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  • sted8
  • Gnash1

    The Useful Thread

    Learn to speak Quebecois

  • stoplying5

    Poster of the Day

    Really dig Dan Stiles' work:

  • mg336

    Show your cat 2017

    Had to say goodbye to our cat Frankie yesterday. She lived to be 17, and lived with me in seven different apartments, condos, and finally the house we moved to in the suburbs last year. She was a great big sister to our kids.

    • sorry for your loss mg33 ... always toughRamanisky2
    • my little dude passed in 2011 and its still tough. I miss him a lot.Ramanisky2
    • Thanks. :) She got really skinny in the past couple weeks, had kidney failure, a tumor on her spine, and was 6.8 lbs. Sad to see her go.mg33
    • :_(
      They gives us unconditional love, it's hard to see them go, they're part of our everyday life. Sorry for your loss mg
    • Hard to explain to my 3yr. old. She got to say goodbye yesterday morning, but when she got home wanted to go see her in the hospital to see if she was better.mg33
    • My cat had similar issues with kidney failure .. he lost so much weight in such a short time.Ramanisky2
    • I didn't even notice the tumor on her spine until it was pretty big.mg33
    • my condolences ;(ernexbcn
    • Sorry man - always tough, but remember the good life you gave her.stoplying
    • Thanks. Yep, she had a good life. Except for the year she had to wear a cone almost all year because she was licking the hair off her belly. Sucked 4 both of usmg33
    • sorry about your kitty. Your kids all rock, though! nice fam :) this you new house?Gnash
    • (your*)Gnash
    • Great pics. Sorry she’s gone. She looks like an awesome kitty.dopepope
    • This is so tough, man... really sorry for you loss. My pup's been gone a week and the void in our home is tremendous. (great pics btw)PonyBoy
    • Thanks again everyone. :)
      Gnash - some are the new house - pics 3 and 4
  • pockets2


    So I have received a complaint against me for my IP camera set up. I put cameras throughout my apartment complex due to lack of security, theft of cars and neighbors being broke into. All cameras were approved by neighboring tenants accept for one.

    The complaint is coming from a 70 year old tenant below me. A tenant ive been trying to get removed from the complex for 2 years. My Cameras are infront of my door as well as my next door neighbors door (with permission and he was given full access as well) + My bedroom window facing our parking area.

    Now i need to study California's renters rights for camera surveillance. For the time being i need to remove my cameras. Due to shots fired at me from her according to my on site manager. i will be firing back using other issues that are relevant to her:

    Dear XXX,
    This message is from Jonathan Grant located in Apartment X located at XXX. I write to inform you of the problems I am experiencing in my unit needing urgent attention steming from the unit below me (Unit #2). First, I would like to file a complaint against Karina (Unit #2) for unfit living conditions. Unit #2 has roaches emanating out of her home. In passing I have come to the conclusion Unit #2 is not only lived in but also used for storage of boxes and junk stacked almost to waist level in her home. Roaches can be found coming out of the unit into the courtyard. The owner of this unit has 3 cats and tends to leave both wet and dry food sitting out in the courtyard all night to attract bugs, stray cats, racoons and possums. Not only is this a issue but she has run out of room to store her belongings so she has started piling them behind her parking space and in her car. In passing you can see roaches in her car due to the infestation coming from her lack of cleanliness and most likely transfered the bugs to her car via belongings that have come from inside her unit.

    I have purchased over $300 of sealer for cracks, floorboards and walls. I have sealed my unit based on recommendations from other tenants as well as the on site manager Wesley. I have bought tons of supplies to use in my extermination efforts but I find this removes them from my unit for up to a month. It appears to me to get rid of such infestations you need to get rid of the from which these issues are occuring. Although my efforts have helped stopped the entry of roaches I find they are coming out of my walls and coming from the unit below me. I have talked to both tenants on either side of me and they do not have roach issues and I do. I believe the cleanliness of Unit #2 to be unfit to be lived in and it's actually causing me issues because of her lack of cleanliness. Poor housekeeping provides the place for roaches to thrive and i feel this is stemmed from Unit #2, she is jeopardizing my quality of my life.

    I am looking forward to your response to this email. I will call to ensure you have recieved this and to see what actions will be in response to my complaint.

    Thank you for your urgent action on this.



