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Is Friday

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28300 on: December 07, 2017, 11:52:11 AM »
Whoever designed the rear brakes on my vehicle must've done it with the specific intent to make it as difficult as possible to DIY.

Skinny 17mm wrench.

Single-use Torx bolts that you have to reorder from the manufacturer if removed.

10mm bolt with a bracket in the way that requires a deep socket...but there's not enough clearance for the 10mm deep socket I have, so you need a Goldilocks 10mm socket, or you have to remove it with the tiniest of tiny 10mm wrenches, 1/12 of a turn at a time.

And I hope you found an excerpt from a manual online somewhere, because if you started this without finagling with the appropriate menu settings through the nav screen, you'll damage the caliper.

What a joke.
Maybe they wanted you to take it into the dealership?
And then I sat there going "really? that was it? that's so stupid."

I still think the best closure you get in Armageddon is just moving on to the next character.

Riev

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28301 on: December 07, 2017, 11:59:51 AM »
Whoever designed the rear brakes on my vehicle must've done it with the specific intent to make it as difficult as possible to DIY.

Skinny 17mm wrench.

Single-use Torx bolts that you have to reorder from the manufacturer if removed.

10mm bolt with a bracket in the way that requires a deep socket...but there's not enough clearance for the 10mm deep socket I have, so you need a Goldilocks 10mm socket, or you have to remove it with the tiniest of tiny 10mm wrenches, 1/12 of a turn at a time.

And I hope you found an excerpt from a manual online somewhere, because if you started this without finagling with the appropriate menu settings through the nav screen, you'll damage the caliper.

What a joke.

My high school friend's Subaru manual's illustrations depicted the steps to remove what I believe was a carburetor.

It was literally a picture of the engine block. And arrow pointing to the right, through the chassis and the frame, and then a picture of the carburetor.
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Synthesis

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28302 on: December 07, 2017, 12:15:23 PM »
Whoever designed the rear brakes on my vehicle must've done it with the specific intent to make it as difficult as possible to DIY.

Skinny 17mm wrench.

Single-use Torx bolts that you have to reorder from the manufacturer if removed.

10mm bolt with a bracket in the way that requires a deep socket...but there's not enough clearance for the 10mm deep socket I have, so you need a Goldilocks 10mm socket, or you have to remove it with the tiniest of tiny 10mm wrenches, 1/12 of a turn at a time.

And I hope you found an excerpt from a manual online somewhere, because if you started this without finagling with the appropriate menu settings through the nav screen, you'll damage the caliper.

What a joke.
Maybe they wanted you to take it into the dealership?

Yeah, pretty much.  Nothing wrong with the brakes.  I just wanted to black out the calipers, because the entire wheel is blacked out.  I could do it the chintzy way and spray paint the entire assembly while it's still mounted on the rotor, I guess.
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28303 on: December 07, 2017, 03:55:56 PM »
How hard could it be to drill a few holes in this thin little piece of stainless steel?

Several hours and four drill bits (2 HSS, 2 cobalt) later....Really.  Fucking.  Hard.

So much for the Saturday projects.  ::)
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28304 on: December 07, 2017, 11:39:47 PM »
So the guy responsible for getting me laid a few years ago...

I forgot what thread I was in.  I thought this was going to be a very different story.  :-\

Sorry man, that blows.
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28305 on: December 08, 2017, 11:29:40 AM »
Hah!  Oops, yeah, butchered word order.

Riev

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28306 on: December 08, 2017, 01:30:26 PM »
Why is everyone so upset about a level 20 DnD Battle Royale? Is this just...  "my bet didn't win" or is it people complaining still that "they would have done it better"?
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28307 on: December 08, 2017, 02:01:20 PM »
Why is everyone so upset about a level 20 DnD Battle Royale? Is this just...  "my bet didn't win" or is it people complaining still that "they would have done it better"?

Issues people had:

1. Crowd favorite was taken out early in the game through "cheese," i.e. legitimate spell and rules that gives a chance to resist the effect and the player rolled bad.
2. People don't like casters.
3. People don't like that particular caster and have complained about them from the start of the series.
4. The DnD community is not as inclusive as it likes to think it is, and there are always people who will say "your version of fun is wrong because it's not how I think it should be."
5. People knew how powerful that lvl 20 character was and were upset when the only other player at the table who was pointing out that the rest of they didn't stand a chance in the battle royal if they didn't gang up against her was ignored and killed.  Said slain character was also the only other caster that had a chance of taking her out, but he needed everyone to cooperate.

In the end, I chalk it up to "Armchair DnD" at it's finest.
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28308 on: December 10, 2017, 01:43:44 AM »
How hard could it be to drill a few holes in this thin little piece of stainless steel?

Several hours and four drill bits (2 HSS, 2 cobalt) later....Really.  Fucking.  Hard.

