with my classmates when they'd go on about "LOL everything is SO HARD lol" then they'd give me looks.

    I guess caring about anything and not being a total idiot isn't "cool".

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    people think helplessness is cute

    fuck that

    be good at all the god damned things

    jack/jill of all trades

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    we're not fucking ants, specialization is for bugs

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    we're not fucking ants


    Are you trying hard enough?

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I'm decent at math, I just don't want to put in the effort to learn the really high up stuff. Discrete mathematics is as far as I've gone and that was putting my brain through the wringer.

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  • DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    but they'll trip all over themselves to brag about how bad they are at math

    I've never understood this. Why is it "super cute and funny/relatable" to be bad at math?? Or bad at anything, really. I'm super good at math and if I didn't agree with my classmates when they'd go on about "LOL everything is SO HARD lol" then they'd give me looks.

    I guess caring about anything and not being a total idiot isn't "cool".

    Especially as a woman. How DARE you show competence and ability, especially in MATH. You must be some sort of witch.

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    I'm decent at math, I just don't want to put in the effort to learn the really high up stuff. Discrete mathematics is as far as I've gone and that was putting my brain through the wringer.

    I think it's more of "giving up before even trying" that bothers most people.

    No one is expecting you to do calculus

    but you should be able to do algebra

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 20
    Falx wrote: »
    We used to! But the economy and infrastructure was built to support a "First World" level only for us crackers, so when suddenly we had 40 million other people we had to stop treating like poop and start treating like human beings the budget to keep things running was spread out like crazy. There are very few long haul passenger trains left, other than the Blue Train, which is expensive but dated. That doesn't go to Namibia though. I can vaguely remember going from Johannesburg station to Cape Town on a train when I was four or five.

    Cape Town has an extensive metro, but security is... uh not great.

    The Gautrain is not bad, but expensive. And once you realize the reason it's so safe is because of the horrifying beatings the security dishes out to criminals it becomes unpalatable.

    I believe there is still a train running north-south in Namibia, but as far as I know it doesn't connect up with SA.
    Driving is probably the most hassle-free way of going between the countries if you're in a group, but traveling solo I'd probably fly to Windhoek and figure it out from there.

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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel Shell, Teeth, Eyes, Flame, Claws, Breath, Scales, FUN!Registered User regular
    I think a lot of it is ego self-defense. Knowing that other people don't have a problem with something you do struggle with can be pretty demoralizing, so you act like it's cool to be bad at it so you don't have to feel inferior. For something like math, in which a lot of people struggle and the people who don't are often already stigmatized as being uncool, it's pretty easy to perpetuate this delusion.

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    I think a lot of it is ego self-defense. Knowing that other people don't have a problem with something you do struggle with can be pretty demoralizing, so you act like it's cool to be bad at it so you don't have to feel inferior. For something like math, in which a lot of people struggle and the people who don't are often already stigmatized as being uncool, it's pretty easy to perpetuate this delusion.

    well.. I mean.. there's difference between "I honestly struggle with math"

    and

    "he he I am bad at math!"

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    we're not fucking ants

    Are you trying hard enough?

    I got a funny story about an ant and a dick but I'm just too damn sober

  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel Shell, Teeth, Eyes, Flame, Claws, Breath, Scales, FUN!Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    I think a lot of it is ego self-defense. Knowing that other people don't have a problem with something you do struggle with can be pretty demoralizing, so you act like it's cool to be bad at it so you don't have to feel inferior. For something like math, in which a lot of people struggle and the people who don't are often already stigmatized as being uncool, it's pretty easy to perpetuate this delusion.

    well.. I mean.. there's difference between "I honestly struggle with math"

    and

    "he he I am bad at math!"

    Right that's my point. The top one requires self-reflection and confrontation of your flaws. The bottom one is avoiding all that unpleasant shit in favor of ego massage.

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  • DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    Though that fragile ego effect can work in your favor when you are the only woman in a classroom full of often barely concealed and often not even concealed misogyny.

    No, I am not bad at math. I am great at math. I'm the smartest motherfucker in this room and you will respect that or I will not hesitate to use it as a weapon to cut you. That includes you, jackass CTS professor I had last semester.

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    ... did you shit in his desk or something

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  • DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    edited March 20
    No, I not only did well in his class, I out shined every other student by such an undeniable margin that it demanded acknowledgement, beat his ideas that women were lesser into a pile of unidentifiable goo, and implied that the only companionship that he could maintain came with an air pump.

    edit, I'm still a bit mad about dealing with that shit. :P

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    people who say those things are dumb though

    so

    you're justified for being angry

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I found maths easy enough up until the point where I didn't, and then I found the effort of trying to learn it too boring, and my maths teacher was really good at maths but not very good at making anyone want to learn maths, not that I particularly deserved the effort but it did result in me neglecting that whole area and I do regret it. I wish I was good at maths. I have made some attempts to learn more advanced maths, but I've forgotten loads of it, online guides are often quite impenetrable I feel, and also after work it's not like I am bouncing around with keen-ness to try and work more at learning maths.

    Which is a shame, because I do find some maths quite interesting. Geometry and that, especially.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I can learn math when it's connected to real-world examples and uses. Tell me I can use something in an aspect of life and I'll make the logical connection and BAM now I understand what the equation's pieces are and I've got the hang of it. The math I struggle against the most is math that is not grounded in anything "real" but is instead just pure logic. Proofs and such. The worst thing to try and comprehend is a convoluted equation where nothing actually equals a valid integer and the whole equation is just transforming phantom variables into other phantom variables. I can do normal letters fine, but start throwing in the Greek symbols and hoo boy my eyes are rolling up into the back of my skull.