    • Sounds like a nightmare. Might want to check the grammar/spelling, ie "you need to get rid of the from which these issues are occuring".garbage
    • yea its a draft, i wrote it pissed off and venting.. im going to clean it uppockets
    • I think it’s all very fair. Editing wise I would break each complaint out as it’s own paragraph. Don’t start with “first” unless you follow with “second” etc.monospaced
    • I also suggest offering to meet to discuss so that you seem like a nice approachable, reasonable guy which you are. It does seem a bit angry.monospaced
    • Separate your complaints about her from your concerns about her, and your concerns about your own health. Also from your expenses and cameras.monospaced
    • I’ve been in a similar, and you wouldn’t believe it, but worse situation in nyc! Crazy lady had pigeons and chickens in her place, and it was infested with MICEmonospaced
    • Just say "bed bugs" and it will be all over for the owner of the property, major fine.robotron3k
    • Move.imbecile
  • imbecile8
  • oey1

    first world problems

    is it okay to put my image scanner on top o my refrigerator?

    I mean, it has a board in between and there's no heat generated from the refrigerator affecting the scanner.

    logistically it's also the best place so I really would like to know but I didn't find any info online.

    I confess that I feel a bit stupid.

    • it's not energy efficient for a fridge which requires air on all sides for efficiency. also opening and closing door during a scan could cause small glitches.omg
    • put the fridge on the scanner. scan it. sell fridge. profit.shapesalad
    • better to use an open frame spacer that allows air flow, and not touch fridge during scanning process.omg
    • +1 shapesalad!oey
    • i will never open the fridge while scanning that you guys can be sure.oey
    • the refrigerator needs refrigeration that's what you guys mean right? the scanner doesn't get cold neither the fridge warm. i'll improve it. thanks!oey
    • I don't mind. Go for it.Fax_Benson
    • Thanks for your permission Faxoey
  • Bennn21


    So we adopted a 7 years old cat from a shelter last weekend

  • detritus5
  • set0

    News of the day...

    Woman told she can’t take emotional support hamster on flight flushes it down toilet…

    • what is your fucking problem with hamsters Set!? you are obsessed with this minor issue. FFS! I will change the way the world treats hamsters!fadein11
    • a) was not expecting a young woman.
      b) what the fuck?
    • I just wish the other one tried to flush her peacock down the toiletset
    • LOLmoldero
    • goodmonospaced
    • It's all good, she sat there crying for a good 10 mins.Maaku
  • hans_glib5

    ϟ Google Amp

    its fucking shit - google's attempt to hijack/control the web for itself, dressed up as being helpful to the mobile browser. it seems to put every page into a google frame, presumably to help them spam you with ads.

    evil grasping fuckers.

  • sted3

    UI vs. UX design

    Designing Windows 95’s User Interface

    Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user interface for Windows 95. The web page has since been taken down – one reason why I’m a bit of a digital hoarder.…

    • 'design' is a loose term for copying the mac interface.hotroddy
    • This is solid gold. Thanks for the linkCalderone2000
    • That grey colour used in the UI just makes me depressed looking at it. The bright dark blue does nothing to help.shapesalad
    • ^ yup. it just looks sadGnash
    • @hotroddy lol copying mac, do you know apple also copied someone else?fadein11
    • Apple copied Xerox, Anyway I find bottom left start menu is better than top leftdrgs
    • nice link - bookmarked. As for being a Mac copy - Windows95 was a revelation. EVERYONE got a computer when it came out. It was the iphone of OS'smonNom
    • You have to remember too that Apple was still on System 7 (released 1991) and had basically stopped innovating.…monNom
    • ^ that's not true. the software innovation lull is a more recent one, I thinkGnash
    • ^ the fact that MS came in with win95 and ate their lunch, including taking a big portion of the education market, would point to a company resting on its lauremonNom
    • Apple was way ahead of MS, but they didn't hold their lead.monNom
    • did apple have laurels to rest on in 91? they were still struggling for marketshare back then, as far as I remember. I could be wrongGnash
    • what's the benchmark for lead anyway? money?monospaced
    • Lead in terms of sophistication of their OS, the Mac was way ahead of the PC in many ways up until win95.monNom
    • haha, okaymonospaced
  • helloeatbreathedrive4
  • Gnash2


    Between 1969 & 1970 this puppy earned $40 Billion dollars!

