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Miscellaneous => Randomness => Topic started by: aeTIos on September 29, 2015, 04:08:03 pm

Title: The rant topic
Post by: aeTIos on September 29, 2015, 04:08:03 pm
Post any one thing you have a rant about in this topic. Anything, everything.
Rules:
-twitter style (140 characters max)
-one per day
-must be sensible (no 'I lost' posts)

I'll start.

I was trying to fix my amp but instead i shorted it and broke it for real. Also, the fuse blew so the whole house went dark. >:(
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Snektron on September 29, 2015, 04:14:09 pm
I had to do an engish exercise where i give advice.
"Your pet dog has lost his apatite recently": "You should put him down"
"Your sisters car has been makin strange noises recently": "You should call an exorcist"
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Yuki on September 29, 2015, 04:23:09 pm
The fuse that blows up every fourth time I use my microwave.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: semiprocoder on September 29, 2015, 08:29:45 pm
Anyone else have windows 10? Cause I was programming and forgot to do so in notepad++, and then windows update ran and deleted my changes.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Unicorn on September 30, 2015, 05:37:57 am
That moment when you realize that you like programming, again, and wonder why you spent the last weeks watching youtube and playing video games wasting your time on your comp.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: aeTIos on September 30, 2015, 04:02:03 pm
When I find out that my weekly pay is 162 euros for 40 hours.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on September 30, 2015, 05:15:53 pm
Wait? What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands? O.O

Also when customers at work spends 2 minutes choosing between 4 identical packages in the frozen food aisle.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Streetwalrus on October 01, 2015, 12:27:22 pm
Quote from: Unicorn on September 30, 2015, 05:37:57 am
That moment when you realize that you like programming, again, and wonder why you spent the last weeks watching youtube and playing video games wasting your time on your comp.

To be fair everyone has moments like that. You can't be programming 24/7 after all, it would get boring. :P I received some hardware parts two days ago so now I'm messing with them but before that I've been messing around while being bored, and before that I was focused on keeping a commit streak on github for as long as possible (lasted 65 days).

Speaking of hardware. Mfw something doesn't work because I set the wrong pin numbers in my code.
Also, mfw I ordered boards only relying on the pinout in eagle for my flash chip instead of checking the datasheet for the right one. Now I have to use green wires.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Yuki on October 02, 2015, 02:04:30 am
Today I had to record some stuff with a professional video camera for school. I forgot to turn the mic input on. Which was probably a good thing, thinking of that...
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 02, 2015, 02:10:02 am
I hate when I spend 10 minutes recording a video, only to discover that sound failed to record >.<

Also @Streetwalrus D:
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Unicorn on October 03, 2015, 02:33:16 am
When your brand new arduino ethernet shield won't connect to your arduino. (not me, my friend)
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: aeTIos on October 05, 2015, 04:05:08 am
When you wake up and you have to work.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Yuki on October 05, 2015, 04:57:41 am
When companies don't notice you before automatically charging money to your debit card or Paypal account. That really sucks.

(I don't trust automatic payments and try to avoid it when possible, but sometimes it's not possible (looking at you, Netflix and my current ISP). Also a robot arm to Namecheap who seems to be pretty much the only one I use who understood. That and my rent, but they probably just can't do the automatic payment thing since it's not an internet service.)
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 05, 2015, 06:30:52 am
Yeah I noticed that some companies are quick to do that, but the thing is most I encountered asked me permission to do it, so I am generally fine with it. It just sucks if they do like RN and tells you that you only have 1 upfront payment to do with no yearly fee, then a year later charges you an hidden yearly fee. As for my rent, I use checks for the time being so they can't take any of my money until I paid.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Yuki on October 05, 2015, 06:38:52 am
Well, for my rent, (also the landlady I had before) I usually pay it in cash with a ton of $20 notes.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 05, 2015, 05:27:59 pm
Wait you can do that? Just make sure it's safe. X.x
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Yuki on October 05, 2015, 08:09:37 pm
Yeah, it's pretty safe. I just withdraw all the money before going to the landlord company.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 06, 2015, 12:31:02 am
Ah ok, because some places just tell you to keep the money in an envelope in your mailbox or another place many people can reach easily. So anyone could just take the content with them. >.<
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 08, 2015, 02:10:12 am
The moment when your $65/month Internet connection of 30 megabits per second with 4 mbps upload per second spends the last few hours hovering around this:

(https://codewalr.us/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.speedtest.net%2Fresult%2F4727240597.png&hash=0212527d529ff075e5cbbfe8272c1d96)
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Streetwalrus on October 12, 2015, 09:34:22 am
Wow. O.O That sucks.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 13, 2015, 05:11:01 am
Indeed. I blame http://canadiens.nhl.com/ and people streaming the game all at once. Or perhaps the TV network was slowing down Internet? Not sure. They don,t have a very high-quality network (TVA Sports is often unreachable after games).
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Streetwalrus on October 13, 2015, 07:07:34 am
Well sometimes they give people a bandwidth cap but the total of all caps is more than the network can handle because peak loads like that are extremely rare.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Yuki on October 13, 2015, 07:41:53 am
Let's say the bitrate of a HD stream is about 2 Mbit/s. (In real life most people will watch it in the ol' standard 480p definition, so the numbers I give are way less, probably less than 500 Kbit/s, but let's say the bitrate is a constant 2 Mbit/s for everyone.) Let's say every user of your ISP in your neighborhood comes down to a single line with a capacity of 1 gigabit/s heading to the QIX (some datacenter where every ISP's network meets each other) in Montréal. So, according to some wicked and overly complicated math, they would be able to support 500 users in your neighborhood watching the Canadiens stream at the same time before it would become an issue, maybe even 2000 if they all watch it in 480p.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 16, 2015, 03:18:15 am
It's possible that TV signal is separate from their Internet network, but that there are that many people or more who watches games on illegal streams or online (especially games that are on CBC). Bell is supposedly giving speed like advertised no matter the traffic, except that their customer service is crap and they have some shady tactics.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: p4nix on October 16, 2015, 07:08:11 am
...the moment when you have to take a screenshot, gimp and grep to find a certain part in open source code which isn't yours.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 17, 2015, 02:10:51 am
Ouch >.<, do you mean having to search text from the image itself or do you mean it more in the way that you had to prove someone wrong? I still remember when someone kept arguing that Walrii was 24x24 and had to make a schematic and number each row/col of pixels as proof.

(https://codewalr.us/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.codewalr.us%2Fwalriiconversion2.png&hash=b4feb4286fa54f1b49af57224b84e95a)

Thankfully that person no longer does such stuff. I also nearly had to do the same thing on Omni when someone argued that the 83+ screen was 95x64 or something.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Yuki on October 17, 2015, 02:24:05 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on October 17, 2015, 02:10:51 am
I also nearly had to do the same thing on Omni when someone argued that the 83+ screen was 95x64 or something.
They have a point, though. The screen is advertised in TI's docs as 95x64, mainly because the last column is inaccessible in BASIC.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 17, 2015, 02:39:23 am
Yeah true, although I am not 100% sure if that is the resolution the guy claimed. IIRC it might have been 96x63, 93x65 or something. Plus he was talking about Z80 assembly/Axe, not TI-BASIC.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: p4nix on October 17, 2015, 08:26:32 am
No. I needed the collision-line-detection-code of DDNet, a modified Teeworlds-Client. But I didn't find the code, so I made a screenshot with 'hookcollision' on (which shows if your hook will touch anything if you 'fire' it), found out the color of the hookcollision and searched for one of the RBG-numbers in code to finally find the collision-line-detection :P
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 17, 2015, 10:27:14 pm
Hm I see. Is it a bit like pixel-test? :P
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: p4nix on October 18, 2015, 12:53:49 pm
Dunno. It casts a ray as long as your hook is and checks whether there is a hookable tile/non-hookable tile/player or nothing on that ray.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 27, 2015, 03:35:12 am
Another rant: People who tries to set you up with girls (or guys) almost by force (eg peer pressuring you until you give up and say yes even if you are not interested, else you risk your reputation in the city, at school or workplace), even if you prefer staying single for now, and people who tries to rush things (eg planning the meetup date without your consent or only setting you up with girls who are only in for having sex before even knowing you).

Perhaps I should move to North Korea. Sometimes, we seem to have more freedom there than in Quebec about how we want to live our lives and at which pace.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: Yuki on October 27, 2015, 03:56:18 am
Well that sucks. Those people who thinks they know everything...
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 27, 2015, 04:10:08 am
Not really knowledge, but rather the fact they would like everyone in their friend circle to live their lives the same way as theirs.


Also another rant: When you get the hiccup in the middle of a cold (if your nose is clogged). >.<
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 10, 2015, 08:14:20 am
Semi-rant: Why did, halfway through their respective retro timelines, every single game companies decided to stop putting labels on top of game cartridges? It's like the most basic thing ever and they got it right at first, so why did all of a sudden they decided to stop? O.O

Atari 2600: labels
Atari 5200: No labels
Atari 7800: labels

NES: labels
SNES: labels
N64: no label

Sega Master System: labels
Sega Genesis: labels
Sega 32X: No label


Actually it's not this much of an issue, but when shopping at video game stores that have lots of games stored in stacks or when searching through my collection, it's quite annoying. With the SNES, NES, Genesis and the like, you just look at the small labels on top of the cartridges. <_<
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: aeTIos on December 10, 2015, 02:44:35 pm
The PAL SNES does not have a label on top. Incidentally, the cartridge form factor is also not really suited for stacking, which sucks.
Title: Re: The rant topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 23, 2015, 05:05:24 pm
That sucks about PAL (and I assume japanese NTSC carts?). I assume that Nintendo of America just thought that the design was crap for those reasons and decided to go with something uglier but more convenient.


Also another rant is when during dinner break, some co-workers eat meals that smells like someone either threw up or didn't shower for 4 months. >.< Most culprits are those cheese bake microwave dinners. Even Kraft Dinner isn't as bad, plus it actually tastes ok.