CHUD.com Community › Forums › THE CHEWERS › The Chewers Catch-All › Tired Shit
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Tired Shit - Page 249

post #12401 of 12460
Get an iPod Nano at a pawn shop, factory reset it and turn both sync and the volume limiter off.
post #12402 of 12460

Nano wont play FLACs, I don't think. I hear just now in 2017, Apple is starting to acknowledge the existence of FLAC files.

 

I had to use WAV file rips on my old iPod, which take up twice as much room.

post #12403 of 12460
I thought all of Apple’s files were FLACs. Or is Apple Lossless another format entirely?
post #12404 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

I thought all of Apple’s files were FLACs. Or is Apple Lossless another format entirely?
The latter.
post #12405 of 12460

Also, Nanos have pretty low data limits. I had to buy an iPod Classic to fit all my music.

post #12406 of 12460
Well, there you go.
post #12407 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 

Also, Nanos have pretty low data limits. I had to buy an iPod Classic to fit all my music.

 

I've got the iPod Classic 160GB model.

 

Here's the thing: the lost files were deleted from my hard drive AND my back up drive!

 

Here's the other thing: the files that got deleted have no rhyming nor reason to them. I still have music I bought from Amazon, Apple, ripped from CDs, etc. Some deleted music was stuff I listened to a LOT, music I haven't listened to in more than 5 years remains. 

 

Not Tired Shit: Nature. There's a certain plant here that germinates/pollinates only this time of year. It grows this fine coating of stuff that looks like cotton. Then, when the Fall Winds happen, this cottony stuff is flying everywhere. It's like being in a blizzard made of cotton. 
 

Back to tired shit: the beautiful cottony stuff is mixed in with dust so it's really a dust storm I walked in today. 

post #12408 of 12460

Popped out to get a newspaper this morning. Debated on wearing a coat because it's pretty damned chilly at the moment but thought to myself "Nah, I'll only be five mintues". Didn't take my phone because it was recharging. 

 

One minute down the road and I realized that I'd forgotten my keys.

 

That was about four hours ago. Currently sitting in an internet cafe looking at locksmiths.

 

Tired shit. 

post #12409 of 12460
/thread
post #12410 of 12460
Did Saxon make it back into his home? Has he adopted a vagabond life, righting wrongs and then drifting to another town? WHAT IS HAPPENING!?
post #12411 of 12460

Sax, you can sleep on my couch.

post #12412 of 12460

See, while sitting in that café, Sax is going to meet the love of his life. After a whirlwind romance, they'll get married on December 25th.

 

It'll be a Christmas miracle!

post #12413 of 12460

No Saxon, find a policeman and stay with them. You don't want to end up travelling with gypsies telling fortunes and stealing copper for money.

post #12414 of 12460

Saxon, I hear there is good money to be made down at the docks. Doing favours for sailors.

post #12415 of 12460
Maybe the LOCKSMITH will be the love of his life!

*Keanu whoa gif*

I am the Gate Keeper.

I am the Key Master..
post #12416 of 12460

I'm not repping any of you fuckers. (Although at least two of you managed to make me smile despite the fucking awful day I'm having). I passed a homeless guy sleeping in a doorway on the way here and wondered if he also had a day like this once.

 

About to leave in order to meet the locksmith. The amount he's asking for is all-sorts of ridiculous but apparently the fee goes up on weekends. Should have locked myself out of my own house on a Monday, I guess. 

 

Next time you hear from me, I'll be back on my phone / computer and a few hundred pounds out of pocket, but will at least be home. If you never hear from me again and, one day you're in London and happen to see a bearded homeless guy wearing (*checks current clothing*) a Jim Sterling Hardcore Gamer t-shirt, black jogging pants, brown shoes, and a peaked beanie, please give generously and let him know how Game Of Thrones ended. 


Edited by MrSaxon - 12/2/17 at 7:48am
post #12417 of 12460

A "few hundred pounds"?!?!? Is the locksmith personally hammering you new locks and keys made of mithril?

post #12418 of 12460
Windows are cheaper than that. If there was a way to just knock out a little bit of glass to get in, I'd have gone that route..
post #12419 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

A "few hundred pounds"?!?!? Is the locksmith personally hammering you new locks and keys made of mithril?

 

Yeah, he charged me £239 in the end. Probably could have shopped around for someone cheaper but he was the closest to me, could come out immediately, and I just wanted the whole thing over with. I can't tell you how good it feels to be sitting here, in my own home, with a cup of tea right now! 

post #12420 of 12460
Ah yes. Welcome to British pricing guys. Anything you can think of is basically pounds to dollars, and therefore more expensive.

And for Westminster, basically add a zero.

Sorry for your your troubles, Sax.
post #12421 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by stelios View Post

No Saxon, find a policeman and stay with them. You don't want to end up travelling with gypsies telling fortunes and stealing copper for money.

