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mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/12/17 11:59 a.m.
Duke said:
SaltyDog said:

Why is common sense so uncommon?angry

We were just talking about this at work yesterday.  The VAST majority of laws and regulations could be deleted, if only the general populace of the world could follow 2 simple rules:

  1. Use common sense.
  2. Don't be a douchebag.

unfortunately, as we are seeing in some of the interpertations of the constitution, things that our fore fathers thought were understood and common sense were never written in, now that these things are forgotten, people keep trying to put their own spin on it.

Also going to add that different cultures have differnt definitions of "common sense" so things do need to be codified a bit.

ncjay
ncjay SuperDork
10/12/17 4:12 p.m.

Discussion at work today involved some of this. It's hard to understand the people around me when some of them actually believe the earth is flat.  Seriously, WTF is wrong with you ?

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/12/17 5:37 p.m.
ncjay said:

Discussion at work today involved some of this. It's hard to understand the people around me when some of them actually believe the earth is flat.  Seriously, WTF is wrong with you ?

the world can't be flat, the cats would have knocked everything off by now

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
10/12/17 6:41 p.m.

After a couple hours wrenching on the car, come in to discover no more Dawn dish soap, only the environmentally friendly crap the Baroness buys.

Me: "Are we out of Dawn?"

Her: "I've got a new bottle of soap by the sink. It's fine."

::Sigh::

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
10/12/17 7:52 p.m.

I just had to be given a ride home because the bolts holding the rear caliper FELL OUT and destryed the wheel, rotor and caliper.

berkeley.

Knurled
Knurled MegaDork
10/12/17 7:57 p.m.
ncjay said:

Discussion at work today involved some of this. It's hard to understand the people around me when some of them actually believe the earth is flat.  Seriously, WTF is wrong with you ?

It's simple:  Some Americans are stubborn, they'd rather look like complete imbeciles than let some hoity-toity science guy tell them things.

See also:  Vaccinations, climate change

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
10/12/17 8:19 p.m.

Dear Honda,

Why the  berkeley would you place the thermostat housing under/behind the intake manifold?

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/12/17 9:00 p.m.
Beer Baron said:

Dear Honda,

Why the  berkeley would you place the thermostat housing under/behind the intake manifold?

my Mom's Rendezvous has it under the intake and behind the exhaust crossover pipe.

 

For my real rant. I have been looking for a small open sailboat just for day sailing. Found one on CL that I like, go to look at the pics, and while all taken nice and sharp (unlike car pics on CL) the boat is covered under a tarp in ALL FOUR PICTURES!

dculberson
dculberson PowerDork
10/12/17 9:17 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

I just had to be given a ride home because the bolts holding the rear caliper FELL OUT and destryed the wheel, rotor and caliper.

berkeley.

I've done it. Sucks but it happens. 

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
10/12/17 9:21 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

I just had to be given a ride home because the bolts holding the rear caliper FELL OUT and destryed the wheel, rotor and caliper.

berkeley.

That happened to my Dad and his Miata at a TNIA event.

He was able to nurse it off track and get AAA to tow the car home.

He drilled the bolts for safety wire after replacing the wheel and assorted parts.

Wall-e
Wall-e MegaDork
10/12/17 9:30 p.m.
ncjay said:

Discussion at work today involved some of this. It's hard to understand the people around me when some of them actually believe the earth is flat.  Seriously, WTF is wrong with you ?

If it's round why haven't all the oceans run to the bottom yet?

Wall-e
Wall-e MegaDork
10/12/17 9:37 p.m.

Today was far longer and more frustrating that necessary.  We have plenty of policies in place to handle a complaint. Just because today was the first one you've received through twitter rather than phone, mail, or email shouldn't change the way we proceed.  The amount of confusion was unimaginable.  Also, if you're going to make a point of "correcting" the grammar in other's emails make sure you are right. Dragged  is the correct word, not drugged, unless the bus was slipping mickeys into people's drinks.  

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
10/13/17 12:13 p.m.

People mistake my kindness for weakness.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
10/13/17 12:38 p.m.

Just started a new job. LIke the people. Like the role. Great stuff. 

 

But holy cow. Dude. This computer--I'm an Analyst. Thats my job. This computer is a 4 year old Dell with a Pentium processor. It is slow--which is shocking if the system info is to be believed, which says it has 16gb of memory (and a 1tb harddrive?)... but you need to get me a new computer. This thing is on its last legs and I lose at least one spreadsheet a day. 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/13/17 12:40 p.m.

