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Yes, the millennium was fun. I was off on vacation with the family and on call for the entire time. Of course, they never called me but were still quite happy to honor the timesheet. Cheapest trip I've ever had!
I never understood how people bought into it but there was an entire industry servicing a completely idiotic need and the more you told them nothing would happen, the more money they'd throw at it. Bizarre.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." Red Adair. nils illegitimus carborundum
Don't forget it's only their "opinion", like their "opinion" that it was a good idea (a triple-A idea, in fact) to give padded mortgages to people who would quite obviously never be able to pay them off.
I don't know why anyone even listens to the rating agencies, any more. They're wrong too often, and when they're wrong, they do a lot of damage (except to their pals with vested interests, I presume -- it's highly likely that these proclamations about countries are just to set things up for their buddies to rape money from hard-working people somewhere).
If they can document convincingly why a country, with millions of people paying taxes, should be downgraded to the gutter, whereas people with mortgages that they'll have to default on should get triple-A, then I might consider giving them some credence, again.
Until then, I ain't a'listenin' no more -- and nor should Spain, Greece, or whatever country is their whipping-boy/corporate-raid-target-of-the-month.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I'm going to a party next month, and the theme requires I go as a Discworld character. The trouble is I've only ever read one or two of Terry Pratchett's short stories, and never even one complete Discworld novel.
So, anyone in the know in that regard, that knows me a bit from around here: Who should I be?
You can wear a dark cape, black boots, black trousers, a black t-shirt, a belt with several pockets, and a mask covering the upper half of your face with peaky ears. If you have time, cut the bottom of the cape in a dental wave shape.
I think words like 'destiny' are a way of trying to find order where none exists. - Christian Graus
Do not feed the troll ! - Common proverb
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Despite her power, Granny Weatherwax rarely uses magic in any immediately recognizable form.
Instead, she prefers to use headology, a sort of folk-psychology which can be summed up as "if
people think you're a witch, you might as well be one".
Bastard Programmer from Hell
if you can't read my code, try converting it here[^]
I so seldom have done costumes, or done them right, that it isn't something I'd want to avoid having the chance to do it better. It's also quite the odd and trippy bunch of people, so a costume really will be fun.
Ptepic - would be Assassin and part-time God - from Pyramids[^].
Outfit should be all in black - but very, very stylish - with as many knives, caltraps and throwing stars as you can find.
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done.
Drink. Get drunk. Fall over - P O'H
OK, I will win to day or my name isn't Ethel Crudacre! - DDEthel Crudacre
I cannot live by bread alone. Bacon and ketchup are needed as well. - Trollslayer
Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often *students*, for heaven's sake - Terry Pratchett
I had a habbit of drinking energy drinks. Monsters to be exact. I started when I quit drinking soda and worked in a really fast paced factory. Not kidding around either, it was a sweat shop. Most people didn't make it past the first week, and when they did they didn't make it past two. Retention was a major issue there.
Anyway, I was drinking about 2 a night. Eventually about 4 a day, but I didn't sleep a lot so I counted my day as longer than other peoples That was when I was 20. I drank them every single day until I hit a dry spell on money when I was 26 or 27. By then I was drinking about 7 per day regularly. Sometimes more, not usually less.
I stopped for a while, and hten picked up the habbit again. When I started dieting at the beginning of the year I stopped drinking them again. I stopped all cafeine entirely. Then with the preworkout suppliments, I thought what the heck and started drinking monsters again.
I have stopped again (heh). It's not because I find anything wrong with them, it's because they cost so much. So I haven't had any this week because I am not willing to spend the money, and I am not able to have them around and not drink them (because I'll drink them regularly as long as they are around that's what I'll grab).
I was looking for how to buy them in bulk, but that doesn't seem possible. I don't mean like a $30 case at a time from sams club, I mean regular bulk from the manufaturer, or amazon, or whatever. I think I'm giving up my search, I can't find anything. It's a shame because I really enjoy them... they just cost nearly $3 a can.
I know Costco has cases of 24 for $30. That's only $1.25 a can. Luckily for me they don't sell the M-80 flavor, or else I might be drinking them daily. (I was for a while, when my sleep apnea was causing me problems, but I haven't felt the need since my surgery.)