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Post by libertymark » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:29 pm

your parents forgetting about your birthday

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Post by DeckardCain » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:29 pm

Spam emails.

I'm now reduced to checking my email in a library, since my aunt somehow managed to delete the hard drive on her computer. After being forced to sign up for a library card to be allowed to use the computer, I take the time to clear out the ~600 spam emails I've gotten in the past week or so. As I'm doing this, the reference librarian happens to look over my shoulder, and what should the next email be but a demonstration of the benefits of Viagra.

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Post by libertymark » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:46 pm

best buy having a sale for RAM for my parents computer (512 MB for $30!!!!) but not having one for RAM for my computer

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:50 pm

Who buys RAM at Best buy?

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Post by libertymark » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:53 pm

when its dirt cheap

its not my computer so i don't care

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:20 pm

newegg has ram dirt cheap all the time.

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Post by ecks » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:32 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: newegg has ram dirt cheap all the time.
Yeah, but the intertubes steal your CCs and mail them to bank managers in Nigeria. Didn't you hear? I thought that was a required course at Rolla.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:24 pm

Only if you are moron on the internet... something that wouldn't surprise me from a TSU student.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:30 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: Only if you are moron on the internet... something that wouldn't surprise me from a TSU student.
Man, when Caitlin commented about you being nastier than usual, I'd been all, eh, you've always been a jerk, but now I see it, too. What's the deal?

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Post by Funsizeazn » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:31 pm

not getting to say goodbye to a "friend" who randomly decides to move to england for a year w/o so much as a head's up.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:40 pm

Nothing wrong... Mind interputs what you want it to.

I was just pointing out that if you are a moron with your CC numbers on the net then you would end up like chris' post. Other wise the net is very safe.

On top of that I think it has been well known my thoughts on TSU students :S

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Post by flycaitiee69 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:56 am

flycaitiee69 wrote: Saying good bye. : (
And again....

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:12 am

Good byes do suck

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Post by Funsizeazn » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:46 pm

not getting to say goodbye sucks more.
and then trying to say hello again after not getting to say goodbye is just awkward.

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Post by redliberte » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:23 pm

i concur.



you say goodbye, but i say hellooooooo......

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Post by LibertyMarie » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:04 pm

high school musical.
and yet I can't resist it.............

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:21 pm

Having to wipe per DOD standards 2.1 TB of harddrives.

What sucks even more we have to do it three times, then when we are done we get to physically destroy them.

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Post by STPickrell » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:10 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: Having to wipe per DOD standards 2.1 TB of harddrives.

What sucks even more we have to do it three times, then when we are done we get to physically destroy them.
Do you get to play with a big magnet?

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Post by LibertyMarie » Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:50 pm

LOSING MY FLIPPING IPOD

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Post by Charlie Dees » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:11 pm

What's worse is getting it stolen right out of your hand walking back to school from Subway. Then your school's officer says its a waste of his time to let me look at kids pictures to identify the kid. Then to be called in a week later to do the exact same looking that I volunteered to do, by which time the theif had already sold it off, so nothing ended up being done to him, and I saw him frequently afterwards in NKC's hallways.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:24 pm

Yeah, that's worse.
But either way, there is no more music. : (

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Post by S.C.Mitchell07 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:50 pm

Sharing a birthday with the nation...

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Post by flycaitiee69 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:55 pm

Airborne School....

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:08 pm

Do you get to play with a big magnet?
Nope.

I use a Unix program one of our guys wrote. It first randomly deletes files off the drive. Then writes all zero's to the drive and finally randomly adds one's to the drive. We do this three times (retarded I know).

After all this we have a company come in and they use a hydrolic press that shoots a rod into the drive.

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Post by ecks » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:54 am

S.C.Mitchell07 wrote: Sharing a birthday with the nation...
At least it's not Christmas and people don't try to screw you out of presents by giving you one to cover both holidays. (my birthday isn't anywhere near Christmas but I know people who do have them then)

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Post by Funsizeazn » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:50 am

being covered in mosquito bites

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Post by Funsizeazn » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:26 pm

not being able to shoot off fireworks right now

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Post by AethyricNomad » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:39 pm

The fact that even though Earth is about as far away from the Sun as it's going to be, it's still very hot.

