Why did this even happen?

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Büge » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:44 pm

See, now why couldn't you get paid for that?

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Caithness » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:50 pm

If we had karma on this board I would give you 2, François.

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Silversong » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:48 am

We moved couches. Contents of old couch:

One (1) Bottle of sesame oil. Sealed, expired.
One (1) Plastic dinosaur head.
One (1) US penny
One (1) 32GB iPhone

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby beatbandito » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:50 am

It's pretty miserable with overcast skies and rain on LI right now, while I'm driving through one of the more rural areas. Once I got far out enough one of the stations I listen to swapped over to another broadcast, in the middle of of a classic, creepy horror radio play. Immediately after the grisly conclusion but before the epilogue I was expecting I get another wall of static, then this.



And now this station is nothing but R&B and smooth jazz, with no signs of where I was getting that story from.

It could have not happened on a more thematically fitting day or road.
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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Healy » Tue May 05, 2015 5:48 pm

Do you know what play it was?
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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby beatbandito » Tue May 05, 2015 8:26 pm

I can't think of enough specific names to track it down now, but basically the worst husband ever buys the house his wife's parents were super murdered in and things get weird when she starts to hear children despite them being a ten minute drive from town. Eventually the husband starts hearing things, the only cop in town tells him the issue is that he must be catching some crazy from his crazy wife and then the wife is like "lawl I killed my parents because they wouldn't let me play with ghost kids and guess what I'm gonna do now".
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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby François » Thu May 07, 2015 2:57 am

François wrote:Fuckers called again, pretending to be an insurance company this time, but it was the same "are you a homeowner" nonsense. Unfortunately I was cooking something and didn't have time to mess around so I just yelled incomprehensibly at the top of my lungs and hung up. That said, if they're doing it several times a day now it's not like I won't have another chance to dig deeper.


I realized it's been almost a month and I haven't heard from them again. I guess that did it.

I can't help but be a little disappointed. It feels like I was playing a puzzle game and used a clue token to brute-force my way to victory, or that I got a "good enough" ending but missed a bunch of optional objectives. Oh well.

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Mothra » Thu May 07, 2015 9:56 am

I wonder why none of our cell phones has a "block number" feature? I can think of so many necessary uses for it.

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Grath » Thu May 07, 2015 10:49 am

Mothra wrote:I wonder why none of our cell phones has a "block number" feature? I can think of so many necessary uses for it.

My Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon, Android 5.0 Lollipop) has a "Add to Auto Reject List" feature from the contact view for any number (so IE missed call from wrong number I can still hit the number and block it).

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Healy » Thu May 07, 2015 8:16 pm

beatbandito wrote:I can't think of enough specific names to track it down now, but basically the worst husband ever buys the house his wife's parents were super murdered in and things get weird when she starts to hear children despite them being a ten minute drive from town. Eventually the husband starts hearing things, the only cop in town tells him the issue is that he must be catching some crazy from his crazy wife and then the wife is like "lawl I killed my parents because they wouldn't let me play with ghost kids and guess what I'm gonna do now".

Ah, okay. Sadly that doesn't match up in any way with the only radio horror drama I'm familiar with, The Thing on the Fourble Board.

(You should listen to that sometime, it's pretty great.)
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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Caithness » Fri May 08, 2015 1:49 am

iPhone also has a Block this Caller entry at the bottom of the Info page. I've never used it so I don't know for sure what it does, but I imagine it makes it so it doesn't ring when that number's calling.

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Mothra » Fri May 08, 2015 9:15 am

Google why does every phone but my Nexus have this very obviously useful feature

*PING*

no don't... don't

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Grath » Fri May 08, 2015 10:14 am

Mothra wrote:Google why does every phone but my Nexus have this very obviously useful feature

*PING*

no don't... don't

Because your Nexus does have this feature. Fourth result for "Nexus 4 block number" on Google.

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Mothra » Fri May 08, 2015 10:25 am

Aaaalrighty then.

Open the Contacts app contacts .
Touch the contact you want to block or add that contact.
Touch the edit icon .
Touch the menu icon Menu.
Check the box next to "All calls to voicemail."

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby malikial » Fri May 08, 2015 1:41 pm

My Droid Turbo on Verizon will let me answer, decline, send a caller to voicemail or autoblock a number from the answer prompt.

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Mothra » Fri May 08, 2015 3:30 pm

I've dug around for it on my phone before, and came away annoyed. Must just be a layout thing for the Nexus 4.

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Brentai » Fri May 08, 2015 7:04 pm

But but but stock!

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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Mongrel » Thu May 14, 2015 11:10 pm

A friend of a friend is looking for a room in the San Francisco and came across this ad:

You must:
- Have a top-class degree or job with a strong math/science requirement
- Exercise at least 15 hours in a normal week
- Commute by car less than 20% of the time (Bicycle commuter!)
- Prefer organized systems and common rules
- Like petting dogs

Why? Because we've been trying different things for a while, and these seem to be the common threads among ourselves, and the most successful and trustworthy people we've lived with before. We're shooting for motivated and conscientious people. On the other hand, we also looked at traits exclusive to disappointing housemates.

This may not be the right place if you:
- Watch more than 4 hours of TV/movie/game entertainment per week
- Have more than 1 tattoo
- Have ever attended more than 1 protest
- Make more than three posts a week to social media
- Listen to a songs with explicit lyrics more than an once a day
- Wear make-up more than twice a week
- Own any clothing, shoes, watches, or handbags costing over $500
- Have bills that get paid by somebody else
- Drive a vehicle that was given to you by your parents
- Get regular spending money or gifts from your parents
- Have more than one internet app date per week
- Have a complex diet that requires lots of refrigerator space
- Drink alcohol more than 3 drinks per week
- Use marijuana more than twice a year
- Have been prescribed anything by a psychiatrist more than once
- Use any other drug more than twice in your entire life


The house this was an ad for

For God's sake, the house even has a fucking website
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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby beatbandito » Fri May 15, 2015 7:30 am

They all blast Fuck the Police from every speaker in the house at 5am and that's it for explicit content for the day.
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Re: Why did this even happen?

Postby Mothra » Fri May 15, 2015 10:22 am

God you could make a killer movie out of this.

Just like, every single indulgence must be made to its fullest, for it shant come again for a full year. Goes to exotic lengths to avoid getting kicked to the street by her ever-watchful, Stepford Wives-esque roomies.

She becomes the first to be admitted to the hospital for THC overdose. She chooses the single most mathematically-compatible guy off OKCupid after pouring over the results for a year. She hides her vast, beautiful back tat of the rice terraces of Vietnam from her roommates with damning shame. Perfects the single most potent moonshine mixed drink possible. Quietly hides her untreated paranoid schizophrenia a la A Beautiful Mind.

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