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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Worldie » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:29 am

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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Nooska » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Friday morning, before leaving for the weekend, I wanted to turn my new (13 day old) PS4 from standby to off.
Neither controller would turn it on, I figured I was doing something differently due to stressing a bit. But nope, my controllers won't connect via BT, works in "safe mode" which is pure wired connection, but won't connecteven with a reinitialisation of the PS4.

The biggest frustration is the savegame I have for AC4 that I've spent around 50 hours on by now, and not knowing if I can back it up by removing the HDD - but from what I'm reading the HDD will be reformatted if I remove it and replace it, so I don't dare...

Guess I'll have to call tech support tomorrow.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:49 pm

So much for Ghostbusters 3

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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Zothor » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:47 pm

Apparently double tank-cloaking with bubble/bop was stealthfixed in 5.4.7.

Paladins get NO fun this tier. balls.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:28 pm

Zothor wrote:Apparently double tank-cloaking with bubble/bop was stealthfixed in 5.4.7.

Paladins get NO fun this tier. balls.


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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Era » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:49 am

Economics is the messiest field of study ever. Somebody needs to clean this up, my OCD is being traumatised.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Sagara » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:09 pm

Era wrote:Economics is the messiest field of study ever. Somebody needs to clean this up, my OCD is being traumatised.


Mmh? My curiosity as a Economics major is piqued. What's the matter?

I've never found it much of a complex field. The big trouble is that it's mostly based on relatively young theories built on observation, so it's all still open to further analysis and discussion.

I find it fun, honestly.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Era » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:35 pm

Can't quite put my finger on why, but it just feels very messy to me. Not necessarily complex, just not presented in a very good way. Kind of like how:

a = b - c

...is the same as:

-a = -b + c

..but it just doesn't look as good? :roll:

I don't know man :lol:
Current main frustration is with the debit/credit system in relation to accounting. It's simple enough once you've gotten used to how it works, but it just feels clunky. Oh, and a lot of our curriculum (potentially in relation to how accounting works) has a habit of leaving out the plus/minus signs, so you gotta figure out whether you're adding or subtracting based on what kind of posting it is. Which, again, is simple enough once you've learnt what to look for. Just messy. Cash flows and liquidity budgets and I don't even... :roll:

I love the management bits of business administration, AND I love the more pure mathematical bits, but economics is like a mish-mash of a bunch of different theories, practices and "this is just how we do things". :|

EDIT: Reminded me of this. If I ever have an office wall, I'm gonna have it framed.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Sagara » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:22 am

Ah, I've had a similar experience on that point. Despite lovng math, I always found accounting a very clunky system as well, but I've learned over time that unless you're actually working in accounting, what matters is to have a decent idea on how those people work and what you can gather from their reports (I actually liked Analytic Accounting much more due to this).

And yeah, you got pretty much the right idea on what economics are about - it's just as much trial-and-error as management, only dealing with money instead. It's just too young of a field.

Bah, don't fret overmuch. Accounting is a huge monster that amounts to very little in the practical end.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Era » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:32 am

Yeah, I'm getting through it, slowly but surely. :lol:
Just frustrating because it feels like someone is handing me a pipe wrench, and telling me to go [insert task that requires delicate tools here, because I completely drew a blank]. :(
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Sagara » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:36 am

Era wrote:Yeah, I'm getting through it, slowly but surely. :lol:
Just frustrating because it feels like someone is handing me a pipe wrench, and telling me to go [insert task that requires delicate tools here, because I completely drew a blank]. :(


Forgive me if I sound all high and mighty, but don't sweat it. You kinda get used to be asked to do the insane.

Hell, it gets kinda fun over time.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Nooska » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:15 pm

so, with talk being on economics, how do you like the Keynes idea of macroeconomics (at least I think its macro economics, not being trained in any relevant field myself)?
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Kal » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:05 pm

Not being trained in any relevant field never stopped any American from chiming in!

In the sense of massive government investment in infrastructure in response to a recession, yes, "We are all Keynesians now". I think the question is now how Keynesian we are. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is on my reading list, so until I read it and reflect for some time, I'll abstain from certainty. I do have the gut feeling though, that proportional government intervention in times of financial crisis is not communism, but rather the government doing it's job.

A couple of relevant videos: The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33 and The New Deal: Crash Course US History #34
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Sagara » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:24 pm

I've always been of the impression that a good government has to have a hand in economics, and more than merely a legislator. Our current economic model has proven time and again to be strongly trust-based. As such, classic macroeconomics would be perfect... On Vulcan. We're flightly little beings, and as such, we're just insanely easy to send spiraling out of control one way or another.

