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Other Randomness [2017-2019]

YogurtExplosion

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I use my laptop as an alarm clock. For some reason, the audio got turned down, and I slept through my alarm for 30 minutes. Ended up at work 5 minutes late. Fuck you laptop!
 

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I'm usually awake when the alarm goes off. Sometimes I get up an hour earlier because I know I won't be able to sleep any longer.
 
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YogurtExplosion

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I'm usually awake when the alarm goes off. Sometimes I get up an hour earlier because I know I won't be able to sleep any longer.
Same here. I usually wake up ten to twenty minutes before the alarm. Not today though. For some reason I had a stressful and exhausting night full of nightmares. :(
 

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Sirens Galore! Firetrucks going past my place. Heard another and knew it was right outside, so I got up and looked out the window. It was one of those long-ass bendy-in-the-middle firetrucks. It turned into the street across from me, backed up into my street and went in the opposite direction. Heard another siren coming and it was another firetruck going in the opposite direction. I don't think they know where the fuck they're supposed to be going. :D
 

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Okay, so there was a house fire basically a stone's throw away from my place. Most of the sirens I heard were going to the fire and not past my place. The couple that did go past my place were from neighboring fire companies that took the back roads. Same distance, same time, less traffic. Smart Move. As for that long-ass firetruck, maybe it was strategic. It's a curvy road. Maybe they had to turn around to get to the fire. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt. However, every turn from the main route is a hard and sharp turn. They could have taken one of two other streets and gotten directly to the fire.

I know we're supposed to honor and respect. And I know that it's a dangerous job. But I can't help but think they're a bunch of rednecks waiting for something to happen so they can feel like heroes.
 

Crazizniac

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All of my volunteer firefighter friends fit that description. Addicted to there pagers and can't wait to see the next train wreck.

The guys who go on to full time tend to get more serious and treat it like a job. Pretty good gig for a working stiff actually. It at least will put a roof over your head and cover their child support payments. Something about that job is tough on marriages.
 
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Scooter

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It's my impression that a lot of those guys practically live at the firehouse. OH, and I think it's funny that they have someone taking pictures at the fire and they post them on Facebook.
 
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So I finally read this book last month. (I have had it for a few years.)

Most of the predictions are flat out wrong. We do not have any moon bases or a base on Mars. The author is no longer alive and neither is Neil Armstrong. We do not drive plastic, egg-shaped cars (well, most of us do not). We do not have holographic movies. Professional athletes do not have bionic limbs. Computers can not sense our moods. We can not design our own dreams (using a TI343 mainframe, no less). We still have factory jobs that are not done by robots. Robots have not and will not replace actors. We still do not have meg-lev trains in the United States. Colleges are not run by major corporations looking to train future employees. Organ transplants are not common procedures that everyone gets. Images can not be directly projected into our brains. There are no space hotels orbiting earth. World War III did not occur last year and was not started by the Soviet Union over riots in East Germany.

Video tapes and cathode ray tubes have become obsolete. Computer hardware is much more powerful than predicted. Liquid crystal displays and massive amounts of flash memory were not predicted.

Still, the book is a good read. (It was published in 1986.)
 
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Scooter

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A guy I used to work with had a pic get around on the internet. I posted it here but I can't find it, so I'll post it again.



This is his latest pic to get around: