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Old January 11 2013, 11:55 PM   #151
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This is in spite of convention programs almost always saying that you should shower every day. That they even have to mention this makes me go .

Seriously, people. Bathe.

I was at a gaming convention once where they had these little containers of deodorizer. They just sat on each table, supposedly absorbing the stink. The room still smelled bad. I was only able to stand a few minutes of it. Gross.
When I went to an anime convention for the first time, I was a little surprised to read all the literature saying bathe, sleep, eat something other than pocky and drink some water!

It's like, wow. This is that much of a problem, huh?

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Confessions, eh? Ok, mine involve ebooks.

I have a Nook. I buy ebooks from B&N, but also buy them from Kindle and other places. As soon as I've bought anything non-B&N, I download it, strip the DRM and convert it to ePub (format for the Nook). I then stick it in a folder with titles I've downloaded from B&N, before copying it to my Nook.

I'm not sharing the files. But I've also been around long enough to have seen instances where "big brother" has gone in and yanked files that were purchased legally. Damn right I'll back those files up.

If I get some other ereader in the future, I'll do the same thing with that.
I'm not really all that familiar with ereaders, but are they all that proprietary? If you have a Nook you can't ever read anything bought from Amazon without all that DRM stripping and hoop jumping (and vice versa I'd assume)?

Screw that!

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In college, I used to go back out to my car to eat lunch. Sometimes it would be a good three quarters of a mile walk to where I parked, but I didn't care. I just liked the feeling of crushing peoples hopes of finding a parking spot. That look of utter disappointment when they realized I wasn't leaving...It felt so good.

The fact that I myself had to wait for an hour to find that spot made it all the sweeter.
That really is obnoxious. Why? Because you don't know who you're spiting (might even be a friend or possible love interest). And just how long does the good feeling last? I imagine not too long. What happened? Did someone do this to you once and you're obsessed with getting revenge?

I only bring this up because I've been on the other end of that a few times. I pull up to a spot where I saw someone get into their car. As soon as they see me waiting with my signal on, it's like they shift into slow motion. Then with the engine and lights on, they go to the back of the car, pop the trunk and rummage around in it for a bit, pretending to "adjust" their bags. The telltale sign was the smirk flashed as they closed the trunk and slowly sauntered back into the car. Not a friendly smile. A smug grin that telegraphed "heh, I'm making you wait and it feels so good." And they don't even know me. Just blatant anonymous hostility. Sickening.
Wow.

I guess it's a little petty to feel smug and satisfied that everyone wants your spot and won't be getting it (I've disappointed many a car vulture myself, though not on purpose), but this level of ire over it?

Nobody deserves a parking spot anymore than the next guy! And everyone's had to wait just as long to get it. Just move on to the next spot if someone's being a douche about the spot they won't be giving up!
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Old January 11 2013, 11:57 PM   #152
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Re: Confessions: You do it and you know it is bad

If you're in a car and you're following people around the parking lot like a damn vulture, that's more irritating than if you're in the car and lingering in the spot. Once you're there, the spot's yours and you don't have to give it up. What if it's a worker on their lunch break and they just want to listen to their iPod in the car?

That being said: People who park in handicapped spaces and are not themselves handicapped should be beaten like a rented mule.
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Old January 12 2013, 12:18 AM   #153
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Confessions, eh? Ok, mine involve ebooks.

I have a Nook. I buy ebooks from B&N, but also buy them from Kindle and other places. As soon as I've bought anything non-B&N, I download it, strip the DRM and convert it to ePub (format for the Nook). I then stick it in a folder with titles I've downloaded from B&N, before copying it to my Nook.

I'm not sharing the files. But I've also been around long enough to have seen instances where "big brother" has gone in and yanked files that were purchased legally. Damn right I'll back those files up.

If I get some other ereader in the future, I'll do the same thing with that.
I'm not really all that familiar with ereaders, but are they all that proprietary? If you have a Nook you can't ever read anything bought from Amazon without all that DRM stripping and hoop jumping (and vice versa I'd assume)?