    (from this ny'er article:)…

    • (for xerox, obviously)Gnash
    • I remember my grandfather had one of these in his home office in the early '80s.monospaced
    • My dad bought a detached house in a fancy neighbourhood in Toronto for $19,500 back in '67. damn, $40 billion...Gnash
    • I like this post gnash. crazy figures.fadein11
    • seriously, mono? that's awesome. Curious how much they were.Gnash
    • @fadein, so you're saying you liked it better when women were only secretaries?Gnash
    • ;)Gnash
    • so ubiquitous now, but quite the revolution thenGnash
    • lol, those figures are insanefadein11
    • yeah, he was a doctor and had his practice in his brownstone ... I remember xeroxing things as a very early memorymonospaced
  • set0

    News of the day...

    Don't tell Son.

    "Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin"…

    • Understandably Daily Mail readers are having a hard time at the moment ...
    • http://www.dailymail…Bluejam
    • The Daily Mail comments section is like /pol/ but smells of Tweed from Lenthéric and contains marginally less racially-charged pornography.face_melter
    • don't summon the beast!GuyFawkes
    • face_melter - you do crack me up on a daily basis. I wish I knew you in real life (in a non weird way)fadein11
    • there're three argumentative Brits on here who I suspect f_m wouldn't want anything to do with in real life. You and I are two of them. Can you guess the third?detritus
    • also - never meet your heroes. I've been resoundingly disappointed by every QBNer I've ever met.detritus
    • }:)
      I'm only saying that because I don't think any of the cunts visit here any more. Except, perhaps, flashbender?
    • I was disappointed by SpookyTim in real life. Not going to lie.set
    • Oh - you do realise he's still a regular here? Different username, doesn't comment as he used to.detritus
    • I miss his eloquence and obscure fantasyset
    • Tell the cunt to get involved in the blog thread. We knows he loves writing. He nows he loves writing. I love reading it.set
    • I'm a lot funnier here than I am in real life. What you read here is how my mind works, in reality my job has the hilarious side effect of making me miserable.face_melter
    • And to be honest, det, fade, et al, I would have nothing against meeting you flids - everyone acts the cunt online, real life is always different.face_melter
    • I'm a right cunt in real life too, to be fair.set
    • You are a v.good writer face, a superb command of the English language and humour. Do you write at all for pleasure?fadein11
    • as I've said before, face, I would buy your book if you write it. you are wasting those skill on us plebs. you have a talent. just do it.Gnash
    • Short, observational essays a la David Sedaris. Or prose like Confederacy of Dunces by JK TooleGnash
    • ... but with a bit of a punk aesthetic (is what comes to my mind)Gnash
    • do itGnash
    • He totally should, but is probably still too busy complaining about his life to actually make it better ;-)set
    • Alright lads, thank you for the kind words but calm down - you can all suck me off one at a time. Writing has never really crossed my mind tbh...face_melter
    • ... but I am more drawn to the stream of consciousness Burroughs / Thompson style of writing. I have always been a visuals guy - illustration / 3D and whatnot..face_melter
    • ... so maybe it's time to try a more cerebral outlet. Who knows, I could be the next MES, marry a fit Greek bird and become a living leg-end.face_melter
    • same thing. you have the knack of creating visuals with words as well. So far all i've seen from you are 'sketches' but it's very clear you can draw in prose.Gnash
    • Pick up Barrel Fever, or, Me Talk Pretty One Day by Sedaris. Fuck, post your address and I'll send you my copiesGnash
    • Cheers Gnash - i'll check those out, kinda curious about this now.face_melter
    • Right, I read a sample page of Barrel Fever on Amazon and i'm instantly smitten. He definitely appeals to my sense of the absurd. Thanks for the recommendation.face_melter
    • :)Gnash
    • Sedaris is great - If you listen to podcasts, etc, search for Sedaris on This American Life, which is where I first came across him.detritus
  • HijoDMaite5

    Show your latest Pics

    Been making some extra cash doing product photography for a local business, they sell reclaimed wood planters and succulents on an e-commerce site. I get $150 per item I shoot, then residuals up to $150 for each item that sells over 150 units. After a few months I've got a nice pipeline built up. I've also been using my mother-in-law's house to shoot at which is a fantastic setting for this style of product.

