Random thing you loathe right now.

I have no answers to these questions. The answers aren't in physics!

muttonchop wrote:

Why the hell would anyone do that instead of just using a toilet? Storing your waste in a container and then throwing it out would require a lot more work than just flushing it like a regular person.

2 words.

Poop shame.

The wife's got a case of the poop shame. She will go to superhuman lengths to avoid using a public bathroom for a #2. I suspect this is a similar thing.

And before you ask, I understand that pooping into a container seems way more shameful to you and I, but you have to understand that rationality and reality are no match for the awesome bias of poop shame.

Miashara wrote:

At least one roommates is pissing in bottles to be thrown away instead of, you know, using the plumbing!

He could just start selling the urine in kombucha bottles.

It's unlikely anyone would notice.

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The contract that I've been working on down here is Texas is finished; now I have to drive back to Ohio. I do miss all the people I know in Ohio but, I really don't want to move back.

That I cannot eat nachos or pizza and play games at the same time.

RolandofGilead wrote:

That I cannot eat nachos or pizza and play games at the same time.

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Amazon's 360 Instant video application.

Here's the first 7 listings on the "Popular TV series" list. Guess the sorting I used:

Hawaii Five-O(classic), Daria, Good Neighbors Specails(sic), Heroes, Larry Sanders, north and South, Medium

Here's the answer:

Spoiler:

It's A-Z

cube wrote:

Amazon's 360 Instant video application.

Here's the first 7 listings on the "Popular TV series" list. Guess the sorting I used:

Hawaii Five-O(classic), Daria, Good Neighbors Specails(sic), Heroes, Larry Sanders, north and South, Medium

Here's the answer:

Spoiler:

It's A-Z

WHISKEY. TANGO. FOXTROT.

cube wrote:

Amazon's 360 Instant video application.

Here's the first 7 listings on the "Popular TV series" list. Guess the sorting I used:

Hawaii Five-O(classic), Daria, Good Neighbors Specails(sic), Heroes, Larry Sanders, north and South, Medium

Here's the answer:

Spoiler:

It's A-Z

Oh, it's my favorite kids song!

Ay Bee Aytch Dee Gee Aytch Elll Enn Emm Pee Arr Cue Ess Zee...

I'm so glad I don't have the poop shame. Do it in any toilet 'cause that's what it's there for. Also, farting. You go to the washroom stall for that and let 'er rip. I used to be scared of that stuff because of JUDGEMENT, and now it's like...well, f*ckit, that's what this room is for. Although I do feel sad for all those ladies that just hide in the stall forever until you leave so you won't have to hear them pee.

Okay, I feel a loathe-on coming so I guess this is the appropriate thread after all.

WTF are we teaching ourselves as a society that one of our most natural functions is something to be so damned ashamed of? Why so much stigma and SHAME? It's one of the few things aside from sleeping, breathing, or eating that we all share as a necessary function of living. Sure, being downwind from someone else's rank buttsmell can be horribly unpleasant, but every person on this earth who has a functioning digestive system has left behind something that must have come from the devil's own butthole a time or two in their lives. Whatever, get over it. I'm not going to put a stop to my day or HOLD IT ALL IN FOR HOURS (so bad for you) because of poopin.'

Although if I blow up a single stall and there's someone waiting to use it after me, I will apologize. It seems the right thing to do.

Butts butts butts. Whatever.

Dang, maybe put a NSFW or "wear with headphones" disclaimer on that one.

I think I may have already posted this in a previous page, but I absolutely loathe the sound of people talking with their mouth full. It's nauseating. Hearing it makes me sick to my stomach, and if I listen to it long enough I'll probably barf or hang up on you if you're on the other line. I try to avoid it as much as possible, myself. I will make you wait until I've swallowed if you ask me a question right as I put food in my face. My new boss at my new office does it over the phone when talking to his boss, other managers, and even some customers. Pretty much every day. I want to slap the phone out of his hand and make him go eat in another room, so strong is my disgust.

