August 24th, 2007

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11:49 pm - I am officially old.
Do you know how I know that I am officially old?

Because I am, jesus, like the LEAST angry dude on the internet. It's crazy. Even when my life is chock full of suck and angst (as it is currently) I am less angry than like 90% of the internet. Hell I'm less angry than 90% of the white males making over 50K a year, even, and you'd really think they wouldn't have a whole lot to get angry about to begin with. I mean, I know I've never been anything but white and male, but I definitely feel like I have less to be angry about since I started making good money. But anyway. Seriously, wtf can't people have a civil conversation without assuming the guy they're talking to is Out To Get Them if he expresses a different idea? Can't people just talk about stuff anymore, and compare viewpoints, without everything having to be a goddamn jihad?

If I was 20 I'd be flamingly angry about it, but as it is I'm just sort of disgruntled and disgusted and kinda irritated. Get offa my virtual lawn, you hooligans.

Current Mood: pfeh.

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[User Picture] From: clme
Date: August 25th, 2007 - 07:23 am
That always reminds me of the old "This band sucks ass and anyone that likes them is dumb" messages. Or the old 'circumsized vs uncircumsized' debates. People will stay up all night arguing with one another about things that really, in the long run, don't matter... especially considering they have less information making up the basis of their arguments than even Fox news would consider valid. A few years ago I'd at least participate in the trolling, but now it depends on the topic. (not this crap again)

People are dumb though, so what can you do? The argument doesn't even have to be about politics or anthropology...

People can actually argue fiercely about things that would be simple to prove simply by taking five minutes and trying it. "I'm telling you that jpg transparency isn't supported in IE4" can turn into pages of forum posts or LJ responses... and there will ALWAYS be the mandatory "I found out that if I disabled my antivirus then my transparent jpgs started to work".

Anyone that posts "There is no such thing as jpg transparency you're thinking of png or gif" gets told "Nuh-uh" followed by "I dont use gifs anymore because they can carry viruses" or some other nonsense.

You will of course note that any time someone says "turn off your virus scanner" as a troubleshooting step that they never say "Make sure to turn it back on skippy" anywhere afterwards? (I still say the time turning off A/V is acceptable is if you're using Symantec and playing a top of the line game).

Your comments earlier this evening about fortune 500 net admins really struck a chord. It also explains a lot.

[User Picture] From: clme
Date: August 25th, 2007 - 07:24 am
(I'm not angry, I'm bitter).

[User Picture] From: staringgoldfish
Date: August 25th, 2007 - 10:26 am

[User Picture] From: clme
Date: August 26th, 2007 - 03:35 am
Nah, that was Dave.

Although I have used that line a few times now to throw people off.

[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: August 25th, 2007 - 08:54 pm

[User Picture] From: clme
Date: August 26th, 2007 - 03:36 am

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