It's been a long time since Intel CPUs were called "Pentium." Shame that 16gb of RAM won't work on any mainboard that will take a modern CPU.

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 HalfDork
10/13/17 12:47 p.m.
GameboyRMH said:

It's been a long time since Intel CPUs were called "Pentium." Shame that 16gb of RAM won't work on any mainboard that will take a modern CPU.

Actually, there were the old Pentium processors (Pentium iii, etc.) and now they have brought back the name again for a while now on current low end stuff.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/13/17 12:51 p.m.

Oh yeah I remember hearing something about them bringing back the Pentium name. I had one of the best of the last series of Pentiums in my gaming PC when I was a teenager, a single-core 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 with hyperthreading. That was still a long time ago though, the last Pentium 4 came out in 2008.

 

AWSX1686
AWSX1686 HalfDork
10/13/17 12:57 p.m.
GameboyRMH said:

Oh yeah I remember hearing something about them bringing back the Pentium name. I had one of the best of the last series of Pentiums in my gaming PC when I was a teenager, a single-core 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 with hyperthreading. That was still a long time ago though, the last Pentium 4 came out in 2008.

 

Yeah, I remember those ones. They are OLD. Pretty sure my first laptop had a Pentium iii.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad PowerDork
10/13/17 1:59 p.m.
AWSX1686 said:
GameboyRMH said:

Oh yeah I remember hearing something about them bringing back the Pentium name. I had one of the best of the last series of Pentiums in my gaming PC when I was a teenager, a single-core 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 with hyperthreading. That was still a long time ago though, the last Pentium 4 came out in 2008.

 

Yeah, I remember those ones. They are OLD. Pretty sure my first laptop had a Pentium iii.

You guys are making me feel seriously old.  I still clearly remember buying a Tandy 486DX at Radio Shack for just $2,000.  Not long before getting my fancy 56K modem to get onto the early internet with my AOL CD-ROM with 100 free hours (just enough time to download a picture or two).

RevRico
RevRico UltraDork
10/13/17 2:07 p.m.

How can you stand there and tell me the part I need doesn't exist WHEN I HAVE IT IN MY berkeleyING HAND?

Can we PLEASE replace big box hardware store employees with robots already?

dculberson
dculberson PowerDork
10/13/17 2:37 p.m.

In reply to KyAllroad :

"Seriously old" and you started with a 486? I don't feel old, yet the first computer I bought for myself was an 8086. It had a "Turbo" button that switched it from 4.77mhz to 8mhz. It came with an amber monitor but it wouldn't run the game I wanted so I returned it and found a used Amiga 1000. It was worlds beyond what PCs were doing then and thus began a love affair that lasted until there were no more Amigas.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
10/13/17 2:40 p.m.
dculberson said:

In reply to KyAllroad :

"Seriously old" and you started with a 486? I don't feel old, yet the first computer I bought for myself was an 8086. It had a "Turbo" button that switched it from 4.77mhz to 8mhz. It came with an amber monitor but it wouldn't run the game I wanted so I returned it and found a used Amiga 1000. It was worlds beyond what PCs were doing then and thus began a love affair that lasted until there were no more Amigas.

So you're still using one to this day?

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/the-a-eon-amiga-x5000-reviewed-the-beloved-amiga-meets-2017/

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
10/13/17 3:05 p.m.
Appleseed said:

People mistake my kindness for weakness.

Well, that sounds familiar.

I learned years ago to cut most everybody a break, even at work. They do read that as weak or being easy.

Ya never know what people are dealing w/ on the outside. Bad marriage, spouse, sick parents, drugs, alcohol, finances, kids in trouble etc. One co-worker that I had worked w/ for years was berkeleying up badly, we thought he had a drinking problem. The gang piled on this guy and wouldn't let him come up for air. One day he just blurted out to me that his wife had terminal cancer and has six moths to live. It berkeleying tore him up and he was a tough old bird. Wow, I understand now.

From that day forward I cut everybody a break. That was over 25 years ago and I refuse to change. Some people still think I'm easy but when they see the real me they're cool. Well, most of 'em, there's still the shiny happy people tho.

Wall-e
Wall-e MegaDork
10/13/17 3:14 p.m.

In reply to KyAllroad :

I had pretty much the same setup.  The first time my wife and I had "relations" I stopped and stayed completely still.  When she asked what I was doing I told her it was something I learned online called Buffering.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/13/17 3:45 p.m.
Appleseed said:

People mistake my kindness for weakness.

I hear you there. I am an introvert by nature and quite empathic, so I become an easy "mark" for some people thinking I am a push over.

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