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Ever have that moment when you're in the stor and you walk down the bakery/candy aisle and you think "that looks so good I wish I could have that" and then you remember you're an adult so there's not really anyone preventing you from getting whatever you want?
 
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Yeah, I love that. I can buy a whole cake and nobody can stop me.

Anyways, after taking a two-year break from dating, I reactivated my Match account. I figured that, since I'm living near Houston now, there would be a lot more matches. Boy, online dating is different now that I'm going into my late thirties. Many of the women have been through a divorce and so they seem to be even pickier. This isn't a complaint. Just an observation.
 
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Ever have that moment when you're in the stor and you walk down the bakery/candy aisle and you think "that looks so good I wish I could have that" and then you remember you're an adult so there's not really anyone preventing you from getting whatever you want?
My story usually goes "..and then you don't because you remember you're an adult and consuming 2600 calories worth of oreos in one sitting is good for exactly no one"

Sometimes it doesn't though....then I feel guilty. Adults suck.
 
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My story usually goes "..and then you don't because you remember you're an adult and consuming 2600 calories worth of oreos in one sitting is good for exactly no one"

Sometimes it doesn't though....then I feel guilty. Adults suck.
Yeah basically. The grocery store next to my work will have like 2 brownie trays for $4. It's hard every time.
 

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I'm going to start a blog where I take 90% of the Arduino projects online and replace the $35 Arduino with a $0.02 transistor. I'm happy people are excited about hobby electronics and all, but it's kind of funny how many projects use a whole microprocessor where a simple transistor will do. Or sometimes nothing at all. You don't need anything in the middle of a simple DC button press.
 

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I'm going to start a blog where I take 90% of the Arduino projects online and replace the $35 Arduino with a $0.02 transistor. I'm happy people are excited about hobby electronics and all, but it's kind of funny how many projects use a whole microprocessor where a simple transistor will do. Or sometimes nothing at all. You don't need anything in the middle of a simple DC button press.
You'd hate the professional installations I do. For example, a couple days ago, there was a room in a university library that needed a way to turn a TV on and off without the remote.

Consumer-grade-mindset me thought "Just set the TV to auto power on when it has power, and put it on a $10 power strip, and make the switch on the power strip accessible.

Our company designer specced a $700 control panel that required dedicated power in, and RS-232 out, and an adapter to change the DB9 connector to a 3.5mm ring-tip-sleeve configuration, and then send me to drive to fort worth (3 hours each way) to spend a couple hours programming and troubleshooting. Yes, the panel has its own processor and memory and all that jazz, and the drivers to control a samsung display by serial port with commands. Just to turn the TV on and off. The volume and source buttons on that panel go nowhere and do nothing.
 
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Anyone has any idea what the document for a government department/office acquisition needs for stuff like office supplies etc is officially called?

Or the document where they ask for written permission to do something from their superiors?

Google isn't helping with the direct translation.

10x.
In what language do you need to know this?

Purchase order? Materials requisition? There’s a ton of names for services.

For the permission it again depends on what

Travel Authorization
Training Approval

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I don’t want to be mature, damn it!
 
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I will never cease to be amused at the way Ford tries to get me to spend $150 a year on navigation system updates when Google Maps is a thing that exists (and does the job better)
 
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I will never cease to be amused at the way Ford tries to get me to spend $150 a year on navigation system updates when Google Maps is a thing that exists (and does the job better)
You know there are still people paying $19.95/mo for AOL, right?

--Patrick
 
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I will never cease to be amused at the way Ford tries to get me to spend $150 a year on navigation system updates when Google Maps is a thing that exists (and does the job better)
Car dealership tried to get me to add navigation to my car for $2,500.

I declined, and bought the Mazda-certified SD card on Amazon for $189.
 
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Second day of school. Checks everyone's classes online. My son says he did his homework, which I correct from my desk and have him update it. When he does, I unlock the Switch from my phone.

Modern education, and here's me
 
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Second day of school. Checks everyone's classes online. My son says he did his homework, which I correct from my desk and have him update it. When he does, I unlock the Switch from my phone.

Modern education, and here's me
Dang.
Teach me your ways, sensei. I have much to learn.
 

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Wow, guys, they've uncovered some prehistoric tools from deep within the Swiss Alps. Pretty amazing pictures.

 

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When I was younger, I used to accept cartoon characters with round eyes and centered pupils without question. Now they just look surprised to me. Especially if the face tends toward realistic. It's one of the reasons I'm not a big fan of Squirrel Girl's art. They all look so surprised all the time.
 
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