Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

Jayhawker wrote:
Gravey wrote:
Ghostship wrote:

I can never be sure if these thoughts are non-sequitur, or questions I want answered.

Why does everything have to beep?
The microwave beeps for every number you type, and for opening the door. For opening the door? Just in case I forgot that was what I was doing?

Window beeps, or dings, or tweets for every window and warning that pops up; because the opaque box of text entirely obscuring what I'm trying to do wasn't obvious enough?

I've run into a couple of circumstances where it's necessary. Beep codes for motherboard failures. The other similar thing which has been addressed by LEDs is settings on an electronic speed controller for an RC car. LEDs replace beeps nicely.

So why isn't the default state, silent running?

Do people feel like they're getting more for their money, or like their computer is doing more work, if it beeps constantly?

At least you don't live in a movie or TV show, where every single button press elicits an accompanying beep. Imagine your keyboard beeped every time you pressed a key. That's Star Trek: The Next Generation. (They should click, like iPhones! Dropped the ball there, Roddenberry.)

Actually, Roddenberry should have gone the next step, and instead of a beep or click, just used a light vibration that lets the user know the press took without annoying everyone else. At least thats how it works on my phone.

But how do you express haptic feedback during filming of a TV show?

Ghostship wrote:

I can never be sure if these thoughts are non-sequitur, or questions I want answered.

Why does everything have to beep?

The bit.trip games are hard, yo.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/le...

This 16 year old kid claims to have invented like some test to detect cancer for like 3 cents per exam, dunno...

edit: I should read more about this, sounds interesting

ClockworkHouse wrote:

The bit.trip games are hard, yo.

yup

Would someone disenable (denable? disable?) tell me not to buy a new car? I don't need it. I can only sort of afford it.

But I really want it.

Miashara wrote:

Would someone disenable (denable? disable?) tell me not to buy a new car? I don't need it. I can only sort of afford it.

But I really want it.

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Miashara wrote:

Would someone disenable (denable? disable?) tell me not to buy a new car? I don't need it. I can only sort of afford it.

But I really want it.

How about you buy *me* a new car. Then you don't have to deal with the guilt, but you get all the fun of shopping.

Feeling sad today, not even sure why. Hope the gym picks me up. What do you guys do when you're feeling down?

Mex wrote:

Feeling sad today, not even sure why. Hope the gym picks me up. What do you guys do when you're feeling down?

I usually just think "Man, at least I'm not Mex."

Spoiler:

KIDDING! Booze is more likely. Exercise is probably healthier.

Psych, you are such a rude

Not sure they want me drinking in the gym, again

Mex wrote:

Feeling sad today, not even sure why. Hope the gym picks me up. What do you guys do when you're feeling down?

Most of the time I'll go for a walk while listening to music, usually Breaking Benjamin or artists of a similar nature. Sometimes I'll just listen to Katamari Damacy music.

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LiquidMantis wrote:

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Can't lift. Clowns will spot me.

Mex wrote:

Feeling sad today, not even sure why. Hope the gym picks me up. What do you guys do when you're feeling down?

Post replies to you, it seems. Because I'm at work and can't drink (easily).

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Mex wrote:

Feeling sad today, not even sure why. Hope the gym picks me up. What do you guys do when you're feeling down?

Kill zombies. Or watch Die Hard.

Weird. Apparently I'm getting a $10 Brookstone gift card as part of a class action settlement. Seems when I bought some headphones on a business trip in California the clerk broke some law about asking for a zip code or email address.

Mex wrote:

Feeling sad today, not even sure why. Hope the gym picks me up. What do you guys do when you're feeling down?

Look at pictures of expensive cars. And then not buy them for Jonman.

The evil: it is so good.

Miashara wrote:
Mex wrote:

Feeling sad today, not even sure why. Hope the gym picks me up. What do you guys do when you're feeling down?

Look at pictures of expensive cars. And then not buy them for Jonman.

The evil: it is so good.

That's fine. I've got plenty of pictures of expensive cars.

John and Joan Cusack should team up as a murderizing duo in Grosse Pointe Blank 2.

Gravey wrote:

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That weird gif is creeping me out.

Strangeblades wrote:
Gravey wrote:

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That weird gif is creeping me out.

Would you say your jimmies are rustled?

Strangeblades wrote:
Gravey wrote:

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That weird gif is creeping me out.

It's basically Ishmael, in animated GIF form.

Gravey wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:
Gravey wrote:

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That weird gif is creeping me out.

It's basically Ishmael, in animated GIF form.

What did you guys call me?

Gravey wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:
Gravey wrote:

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That weird gif is creeping me out.

It's basically Ishmael, in animated GIF form.

B reference?

oilypenguin wrote:
Gravey wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:
Gravey wrote:

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That weird gif is creeping me out.

It's basically Ishmael, in animated GIF form.

B reference?

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I have no idea.

With lawnmower gone, will there be hope for gorilla?