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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JasonL » 01 Nov 2017, 13:17

nicole wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 12:30
I think Nike may have discontinued my running shoes and I am FREAKING OUT.
You a Nike chick? I thought like all the committed runners were saucony or brooks or something.

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by nicole » 01 Nov 2017, 13:21

JasonL wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 13:17
nicole wrote:
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I think Nike may have discontinued my running shoes and I am FREAKING OUT.
You a Nike chick? I thought like all the committed runners were saucony or brooks or something.
I started out in Sauconys but they changed the fit of my shoe and it stopped working for me a couple years ago. Then I was rotating between two Nike shoes until they changed the fit of one of those and it stopped working for me. Now they discontinued the remaining shoe.

My thing is I have a wide foot, but not wide enough to wear a wide width, so I need something very roomy in the forefoot.

I do see a lot of Nikes out there. Brooks is super popular for sure, and super fucking narrow.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by JasonL » 01 Nov 2017, 13:22

Wife has a pair, I thought brooks with wide to the point of almost comically square looking forefoot. Maybe not brooks. Deffo not Nike tho.
I'll see what kind.

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Post by Jennifer » 01 Nov 2017, 13:24

Sorry about that, Nicole. You probably caught it from me somehow; any branded consumable product I like is pretty much guaranteed to be discontinued.
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Post by Highway » 01 Nov 2017, 13:36

I've gotten Brooks because they're wide and have a mid-support shoe. But that might be a factor of them actually making wide widths, as opposed to others who don't bother with wides. I also wear New Balance, but they end up looking super square.

(I don't run, just walk, but greatly prefer the anti-rolling support)
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Post by JasonL » 01 Nov 2017, 14:18

Wife sez Saucony Natural Series has pretty wide toe pocket, but the hilarious looking ones are Altra 0 drop which she described as cavernous toe pockets.

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Post by nicole » 01 Nov 2017, 14:59

Thanks -- maybe I should look at the Altras lol
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Post by Andrew » 01 Nov 2017, 16:37

nicole wrote:
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Thanks -- maybe I should look at the Altras lol
Altras have a huge toebox. I bought a pair of trail runners for hiking, and they are the widest I've ever worn. Granted, I wear Sauconys most of the time, and their designs are based on Chinese footbinding practices.

Altras are also zero drop, which is a big change depending on what you're used to.
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Post by the innominate one » 02 Nov 2017, 22:29

The NBC app for Android is complete shit.
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Post by Dangerman » 05 Nov 2017, 14:41

Sun is hot.

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Post by tr0g » 10 Nov 2017, 11:46

TIL how to make Lee Greenwood's God Bless The USA even more annoying (which I had not thought possible): have a roomful of children sing it at you.
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Post by the innominate one » 10 Nov 2017, 11:54

Try having them sing it as a round.
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Post by the innominate one » 10 Nov 2017, 12:21

Damnit, I just remembered I fell asleep last night before I could decide whether or not to take advantage of a last minute self-DNA sequencing sale from a new company.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by the innominate one » 13 Nov 2017, 15:23

My tablet that I've only had about six months seemingly bricked while I was using it last night. This is slightly mitigated by the fact that I'm paying for insurance on it.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by the innominate one » 13 Nov 2017, 15:38

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My tablet that I've only had about six months seemingly bricked while I was using it last night. This is slightly mitigated by the fact that I'm paying for insurance on it.
And my laptop bluescreened. So I conveniently lost everything I was working on on two devices.
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Post by Warren » 13 Nov 2017, 17:18

the innominate one wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 15:38
the innominate one wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 15:23
My tablet that I've only had about six months seemingly bricked while I was using it last night. This is slightly mitigated by the fact that I'm paying for insurance on it.
And my laptop bluescreened. So I conveniently lost everything I was working on on two devices.
Oh man. That's rough dude.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by the innominate one » 15 Nov 2017, 05:43

Now Chrome crashed on me and six incognito windows worth of stuff I was working on or intending to read, including job vacancies, is lost. I may have to stop using incognito mode and/or try the new Firefox release, which is supposed to be faster than Chrome. Hopefully it's more stable than Chrome.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 15 Nov 2017, 09:12

Why are you using incognito mode for job apps?
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by the innominate one » 15 Nov 2017, 09:22

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
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Why are you using incognito mode for job apps?
Habit. I use incognito mode for pretty much everything.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Highway » 16 Nov 2017, 08:28

When I was building my home computer with quiet parts, some of the reviews talked about not just the loudness but the quality of the noise made by parts. But I didn't really understand how a fan could have a really annoying sound until I got this work computer. When it's under load, the video card fan moans in this rising and falling manner. It's quiet, for sure, but it's still audible and has unpleasant harmonics.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Dangerman » 17 Nov 2017, 19:40

Is it coil whine?

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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by Highway » 17 Nov 2017, 22:24

Dangerman wrote:
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Is it coil whine?
No, it's definitely a variable speed fan. It's nowhere near as high pitched as coil whine, either, nor is it dependent on what the computer is doing right at the moment. It's not a huge deal, just kinda "oh, that's a kind of annoying sound."
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by the innominate one » 20 Nov 2017, 16:53

Just saw my first PSA about vaping.

Separately, my doctor and his nurse are idiots. They don't listen. They don't communicate well with me, each other or even their own selves. My doctor makes vague scribbles on sheets of paper that he tries to pass off as patient visitation notes. As a result I have to go back to their office for a second prescription, because I didn't trust them to mail it to me, even though I wrote my address on an envelope for them. I just got a call, it's under their office doormat.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by dhex » 20 Nov 2017, 18:33

your doc's office procedures are very uh relaxed.

time to find a new md yo.

was the psa about vaping a dude who looks like fred durst just vaping for 30 seconds? because that's the best psa against vaping i can think of aka real life.
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Re: Petty annoyances

Post by the innominate one » 20 Nov 2017, 18:37

Well, my job's ending, so my insurance is ending, so MD visits won't be a concern until I find another job. But, yes, I should try to find another MD when that time comes. There's more to the story, but it would be more annoying to type it out in detail than just to say my MD and his nurse are a bit of idiots with attitude problems.
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