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Special Snow Flakes

Monday, October 13th, 2014

I’m not quite sure what it is with drivers. I, personally, don’t think people have the realization that when they get behind the wheel of a car they’re in a ton and a half killing machine. I know I don’t think of it sometimes that way too, so I’m not immune. But I always try really really hard to pay attention.

However, my problem has been around more the parts of people yielding when there’s no yield and stopping when there’s no stop sign. Yet, they’ll go when there’s a yield and go when there’s a stop sign. It’s very frustrating.

Couple cases in point. If there’s a right turn lane, and a little island like thing between the right turn lane and the go straight lane, please look to see if there’s a yield sign. If there isn’t, do a quick check to see that you have a lane to accelerate in. Chances are good, if I’m behind you and you come to a stop when there’s no yield sign, you’re getting a horn blast. And don’t look at me like it’s my fault, you’re not a special snow flake, pay attention to the road.

Likewise, if you’re coming up to an intersection, and you don’t see a stop sign, look for signage that states whether other people stop as well. There are such things as three way stops with one direction of traffic not having to stop. Yes, this does in fact present some problems, as in other people may not be aware, because they’re special snow flakes too, and think you have to stop; because they in turn didn’t read the signage below the stop that said “3-way Stop” “Incoming traffic does not stop” ( Seen at multiple malls ), so they may go as well. So be weary, but for the love of all that’s right, don’t stop when you don’t have to.

Also, one of the other things people seem to be completely oblivious on, four way stop etiquette as well as what happens when you come to an intersection where the lights are out ( *SPOILER ALERT* It’s a four way stop ).

Are you smarter than a retard?

Friday, March 9th, 2007

This is the play at home version of are you smarter than a 5th grader? The answer, unequivocally, is yes.

I watched last weeks premiere episode with little giggles here and there, I watched this weeks episode with dismay. I’ll admit, some of the questions, while not exactly hard aren’t really easy. For instance, when did Abe Lincoln get elected president, I had to think for a second before I realized it had to have been 1860, it could have been 1864, but my thinking was the Civil War was already going on at that time, so Abe must have been elected to two terms, while not fully serving two terms…a bullet to the brain pan will do that to a person.

So far I’ve only missed two questions. Something about how many teaspoons are in 5 tablespoons. I couldn’t remember if it was 2 teaspoons or 3 teaspoons to a tablespoon. Rachael Ray I am not. The other one was what geologic period are we currently in. I had no idea, after the answer though it sort of lit a little light bulb in my head.

So, there’s basically no way in hell that I could ever get on that show, nor just about anyone else I know. So I really have to wonder who some of these people are, especially the spaz that was on last night that had a 3.7 at whatever college he went to. Then again most of the people that are on there probably voted for Bush.

The show may have some staying power with the rest of the slack jawed idiots that are out there in TV land, but I doubt it’ll have any staying power with me, unless I want to stroke my ego by beating up on a bunch of 5th graders and the idiot who is standing next to them that isn’t as smart as the kids.

In training all week.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2003

I’m in Tyson’s Corner at Red Hat for the rest of the week, woo training!!! I’m going for the RHCE Cert, whatever the hell that means…from what I can tell from the curriculum, it’s stuff I already know, plus a little bit more that I wouldn’t normally use, like NIS…who the hell uses NIS?!?!!?

But I have learend a couple of things, maybe I’ll share them one day, or just horde them like an evil sys op!!!

Oh yeah, driving to Tyson’s has reminded me of the mathematics of driving. This is right up Bill’s alley.

Monday, I leave at 8am, I get in to Tyson’s at 9:30. Today, I leave at 7:30, I get in to Tyson’s at 8:15. I left a half hour earlier, but got in an hour and fifteen minutes early! I think I may have just done one of those weird around the sun at warp 10+ transducive quantum time travel things from Star Trek, but I’m not quite sure.