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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 am
by John D
Hunt wrote:
Service Dog wrote: I've come to call this the IKEA Test.
It doesn't matter how smart or dumb you are; there always seems to be some missing bit of critical information that gives you a 50/50 chance of putting in a piece of wood with the unfinished side in the wrong direction, requiring that you disassemble the whole fucking thing and start over again. Those damn Swedes do it on purpose.
Says the guy who sucks at building things.... haha.

I love putting together Ikea stuff. I would be happy if this was my full time job. Each to their own. Some people (such as myself) have crazy 3D brain skills. This doesn't make me smart about all stuff.... but I am usually shocked by how many people don't have this talent. I take it for granted sometimes... and I just assume all the engineers I work with have this talent. Haha... well... they don't. Fortunately, I can always sketch what I am thinking.

I have some patents from ideas that seemed so obvious to me.... they are just things that pop automatically into my head.

An interesting aside. Some bunch of scientists did some studies comparing boys and girls and their 3D mechanical ability. At a young age, and throughout life, the boys performed much better at things like drawing a working bicycle. Hell, I could draw most every part on a bicycle, and then, given a shop and enough time make the thing from scratch. (well, it's hard to make the rubber bits this way, but you know what I mean).

An interesting second aside. I am not much of a speller. Apparently there are many people who actually see words in their head and they are somehow spelled correctly in their head. WTF! The only way I see a word spelled correctly in my mind is if I picture the words on a sign (like a stop sign... haha). My exchange student from Denmark could see a new English word one time, look up the definition, and then have it committed to memory for ever. WTF! That is like a superpower if you ask me. (but.... she could never... in a million years... draw a bicycle).

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:05 pm
by Gumby
John D wrote: Some people (such as myself) have crazy 3D brain skills. This doesn't make me smart about all stuff.... but I am usually shocked by how many people don't have this talent.
I'm one of them. My 3D skills are non-existent. I always failed those tests where they show you a pic of one side of a multifaceted 3d object then you have to pick from a list of other objects and pick the other side of it.
An interesting second aside. I am not much of a speller. Apparently there are many people who actually see words in their head and they are somehow spelled correctly in their head. WTF! The only way I see a word spelled correctly in my mind is if I picture the words on a sign (like a stop sign... haha).
Now that I do have. I visualize correctly spelled words on the pages of imaginary books. If I'm not sure how a word is spelled I just imagine it in a book. I also associate numbers and colors and see numbers in colors sometimes. Never was able to figure out how to use that weird trait for useful purposes but it's interesting how the brain works.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:33 pm
by MarcusAu
Does anyone recall the smell of green thunder?

Some people have mathematical skills links to their sinestesia. Perhaps the numbers are just the right colour, and the correct solution tastes right.

On the other hand people prone to seizures report similar results.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:05 pm
by Hunt
MarcusAu wrote: Does anyone recall the smell of green thunder?

Some people have mathematical skills links to their sinestesia. Perhaps the numbers are just the right colour, and the correct solution tastes right.

On the other hand people prone to seizures report similar results.
I can recall the sound of Purple Rain.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:53 pm
by dog puke
Hunt wrote:
MarcusAu wrote: Does anyone recall the smell of green thunder?

Some people have mathematical skills links to their sinestesia. Perhaps the numbers are just the right colour, and the correct solution tastes right.

On the other hand people prone to seizures report similar results.
I can recall the sound of Purple Rain.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:05 pm
by Lsuoma
Hunt wrote:
MarcusAu wrote: Does anyone recall the smell of green thunder?

Some people have mathematical skills links to their sinestesia. Perhaps the numbers are just the right colour, and the correct solution tastes right.

On the other hand people prone to seizures report similar results.
I can recall the sound of Purple Rain.
Smells like....victory!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 2:38 pm
by Service Dog
Today's task switched brain-lobes... IKEA is all built. Now filling walls of bookshelves with books ordered from BooksByTheFoot.com. The goal is to create pleasing color combos.

https://i.imgur.com/lC5AC8j.jpg

Also, I'm supposed to pull 'inapporopriate' titles. Which... I'm pretty lenient about.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:11 pm
by Matt Cavanaugh
When I was a kid, numbers had sexes and colors for me.

Also when I was a kid, I was assigned at an early age to put together all 'some assembly required' things. My mom says it was because I was a natural at it, plus I swore less than my dad.

Now I make my own furniture out of dimensional lumber.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:56 pm
by AndrewV69
John D wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 am
An interesting second aside. I am not much of a speller. Apparently there are many people who actually see words in their head and they are somehow spelled correctly in their head. WTF! The only way I see a word spelled correctly in my mind is if I picture the words on a sign (like a stop sign... haha). My exchange student from Denmark could see a new English word one time, look up the definition, and then have it committed to memory for ever. WTF! That is like a superpower if you ask me. (but.... she could never... in a million years... draw a bicycle).
Hmmmm ... I do not "see" words in my head. What happen with me is I read words by their "shape" and I guess that is as close as I get to that but apparently it means I read a lot faster than most people. But see words in ma haid? Nope. Nyet. Non. And I suck at spelling.

What I do (used to) see in my head are control blocks, bit blocks, registers etc. Mind I do not know if that is still the case. It has been years now so I have probably forgotten by now. Similar to what happened when it was no longer necessary to read hollerith code.hollerith

However, I see math related problems in my head. That is I "see" the answer or I do not (and have to work it out).

Once I had a psychologist tell me that I came across as arrogant because I would put skip easier problems and then do the harder ones above. Then skip a bunch more and do the harder ones above it. I wound up with an "average" score typical for supervisors in my current position.

What was happening of course was that if I did not see the answer immediately, then I would skip it and go on to the next one. Whereas apparently they wanted me to do one after another in sequence, till I ran out of time.

As for 3D? Not so good. It took me over an hour to assemble this:

https://static.rcwilley.com/products/44 ... image2.jpg

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:47 pm
by mordacious1
Service Dog wrote: Today's task switched brain-lobes... IKEA is all built. Now filling walls of bookshelves with books ordered from BooksByTheFoot.com. The goal is to create pleasing color combos.

https://i.imgur.com/lC5AC8j.jpg

Also, I'm supposed to pull 'inapporopriate' titles. Which... I'm pretty lenient about.
When I was in graduate school, a friend of mine owned a local bookshop. Women would come in with a swatch of fabric and choose books, not by title, but rather on whether they matched their new couch. When he suggested that it would be less costly if they went to the Goodwill, they looked horrified. It was a big part of his income.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:33 pm
by TheMudbrooker
John D wrote:
Hunt wrote:
Service Dog wrote: I've come to call this the IKEA Test.
It doesn't matter how smart or dumb you are; there always seems to be some missing bit of critical information that gives you a 50/50 chance of putting in a piece of wood with the unfinished side in the wrong direction, requiring that you disassemble the whole fucking thing and start over again. Those damn Swedes do it on purpose.
Says the guy who sucks at building things.... haha.

I love putting together Ikea stuff. I would be happy if this was my full time job. Each to their own. Some people (such as myself) have crazy 3D brain skills. This doesn't make me smart about all stuff.... but I am usually shocked by how many people don't have this talent. I take it for granted sometimes... and I just assume all the engineers I work with have this talent. Haha... well... they don't. Fortunately, I can always sketch what I am thinking.

I have some patents from ideas that seemed so obvious to me.... they are just things that pop automatically into my head.

An interesting aside. Some bunch of scientists did some studies comparing boys and girls and their 3D mechanical ability. At a young age, and throughout life, the boys performed much better at things like drawing a working bicycle. Hell, I could draw most every part on a bicycle, and then, given a shop and enough time make the thing from scratch. (well, it's hard to make the rubber bits this way, but you know what I mean).

