Rants

cellphone users - rating

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The following is a list of cellphone user's in various places and how I rate them. The rating scale is either "dumbass", "impartial", "awesome".

cellphone while driving - dumbass
cellphone while in car (but abruptly stopped car in the middle of the rightmost lane of traffic so that they weren't driving when talking, but yet even more likely to cause an accident) - dumbass
cellphone while on the john - awesome
cellphone while grocery shopping - dumbass
cellphone with headset while grocery shopping - awesome (cause they look like psycho's talking to themselves)
cellphone with headset pretty much anywhere but driving - awesome
cellphone with headset while driving - impartial
cellphone in movie store - impartial
cellphone in movie theatre - dumbass
cellphone while walking - impartial
cellphone at work - impartial
cellphone at home - impartial
cellphone at restaurant (with group) - impartial
cellphone at restaurant (with one or two companions for longer than 30 seconds) - dumbass

what's the wierdest place you've seen or heard someone talking on their cellphone?

Musical Websites

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All "Web designers" who decide that it's a really good idea to make music automatically start playing on websites when someone goes to them, deserve death, a slow and painful death. If I wanted music playing, I'd play it, thank you very much.

So I'm working in my boss's (sumo's) office today since I don't have my own office yet (some intense renovations are currently going on and I'll have one when they're done in my end of the building) and sumo is on vacation for 4 weeks. sumo likes to play music, so she's brought in her own speaker system w/ subwoofer. She usually plays her music roughly loud enough that she so that the office next to her can barely hear it. I think you can see where this is going...

So today, I'm minding my own business, ripping some audioslave tracks, but my ripper couldn't connect to freeDB for some reason so I had to manually name all the tracks. So I'm looking for some websites that list all the track names and this one Sony one looks promising, I click it but it's taking a long time to load so I go onto other things.

Well apparently it was taking so long to load because it had to load a bunch of fucking songs! About two minutes later this music starts blasting out of the speakers WAY louder than sumo had them set, so loud in fact that it was hurting my ears! The base is pounding away along with the attached speakers AND the speakers on the sun workstation I'm using. And at this point I've got no clue where the music is coming from, I'm just freaking out! Remember, I have already been working on other things for a couple minutes since I tried to load the site.

So I manage to turn off the speaker system but the sun machine is still blasting away. I don't know if you've ever tried to control the volume on a sun machine, but I sure haven't. After a few seconds I realized it was the fucking website and shut it down. But man did it freak me out. Not only that, but I now seriously dislike the audioslave track I am a highway. And of course everyone else in this end of the building probably thinks I'm an asshole or something. Ah well, I'll just blame it on the construction workers.

bitches!

Why Science != Science

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Ok, so I was thinking about this the other day and it seems that if a field needs to add the word "science" to its name, you can be pretty damn sure it aint a science.

Let's look at some examples:
Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Astronomy

Computer Science, Social Sciences, Political Science, Earth Science.

I don't think many would disagree that the four in the first row are sciences. But the second row? Well let me tell you, there's absolutely nothing scientific about writing a piece of code. And Earth Science!? They can't even come up with their own freaking theories! Every single one of "their" theories comes from Physics, Chemistry, and Geology.

All Earth "Scientists" do is memorize various physical phenomenon (i.e. glaciers) and the colours and texture of rocks. IMO, memorizing is not a science, unless of course you're doing a study on it in Psychology.

It's about time the official names of these "sciences" were changed from things like:
Earth Science
To
Earth "Science"