Pooping is gross, but it's to be expected in appropriate times and places. Talking with your mouth full? INEXCUSABLE. Swallow, and then speak, you disgusting creature!

Amoebic wrote:

Defying poop shame, and loathing for open-mouth eating.

Hear hear re: pooping proudly (sometimes you just have to - why hide it?), and now I must agree with your loathing of people who eat with their mouths open/talk with their mouths full.

I was at Waves today to meet a friend, and the place was packed (free wifi! woo!) and despite the noise of the place - music, people, a couple of broken dishes, and one spaz who fell over his own feet and took a chair down with him - the guy behind me could still be heard audibly chewing. Big, wet, squishy smacking sounds, too. I couldn't help it, I turned and looked. The visuals of half-chewed sandwich rolling over and over like it was in some kind of front loading washing machine with teeth was pretty gross too.

Blech.

Um, so this is now required.

NSFW - Poop Sounds and language. Sorry, Amoebic.

ruhk wrote:

Several years ago when the fad was just starting to dig in

Funny thing about the kombucha tea is that I remember the fad "just starting to dig in" back in the mid 1980's. This nasty fermented urine-tasting crap has been around forever. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see someone else post that they remember seeing it in the 60's.

Brownish liquid with what resembles a white piece of slimy leather floating on top of it isn't something you'll find in my pantry, I'll stick with Tullamore Dew as my medicine of choice.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Just like beer, coffee, and wine, it is a bit of an acquired taste.

It really depends on the kind you get. My brand tastes almost exactly like apple cider with maybe half of the apple flavour. I have no problems drinking it. Only the algae kind is just inedible to me. If you just reached into the ocean, grabbed a bucket of water and seaweed and blended it into slurry it would look and taste exactly like that drink. Bleh.

Loud chewing. If you can't close your mouth when you eat, take smaller bites. Listening to someone eat is the most revolting sound ever.

I never thought and I'd this and it pains me to but right now, Green Man Gaming. A while back, I pre-ordered a couple of far out PC titles because I didn't realise at the time that GMG has perpetual code offers going on. These are both THQ games and given their death spiral, I wasn't comfortable keeping these pre-paid so I asked for a refund. They quickly responded and said sure and the games disappeared from my library. Two weeks later and I still don't have the credit on my Visa. I submitted another ticket 3 days ago which they never responded to and now I can't login to their support portal (clicking login just refreshes the main page). I've sent multiple messages to their Twitter community manager and am being ignored. This isn't like them. I hope it's not a sign of larger problems at that company.

I just logged in on their main screen, then clicked support, and got there fine. I did have a similar problem with logging in when they had their code for Borderlands 2 going on though, so maybe they're getting a lot of visitors right now? I can't speak to the lack of a response (of course, it is a Sunday, so that might have something to do with it).

Stengah wrote:

I just logged in on their main screen, then clicked support, and got there fine. I did have a similar problem with logging in when they had their code for Borderlands 2 going on though, so maybe they're getting a lot of visitors right now? I can't speak to the lack of a response (of course, it is a Sunday, so that might have something to do with it).

They had a normal business day to respond as well. I can login to their main site fine. Their support site (which is powered by Zendesk) uses a separate login system and that's what doesn't work. If you go to greenmangaming.zendesk.com and click Login in the upper right corner, it just refreshes the main support page. I can't check on my open ticket or submit another one.

EDIT: Well now I'm baffled. I logged out and logged back into their main site and then the support site worked. Uhh, OK. My ticket still hasn't been assigned to anyone yet, almost 4 days after I submitted it.

I logged out, then went to their support page, and got the same refresh bug you did, so you're not crazy.
Edit - I've waited longer than that for Steam, so I wouldn't freak out yet.

Stengah wrote:

Edit - I've waited longer than that for Steam, so I wouldn't freak out yet.

