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Unread post by GekkoP » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:04 am

The (not so) funny thing is he didn't even bother to apologise once, just blaming it on others because "hey, I can do it". I won't probably get to know the entirety of this story any time soon, but seeing fanatics throwing excuses like "chill man, autism is at play here" or "he did so much for IT, you don't know shit" is just incredible as well.

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:17 am

^ let me know if you want his new email address :D
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Unread post by vic » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:33 am

Damn, sometimes when I look back on my own older postings I see how my English language skills suck. Blushing every time, not that it is non understandable, it just this way like that what I write were spit out in staccato mode. Or, whatever, just had to do a small autorant about it. Thanks. :|
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Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:14 am

^ You should hear me speaking in English then. As much as my writing skills are good, my speaking ones have only got worse and worse since I came back to Italy ten years ago. The chances of practising them are simply close to none now.

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Unread post by vic » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:28 am

Might be, but your writing skills are really good. Yes, I know what you mean, once upon my time my Italian were quite good, but since I do not practice it anymore it has degenerated totally. That is normal though, but I have discovered one funny thing.

When I speak English with someone who is not so fluent in the language, I also start to stutter come out very below of my average. On the other side of the spectrum, if I speak with someone who is really good at it, or maybe even native in it, I also step up my game and deliver a decent talked English. Does this make sense? Have others made the same experience?
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Unread post by GekkoP » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:52 am

Oh yes, I know the feeling quite well. Although I am horribly shy so most of the times I screw up because of that. ;)

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Unread post by gutterslob » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:47 pm

vic wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:28 am
When I speak English with someone who is not so fluent in the language, I also start to stutter come out very below of my average. On the other side of the spectrum, if I speak with someone who is really good at it, or maybe even native in it, I also step up my game and deliver a decent talked English. Does this make sense? Have others made the same experience?
It does. Probably just a subconscious thing. Example: let's say you're speaking with someone who isn't fluent in a language you're fluent in, you'll automatically slow down and simplify your style to a level they're comfortable with, right? It's the same idea applied in the opposite direction, basically. Maybe the stuttering is just your subconscious way of trying to conform. After all, speaking Queen's English in a blue collar suburb in Northern England will do nothing but make you appear like a pompous douche.
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Unread post by wuxmedia » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:43 pm

I can't even understand my own posts from a month ago :D
I don't think anyone in France could speak a lower level French than me. I learnt from country bumpkins and very blue collar peeps.

I honestly forget that you aren't all native writers, especially gslob, he's come such a long way :p
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Unread post by GekkoP » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:45 pm

How many cups of tea is too many? What a dilemma.

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Unread post by ivanovnegro » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:51 pm

You went from coffee to tea?. :)

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Unread post by GekkoP » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:19 pm

Oh yeah, the couple of years in UK (ten years ago already! Damn, I'm old) really spoiled me.

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Unread post by vic » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:59 am

Too many cups of tea? That depends of what your stomach can stomach?

Still a coffee slave myself, wish I could downsize my exaggerated consumption to max five cups a day. Large cups!
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Unread post by wuxmedia » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:01 am

I do like tea, but coffee is king for the morning here. /me fills mug again
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Unread post by ivanovnegro » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:29 pm

Just finished my cup of coffee for the evening.

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:58 pm

oh man, I have to stop by around 3 pm. i mean I don't drink anything much after lunch - mostly booze if i do though. If i have a coffee before bed that is it, no sleep :)
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Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:41 am

Fuck region-locking on Blu-Rays, and fuck Amazon how displays the wrong information about it.

(I've probably already said it 1000 times before, I know.)

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Unread post by vic » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:17 pm

Having a two week break from tv ´n´ N ´flix after overdosing on miscellaneous series of dubious quality. When it becomes too much it is like the brain turns into some swampy inconsistent unspecified crap that you do not want to touch without gloves on your hands. No I am not drunk, bored maybe. :D

So pulled out one of my craptops from my pile of shamy lappys and wasted some time with dear old Debian. Came here and made a couple of spam postings just to kill some time.

Nah, seriously I am a little bit frustrated because next week will be a lot of work work and more work. And I am just not in the mood for that. Would seriously prefer to stay at home and listen to some cool funky music whilst tinkering away without thinking. Or something. :)
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Unread post by ivanovnegro » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:46 pm

I understand you. I had a hard week and now the only thing I need is to relax.

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Unread post by GekkoP » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:35 pm

Same here, but I'll keep up my Halloween tradition tomorrow and find some time for a (hopefully good) horror film.

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:40 pm

fucking node.js - not really classic sysadmin territory. got it all working though (for a client)
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