  • Gardener8
  • dbloc3

    Wordpress Discussion

    Google dedicates engineering team to accelerate development of WordPress ecosystem…

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  • Gnash0


    New research on nearly 2 million Uber drivers finds a gender earnings gap of 7% even in the complete absence of gender discrimination…

    The uniqueness of our data—knowing exactly the production and compensation functions—permits us to completely unpack the underlying determinants of the gender earnings gap.

    We find that the entire gender gap is caused by three factors:

    a) experience on the platform (learning-by-doing),
    b) preferences over where/when to work, and
    c) preferences for driving speed.

    This suggests that, as the gig economy grows and brings more flexibility in employment, women’s relatively high opportunity cost of non-paid-work time and gender-based preference differences can perpetuate a gender earnings gap even in the absence of discrimination.

    • TL;DR: pay gap has nothing to do with gender discrimination and everything to do with gender differences in work preferences and experienceGnash
    • 7%-? ok.
      It would be a statistical miracle if there was a 0% difference....
    • ^ not if we are all the sameGnash
    • but we're not, and never will be, and anyone who says otherwise is a moronset
    • ay, there's the rubGnash
    • so gender pay gap is not based on discrimination in the taxi sector. wow, mind blown.fadein11
    • https://media.giphy.…fadein11
    • ah, the whingey mewlings of one who misses the point. blessGnash
    • ... againGnash
    • Oh I got the point, just not sure why you are making it (again).fadein11
    • Please explain the point of the post if I have missed it, I am only going on what you cut and pasted? Really, please explain. Educate mefadein11
    • and that was non-sarcastic, genuinely want to know what you have gleaned from this, please.fadein11
    • lol Gnash is your new me, isn't he, fade? Gnash and I seem to agree on a lot, so no surprise I guess. Fade, you always call me a troll but you love the conflictset
    • Love itset
    • I have never called you a troll, ever. An arrogant cunt a lot of the time but "it's all a persona" as you say. Yes I do challenge gnash on his views, he seemsfadein11
    • that's what you always say "oh i got the point..." - dumbing it down further doesn't seem to make a diff in the end.Gnash
    • fixated with certain issues. I am genuinely interested in what he has to say, it's clearly something he is passionate about. This just seemed v.obvious to me.fadein11
    • This place has challenged me many times over the past few years, questioned a lot of what I took for granted recently. So please don't call me a troll. I wantfadein11
    • to learn.fadein11
    • read the study or retreat back to your comfort zone. up to you.Gnash
    • and let's not dredge up old past, I like you when you are not bandstanding.fadein11
    • no you give me your black and white TL/DR assumption of an issue based on one study of one sector of work, or alternatively enlighten me with some detail pleasefadein11
    • (that TL:DR is a direct quote from one of the women scientists who did the study)Gnash
    • lol... You've called me a troll on many an occasion, you nutterset
    • Okay - so that was just referring to Uber? Obviously. Always use quotes to clarify. So what have you gleaned about uber and the taxi sector? That discriminationfadein11
    • I see you poking and prodding Gnash on a fairly consistent basis. Very similarly to how you did to me. If that's not trolling, I don't know what is...set
    • on pay does not exist? Please explain. What was the point you were making by posting? A finding on Uber or a more general point?fadein11
    • I disagreew ith gnash often yes, Set, jesus is this a place where we all agree now? That's not trolling. I will always question what I consider dubiousfadein11
    • attitudes yep. What the fuck are on about, trolling?fadein11
    • You are causing issues agin with me here. You are the most antagonistic man on QBN. I have watched at least major embarrassing arguments you have had withfadein11
    • people in the last 2 weeks. It was quite refreshing to see it wasn't just me after I backed off for a good while.fadein11
    • He's not trolling, he's asking a question and Gnash is getting uppity. Then you joined in. Now I've joined in.Fax_Benson
    • Anyway, back off, so I can read gnash's is reply uninterrupted.fadein11
    • Soon robo will arrive with a non-sequitur about SwedenFax_Benson
    • Your manner of communication is incredibly argumentative. it's bait. And I just find it rather humorous watching you do it to others.set
    • at least 3*fadein11
    • Especially when you always projected it on to me, and that you were doing the planet justice by responding to me :'Dset
    • "Your manner of communication is incredibly argumentative" Set, 2018
      Gotta be a meme in this. Are you for fucking real lol?