It's just not in keeping with my support experience with them before and seems suspicious since it suddenly changed when I started bugging them about where my refund was. Regardless, I'll wait a while and see what happens.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

My son is sick with a fever and was up most of the night screaming. My wife and I are completely exhausted and quite worried about him. He went to the doctor earlier this week, and we were told it should pass in a couple days; it's just so hard to see him like that.

I'm sorry to hear about that... the weekend is passed now, how's he doing?

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Stengah wrote:

Edit - I've waited longer than that for Steam, so I wouldn't freak out yet.

It's just not in keeping with my support experience with them before and seems suspicious since it suddenly changed when I started bugging them about where my refund was. Regardless, I'll wait a while and see what happens.

Yep, GMG is now officially a loathe for me. Turns out I paid for those pre-orders with PayPal which doesn't permit GMG to issue refunds after 60 days. The previous rep who told me specifically that the refund was coming to my Visa was completely mistaken and they have said they will not refund me. The best they offered to do was put value as credit to my GMG account for future purchases. Since there's basically nothing of substantial cost I want to buy for the foreseeable future on the PC and that I have the ticket written down where they said I was getting a refund, this is pretty sh*t in my opinion. That's what I get for using PayPal I guess. Won't be doing that anymore and this definitely will be the last time I pre-order anything from GMG or buy anything from them in general that doesn't have a substantial discount attached. Now that I know they always have coupon codes active though, there's really no incentive to ever pre-order from them anyway.

Sounds like your beef should be with paypal (and the mistaken service rep). They're the ones that don't allow refunds after 60 days. Link.
It sounds to me like GMG is trying to do right by you.

The PayPal policy makes sense (actually it's stupid but I understand that it exists) but it was GMG's rep who screwed up and told me I was getting a refund when I wasn't. Doing right is eating their mistake, following through with what I was promised initially and training their reps better, not admitting fault and then executing only a half solution. If I screw up with my clients, I eat the screw up and make sure it doesn't happen again. That's the right way to do business. But it's fine, thankfully I don't desperately need that money back and now I'm better aware of what to expect from them in the future and can adjust my purchasing decision accordingly.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

The PayPal policy makes sense (actually it's stupid but I understand that it exists) but it was GMG's rep who screwed up and told me I was getting a refund when I wasn't. Doing right is eating their mistake, following through with what I was promised initially and training their reps better, not admitting fault and then executing only a half solution. If I screw up with my clients, I eat the screw up and make sure it doesn't happen again. That's the right way to do business. But it's fine, thankfully I don't desperately need that money back and now I'm better aware of what to expect from them in the future and can adjust my purchasing decision accordingly.

I loathe PayPal, but it has become so ubiquitous I can't avoid it. I even closed my account a year ago, and had to open a new one between eBay and Etsy. I only use PayPal when forced - if I can just give someone my CC numbers, I opt for that and it tends to be quicker for me after having memorized my CC numbers.

I think my Tritton Detonator headphone are broken. Again. This is the third, maybe the fourth, time they've gone on the fritz.

I can hear game audio on the Xbox fine and most of the sounds associated with browsing the main dashboard. But voice comms are really quiet, occasionally getting loud for a couple of seconds. Also when I bring up the miniguide on the Xbox, the sounds when navigating that are quiet too.

I can't figure out what's going on. It must be something to do with the cables and sound separation.

My headphones are literally held together with glue at this point. Thankfully they still work fine, though I probably should replace them before I spend their value in super glue keeping them in one piece.

Crappy wireless spots. How the balls am I supposed to watch YouTube at work when you have to buffer every 4 nanoseconds?

The fact that my work has just started blocking GWJ and other gaming sites. All it really means is I browse the site on my phone, but I'm horrible at typing on this thing, as the IRC crew can attest to.

I realize its not really something to complain about as I should be working anyway, but I rather enjoy my GWJ distraction.