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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3945 on: September 12, 2009, 02:41:06 pm »
the underlined links mean that ive visited them. and after a while of just poking around the forums i get upwards of 50 tabs open.
it does not do poor clarissa good.
... holy fuck was her name clarissa?

frustration: i cant remember if my laptop is named clarissa or clarice.

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3946 on: September 12, 2009, 05:41:03 pm »
I lost control on a low spot heading uphill on an overpass during pouring rain; the truck did a 180 and slammed into the guardrail at about 60 mph. I was under the limit, but apparently not under enough.

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It's hard to say, 'I'm sorry to hear that,' with a straight face when I keep tittering at the rest of your post. 'It's so Z': using your car crash as an opportunity to blast religion and go SoY on our collective asses. Badass.

Hah! Gratifying for you to notice.

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3947 on: September 12, 2009, 05:44:25 pm »
Z wouldn't let something like death keep him from fulfilling his dreams!!!

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3948 on: September 12, 2009, 07:06:52 pm »
Still sick with the swine flu. That makes it almost a full week now since my first symptoms broke out. In particular, I've had this hellaciously sore throat for almost five days now, and the unstoppable cough for three.

This shit is getting old...

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3949 on: September 12, 2009, 07:51:25 pm »
I'm a (semi) new student at a college (transfer student, not a freshman) and so the whole "super loneliness" thing is kind of harsh.  It's nothing new--I've moved over 30 times since I was born and most of those moves were cross-continental--but it does suck, ya know?  Even us misanthropic introverts need friendship!

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3950 on: September 12, 2009, 07:55:48 pm »
Military family? Or are your parents adept at getting run out of town for bad singing? Not that I'd know anything about getting run out of town for bad singing. Because I sing well!

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3951 on: September 12, 2009, 08:59:53 pm »
I'm pretty sure my father could be run out of quite a few towns...or countries...for his singing.  But nah, my parents work overseas.  I grew up in two countries in Asia and Europe.

That, or they've been lying to me my entire life and are really outlaws on the run.
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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3952 on: September 12, 2009, 09:07:51 pm »
And damn, that really sucks about the swine flu.  -___-  My condolences.  Maybe some of those delicious orange-flavoured Vitamin C pills might help the sore throat a bit?

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3953 on: September 12, 2009, 09:11:20 pm »
1. firefox seems to have a memory leak. so after a while of going through all these links it starts eating up so much memory that i have to end the process or it just dies on me. thus erasing all my hard work.

Did this for me a lot, too. It also began to start up extremely slowly too (I'd be waiting 5+ minutes for Firefox to open), and even when it's running it often goes into "Not responding" when I load sites. It got to the point where I switched to Opera, and it's far more comfortable to me. I really love the sleek style and Speed Dial.

Current frustration: I have something I need to tell my parents so I can begin with it, but considering their last reaction ("it's just the internet influencing you", "I don't believe it", etc.)... It won't be easy and I risk losing support. It's not frustrating me too much (I'm not getting terribly depressed over it or anything, making sure to keep my chin up), but... bah.

AND J you need to get BETTER soon. :( I get ill rather frequently but I can't imagine how that must feel, ugh. Get well soon.

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3954 on: September 12, 2009, 09:14:22 pm »
Still sick with the swine flu. That makes it almost a full week now since my first symptoms broke out. In particular, I've had this hellaciously sore throat for almost five days now, and the unstoppable cough for three.

This shit is getting old...

Is it meant to last that long? Most of the cases where I am last about 3~5 days. It is some bad shit; 140 new swine flu cases in 1 day at my school...(mentioned it in an earlier post) Its only a matter of time before the swine flu inflicts me...

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3955 on: September 12, 2009, 09:23:50 pm »
WHOOOA, ZeaLitY's passion of youth was so great that his truck exploded when he went Super Saiyan!

...Oh wait, crap, that was an accident while going 60 and not 6 million gigawatts being released? Rain is much better appreciated while on foot, methinks. Z, did you literally have the wherewithal to climb out and snap a photograph right after it happened, or is that from an official "your ride is total'd" police report?

This incident reminds me that I should probably renew my commitment to safer modes of transportation than what the United States has currently. Imagine all the human capital that could have been eliminated if that spin had gone a little differently.

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3956 on: September 12, 2009, 09:35:44 pm »
Yeah, I took some pictures with my cell phone as soon as I had dialed the highway patrol. I heard from the body shop guy that wrecks are common in that area in rain, but I guess that doesn't help me now. I'm hoping the bill for the guardrail isn't going to be exorbitant (I can't even imagine families who actually sustain injuries and deaths getting billed for the guardrails, either; it seems kind of unconscionable).

Frustrating: 22-35% of women who visit an emergency room in the United States do so because of domestic violence.

I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in feminism and women's rights:

http://www.amazon.com/Penguin-Atlas-Women-World-Completely/dp/0142002410

It summarizes studies, research, and sociological data to paint a very complete, though incredibly depressing look at the state of women in the world, all presented through very easy to understand graphs and color-coded maps. Did you know, for example, that women in Qatar can't get a driver's license without their husband's consent? There's so much good, hard information in this that I'd love to make the sexism and feminism articles on Wikipedia ironclad and featured with it, and get them on the main page for greater exposure. Hell, I'm barely even through the book at this point in the curriculum, and it's already been enlightening.
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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3957 on: September 12, 2009, 09:46:54 pm »
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Did you know, for example, that women in Qatar can't get a driver's license without their husband's consent?

In Saudi Arabia, women aren't allowed to own a driver's license even with their husband's consent. If I've learned anything from Seth MacFarlane, apparently they can't sing in public over there too.

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Frustrating: 22-35% of women who visit an emergency room in the United States do so because of domestic violence.

Hmmm...be careful with statistics like these. Figures can't lie, but liars can figure, as one of my profs say. The fact that its a range of percentages rather than one concrete percentage kind of sticks out. It might be that the number is 22% in Washington but 35% in Texas or something like that, or it might be some tinkering with the statistics.

The numbers seem a little high, but women's rights is hardly my area of expertise, so I'll stay quiet.

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3958 on: September 12, 2009, 10:47:49 pm »
Hmmm...be careful with statistics like these. Figures can't lie, but liars can figure, as one of my profs say. The fact that its a range of percentages rather than one concrete percentage kind of sticks out. It might be that the number is 22% in Washington but 35% in Texas or something like that, or it might be some tinkering with the statistics.

In this situation, the truth is not a statistical error on its own, but fuzziness caused by a grim truth: domestic violence is notoriously under-reported. Many women can't be polled, and many, many more women don't report it out of personal dignity or shame. Coping mechanisms in cases of domestic violence include considering the issue smaller than it really is ("oh, he just shoved me, it wasn't anything serious") or outright psychological denial.

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Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« Reply #3959 on: September 12, 2009, 11:04:30 pm »
No injury. Don't thank "God"; thank my state for being "socialist" enough to fund high-quality guardrails with taxpayer money. If some beneficent "God" was involved, he wouldn't have let the crash occur in the first place.

This is part of the reason a person should live life to the fullest, pursue their dreams, and strive to have no regrets. Death can come at any time for any person. So complete your desires; find new desires; do everything you can while you can. That's real living.
This sound like a line straight out of an Ayn Rands book. Gotta love ja Z.