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I got a job August 3, 2012, 10:09 pm
So, I just got a job at a local sandwich shop, the place is pretty small. I went in to get interviewed, and by the end of it I got the job and the manager said that I think more like a manager than an employee. It'll be nice to make some money, at least.
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Oh, CRAP. July 21, 2012, 7:04 pm
So, I just got a bill in the mail for over 10,000 US dollars. For what, you may ask? Tuition for a class at an art college I visited once that I ended up deciding not to go to anyway. I'm not even done with high school yet (almost am, only need to do 2 electives and that's it, but I'm still not done). I didn't even sign anything at all, but out of the blue I get this shit in the mail. I've been trying to contact their finance department for the past several days about this to fix it, but they haven't called back. I've reported them to the Better Business Bureau.

Only person I managed to get in contact with was the head of admissions, who didn't bother to do anything about it, and he told me "don't worry about this, it isn't the first time this has happened". Well shit, that makes it even worse, how is that supposed to make me feel any better?
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This thread is officially about coffee June 30, 2012, 2:41 am
Edit: I decided to turn this into a not-shitty thread.

So, if you drink coffee, what kind do you drink, and how? I just got into drinking it more, I've been drinking it black and strong.

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Strong coffee made with white vinegar instead of water = very bad.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that it had no cream or anything like that, just straight black.
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Looking for advice June 16, 2012, 2:24 am
So, I signed up for a dating site for the hell of it (wasn't really taking it seriously), and it matched me up with a profile of a really cute girl. In her description, she posted her username for tumblr, so I Googled it out of curiosity, and found a goldmine of nude pics that she voluntarily uploaded. I was quite surprised, and I don't really know what to think of this. From how she described herself in her description, she seems like a very nice, caring and loyal person, but jesus she seems like a camwhore.

Should I look past the apparent sluttiness if she's actually a nice person, or should I avoid trying to contact her on the dating site?
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Kids and FPSes June 12, 2012, 10:06 pm
So, my cousin is 12, and is a CoD fanboy. One day, when visiting, he made me play CoD with him on multiplayer. All I heard was kids screaming over the mic and acting like faggots, and my cousin was throwing the lamest insults at other players. As for the game itself, it felt slow, boring, and my mobility felt extremely hindered.

After we were done, I went ahead and installed Doom on his computer and made him play it. Surprisingly, he enjoyed it. Then a week later, I asked him if he was still playing it. He responded with "nah, I got bored of it, so I went back to playing CoD". At that point I was just kinda like "well fuck". I asked him if he'd be interested in playing it again with new levels loaded into it (PWADs). He seemed confused, like user made levels are a foreign concept to him. He still wanted to play CoD instead. I told him there are literally thousands of levels for the game, still didn't care. I asked him if he ever thought of any game design that he'd want to make, he pretty much responded with saying that he didn't care about being creative, only playing whatever shit the mainstream throws at him.

I'm thinking of making him play Quake 1 or 2, it might appeal more due to feeling a bit more modern. Why do kids like such shallow shit like CoD? And why did he get bored of Doom?
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Kittens June 7, 2012, 8:35 am
I love kittens, because they're cats, but they're small and even more playful. Couple years ago, one showed up at my back door during the winter, it was homeless so I brought it in and adopted it, and I named it Coleco. (I name my cats after game companies, I should probably stop that practice :P) It was very affectionate, and it was an awesome cat. Problem is, it started marking it's territory on the laundry in the basement, and my other cat, Sega (who is very attached to me), was becoming very jealous of Coleco getting much of my attention. Unfortunately, I ended up having to give her to the local animal shelter to be adopted by someone else.

So, uh, this thread is about kittens in general, I guess.


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Thinking of building a new computer June 4, 2012, 9:13 pm
Currently, I'm stuck with a computer that's just okayish as a gaming and media (sound, graphics, etc.) production computer, and that's by 2008 standards. Now, it's pretty meh. So, I was thinking of putting together a new computer, and I've got a parts list assembled. It's probably overkill, but I want something that will last me a bit longer while still being pretty good for gaming and especially music and 2D/3D graphics production than how long my current system has.

So, what do you think of this current parts list?


Case - $130: CoolerMaster HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1
Motherboard - $120: Asus P8Z77-V LK
PSU - $150: Cooler Master RS850-AMBAJ3-US
CPU - $240: Intel Core i5-3570K
CPU Cooler - $90: Phanteks PH-TC14PE
SSD 1 - $200: Samsung MZ-7PC256B
SSD 2 - $200: Samsung MZ-7PC256B
RAM - $110: Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
Video Card - $280: GTX 560 Ti 2GB
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Improving myself May 24, 2012, 8:25 am
I'm done with my current lifestyle. It's just too shitty, boring, and depressing.

For the longest time I've been literally drinking nothing but soda (rarely any plain water) (I gave myself this name for a reason). I've also been eating far too much junk food. I used to be severely underweight, at this point I'm still mostly slender, but I've gotten a slight beer belly and small moobs, and I don't want this to get any worse. I've spent most of my days for the past few years in front of my computer just browsing the internet, playing games and neglecting my real life responsibilities. I never socialize outside of the internet (used to have an active social life, but it's pretty much nonexistent at this point). I never exercise or do any physical activity, and I have no muscle. And I blamed all of this on other people, like the jackass I am.

I'm changing this.

Starting today, I took a 25 minute walk around the neighborhood, have given up all sugar (and am otherwise changing my diet to a large extent), and just exercised by stretching and lifting weights. I'm also going to try to reconnect with my old friends. And most importantly, taking responsibility for my own faults and responsibilities. I am also going to go job hunting to do something meaningful with my time (might just see if my dad can get me hired by the same company that he works for, it's fairly small).

I'm ready to stop being a total waste of space just fucking off all day, and make something of myself instead.

Don't really know why I'm posting this, I just felt like expressing it.
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um May 2, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Question about metal ladders and wifi May 1, 2012, 1:21 pm
My aunt recently divorced her husband, and is now living on the second floor of an apartment, and her husband pretty much took all the money, so she can't afford much. I helped her set up a computer and leech wifi from a nearby building. Thing is, she doesn't get a very good signal at all.

I figured that maybe if she could get her internet from a lower elevation, the signal might be better. I used my phone to test the wifi from several different locations, and it turns out that directly under the window where she keeps her computer has a pretty good connection. So I was planning to use a 30' USB extension cable to connect to her computer, run down the side of the building, and on the inside edge of the side of the fire escape ladder, and plug a USB wifi stick to.

My only concern is will the metal of the fire escape ladder degrade the signal because it's surrounded on 3 sides, or is the metal too thin to really make a difference?


And please don't complain about the potential problems of this plan regarding weather conditions or people stealing it, I've got that covered.
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