That sounds pretty awesome, how do I make this happen?
post #12422 of 12460
I joined the board for my condo association, and one week in we get a letter from some douches saying how they dont like how the place is being run amd they're going to lawyer up.

Which is fine, aside from the fact the board has been BEGGING for members for close to a year and they/we announce and encourage owners to attend the meetings.

Easier to pay a lawyer than to actually show up, I suppose.
post #12423 of 12460
Look, the rest of us just started playing other games when Destiny got boring. We didn't make up elaborate back stories to get out of leveling.

That being said, my father locked himself out of his barracks one night in the Marine Corps. He was naked and had to call an MP to come unlock his place. I can't recall specifically why he had stepped outside his apartment naked but I do remember the door shut behind him a lot faster than he expected it to. I'll text him for the specifics.
post #12424 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chavez View Post

That sounds pretty awesome, how do I make this happen?

Start with meth.
post #12425 of 12460
Funny enough, about the same time last year this also happened to the daughter of my late neighbor (her mom). Her mom died a couple of months earlier. Her daughter stayed in her home for amount of time and without much thought stepped out to go to the grocery store.
She was in tears when she came at our door.
We searched a locksmith for her and the cheapest one was one who charged €108. Which is somewhat a bargain in comparison what the English locksmith asked but still a lot of money that could've been used for something else.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

I can't tell you how good it feels to be sitting here, in my own home, with a cup of tea right now! 

Now, this is how i picture every British person deals with day to day shit.
giphy.gif
post #12426 of 12460

It's so unlike me. I always make sure I have my keys. I can only attribute it to (a) waking up only five minutes earlier so I wasn't fully awake when I opened the door (b) there was a cat at the end of the drive which distracted me and I remember wondering, as I stepped out, whether his/her owner had left them out all night in the freezing cold. 

 

Anyway, lesson learned. I won't be doing this again.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by TzuDohNihm View Post

Look, the rest of us just started playing other games when Destiny got boring. We didn't make up elaborate back stories to get out of leveling.

 

Sadly, one of my immediate thoughts was: "I arranged to do a strike in Destiny with Codename and Dalyn today! What if I can't get back in my house and they just think I bailed on them!"

post #12427 of 12460
My father says he had just gotten out of the shower and thought he heard something in the hallway of his barracks and went to check on it and stepped too far out the door and it closed too quickly. He actually had to call my mother collect from a pay phone to call his duty officer to bring him a key. Said payphone was right under a nice illuminating street light.

Can't get him to explain why he didn't have a towel. Maybe my old man likes to air dry.
post #12428 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

 

Sadly, one of my immediate thoughts was: "I arranged to do a strike in Destiny with Codename and Dalyn today! What if I can't get back in my house and they just think I bailed on them!"

 

In times of war that's who you do it for. Your brothers next to you.

post #12429 of 12460
Sax has his priorities in order!
post #12430 of 12460
Aaaaaaargggghh, breaking a tooth is just the WORST!
post #12431 of 12460

Been there, done that, twice.  I feel your pain, Fraid.

post #12432 of 12460
I take care of my teeth. Almost obsessively. This was just a freak occurrence I guess. But it's driving me nuts. Not so much the pain....just that I can't make my tongue leave it alone..
post #12433 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

Aaaaaaargggghh, breaking a tooth is just the WORST!

 

I currently have a cracked tooth and it's driving me bonkers (can't chew anything crunchy on that side). Bit down on a peppercorn this afternoon and everything went white for a few seconds. Seeing the dentist this week. 

 

Also tired shit; a suspicious charge on my debit card that I had to contest, and now I can't use it until I'm issued the new one. Also, changing passwords on every freakin' thing I do now.

post #12434 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

I take care of my teeth. Almost obsessively. This was just a freak occurrence I guess. But it's driving me nuts. Not so much the pain....just that I can't make my tongue leave it alone..

In 2001, I cracked a tooth eating a pizza crust (from No Anchovies, Cromwell CT, stay the fuck away from it).  Thought nothing of it because I drank and smoked weed back then, so who gave a shit?  Come 2011, my pain was so excruciating that I finally went to a dentist.  He yanked it, gave me a prescription, warned me of swelling and sent me home.  Of course, he didn't inform me how swelling works, or when it's more than just swelling.  Four days later, the swelling spread to my jaw.  I couldn't speak and barely swallow anything including liquids.  Revisited dentist.  He freaked, directed me to a hospital in New Haven to get checked in because my jaw had become toxic from infection.  After signing myself off for a potential coma, I was knocked out.  Two days later I wake up surrounded by friends and high on medical grade heroin (Dilaudid, a good way to watch Watchmen, BTW), and informed just how close to meeting Bill Hicks I got.  