Screw that!
Nooks use the open ePub format, so usually no DRM there. It's Amazon's Kindle that uses a proprietary format, and one of the very few e-readers that doesn't support ePub. It's one of the main reasons I got my wife a Nook instead of a Kindle.
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Old January 12 2013, 12:25 AM   #154
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Nooks use the open ePub format, so usually no DRM there. It's Amazon's Kindle that uses a proprietary format, and one of the very few e-readers that doesn't support ePub. It's one of the main reasons I got my wife a Nook instead of a Kindle.
Oh, wow. Ok.
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Old January 12 2013, 12:26 AM   #155
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People who park in handicapped spaces and are not themselves handicapped should be beaten like a rented mule.
Amen! One piece of trivia that infuriated me when I read the bio of Steve Jobs was that he regularly parked in handicapped spots (long before he got sick). Grrr.
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Old January 12 2013, 01:10 AM   #156
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People who park in handicapped spaces and are not themselves handicapped should be beaten like a rented mule.
Amen! One piece of trivia that infuriated me when I read the bio of Steve Jobs was that he regularly parked in handicapped spots (long before he got sick). Grrr.
I never realized how often it happened until my mother got her disabled tag about 3 years ago. She has paralysis in one leg and for a while required a walker (though now she usually gets by with just her leg brace and sometimes a cane if she's tired). Every single time we go somewhere it seems there is someone without a tag in the disabled spot.
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Old January 12 2013, 02:04 AM   #157
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I can eat a tube of Pringle's in one night.
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Old January 12 2013, 02:05 AM   #158
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One night? I can eat them in one minute. Okay 5 minutes. With beer.
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Old January 12 2013, 02:27 AM   #159
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Old January 12 2013, 02:12 PM   #160
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^On the floor after a couple has screwed on it. Have you never been clubbing?
Awesome, was it spooge or lady goo?
Spooge.

Spoooooge.

Never heard that term before, and still enjoying it !

Still sorry....
Oh good, I can cross off 'teach someone an Americanism today' off my list of things to do.

What do you chaps call it on the other side of the pond. I'm assuming in proper English, it's something dignified, like...throat yogurt.
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Old January 12 2013, 03:07 PM   #161
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^That would be really weird -considering yoghurt is made with bacteria usually found in the opposite end of the digestive system...
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Old January 12 2013, 03:18 PM   #162
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Awesome, was it spooge or lady goo?
Spooge.

Spoooooge.

Never heard that term before, and still enjoying it !

Still sorry....
Oh good, I can cross off 'teach someone an Americanism today' off my list of things to do.

What do you chaps call it on the other side of the pond. I'm assuming in proper English, it's something dignified, like...throat yogurt.
Yup, your work here is done....

Oh yes, really dignified ! Most of the same words you use I think. Except spunk, which I gather has an altogether different meaning over there.

Spooge. Yes, still makes me smile...
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People who park in handicapped spaces and are not themselves handicapped should be beaten like a rented mule.
Amen! One piece of trivia that infuriated me when I read the bio of Steve Jobs was that he regularly parked in handicapped spots (long before he got sick). Grrr.
I never realized how often it happened until my mother got her disabled tag about 3 years ago. She has paralysis in one leg and for a while required a walker (though now she usually gets by with just her leg brace and sometimes a cane if she's tired). Every single time we go somewhere it seems there is someone without a tag in the disabled spot.
I normally look and see if the cars parked in disabled spots here have tags/plates. I'm not disabled or anything, I just check out of curiosity. I almost never see someone illegally parked in a disabled spot here. Then again, you get fined $250 for the first offense here, and at least $250 for subsequent offenses, plus community service. New Jersey don't fuck around.

I'm fine with the harsh penalties. There's no reason to park in one of those spots without a tag unless you're just an inconsiderate, lazy ass.
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Spooge.

Spoooooge.

Never heard that term before, and still enjoying it !

Still sorry....
Oh good, I can cross off 'teach someone an Americanism today' off my list of things to do.

What do you chaps call it on the other side of the pond. I'm assuming in proper English, it's something dignified, like...throat yogurt.
Yup, your work here is done....

Oh yes, really dignified ! Most of the same words you use I think. Except spunk, which I gather has an altogether different meaning over there.

Spooge. Yes, still makes me smile...
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What's wrong with salty licorice?

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Amen! One piece of trivia that infuriated me when I read the bio of Steve Jobs was that he regularly parked in handicapped spots (long before he got sick). Grrr.
I never realized how often it happened until my mother got her disabled tag about 3 years ago. She has paralysis in one leg and for a while required a walker (though now she usually gets by with just her leg brace and sometimes a cane if she's tired). Every single time we go somewhere it seems there is someone without a tag in the disabled spot.
I normally look and see if the cars parked in disabled spots here have tags/plates. I'm not disabled or anything, I just check out of curiosity. I almost never see someone illegally parked in a disabled spot here. Then again, you get fined $250 for the first offense here, and at least $250 for subsequent offenses, plus community service. New Jersey don't fuck around.

I'm fine with the harsh penalties. There's no reason to park in one of those spots without a tag unless you're just an inconsiderate, lazy ass.
I don't see it as often as I used to, but still too often.

One day I had just pulled into a handicapped parking spot at a mall, and a county cop came over and asked to see my license and the certification card that goes with my hangtag. I was delighted he asked! Really shocked him. Apparently everyone else he'd checked that morning had NOT been disabled and had been indignant that they'd been caught.

In Maryland, the fines vary by jurisdiction. I've seen as low as $85 and high as $300.
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