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About NebulousMissy

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  • Birthday 11/01/82

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  1. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I can't drive. I hit enough things trying to learn that I decided to quit before I killed something or someone. I'd already hit a parked car, a pole, a dozen curbs, two trees, all of the bushes... As the lessons progressed the property damage increased exponentially despite all platitudes insisting I'd get less expensive as I got 'better'. I took that as a sign. On the plus side, I will never have a car payment. Instead I buy bus passes. On the down side, I will always live in cities. Or I could buy a horse, I know how to ride one of those...
  2. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Since Neptune's discovery in 1846, the planet has completed one orbit. This orbit finished in 2011. In one Neptunian year we calculated something was there, found Neptune where Math said it would be, figured out what galaxies were, realized the universe exploded one really important time, found then disbelieved then calculated a ninth planet, built rockets, exploded rockets, built more rockets, sent a probe to fly by Neptune and wave, and then launched telescopes (one needed glasses ) to stare at Neptune until spots appeared and ring arcs made sense. Maybe this Neptunian year we'll go there. We've already begun speculating its moon Triton might be habitable despite being ridiculously cold...
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Fewer people getting stabbed in the side/gut/spine by window handles during long road trips and/or stuffing 6 people into the cab of a pickup.
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That's true, if they kept going as a hit-and-run I believe there's some legal 'elf yooooooooou' that can be managed...
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Given how little I own the computer is the shiniest single thing in my possession. I use it for too many things and it is beginning to die. A tablet is not acceptable for the amount of writing I do no matter how shiny the tablet. I have to have a computer, desktop or laptop, for work and sanity. I've built machines before, this won't be my first rodeo. I'm just putting it off because I haven't salvaged much lately (one computer I built I spent $80, the rest was salvage) and I'll have to spend real money. Though not too much money, I have this shiny video card right here my brother gave me in return for running drunken Pathfinder for him and his friends for 2 years @Unruly You're okay, that's the most important part. The rest can be dealt with.
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    That's why I'm not updating firefox. I have a double-threaded quad core i3 machine with 6GB of RAM. Well, more like 5.8GB of RAM, the software I use to track resource usage shows I've had some degradation due to heat damage. Also data won't run through both threads of core #4 anymore, it'll only run through one thread or the other. And I blew out the heat sensors in my CPU like 2 years ago... Why yes I am building a new machine soon. Yes I do keep saying that and then putting it off. I'm waiting for cheap deals. Honest. And I'm lazy
  7. Getting to Know You ... November Edition

    There's an empty pizza box from last week in my fridge. A two to three month old jug of cider (the very same I rolled a fort save against 3 weeks ago ). A grapefruit from mid August, I think it's still good. My freezer has a baggie of pepperoni bits pulled off of a year's worth of frozen pizzas. Those are just the weird things. There's also a pile of actual food. I need to make chili today or the sausages will go weird. I should take care of these things, maybe eat some of them.
  8. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I'm up, I'm up. Slept zero hours last night. Sunrise was dull and gray. Got up at 7AM for fingerprinting and processing. Fingerprinting is now hilarious that statistics has ruined their uniqueness. Got my ID photo taken. Verified that I was indeed hired for 2nd shift so morning heresy can now officially bite me. Went out for pancakes, ate far too many. Still feel full. Then we came home and went back to bed Got 4 hours of sleep. Just woke up.
  9. Getting to Know You ... November Edition

    I normally have coffee for breakfast. I don't like eating anything when I wake up. I prefer to wait several hours. When I do eat in the "mornings" (within 3 hours of waking up) it's often leftovers from the night before, part of a frozen pizza, a bowl of ramen, or a sandwich. That changes if it's a weird day, like a day where I have to wake up during AM hours. Then I might do something normal, usually involving eggs and vegetables.
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I will get pancakes tomorrow. Because after waking up at the ungodly hour of 7 AM in order to get fingerprinted by people who DO NOT appreciate the fact that I applied for 2nd shift for a REASON... I will deserve pancakes. It might be easier to just not sleep tonight.
  11. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I find pineapple and pepperoni is a good combination. You get the sweet and salty and just a hint of spices. Also oily but pizza should always be a little bit oily
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Oh, we'll summon him. And it'll be successful. But it'll be like we're chanting out of the Simon Necronomicon instead of the real one. It goes as well as one might expect. So this is my thousandth post. I'd wondered what one it'd be...
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Success! I only need the (warped, aged, overheated, cracked) laptop to last another month. That's when I expect I'll have the desktop parts so I can build the replacement. So of course the laptop froze and failed today. As I am here, I have obviously brought it back. For now...