 

In short, go see a fucking dentist.

post #12435 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post

I currently have a cracked tooth and it's driving me bonkers (can't chew anything crunchy on that side). Bit down on a peppercorn this afternoon and everything went white for a few seconds. Seeing the dentist this week. 

Also tired shit; a suspicious charge on my debit card that I had to contest, and now I can't use it until I'm issued the new one. Also, changing passwords on every freakin' thing I do now.
You don't realize how hard it is to chew on just one side until you have to. It's pretty aggravating. It's like trying to rub your stomach and pat your head at the same time or some shit. And it didn't even really break. I was eating a piece of chewy ginger candy (which is super fucking addictive) and it just yanked a hunk of tooth out. Damndest thing ever.

On to new business....here's some first world problems. Which I'll probably post and then the next person will post that they've been diagnosed with cancer and I'll feel like a total fucking piece of shit but what the FUCK is with Amazon lately and blu ray cases smashed to bits upon arrival?

To be fair, none of the discs have been harmed so I guess I shouldn't even be complaining but I just got sent the John Carpenter remake of Village of the Damned in the mail as a gift (which....ain't my fave flick ever.....but there's worse things than being a Carpenter completist) and it literally crumbled up in my hands. I think Jim Carrey from the beginning of the first Ace Ventura delivered it. I couldn't believe the disc wasn't obliterated. Hell....it wasn't even loose. But the cellophane was essentially just holding together a bag blue plastic shards. Everybody has their silly pet peeves and I guess that's mine..
post #12436 of 12460
Dental pain is the worst. CBC just did a huge doc project on dental hygiene in Canada and we are falling behind. We have universal health care but not dental, so if you’re not covered at work you could be in trouble.

Not tired shit but weird shit: someone just created a CHUD account that never posts and does nothing but rep me for arguing with Carno. Uh, thanks, but no thanks...
post #12437 of 12460

It's Boone's subconscious alter-ego. Some people sleepwalk. Other people wake up in their kitchens half-way through cooking a bowl of cereal in the oven. Every time Boone goes to sleep, he goes into a fugue state where he wanders over to his computer and continues the internet fight against his CHUD rival Carnosaur. 

post #12438 of 12460
For some reason, the first person I thought of who would do something like that is Duke Fleed.

I think he actually has created a new account but has yet to post but once. I'm almost certain I saw it go by a few days ago.

And yes....dental pain can get to fuck. I have an extremely high threshold for pain. Unless it has to do with my teeth or eyes. Anything that fucks with my eating/drinking or movie watching (and, ya know, everything else sight related) is just intolerable.

Dead serious.....if someone were about to torture me and gave me a choice of either having something stuck in my eye like FOREVER, in that way where it makes you nuts and feels irritating with your eye open and just as bad when it's closed and it makes you wanna just fucking scream or having all my toe nails pulled out with pliers....I'd take the pliers without even hesitating..
post #12439 of 12460
Leaving Carno alone should be my New Years Resolution. He maddens me to the point of coarseness, which is ultimately unhelpful.
post #12440 of 12460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lightning Slim View Post

Leaving Carno alone should be my New Years Resolution. He maddens me to the point of coarseness, which is ultimately unhelpful.

 

Carno's a great guy, hung out with him in person a few times.  You guys are getting far too worked up about words on a screen. 

 

 

My dream is to get both Carno and Boone in the same space.  My theory is that they'll get along in person wonderfully.  CHUD reality dictates that they'll be back to sparring on the boards the very next day.

post #12441 of 12460

I suspect we'd all get along famously in person. It's much easier to misinterpret small things or lose your temper on a board.

post #12442 of 12460
Of course you get along in person. People sort of have to. And something you can do in person is change the subject.

In here, we’re communicating via threads curated by subject. I’m not going to defuse a contretemps in the Racial Injustice thread by pivoting to whether Lundquist can save the Rangers this season.

ETA: Freeman said it more briefly.
post #12443 of 12460

The Rangers are fucked what are you dense?

post #12444 of 12460
Not as fucked as Calgary!
post #12445 of 12460

If we were at one of Neil Spurn's barbecues, conversing over an infamous Spurnburger, this would be the moment when I'd move slowly away because I had no idea what either of you were talking about. 

post #12446 of 12460

I would CRUSH some spurnburgers with you guys.

post #12447 of 12460
My sparkling personality and rapier wit doesn't translate to text. Like....at all.

Jus sayin'
post #12448 of 12460

Urgh. Spent most of today unable to breathe through my mouth and now I can feel the onset of a sore throat. 

 

WOE IS ME.

post #12449 of 12460

post #12450 of 12460
Cool shit: your employer stocking seasonally-sprinkle-decked sugar cookies in the break room, and ones that are even soft and not dried and crumbly at that.
Tired shit: biting in to find that they're some kind of hideous rancid lemon flavor.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Chewers Catch-All
CHUD.com Community › Forums › THE CHEWERS › The Chewers Catch-All › Tired Shit