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  • MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    Back in computer programming class in high school in the very early 00's I was berated for being under average in the grades. I was told that I was living up to the stereotype of women being dumb with computers.

    The thing was, I had a 91. The class average was.... 95. I was working with guys who managed to program card games, a criminal car selling game, and other insane feats of programming that the other guys spent their after school lives on. Meanwhile, I followed the KISS method and made an mad lib program.

    To be fair, none of the dudes in the class were ever rude to me and loved to help me out.

  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel Shell, Teeth, Eyes, Flame, Claws, Breath, Scales, FUN!Registered User regular
    Muzzmuzz wrote: »
    Back in computer programming class in high school in the very early 00's I was berated for being under average in the grades. I was told that I was living up to the stereotype of women being dumb with computers.

    The thing was, I had a 91. The class average was.... 95. I was working with guys who managed to program card games, a criminal car selling game, and other insane feats of programming that the other guys spent their after school lives on. Meanwhile, I followed the KISS method and made an mad lib program.

    To be fair, none of the dudes in the class were ever rude to me and loved to help me out.

    I made a mad lib program in BASIC once. It was the first and last time I felt smart when programming.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    I really hate that

    Fuck off we can both be tired, it's not a fucking competition

    "Man I'm tired I only slept 3 hours last night"

    "psshh that's all I ever get"

    No it's not you fucking liar, you'd be dead.

    I swear I've had this exact exchange like 8 times with different people.

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    I really hate that

    Fuck off we can both be tired, it's not a fucking competition

    "Man I'm tired I only slept 3 hours last night"

    "psshh that's all I ever get"

    No it's not you fucking liar, you'd be dead.

    I swear I've had this exact exchange like 8 times with different people.

    Just one up them again.

    "Yeah well I only slept 2 for the past 30 years."

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    I mean, crab fishermen in Alaska in the 80s functioned on an average 4 hours of sleep a night for about 20 days in a row, then 4 days off, then 20 days in a row for the better part of 4 months.

    It sucks but then there's also amphetamines and coffee. Also once your body actually adjusts to 4 hours of sleep a night you begin to enter REM way faster.

  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Even if you enter REM quickly that little sleep is going to wreck the body over time.

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  • bowenbowen PEPSI IS THE BEST SODA ayyyyyyyRegistered User regular
    10 hours of sleep minimum mirite

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    10 hours of sleep minimum mirite

    This is me. If I don't get at least 8 I wake up wanting to die.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    I really hate that

    Fuck off we can both be tired, it's not a fucking competition

    "Man I'm tired I only slept 3 hours last night"

    "psshh that's all I ever get"

    No it's not you fucking liar, you'd be dead.

    I swear I've had this exact exchange like 8 times with different people.

    I used to know people who would only sleep 3 hours a night.

    They were meth addicts.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    I mean, crab fishermen in Alaska in the 80s functioned on an average 4 hours of sleep a night for about 20 days in a row, then 4 days off, then 20 days in a row for the better part of 4 months.

    It sucks but then there's also amphetamines and coffee. Also once your body actually adjusts to 4 hours of sleep a night you begin to enter REM way faster.

    Well I'll make an exception for Crab Fishermen in Alaska in the 80s, then

    I'm not an unreasonable man after all

    everyone else who's response is "that's all I ever get" can fuck right off

  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    there are nights where i only sleep 2-4 hours. it's the worst and i feel like i'm going to die the entire next day.

    usually follow it up with getting home and instantly falling asleep for 12 hours.

    insomnia is bad.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    I mean, crab fishermen in Alaska in the 80s functioned on an average 4 hours of sleep a night for about 20 days in a row, then 4 days off, then 20 days in a row for the better part of 4 months.

    It sucks but then there's also amphetamines and coffee. Also once your body actually adjusts to 4 hours of sleep a night you begin to enter REM way faster.

    Well I'll make an exception for Crab Fishermen in Alaska in the 80s, then

    I'm not an unreasonable man after all

    everyone else who's response is "that's all I ever get" can fuck right off

    Yeah well I only get three seconds of sleep every two hundred days

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    I don't think I'll ever know how much sleep I actually get. You know what? I don't want to know, or even think about it. I'll just keep sleeping until I'm done sleeping or I have to get up for work or whatever. I'm just going to sleep when I feel like I need to sleep for as long as or short a time I can or need to.

    Yeah.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    the real fun part is when you've been in bed in total darkness for 4 hours and you can sense that morning is coming and please god i just need to get to sleep i have to go to work in 3 hours and then that thought keeps you up for another hour by itself.

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Hillary had it in his veins Registered User regular
    There needs to be a sleep twitter account like that "I can do more push ups than you" twitter account.

    150,000 people die every day.
  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Dang I got a headache. I got way back in on some bad habits this winter like drinking soda.

    I've only had like 28 ounces today though and I remember that cutting so much sugar from your diet kinda hurts!

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    I mean, crab fishermen in Alaska in the 80s functioned on an average 4 hours of sleep a night for about 20 days in a row, then 4 days off, then 20 days in a row for the better part of 4 months.

    It sucks but then there's also amphetamines and coffee. Also once your body actually adjusts to 4 hours of sleep a night you begin to enter REM way faster.

    Well I'll make an exception for Crab Fishermen in Alaska in the 80s, then

    I'm not an unreasonable man after all

    everyone else who's response is "that's all I ever get" can fuck right off

    Yeah well I only get three seconds of sleep every two hundred days

    Yet further evidence that you are some sort of strange alien being masquerading as an ordinary human who is also a father

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