Also the fact that my house doesn't have air conditioning.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:54 pm

Stoplights turned into four-way stops on a semi-major highway at rush hour due to a power outage.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:08 pm

being penalized for honesty.
and the library.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:45 pm

Forgetting to realize that Priority Mail to CA is cheaper with a flat rate box... stupid post office didn't have any out when I went. At least the book was light enough that the difference was less than a dollar

Though the Automated Postal Center is otherwise something that definitely doesn't suck.

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Post by ajax » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:40 pm

Hume....... South Central MO in general

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Post by libertymark » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:05 pm

getting the summer cold or something the first weekend of college

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Post by flycaitiee69 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:06 pm

libertymark wrote: getting the summer cold or something the first weekend of college
Seconded - although I had it the week before class. I'm almost over it, however I have been up at school since Monday. Close enough?

Feel better soon, Mark!

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Post by DeckardCain » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:20 am

On a related note, something that also sucks is this cough I've had for around two months now.

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Post by redliberte » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:38 pm

my two and a half hour ecology lab tomorrow. which is outside in the boiling midday sun.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:50 pm

10 hours on a plane. with a mere ONE HOUR layover somewhere in there. and having to stay in a hostel the first night. : P
(I leave for my semester in London tomorrow...)

oh! and the exchange rate.

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Post by redliberte » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:10 am

LibertyMarie wrote: 10 hours on a plane. with a mere ONE HOUR layover somewhere in there. and having to stay in a hostel the first night. : P
(I leave for my semester in London tomorrow...)

oh! and the exchange rate.
ditto to the exchange rate, but you'll probably find that the flight isn't so bad.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:45 pm

DELAYED FLIGHTS LEADING TO YOU MISSING YOUR NEXT FLIGHT.

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:29 am

But now you don't have to spend 10 hours on an airplane with only an hour break










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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:08 pm

KSDK pre-empting a thursday night primetime show AGAIN for stupid local programming...

If I were in Rolla, being approximately the same distance from Springfield, Columbia, and St. Louis I could tune to one of the other two NBC stations Fidelity carries...

Though something that doesn't suck: being able to watch shows online the next day

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:45 pm

ScoBo1987 wrote: KSDK pre-empting a thursday night primetime show AGAIN for stupid local programming...

If I were in Rolla, being approximately the same distance from Springfield, Columbia, and St. Louis I could tune to one of the other two NBC stations Fidelity carries...

Though something that doesn't suck: being able to watch shows online the next day
Define stupid local programming. You should be surprised that a Gannett station is even providing local programming to begin with!!

Also, I'm a bit perplexed as to why Mizzou's own TV station ISN'T included on cable package plans down there. MST could always build a UHF translator/repeater tower that covers Phelps County...

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:05 pm

Charter Communications.

Here's a math tossup: Jeffrey has Charter cable+internet that costs him a total of $65 [which includes all taxes and fees] a month. His current bill is for service from December 11 to January 10. However, he will be moving out of his apartment on December 22 and thus will not have service as of December 23. FTP, how much should Jeffrey have to pay by the due date of December 25?

Apparently Charter doesn't know how to calculate this until my service is officially disconnected. Although I'm sure as crappy as they are, they're probably doing this intentionally so that I accidentally miss my due date and they can charge me late fees. At least the due date is after the disconnection date.

What do you expect from a company that has squatted chartersucks.com, chartersucks.net, chartersucks.org, chartersux.com, chartercablesucks.com, chartercomplaints.com, and probably more... (yes, other companies have protected their respective companynamesucks.com, but I doubt they have claimed as many variants as Charter has)

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:08 pm

Losing a game of atomic fireball bunny on a minor detail

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Post by Death » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:38 pm

getting dumped

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Post by LittleMissLit » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:14 pm

i agree with whoever said colds.










:(
or whatever it is i have right now.
my throat is raw, my nose is runny, and i have horrible sinus pressure.
it really sucks.

not to mention how attractive i must look right now.
*feeble smile*

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Post by ELADAMO89 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:43 pm

walking backward
then
hitting someone

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Post by ELADAMO89 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:44 pm

by accident

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Post by Death » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:34 am

fighting refrigerators....dont do it people...not matter how much dustin williams tries to convince you that it is a good idea

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Post by LibertyMarie » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:00 am

kristen chenowith singing "that's how you know" at the oscars instead of amy adams!!! : (

especially when i'm trying to AVOID all things "wicked"...

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