An interesting second aside. I am not much of a speller. Apparently there are many people who actually see words in their head and they are somehow spelled correctly in their head. WTF! The only way I see a word spelled correctly in my mind is if I picture the words on a sign (like a stop sign... haha). My exchange student from Denmark could see a new English word one time, look up the definition, and then have it committed to memory for ever. WTF! That is like a superpower if you ask me. (but.... she could never... in a million years... draw a bicycle).
Funny how the mind works, I've always been able to build stuff, I just figure out what I want, grab whatever materials I have at hand and make it happen. No drawings (can't draw for shit) and few measurements. I was reading at a sixth grade level in kindergarten and have a really good memory for things I've read, but I was never able to make any sense of algebra. When I'm writing or typing my spelling is excellent but if you ask me to spell something out loud I sound like I'm brain damaged. I'm great with mechanical shit but have zero musical ability.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:35 pm
by Lsuoma
Yeah, but have you and your buddies finished Hamlet yet???

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:57 pm
by TheMudbrooker
Lsuoma wrote: Yeah, but have you and your buddies finished Hamlet yet???
Years ago, but it's still as shit as the original.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:58 pm
by KiwiInOz
TheMudbrooker wrote:
Lsuoma wrote: Yeah, but have you and your buddies finished Hamlet yet???
Years ago, but it's still as shit as the original.
And now they are writing for the Murdock press.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:04 am
by John D
Holy Crap. A 14 year old 5 foot tall braces wearing profane kid! Haha.


Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:25 am
by shoutinghorse
Tommy Robinson to face contempt of court trial all over again. I believe this is called Double Jeopardy in the US.


Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:38 am
by Lsuoma
Democracy and the rule of law are now both dead letters in the UK. That Starkey interview was great, BTW. He seemed to hit the nail on the head pretty well.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 7:52 am
by Lsuoma
And that is how the UK ends, not with a bang, but with a
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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:26 am
by Matt Cavanaugh

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:46 am
by ThreeFlangedJavis
John D wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:04 am
Holy Crap. A 14 year old 5 foot tall braces wearing profane kid! Haha.

There is hope for the world after all.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:48 am
by Gumby
I see your comment just fine.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 am
by Service Dog
Which book shall I place on the coffee table, front & center, in the client's main product display?
Oh yes... tee hee...
https://i.imgur.com/MhlIkxzl.jpg

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:00 am
by MarcusAu
Arrange the doxx however you like...

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:07 am
by Matt Cavanaugh
Gumby wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:48 am
I see your comment just fine.
That's the replacement comment. The original was memory-holed.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:09 am
by Matt Cavanaugh
Service Dog wrote: Which book shall I place on the coffee table, front & center, in the client's main product display?
Oh yes... tee hee...
https://i.imgur.com/MhlIkxzl.jpg
What, no massive Helmut Newton or Robert Mapplethorpe book randomly opened to a two-page spread?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:31 am
by Lsuoma
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote:
John D wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:04 am
Holy Crap. A 14 year old 5 foot tall braces wearing profane kid! Haha.

There is hope for the world after all.
Nope - removed for violating hate speech policy, at least in the US.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:26 am
by Bhurzum
Stephen Fry is literally Hitler!


Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:47 am
by John D
Lsuoma wrote:
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote:
John D wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:04 am
Holy Crap. A 14 year old 5 foot tall braces wearing profane kid! Haha.

There is hope for the world after all.
Nope - removed for violating hate speech policy, at least in the US.
This video just got removed. I watched it this morning in the US. Try this one instead!


Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:51 am
by Service Dog
Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
What, no massive Helmut Newton or Robert Mapplethorpe book randomly opened to a two-page spread?
Other finds in the books-by-the-foot box... Vol. 2 of Robert A. Heinlein biography, 3 copies of Rob Lowe's autobiography, biography of Will Eisner (i put that one in my bag to take home).
Also a Ho Chi Minh biography published by CCCP. With this guy in it...
https://i.imgur.com/igswe5Z.jpg

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:54 am
by MarcusAu
Service Dog wrote: ...biography of Will Eisner (i put that one in my bag to take home).
In other words you spirited it away.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:04 pm
by Lsuoma

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:41 pm
by Sulman


Absolutely remarkable thread for the sheer number of people that have not read what happened. The absolute problem with social media today in one example.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:50 pm
by Driftless
Sulman wrote:

Absolutely remarkable thread for the sheer number of people that have not read what happened. The absolute problem with social media today in one example.
I read the thread and most comments think he girl did the right thing. What is it that people would have understood if they had read what happened?

