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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:31 am
by obarthelemy
Think the Foundation, the mods, the Raspberry, the other users, life, IT... suck ?
Need to whine and b... gripe to blow off some steam ?
Just generally had a bad day (or tried out Linux :) ) ?

Please vent here. Random off-topic venting posts in otherwise technical topics will probably be deleted.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:09 am
by jamesh
I'll tell you what sucks. Morons who drive around in the mist with their lights off, people who go round roundabouts without indicating. Knobs on the Busway cycle path who don't look where the are going.

And that's just today.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:14 am
by obarthelemy
I never go out: too dangerous and full of disappointments ^^
Hey, in the "you don't suck" category, I'm supposed to receive my Galaxy Note today... Unless suckiness sets in again... the first one never reached me, it got damaged / stolen on its way ^^

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:18 am
by jamesh
More suckage - had a Nokia 701 which I've been playing with for the last week or so - just had to give it back to marketing. Booo.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:26 am
by obarthelemy
Poor James, he's back to playing the an alpha board now ! Oh, wait ..

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:25 pm
by liz
You know what *really* sucks, Jamesh? Nokia are giving me a free 710 (or possibly an 800) next month, because apparently I'm an influential social media person. (Sucks for you, I mean.)

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:31 pm
by ukscone
you know what sucks? everything AND it's almost christmas too ggrrrrrrrrrr bah humbug

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:37 pm
by liz
Something else that sucks - I am sick of punching coordinates into my GPS by hand, so decided to buy a cable for it before spending a week in Cornwall later this year looking for megaliths (I take the most astoundingly dull holidays, or so I'm told. Personally, I rather enjoy them). So I looked at the bottom of the thing - and bugger me if it doesn't have a serial port. A serial port! I bought it THIS YEAR! Nobody makes things with serial ports in 2011!

I have bought a USB/serial converter cable. It was expensive. It needs drivers. That sucks.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:37 pm
by skirkpatrick
Seen on a bathroom wall at Ohio State University's physics department back in the 80's:

"Life is in dynamic equilibrium, it blows and sucks."

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:43 pm
by ukscone
What really sucks today is that I forgot to pick up coffee beans 3 times yesterday (memory is failing me even when i do make a shopping list because you have to remember to take the shopping list with you when you go shopping) so I only have instant coffee in the house yuk yuk yuk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still on the bright side the wife is at work so I can use the hidden carton of heavy cream and the carton of half and half on my cereal without the snarky comments about cholesterol

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:43 pm
by obarthelemy
Hey, I went to OSU too, though in the late 90s. It didn't suck, so I can't talk about it. Bummer ! Oh, wait...

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:45 pm
by obarthelemy
It's called karma for all those VGA monitors, Liz ^^

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:09 pm
by Bacan
Quote from obarthelemy on November 10, 2011, 08:31
... (or tried out Linux :) ) ?

Thanks. Your line gave me a laugh!

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:19 pm
by Bacan
What SUCKs are forum members that have the social skills of spoiled little tweeners.
I expect those postings in 6-9 months from now, when R-Pi is put into the hands of real 9-13 years old children.

Maybe we could we have an Adult-Only Swim time on the forum then?

I guess I am now being an old grump!

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:27 pm
by Jongoleur
Quote from jamesh on November 10, 2011, 09:09
I'll tell you what sucks. Morons who drive around in the mist with their lights off, people who go round roundabouts without indicating. Knobs on the Busway cycle path who don't look where the are going.

And that's just today.


and people who drive at 20MPH in 30 zones, and drive at 35 in all other circumstances. And Nissan Micra drivers.

Of course Nissan Micra drivers are a subset of all the classes mentioned above....

Banning all Nissan Micra drivers for life and crushing all Nissan Micras* would be a major contribution to road safety.

Can you tell what I've had to put up with today?

:o

* and all other Nissan Micra derived Nissans.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:39 pm
by Jongoleur
Another thing that sucks is waiting another 4 weeks or so.....

8-)

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:50 pm
by ukscone
Quote from Jongoleur on November 10, 2011, 14:39
Another thing that sucks is waiting another 4 weeks or so.....

8-)


it could be as long as

http://www.tickcounter.com/201.....037;2520in

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:17 pm
by petemcfc
All your problems are slight in comparison, think of all my fellow City supporters who shelled out good money having Tevez printed on the back of their shirts.
I will not mention the bitter reds but West Ham also got turned over by his "advisors"

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:24 pm
by jamesh
I bet it sucks being an Aussie cricket supporter at the moment.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:24 pm
by johnbeetem
Quote from liz on November 10, 2011, 13:37
... before spending a week in Cornwall later this year looking for megaliths (I take the most astoundingly dull holidays, or so I'm told. Personally, I rather enjoy them).

Megaliths rule!

Personally, I rather like serial ports. So easy to talk to. USB would be great if it weren't for all the software required. I have way too many small development boards which you can only talk to over USB and you have to use their Windows driver and their software and their EULA. Pfui. So I really like the ST Discovery boards because you can easily disable the processor that talks to USB and then talk to the demo chip directly over JTAG.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:27 pm
by jamesh
Quote from liz on November 10, 2011, 13:25
You know what *really* sucks, Jamesh? Nokia are giving me a free 710 (or possibly an 800) next month, because apparently I'm an influential social media person. (Sucks for you, I mean.)

Doesn't suck that much - I worked on the 701 but the 720 and 800 are Windows, so not us.

The 701 was the first time I've tried a smartphone for more than 10s. Seemed OK. What's does suck is that Elop has destined all the latest Symbian phones to the dustbin by going all Windozy , and yet they are actually pretty good.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:30 pm
by johnbeetem
So explain to me again why I can't go out and buy a nice ARM laptop with a screen larger than 10", while there are myriad x86 laptops that burn through batteries and who knows if they are even capable of running GNU/Linux?

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:36 pm
by Montekuri
I suck Raszleberry juice :)

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:30 pm
by jamesh
Quote from johnbeetem on November 10, 2011, 15:30
So explain to me again why I can't go out and buy a nice ARM laptop with a screen larger than 10", while there are myriad x86 laptops that burn through batteries and who knows if they are even capable of running GNU/Linux?


Because at the moment, you are one of the few people who actual want such a device! (few compared with the market for x86 devices)

I think that will change once Win8 comes out with an Arm version.

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:38 pm
by piglet
Maybe we could we have an Adult-Only Swim time on the forum then?

Adults only skinny-dipping on the forum? I'm game!

My "It sucks" of the week is finding out that my teenaged daughter thinks it's so uncool to wear her reflective cycling gear to cycle home from school in the dark that she wasn't wearing it, and lied to me when caught.

Dead isn't that cool, apart from if you're measuring skin temperature. :(

So who's going to tell me how to mount a raspi on the handlbars with that nice little camera module were were taunted with some months back, wirelessly connected to the internet giving me real-time images of the rider *actually wearing* the reflective gear?