So much for the Saturday projects.  ::)

Cooling the bits will keep them from losing edge. Also, its easy to re-sharpen your drill bits with a grinder, so long as you temper them in water after, so the heat of grinding doesnt soften the steel.
Also, a lot of people tend to really bear down on their drills and saws when working through material, when it is more important to maintain high RPMs.
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28309 on: December 11, 2017, 03:54:00 AM »
I get to do what I love for a living but the increasingly unclear distinction between my personal and professional identity makes it extremely difficult to feel emotionally secure at basically any point in the process.
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28310 on: December 11, 2017, 09:57:26 AM »
I get to do what I love for a living but the increasingly unclear distinction between my personal and professional identity makes it extremely difficult to feel emotionally secure at basically any point in the process.

I genuinely believe that when it comes to professional politics, there is very little distinction between both identities, because your professional identity is basically selling yourself as a person, which includes your beliefs and ideas.

My ICAT? I just want to finish this last class and never ever ever take my work home with me again. I'm exhausted every week, stressing out over making sure things are turned in on time, or being unable to engage in social activities because "Sunday is homework day". Not that I HAVE friends, but it'd be nice to try and MAKE some without needing to cancel all the time because I'm too worried about this $1,800 course.
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Is Friday

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28311 on: December 11, 2017, 03:07:18 PM »
I get to do what I love for a living but the increasingly unclear distinction between my personal and professional identity makes it extremely difficult to feel emotionally secure at basically any point in the process.
Are you turning into Hillary?
And then I sat there going "really? that was it? that's so stupid."

I still think the best closure you get in Armageddon is just moving on to the next character.

Akaramu

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28312 on: December 11, 2017, 08:01:49 PM »
Craving a cheeseburger at 2 in the morning.  >:(

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28313 on: December 12, 2017, 04:35:28 PM »
For Christmas my tire blew out on the way in to work. Fortunately I was almost there so i just walked the rest of the way, and then a few of my awesome coworkers put the spare on for me while I worked my shift. They even drove it up to the parking lot for me. I'm not sure this belongs in idle complaints...
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Marauder Moe

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28314 on: December 13, 2017, 05:21:42 PM »
Jesus Christ.  I knew my insurance was going to go up, but I didn't think I was in one of the hard-hit demographics.  60% increase in premium over last year, though.

I'm (relatively) healthy and young.  I can't imagine what I'd do if I was old/sick/poor and suddenly I'm down thousands of dollars more in insurance premiums for the next year.

Fuck you, Trump.  Fuck you, Republicans.

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28315 on: December 14, 2017, 04:11:21 PM »
RIP Net Neutrality

eat the rich

every time a dumb fucking conservative legislator says something about the internet being the pinnacle of the free market, point out that it was a fucking DARPA project for decades
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28316 on: December 14, 2017, 05:40:37 PM »
Low 40s and windy today. I spent 8 hours on the 4wheeler.

:( Misery.
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28317 on: December 14, 2017, 08:29:41 PM »
New contacts. I haven't worn contacts in years. New prescription. My head is pounding.

Bag balm, or corn husker's lotion, WP? Both should be available at CVS or Walgreen's.
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Hauwke

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28318 on: December 14, 2017, 08:58:07 PM »
Im getting contact lenses for the first time at the end of the day!

ICAT: Last night my partner said "Im  going to go ask my parents a question because they are dickheads and dont answer their phones, I will be back in an hour."

She showed up 4 and a half hours later at midnight and didnt see a problem with that despite the fact it was the day of the week we get to ourselves since my sister takes the baby. I had a movie night planned and everything ARGH!

Grapes

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28319 on: December 14, 2017, 09:38:52 PM »
Im getting contact lenses for the first time at the end of the day!

ICAT: Last night my partner said "Im  going to go ask my parents a question because they are dickheads and dont answer their phones, I will be back in an hour."

She showed up 4 and a half hours later at midnight and didnt see a problem with that despite the fact it was the day of the week we get to ourselves since my sister takes the baby. I had a movie night planned and everything ARGH!

Hey, don't sweat it. These things happen, plans fall through. Also, do you know what she asked? It might have been something really special for you.

EDIT: I mean, keep in mind it's close to Christmas. I've found it's better to err on the side of optimism when it comes to these sorts of things.
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28320 on: December 14, 2017, 10:29:50 PM »
The question was whether or not her dad could help move a freezer we just bought, so I understand it took awhile. Still, it annoys me.

Grapes

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28321 on: December 14, 2017, 11:06:19 PM »
Parents are weird, mine like to call me once every few days, and since they like to chat for hours upon hours on end, I answer my phone roughly once every two weeks. Love 'em to death, but they just want to talk about everything and ask hard questions I don't feel like answering.
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28322 on: December 14, 2017, 11:29:04 PM »
Yup, they really are strange, but more and more I find myself doing 'dad' things, like wearing shorts and thongs and the same biscuit-smear stained but otherwise clean shirt all day.

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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28323 on: December 15, 2017, 01:21:10 PM »
I forgot that work was buying us lunch today so I did my usual early lunch. And then also ate what they brought. I feel like I need to barf now from overload of food. The second round of food was better than the first though.
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Re: Idle complaints about today
« Reply #28324 on: December 17, 2017, 07:55:51 PM »
Fuck the Patriots.
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