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 1:42 pm
by Matt Cavanaugh
Service Dog wrote: 3 copies of Rob Lowe's autobiography
I wonder where the other two ended up.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 1:46 pm
by Matt Cavanaugh
Sounds like the ball-pit at Skepticon.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 1:53 pm
by Phil_Giordana_FCD

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:07 pm
by BoxNDox
Service Dog wrote: Which book shall I place on the coffee table, front & center, in the client's main product display?
Oh yes... tee hee...
https://i.imgur.com/MhlIkxzl.jpg
Years ago I shared an apartment with a guy who had an original Karl Benjamin painting. I wonder if he still has it.

(Benjamin taught at CGU, which is only a few blocks from here.)

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:10 pm
by BoxNDox
Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
Service Dog wrote: 3 copies of Rob Lowe's autobiography
I wonder where the other two ended up.
If there are only five, would burning two of them increase the value of remaining three? Seems like a reasonable experiment to me...

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:27 pm
by Service Dog
BoxNDox wrote: Years ago I shared an apartment with a guy who had an original Karl Benjamin painting. I wonder if he still has it.

(Benjamin taught at CGU, which is only a few blocks from here.)
I may have hung 3 of his pieces in the Cartier Mansion... all I remember is blue & red vertical stripes. very Rabo Karabekian. That was another job with Books By The Foot. The decorator requested 'Art' books, which included many Anne Geddes baby-photo books. I removed those-- for not being very "Cartier".
https://www.blouinartinfo.com/sites/def ... promo1.jpg

Speaking of this dumb job I'm on this week...

One of the products on display is a gadget which allegedly allows you to do-things like turn-on your popcorn maker from your phone.
Yeah, maybe, I guess. If you've got a team of guys with engineering degrees hiding in your house & the cabinet under your popcorn maker looks like this...

https://i.imgur.com/fq67oPQ.jpg

These same tech giants who pull deceptive shit like this... also tell you with a straight face they're taking good care of your private data & using their enormous data-power responsibly. :popcorn:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:37 pm
by ThreeFlangedJavis
Lsuoma wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:31 am
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote:
John D wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:04 am
Holy Crap. A 14 year old 5 foot tall braces wearing profane kid! Haha.

There is hope for the world after all.
Nope - removed for violating hate speech policy, at least in the US.
What arouses hope is the hitherto unsuspected notion that the latest generation are savvy enough to navigate their way through the ideological bullshit. It's the opposite of what we keep hearing about them. Hopefully youtube are censoring their way into irrelevance.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:38 pm
by Service Dog
Service Dog wrote:
BoxNDox wrote: Years ago I shared an apartment with a guy who had an original Karl Benjamin painting. I wonder if he still has it.

(Benjamin taught at CGU, which is only a few blocks from here.)
I may have hung 3 of his pieces in the Cartier Mansion... all I remember is blue & red vertical stripes.
Nope. It was Julian Stanczak.

https://d32dm0rphc51dk.cloudfront.net/G ... /large.jpg

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:06 am
by Sulman
https://i.imgur.com/BM9wz8r.jpg

The blood lust is never far from the surface. Share by a lefty friend on FB.

I thought it was rather disturbing, given the far left's record on mass murder.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:08 am
by AndrewV69
John D wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:47 am
Lsuoma wrote:
ThreeFlangedJavis wrote:
John D wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:04 am
Holy Crap. A 14 year old 5 foot tall braces wearing profane kid! Haha.

There is hope for the world after all.
Nope - removed for violating hate speech policy, at least in the US.
This video just got removed. I watched it this morning in the US. Try this one instead!

