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Post by ThomasEversole on Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:18 am

Kerrick wrote:I think I made a terrible mistake... I have posted in the Metal Archives' politics thread hahahaha.  Eh so far the discussion has been relatively peaceful, though some of the folks there are really unpleasant...

I'd like to think there was a silent majority in the country that is pretty moderate about politics... (I'm defining moderate in this case as someone who doesn't completely lose their mind with someone else who has a different political view)

That being said, all it takes is someone with a hint of extremism to turn an internet political discussion into a toxic dumpster fire.
-_-

Kerrick wrote:In other news, Jeffry Epstein "committed suicide."   Shocked

Very, very suspicious IMO....
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Post by alldatndensum on Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:34 pm

You don't even need extremists to do this.  When we used to do political discussions here, all it took was reading a differing opinion that was worded a bit odd.  Are they being sarcastic?  Intentionally inflammatory?  Catching the proper inflection of what the poster is saying is difficult at best.  Thus, things get blown out of proportion quickly when just a couple of people see things differently on an issue they were passionate about.

I'll admit--I had a few rounds in those.  I am not calling out anyone in particular because I know I am guilty as well.  That's why I try not to discuss politics on most social platforms these days.
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Post by ThomasEversole on Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:51 am

alldatndensum wrote:You don't even need extremists to do this. 
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I am not calling out anyone in particular because I know I am guilty as well.

Same here bro. XD

I've actually put forth a lot of effort to NOT be this guy this year. lol!

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Post by alldatndensum on Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:06 pm

ThomasEversole wrote:
alldatndensum wrote:You don't even need extremists to do this. 
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I am not calling out anyone in particular because I know I am guilty as well.

Same here bro.  XD

I've actually put forth a lot of effort to NOT be this guy this year.  lol!

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Post by ThomasEversole on Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:37 am

alldatndensum wrote:I don't do Twitter which is mostly for blasting people you disagree with.

I've heard Twitter referred to as "the bathroom wall of the internet".
I don't have Twitter either, but it seems to be an ample descriptor from what I've heard others say about it.

I don't have Facebook or Instagram either.... but I did end up bailing from much of Reddit and a few Discord servers I was on because of hard times.

There was this one "philosophy and religion" Discord server I was on.... it was ok sometimes, but other times, I couldn't literally say ANYTHING without someone else interpreting it as a "claim". The "debate" basically went with them challenging said claim, and me asking how I can turn this damn "claim mode" off.
S.O.S.

ie - towards the end there:
me: I don't believe we evolved from squids.
them: HE MADE A CLAIM!!! A CLAIM!!! Prove it Prove it Prove it Prove it Prove it Prove it Prove it Prove it Prove it....
me: *unplugs my computer*
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Post by ThomasEversole on Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:49 pm

I was sitting in my living room playing a game on my phone.
I heard a knock at the door.
I got out of my chair and looked out the window and saw a young man holding a clipboard.

So I sat back down in my chair and kept playing my game...
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Post by Markus1987 on Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:39 pm

I just got rid of my smart phone this week and changed to Nokia 105, a normal cellphone with only Calls and  Messages in it. It also has FM radio.  NO INTERNET, WHATSAPP, YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK... I basically got tired of having any social media in my phone, and also got tired of using internet with it. 

I need only those basic functions from my phone. When I want to use Internet, I use it from  my computer or in the library Smile
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Post by Andreas89 on Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:45 am

Sounds like a peaceful life Razz 
I made the transition to smartphone (not as a gender, just the use of a device) less than two years ago, and since the kids sleep in the room where my computer stands, it's pretty convenient to have internet on my phone. Just a pity that my epic metal facebook page does not function properly on the facebook app.
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Post by Kerrick on Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:38 am

LOL.  I identified as a smart phone (the gender) for a bit but discovered I just wasn't smart enough... so I'm back to just being a 32 year old male.

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Post by ThomasEversole on Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:22 pm

Kerrick wrote:LOL.  I identified as a smart phone (the gender) for a bit but discovered I just wasn't smart enough... so I'm back to just being a 32 year old male.

lol!

me: Can you tell me where the restroom is?
them: Gender fluid?
me: Yes, there will be some of that.

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Post by Kerrick on Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:13 am

Did you just assume your fluid's gender?

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Post by ThomasEversole on Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:11 pm

I didn't assume my fluid's gender...
...but I did know, my gender's fluid. XD

I had to wee. :B
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Post by Athonite on Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:28 pm

Markus1987 wrote:I just got rid of my smart phone this week and changed to Nokia 105, a normal cellphone with only Calls and  Messages in it. It also has FM radio.  NO INTERNET, WHATSAPP, YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK... I basically got tired of having any social media in my phone, and also got tired of using internet with it. 

I need only those basic functions from my phone. When I want to use Internet, I use it from  my computer or in the library Smile
I want to do this, but my wife keeps giving me heck for even mentioning the thought. I ought to just go do it, if I ever think of it when I have the chance...

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Post by Andreas89 on Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:22 am

So apparently my wife's contract ended during her parental leave, and they didn't exactly do their best to reach her at the time. The legal protection for parents is pretty generous in German labour law, so we didn't think much of it. There's lots of laws that nullify certain portions of contracts. Not in this case though.