That's the main reason I believe good governance implies working as a security valve for the cycle of growth/recession: going into debt to re-charge a struggling economy by giving the average invester the opportunity to actually *invest* with a lower bottom line, and rebuild their finances during the growth that typically follows, which double-dibs as a deterrent to less-productive investments.

It's *actually* not that different from a good leader - ready with the motivational speech when things seem bad, and reminding people about the important things when they're getting complacent.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Gab » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:49 pm

Time Zones, Cultural differences and language barriers...

I've been managing a project where my company is acting as a logistics solution for procurement from US and Europe based suppliers for one of our customers who now have facilities in Bangalore...

Our Ops manager in the UK who is facilitating the procurement there is reluctantly helpful but keeps referring to the Indians as "Mems", whatever that means, and saying that when the UK had their Raj they'd just go beat them around the turbans when they acted up... Not at all helpful and more than a little bigoted.

I get his frustration, Indians (understandably, as they are on the OPPOSITE side of the world, so I mean no offense), from my experiences are a whole different breed then any group of people I have ever had to work with. I've dealt with the same customer's facilities in Germany, here in the US and in the UK in addition to other customers and suppliers around the world and have never had a fraction of the problems I'm running into dealing with Bangalore... It's just absurd. Everything, big or small, is a struggle. This,coupled with my "counterpart" in the UK's extreme prejudice toward India and the people, and the 4:00 AM conference calls have me at my wits end.


Meh if it were easy... anyone could do it, I suppose.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Amirya » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:53 am

Work. Big changes, consolidating operations and moving them and all sorts of other shit. But, they're going to start beta testing this shit with AZ, AK, and CA. Awesome.

Well, when is that?

01/2013 - 12/2013
We don't know, we'll let you know when we know more.
01/2014
We don't know, we'll let you know when we know more.
02/2014
We don't know...
Wait, you have 1 week to apply for the new jobs opening up, and we strongly recommend you do apply for all, as we will be evaluating everyone to retain the best talent...read: Apply or risk your future.
Okay, we'll give an extra THREE DAYS to apply. BUT THAT'S IT.
Okay, so we're having a meeting today to tell you that we'll be having meetings tomorrow to tell you what single job we will permit you to have, take it or leave it. But we'll give you two days to decide! (Wed)
Sorry guys, we know we said we'd tell you today, but we only told CA. Maybe tomorrow! (Th)

The irritation is that we are supposed to confirm our acceptance by Monday. I do not work Fridays, and I am not wasting my time driving in to work just to find out that our idiotic corporate lunatics maybe/sortof/kinda decided. Or not.

I told my boss last night that if he really wants to call me to tell me what I'm allowed, he can, but I don't generally answer my phone on weekends. And most likely, I'll wait until Monday, and then tell them that they promised me two days to decide, so I'll decide by Wednesday.

My mother agrees this is a clusterfuck of a mess, and pretty demoralizing, because a lot of people are reading this as, "this is your one shot to be part of the future," aka Your job is in jeopardy.

Edit: AHAHAHAHAHA...I got the one I wanted, in a later training date, but that's ok. This moves me to a building closer to my house, but the best part is, my roommate is in the same department, same training date, so same building. I just keep the seniority over him.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Newsom » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:25 am

I cut through my thumb really deep. Spent all morning in the hospital and I'll be fine, but now it hurts like crazy and I can't work and I can't play because I can't use the thumb.

It's a weird combination of being in pain and being really bored. I just want today to end.
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:59 am

may I inquire how?
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Era » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:30 am

Probably while carving little wooden figurines in the shed where he runs and hides when his dad gets mad after one of his pranks.

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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:36 am

this is something you guys do in the Scandinavian countries, eh?
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Era » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:47 am

Yeah, is what Health & Safety made us do to vent frustration instead of pillaging the English. :(
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Newsom » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:12 am

I was cutting up chicken for lunch with a very, very sharp knife. >.<

To top it off, when I got home I ordered a pizza since I was in too much pain to cook (that's what I was attempting to do when I cut my thumb in hte first place) and now my tummy hurts like crazy since I shouldn't be having pizza dough when gluten intolerant. This day is in the top 3 of worst days of my life.

@Era thanks for the laugh, needed that :p
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Newsom » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:15 am

The worst part is there's no one to blame but myself :D
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby KysenMurrin » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:10 pm

Hearthstone just crapped out on me as I was about to deliver the killing blow in an Arena match. I played my first card, then it all froze and wouldn't let me do anything else. I got a message popup shortly after saying I'd disconnected. The game didn't DC, though - it just booted me straight out to the arena page, and counted it as a loss. :(
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Re: Post your Frustrations.

Postby Nooska » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:25 am

Era wrote:Probably while carving little wooden figurines in the shed where he runs and hides when his dad gets mad after one of his pranks.

Yay references that 3% of this board will get! :D

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