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Offline kyndo

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7640 on: March 19, 2018, 10:50:59 AM »
I went running on the mountain trails near my apartment yesterday.

Beautiful weather!
Breath taking views (literally breathtaking on bad air-quality days, unfortunately)!
I was the only human being on the trails! Peace, solitude, and serenity!
High-grass and leafy mulch to crunch through!
Nice to be out exercising!

Also, ticks. Ticks everywhere.
I got back home from my run, and had a good half-dozen ticks crawling up my legs.
Just a reminder to all you folks out there that get out and actually leave your apartments every once in a while to enjoy the outdoors: tick season has definitely started! :sad:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7641 on: March 19, 2018, 11:13:06 AM »
Spent about twenty minutes trying to get a taxi to work this morning to avoid walking through a rice farm in the rain to get to work (like I usually do... but it's not so bad when it isn't raining). Also, the air quality here is pretty bad today, so I wanted to avoid that. Tried KakaoTaxi.... tried calling.... even tried throwing on my mask and standing outside with an umbrella hoping a 빈차 taxi would drive by.... no such luck. After about 20 minutes, I was now late for work and had to ride my bike in the rain to get there without being RIDICULOUSLY late. I showed up looking like a swamp witch. Happy Monday!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7642 on: March 19, 2018, 11:18:42 AM »
Spent about twenty minutes trying to get a taxi to work this morning to avoid walking through a rice farm in the rain to get to work (like I usually do... but it's not so bad when it isn't raining). Also, the air quality here is pretty bad today, so I wanted to avoid that. Tried KakaoTaxi.... tried calling.... even tried throwing on my mask and standing outside with an umbrella hoping a 빈차 taxi would drive by.... no such luck. After about 20 minutes, I was now late for work and had to ride my bike in the rain to get there without being RIDICULOUSLY late. I showed up looking like a swamp witch. Happy Monday!

Gotta flesh a wad of Sejongs bro!

Going away golfing excitedly venturing to somewhere unknown carefree knowing my youthful demeanour is craving ketchup.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7643 on: March 19, 2018, 11:47:45 AM »
I really hate the smell of Diesel fumes. It seems like diesel is quite popular here. One thing that makes it worse is that big trucks and buses have the exhaust pipe down low at the rear of the vehicle about 3 feet off the ground. This means that when you stop behind a bus in your car you get a big waft of Diesel coming through your vents. Anyway I don't like it but i can live with turning off the fan in the car for a while but why don't they have the same design as in Australia where all trucks and buses have a vertical exaust pipe that sends the fumes up high above the roof of the vehicle and above head hight when walking around near bus stops and construction sites. It really makes a difference. I am sensitive to smells.

To help, switch your air fan mode to circulating only inside air, then you won't get the exhaust coming in. I do this when it is busy or when I am in city traffic (which is most of the time).

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« Reply #7644 on: March 19, 2018, 12:33:58 PM »
At my main middle school, classes are separated by gender, so all of my classes are either all boys or all girls. Usually, the all-girls classes are much better behaved than the boys, so I look forward to teaching them, while dreading the all-boys classes.

When I got my schedule this year, I saw that Mondays are nothing but 2nd and 3rd grade girls classes and thought "Score, I know what my favorite day of the week is going to be this year." However, one of the 3rd grade girls' classes apparently didn't get the memo about how they're better behaved than the boys. I've never finished an all-girls class in so foul a mood as I was in when I finished that one today.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7645 on: March 19, 2018, 03:02:15 PM »
To help, switch your air fan mode to circulating only inside air, then you won't get the exhaust coming in. I do this when it is busy or when I am in city traffic (which is most of the time).

Yes i do this too many times. Actually i am always playing with the dash when i drive switching modes on everything like i am a pilot or something. haha.

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« Reply #7646 on: March 19, 2018, 03:16:38 PM »
It's Monday.

I had a nose-pad fall off my favourite glasses this morning. Then I dropped my Merkur razor, and it broke.

Waiting for the 3rd thing.

I sympathize. I've had my favourite sunglasses for about 15 years, and I'll be sad when something finally breaks on them that can't be repaired.

Also always wanted a Merkur but I'm afraid it's one of those things I'd by and then end up just going back to disposables.


Nope. You would never go back to disposables after the real deal. Just go for it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7647 on: March 19, 2018, 05:06:44 PM »
It's Monday.

I had a nose-pad fall off my favourite glasses this morning. Then I dropped my Merkur razor, and it broke.

Waiting for the 3rd thing.

I sympathize. I've had my favourite sunglasses for about 15 years, and I'll be sad when something finally breaks on them that can't be repaired.

Also always wanted a Merkur but I'm afraid it's one of those things I'd by and then end up just going back to disposables.


Nope. You would never go back to disposables after the real deal. Just go for it.

Correct.

It took me 2 disposables to finish the job.

I ordered a new Merkur before getting dressed. Gmarket has a selection starting at about 50 000.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7648 on: March 19, 2018, 05:35:00 PM »
Trump to seek death penalty for drug dealers: WH official

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-seek-death-penalty-drug-dealers-wh-official-002249476.html

This really pisses me off. Alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous than drugs, yet legal.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7649 on: March 20, 2018, 09:04:35 AM »
I ended up about 10 minutes late to work today because I left something at home and had to go back for it.

Not usually a problem because everyone is either in their office or in a meeting in the first 30 minutes of school, so I would normally sneak in unnoticed. No one the wiser.

But today, the one day I'm late whereas I'm normally early, there were a few admin guys doing God knows what in the bushes in front of the school today, and they got to witness my walk of shame.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7650 on: March 20, 2018, 11:37:28 AM »
Trump to seek death penalty for drug dealers: WH official

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-seek-death-penalty-drug-dealers-wh-official-002249476.html

This really pisses me off. Alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous than drugs, yet legal.

Sugar is legal, too. High-fructose corn syrup is legal.

High-fructose corn syrup should be outlawed.  It completely ruins the taste of sweet iced tea.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7651 on: March 20, 2018, 11:52:36 AM »

It's also literally poison.
No, it isn't.  It isn't even figuratively poison.

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« Reply #7652 on: March 20, 2018, 11:55:40 AM »
Poison: Any substance that can cause severe organ damage or death if ingested, breathed in, or absorbed through the skin. Many substances that normally cause no problems, including water and most vitamins, can be poisonous if taken in excessive quantity. Poison treatment depends on the substance.

Source: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11890

I'll allow it.

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« Reply #7653 on: March 20, 2018, 12:02:49 PM »

High-fructose corn syrup should be outlawed.  It completely ruins the taste of sweet iced tea.

I'm of the opinion that sweetener of any sort completely ruins the taste of iced tea. I remember getting looks like I had two heads when I'd order unsweetened iced tea when I was stationed in Georgia.  ;D

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7654 on: March 20, 2018, 12:09:32 PM »
Trump to seek death penalty for drug dealers: WH official

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-seek-death-penalty-drug-dealers-wh-official-002249476.html

This really pisses me off. Alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous than drugs, yet legal.

Sugar is legal, too. High-fructose corn syrup is legal.

Sweet, delicious, commie lovin' poison! :D
Thanks Spongebob. I think I'll eat it now. *have to read this line in Patrick's voice*

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7655 on: March 20, 2018, 03:29:55 PM »
Poison: Any substance that can cause severe organ damage or death if ingested, breathed in, or absorbed through the skin. Many substances that normally cause no problems, including water and most vitamins, can be poisonous if taken in excessive quantity. Poison treatment depends on the substance.

Source: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11890

I'll allow it.
In other words, virtually every substance is a poison.  "Poison" is by that definition, a meaningless term. How about a non-nonsensical definition:
"a substance that through its chemical action usually kills, injures, or impairs an organism" (emphasis mine)
-www.m-w.com

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7656 on: March 20, 2018, 04:56:07 PM »

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« Reply #7657 on: March 20, 2018, 05:56:50 PM »
Poison: Any substance that can cause severe organ damage or death if ingested, breathed in, or absorbed through the skin. Many substances that normally cause no problems, including water and most vitamins, can be poisonous if taken in excessive quantity. Poison treatment depends on the substance.

Source: https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11890

I'll allow it.
In other words, virtually every substance is a poison.  "Poison" is by that definition, a meaningless term. How about a non-nonsensical definition:
"a substance that through its chemical action usually kills, injures, or impairs an organism" (emphasis mine)
-www.m-w.com

I agree it is a little more nuanced than that.

Here’s an MD’s discussion on it.

https://peterattiamd.com/is-sugar-toxic/

PS: I once calculated that you needed to eat about 20 pounds of the supposedly poisonous chemical that makes sun-burned potato skins green to reach LD50.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7658 on: March 21, 2018, 11:26:18 AM »
Trump to seek death penalty for drug dealers: WH official

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-seek-death-penalty-drug-dealers-wh-official-002249476.html

This really pisses me off. Alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous than drugs, yet legal.

Sugar is legal, too. High-fructose corn syrup is legal.

High-fructose corn syrup should be outlawed.  It completely ruins the taste of sweet iced tea.

It's also literally poison.

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« Reply #7659 on: March 21, 2018, 02:47:43 PM »
300 students in my school and the teacher responsible for cleaning says there aren't 1 or 2 free to clean the English room at cleaning time. Was fine last year and the year before that. Strange.

I mean I can see 6 students sitting in the classroom outside the English room now doing nothing but that's non of my business.
Going away golfing excitedly venturing to somewhere unknown carefree knowing my youthful demeanour is craving ketchup.