Not that much of a disaster, but still... weird to realize that my wife has been officially without a job since May this year. And now the only reason we are still in Germany is because I work here. And to be honest, I'm getting a bit bored and tired by this stressful job. But well, let's see how things develop.
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Post by Markus1987 on Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:31 am

Andreas89 wrote:So apparently my wife's contract ended during her parental leave, and they didn't exactly do their best to reach her at the time. The legal protection for parents is pretty generous in German labour law, so we didn't think much of it. There's lots of laws that nullify certain portions of contracts. Not in this case though.

Not that much of a disaster, but still... weird to realize that my wife has been officially without a job since May this year. And now the only reason we are still in Germany is because I work here. And to be honest, I'm getting a bit bored and tired by this stressful job. But well, let's see how things develop.

By what reason it ended? Do you know what exactly happened? I'm just curious, because having a parental leave is her legal right. Tough situation nevertheless
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Post by Markus1987 on Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:32 am

I'm just thinking of nuggets and chicken, lol Very Happy . Maybe it's time to have some food
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Post by Markus1987 on Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:16 am

Athonite wrote:
Markus1987 wrote:I just got rid of my smart phone this week and changed to Nokia 105, a normal cellphone with only Calls and  Messages in it. It also has FM radio.  NO INTERNET, WHATSAPP, YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK... I basically got tired of having any social media in my phone, and also got tired of using internet with it. 

I need only those basic functions from my phone. When I want to use Internet, I use it from  my computer or in the library Smile
I want to do this, but my wife keeps giving me heck for even mentioning the thought. I ought to just go do it, if I ever think of it when I have the chance...

In my honest opinion, If you feel to do it, go for it. I've been without a smart phone for over a week now, and it has been very freeing. It's my experience, and I'm not gonna start to use smart phones again Very Happy  . I'm not gonna say what others have to do.
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Post by ThomasEversole on Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:47 pm

I like my Smart Phone because of 2 games I like to play in my downtime.
No social media on my phone though - I've literally disabled all apps I don't use.
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Post by WildWorld on Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:24 pm

I use my smart phone mostly because I use the online radio stations (ie, Google Play Music, Spotify, Live 365) when I take walks, which is frequently.

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Post by alldatndensum on Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:56 pm

My wife and I are just outside Roanoke tonight.  We will be here for a couple of days to pay our final respects to my aunt.  I came up to visit in June after not seeing my aunt, uncle, and a cousin in many, many years.  I am now glad that I did since my aunt passed away on Monday.
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Post by Andreas89 on Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:43 am

Markus1987 wrote:
Andreas89 wrote:So apparently my wife's contract ended during her parental leave, and they didn't exactly do their best to reach her at the time. The legal protection for parents is pretty generous in German labour law, so we didn't think much of it. There's lots of laws that nullify certain portions of contracts. Not in this case though.

Not that much of a disaster, but still... weird to realize that my wife has been officially without a job since May this year. And now the only reason we are still in Germany is because I work here. And to be honest, I'm getting a bit bored and tired by this stressful job. But well, let's see how things develop.

By what reason it ended? Do you know what exactly happened? I'm just curious, because having a parental leave is her legal right. Tough situation nevertheless
Well, it's just that if you have a contract until point X in time, and you take parental leave beyond X, your contract will simply end if you don't renew it.
And the personnel department did an extremely lasy job trying to reach my wife. But well, it's not the end of the world.
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Post by Kerrick on Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:47 am

Grr... water heater!  I attempted to turn on our water heater when we moved Friday into our new home to discover that it does not work!  I called their support line, they diagnosed the issue, sent me a new part (which arrived yesterday), I installed the new part... and still nothing!  The neighbors are going to start complaining about our bad smell soon I'm afraid!

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Post by Staybrite on Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:17 pm

Our water heater broke several years back and I remember taking an ice cold shower before going to work that day....not fun.
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Post by Kerrick on Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:15 pm

Oh dang!  Well I work from home so I can get away with skipping showers here or there.  Thankfully my parents live not too far away and we can shower there.  Smile

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Post by Andreas89 on Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:02 am

What are you complaining about, there's a lake nearby right? Razz
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Post by Kerrick on Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:53 pm

There are a few actually!  Well the new parts just arrived* so hopefully that'll do the trick and we won't need to resort to bathing in the lakes.  It's actually raining today so we could just run out into the front yard in our bathing suits too...

*holy cow how'd they get here so dang fast?!?  FedEx, I am impressed!

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Post by Kerrick on Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:00 pm

Update:  I AM MAN.  I BRING FIRE TO HOME.   sunny cheers geek Rockin Loud Coffee

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Post by Driven on Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:34 pm

Kerrick wrote:Update:  I AM MAN.  I BRING FIRE TO HOME.   sunny cheers geek Rockin Loud Coffee

ME WORK HARD FIVE DAYS A WEEK! SWEEPING GARBAGE FROM THE STREET!
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Post by ThomasEversole on Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:12 pm

The joys of trying to place a service call at work.
*asks for the city and state*
her "Nocalana"
me "May I have the state please?"
her "Nocalana"
me "Is Nocalana the city?"
her "Winston Salem"
*seconds later, I discovered that she **meant** NORTH CAROLINA*

lol!
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Post by Driven on Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:41 pm

I don't think you needed to confirm she was from NC after that.
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Post by Ammocas on Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:30 pm

Me and my new Avatar after watching the Jets lose to the Browns...  and watching them lose their backup Qb to an injury...now down to their 3rd string Qb.

I guess Joe Namath really did sell his soul to Satan! Lol!
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