    • I'd say Gnash is one of the most reasonable, rational, intelligent and eloquent members here. No wonder you're at odds with him constantly. =Pset
    • no you acted like a cunt every day and I picked you up on it, like others do here. you are projecting your own "persona" onto me here.fadein11
    • You do realise that by mean saying that your manner of communication is argumentative, that doesn't mean I'm saying mine isn't... ?set
    • This place was never a bed of roses and nor should it be. But to be called a troll for taking a dislike to certain views/people is ridiculous. you sound like afadein11
    • big wet snowflake.fadein11
    • You are capable of computing this, yes?set
    • gnash is clearly intelligent but that doesn't mean you have to agree with him you fucking idiot.fadein11
    • anyway, back to business. whats gnahs got to say on his mindblowing uber pay gap post?fadein11
    • You pounce on Gnash every opportunity you get. It's humourous. And obviously hits a nerve because you're so damn defensive about it, haha.set
    • "gnash is clearly intelligent but that doesn't mean you have to agree with him you fucking idiot." Um? lol, only an idiot would make this bizarre logic.set
    • I never suggested anything of the sort...set
    • not rdefensive really, but it obviously bothers you lol. I was talking to him not you. Is he old enough to speak for himself you prize pratt.fadein11
    • I already said, it amuses me...set
    • I'm not speaking for Gnash, I'm telling you, from me, that you're funny.set
    • still waiting for an answer to my original post. you said I prod gnash, yes thats because i often find his posts odd. so I dont agree with him. No idiocy therefadein11
    • I never claim not to be argumentative. What's funny is you always shout that label at me, yet you're incredibly argumentative in your style, yourself. A prodderset
    • comment*fadein11
    • The difference is, I'm not blissfully and self aggrandising ignorant to it :)set
    • clearly nothing to glean from it anyway as I suspected. No gender pay discrimination in the taxi sector. WOW.fadein11
    • *lyset
    • eh? but I am not talking about that, you have digressed, I just want to understand the point in why gnash found this interesting/posted it.fadein11
    • article*fadein11
    • Yea but I'm talking about thatset
    • He tends to focus on a v.small part of a big issue, usually focussing on the outer limit ridiculous examples of it to make a point on the broader subject. Whichfadein11
    • I find absurd. But I still would like to know what the point was here? Educate me guys, make my "small brain" bigger.fadein11
    • It's quite clear to me he's just having fun with it. Why do you take it upon yourself to save planet earth by pointing out his humour as something unacceptable?set
    • It's also pretty fucking obvious that his point was that we're not all the same, and never will be.... and that's ok.set
    • What's your point, exactly?set
    • oh it's humour, has he got an online "persona" like you lol. A bit sad really. And please don't think any of this shit bothers me once I have left the computer.fadein11
    • lol, I don't know why you have to get so petty and personal.set
    • I would advise him to not give up the dayjob if he found this post amusing.fadein11
    • Typing shit on the internet that amuses you is far sadder than saving planet earth by being Captain SJW and correcting all the wrong doers.... ? heheset
    • I am not trying to do that lol. how would typing shit on QBN save anything. If anything he is doing that in his own way by posting his endless anti feministfadein11
    • drivel. I am just quite bored by it. Saving the planet lol. You are like a meme factory today.fadein11
    • When did I get personal? How could my "small brain" as you put it so often possibly manage to get personal lol.fadein11
    • Still waiting for the point I missed in this mindblowing post.fadein11
    • lol I wish you made sense, we could actually have a proper conversation.set
    • And this is why no one will want to meet us in real life.detritus
    • lol detfadein11
    • ironically it would all be fine in real life, I am v.easy to get along with.fadein11
    • I arranged and attended more qbn london drinks years ago than anyone else, I reckon. We had lots of fun. I'm sure we'd all get on over a beer. Really...set
    • Might get a bit tedious having to constantly explain things to fadein, but other than that I'm sure you'd all be lovely, you big loveliesset
    • I half expected to get lynched at the first qbn drinksset
    • lolGnash
    • Hi :-) Did you manage to work out the point to this piece Fade? Should I keep my Uber app in solidarity to men, their work ethic, speed and enthusiasmIanbolton
    • Lol, do it! Go men!fadein11
    • This has nothing to do with solidarity for men, you strange, easily offended oddballs. It's just an interesting data point.set
    • He was joking Set. And so was I. Fascinating data about how men and women approach taxi driving. Mind blowing :)fadein11
    • You literally sound mentally illset
    • literally lolfadein11