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Whine like a baby, now with 500% more drama!

Discussion in 'General' started by stienman, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. jwhouk

    jwhouk Stuck In North Central Walkerstan

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    And if that's not enough, my own car is now going to need $1k of repairs. :cry:
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Got my car washed while I was out for lunch. Made the mistake of taking the highway back to work. May as well have not bothered with the car wash because new lovebugs have rendered moot my removal of the old ones.
     
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    Cog Eternal lurker

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    They keep calling me to the mayor's office. That guy is scary. I hate being the director. Only two days more.
     
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  4. Gruebeard

    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    Do you mean "mayor?"
     
  5. sixpackshaker

    sixpackshaker Forum God

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    same thing.
     
  6. Cog

    Cog Eternal lurker

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    Ooops. English is hard.
     
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  7. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Oh, and here I thought a military junta had taken over or something.
     
  8. Gruebeard

    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    You should just blame autocorrect, even when on a computer.
    --- Double Post Merged, Apr 20, 2017 ---
    That's kinda what I was half-wondering. Or if they wound up under martial law from the flooding. Or something.
     
  9. Cog

    Cog Eternal lurker

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    Is there a way to let autocorrect do its work in english and spanish? Spanish is also hard.
     
  10. Gruebeard

    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    No idea. I know no Spanish past "si, Senorita! Je suis very much in love with you."
     
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  11. Cog

    Cog Eternal lurker

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    knock on wood
     
  12. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Well, if so, let's hope you get this Major

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    And not this Major.

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  13. Denbrought

    Denbrought The Last Dancelord

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    Probably. I have 3 languages on my computers' Chrome's dictionaries, and 2 on my Android phone's keyboard.
     
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    Yoshimickster Upper Crust

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    WELP-pretty sure someone stole my phone, and considering it was the smallest expensive device in my living room it was PROBABLY for drug money. I fucking hate my neighborhood sometimes.
     
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    Officer_Charon Hall Monitor

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    They just opened a small precinct (in an area that didn't really need one, but they screamed the loudest to the County government, and they have a lot of money, so...), and they transferred a bunch of officers away.

    Including a good buddy of mine, and my favorite sergeant - the one who takes great pains to make our watch feel like family.

    Gonna be a quieter precinct. :(
     
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    Cheesy1 Nice Guy a la mode

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    Try to get transferred there too, maybe?
     
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    I have social commitments this weekend, including a karaoke session and a dinner engagement on Saturday, plus church and a lunch engagement on Sunday. I just want to sit at home for forty eight hours after a long stressful week, I don't want to have to deal with people.
     
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    Officer_Charon Hall Monitor

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    They've taken who they want, at this point, and the pros to staying at my current precinct outweigh the cons.

    On the upside, we're getting 3 new sergeants, two of whom I'm good friends with. So it's evened out some.
     
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    Gared One Of Us

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    Be careful, it can turn into a trap. First you just want a little time to yourself because you had a long week, but the next thing you know you're sitting at home every weekend and you can't remember the last time you saw some of your friends.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    It's all fun and games until someone declares you legally dead.

    --Patrick
     
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    TommiR Full Participant

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    Yeah, tell me about it. I would just like to lay back in my bed for two days straight, not having to pick up one single phone call, not answer one single e-mail, or buden my brain with anything more complex than the quandary of whether or not I should roll over to my other side.

    Instead, the co-workers in my unit have arranged this outing. We're supposed to got to this resort on a beach, one of the co-workers who really doesn't drink but has accumulated a respectable stash of alcohol over the years is now willing to donate it 'for the good cause' before she gets re-assigned this autumn, and the new intern is pretty hot...



    … You know what, I think I can manage for one more weekend.
     
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    sixpackshaker Forum God

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    As a practicing hermit I say, GO AND DO, AND BE SEEN. Shit I am so tired of not having social engagements.
     
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    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    That's our @bhamv3 . . . wait. What's going on?

    Also, what are the beaches like in Finland - well, the part of Finland you're in - this time of year?
     
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    TommiR Full Participant

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    Not very good, I imagine. I haven't been in Finland for all that long for several years now. Occasional holiday trips to visit the parents and old friends and so forth.

    However, this is the place we are going to.
     
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  25. Bubble181

    Bubble181 The odd one out

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    Good lord am I frustrated/angry with my boss at the moment. I'm in training so only in the office one or two days a week and in less than 2 weeks time EVERYTHING has gone wrong. I just don't get it. He used to do my job alongside his. I understand he doesn't have the time to do it proiperly - or I wouldn't be here - but FFS keep me in the loop! I can't fix things I don't know are wrong! I can't finish stuff I didn't know was started! I'm not even doing anything different - because of his attitude I'm doing pretty much everything 100% exactly the way he told me to do it with no input from myself - but even so he does it differently. I have to CC him on almost literally every mail I send but CC'ing me to keep me informed of stuff I need to change? Oh no! Hah!

    GGRERRRR AAARRRGHHH GAD.
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Oh fuck ow ow ow

    I just rolled my ankle. Bad.

    :cry:

    It hurts bad

    I don't think I've ever put as much weight on a foot while rolling an ankle as I did this time

    The sound of me falling over and hitting the wall brought people from all 4 corners of the building

    The General Manager thought there was a fight from the sound and commotion

    Owwwwwwwowowowowwww.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    --Patrick
     
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  28. Gruebeard

    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    Nice.

    Wait, that's in France.
     
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    A client, which happens to be a bank, gave us a translation to do. They provide deposit services, but we wrote that they provide despot services instead, and now they're mad at us. :(
     
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  30. DarkAudit

    DarkAudit No, I don't want to see your pog collection.

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    They didn't want it publicly known that Assad, Edrogan, Putin, and Trump were customers. :troll:
     
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    Celt Z Ginger

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    They are a bank, so on some levels, you weren't wrong.
     
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    fade Insert "Yo mama" joke here Staff Member

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    Come on, Google.

    I use Hangouts a lot. I use SMS a lot. Hangouts supporting SMS was awesome because I could seamlessly do both. Why are you dropping SMS support on Hangouts, dammit?

    This just reminds me of why iMessage is one of Apple's killer features. So much so that there are a number of articles on normally fairly anti-apple android sites saying the same (followed by a ton of comments from people who clearly don't understand why people like iMessage).
     
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    stienman GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF ENERGY

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    Google hangouts is dying, and will eventually be end-of-lifed. Stopping the SMS service is just one more step along that path. They ended new API access recently as well. They may keep it around for years, but they're no longer going to support any of its requirements that costs them money besides minimal server time. I'm sure it's already demoted in priority so it's likely slower than it used to be.
     
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    I understand that, I just don't understand why.
     
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    stienman GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF ENERGY

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    It's frustrating, sure. They've introduced Allo (chat) and Duo (video calls) and Meet (enterprise version of hangouts), and it appears that they're segmenting the market quite strongly between consumer apps/services and corporate apps/services.

    In other words, the why is probably simply profit margin. Hangouts is good enough for 90% of what business users need, so they can only capture a small amount of that market. Remove features, then change and reintroduce them in the enterprise offering and over time they'll slowly move business users into the paying customer category. Another reason to buy into the google enterprise suite. They're watching MS Office 365 just rake in the dough, and it's a opportunity they're giving away for free to people who can afford to pay for it.
     
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