The offending video, the one that was removed by YouTube may be found on BitChute here:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/OdaUDeAGIck/

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:19 am
by screwtape
Lsuoma wrote: And that is how the UK ends, not with a bang, but with a 220px-Logo_of_Wimpy.svg.png
I used to have a badge (aka 'pin' in US) that said "Simpys Make Me Wick". Probably still have it somewhere.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:26 am
by MarcusAu
Sulman wrote: https://i.imgur.com/BM9wz8r.jpg

The blood lust is never far from the surface. Share by a lefty friend on FB.

I thought it was rather disturbing, given the far left's record on mass murder.
The guillotine is not authentic unless there is a LOL (that's Little Old Lady in non-Internetspeak) knitting in front of it.

Madame Defarage - I think...

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:32 am
by Bhurzum
Sulman wrote: The blood lust is never far from the surface. Share by a lefty friend on FB.

I thought it was rather disturbing, given the far left's record on mass murder.
It's quite funny, the more you interact with screeching lefties, the more you realize they're the very thing(s) they claim to be fighting - bigoted, racist, sexist, violent and thoroughly incompatible with decent society. No wonder they champion Islam...

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:22 am
by SM1957
Whitey has been up to his old tricks again.

The racists have been teaching their children how to swim.
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Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:34 am
by Hunt
Report of migrating my laptop to Linux:

Windows:
"You will click your mouse or type on your keyboard. I will deign to respond, or not, depending on how I feel."

Linux:
"I will do as you say."

Windows:
"Your laptop may power down unexpectedly and I will make due with the corruption."

Linux:
"If your laptop powers down unexpectedly, all bets are off."

I had to promise fsck my first born so that it would repair my file system.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:35 am
by Hunt
Moral of the story: if you run Linux on a laptop, make sure your battery is good.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 4:42 am
by John D
SM1957 wrote: Whitey has been up to his old tricks again.

The racists have been teaching their children how to swim.

Image 5.jpg
Why don't black boys swim more often... Because their mothers don't know how to swim and their fathers are absent. My wife and I took the time to teach our daughters how to swim. We go to the beach and the neighborhood pool. Teaching blacks to swim is appropriating European culture!

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:34 am
by MarcusAu
John D wrote: My wife and I took the time to teach our daughters how to swim.
I hope they blacked up first...or at least applied sunscreen.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:39 am
by Lsuoma
Insert South African shark fishing joke here.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:11 am
by Bhurzum
Yet another lulzy nothing-burger.



Such a pity that officer Bluto doesn't give a fuck about female-privilege :lol:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:22 am
by Sulman
Hunt wrote: Moral of the story: if you run Linux on a laptop, make sure your battery is good.
A decent journaling file system shouldn't be too troubled by it; I regularly abuse EXT4 on my laptops and I don't recall many problems. The other facet of it is ensuring what ever power-management suite your distro is using is working properly, which often isn't the case, so rather than suspending/hibernating and kicking you out it simply dies..It can be annoying.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:57 am
by Bhurzum

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:06 am
by dog puke
Bhurzum wrote:
Those Chinese cops speak English really well.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:37 am
by Lsuoma
Wonder whether goatfuckeresses will need to take of the burqa. :think: :think: :think:

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:57 am
by Lsuoma
Jesus Tittyfucking Christ, the more I think about it, the more I am glad I left the UK.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:18 am
by Service Dog
SM1957 wrote: >blacks cant swim<
6. Giant saggy swimtrunks, gold chains, and historical microaggressions drag black swimmers to the bottom.
7. Caint get my hair weave wet
8. 3x as many drowning deaths? What were they doing in the water if they couldn't swim?
9. All Lives Matter
10. All the ones who could swim jumped off the ships & swam back to Africa 400 years ago.
11. Lifeguards are Beach Police... be careful what you wish for.

Re: You is all a bunch of poofs!

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:29 am
by Bhurzum
Lsuoma wrote: Jesus Tittyfucking Christ, the more I think about it, the more I am glad I left the UK.
If it wasn't for family, I'd be a yank. Or a Canookian.