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Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:43 am
by Timbrewolf
My friend wants to start making djent music together so I'm learning how to tap djent style drum sequences into my various machines and creating new pads and drones to back him while he shreds on guitar.

He's going to cover lead and I'm going to take on bass/rhythm duties.

oh boy!

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:12 am
by nsos
MY LAST WORK CHECK IS FUCKING LATE oh well fuck that place fuck service jobs everyone should work as a waiter for once in their life though

i'm broke and i completely ignored the "you're supposed to decorate your room" aspect of having a dorm room but whatever i'm broke as fuck i still have some show posters and i'm just gonna print out a couple movie posters i like so i can look cultured if my roommate wants to be fancy i'm going to fuck him up

XSI wrote:I'm Dutch
The Dutch all ride bicycles
We're surprised if a road doesn't have a bike lane.

What do you need?


need a bike to get to shit can't bring my car on campus because the parking fees are stupid

some guys near me are selling a 1) peugeot, 2) diamondback outlook, 3) trek 1000

do any of those brands have a reputation i should immediately avoid or

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:27 am
by Takeguru
I have a mountain bike I forgot the brand of

It was a gift and I use it to go get the mail because they do the stupid trailer park community mailbox tower thing here

I told my sister to go pick up an inner tube the other day because I ran over thorns and it's flat but she just took the wheel in to the outdoor rec place here and expects me to pay the 30 bucks or what the fuck ever bitch I could I have fixed it myself for a ten dollar inner tube why don't you fucking listen

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:41 am
by nsos
i had some random ass bike from walmart for most of my teenage years. my dad got it for me as a gift.

one day while i was biking it at full speed downhill in the middle of the street the derailleur or whatever broke and the bike chain came off the rear wheel and i ate shit for 20 feet across the pavement. there was a car behind me but it was turning at the intersection i crashed in so it just casually drove around my lifeless body so i didn't get run over but yeah

thanks dad

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:46 am
by XSI
Yeah I have no idea on brands.
If you can show pics then sure. I can help out

But brands? Fuck that, I can tell a good bike from a bad if I see it. Hearing a name says nothing to me

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:07 pm
by Malkevin
It sounds dumb but I did the same thing last year.

Anyway I guess it helped me figure out what was wrong with myself and what to do about it, so I was able to start feeling a lot better about myself.
Didn't end up going past that because of time constraints what with having two surgeries to get through, and the first session with the-rapist got canceled because she was sick.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:11 pm
by A3STH3T1CS
Depression is shit. Anxiety's been eating me from the inside out for more than a year now and it's getting worse than ever for me recently.
I just hope this job offer goes through so I can possibly hire a therapist myself. I'm considering low-dosage medication which is a lot coming from me since I've swear'd against it for years.

I'm so tired

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:35 pm
by A3STH3T1CS
As long as I have a job I'll be physically fine.
It's an Amazon warehouse job.

And I'm not trying to make you feel like something is wrong with you.
Depression is deeply neurological.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:59 pm
by qwert
I cant make myself to do anything ;___; 7

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:08 pm
by Wyzack
I am off work for two weeks while I wait for my next contract to come through the beurocracy. Due to some mixups from when I started working I have about a months back pay coming to me. Kinda like a forced paid vacation. It is kinda neat but i don't know what the fuck I am gonna do with myself

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:14 pm
by EndgamerAzari
Drink til you're horny
Jack off til you're thirsty
Repeat until unconsciousness
Wake up
Vomit
Start over

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:20 pm
by Wyzack
Sounds like a solid plan. See you guys in two weeks

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:20 pm
by nsos
oh wait i just realized byond doesnt have a mac client l0l

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:21 pm
by nsos
outplayed myself

oh well theres wine and virtualboxes and shit


im moving out tomorrow so im gonna be busy with rl garbage for a while. to accurately simulate the nsos experience while i am gone, close your eyes and imagine a man eagerly jumping headfirst into a woodchipper

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:56 am
by XSI
Go for point 2

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:25 pm
by EndgamerAzari
Only one more week at this job

Aaaaaaa

AAAAAAAAA

Aaaaaaaaa

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:59 pm
by DemonFiren
EndgamerAzari wrote:Only one more week at this job

Aaaaaaa

AAAAAAAAA

Aaaaaaaaa

Given that it's you and given that it's screaming I think it's time to exhume something.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:41 am
by ColonicAcid

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:27 pm
by 420weedscopes
no changelog this week
sickness leave

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:44 pm
by ThanatosRa
I love how the fucks are effectively making me do my own background check by providing all these documents and written statements. Or is getting insurance licensing normal this full of bullshit?

Sitting in the metro fingerprinting bureau on what may be an all day odyssey after getting a maximum of four hours sleep because I still have to get to work by 1.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:03 pm
by SJ212
i've been busy for the past few months and i finally got into college for a welding diploma. so far i enjoy it and the best part is with all the financial aid i get i haven't had to pay a cent to go. there's a shitload to take in though, so that's been kinda difficult to cope with.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:12 pm
by SJ212
also i got a cat
he's adorable
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Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:10 pm
by EndgamerAzari
KITTY
Very handsome

I bought this:
Spoiler:
Image

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:48 pm
by qwert
EndgamerAzari wrote:KITTY
Very handsome

I bought this:
Spoiler:
Image


Where do you store all your neon signs?

Will it be brighter then nuclear explosion, if you turn them all on in the same time?

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:52 pm
by Malkevin
I'm so drained from work.
Having to do a shit load of data entry this summer, now have stats and targets to meet, have a new general manager who's a complete cunt.

I really need to jump career paths before I end up finding the nearest bridge.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:32 pm
by EndgamerAzari
qwert wrote:
EndgamerAzari wrote:KITTY
Very handsome

I bought this:
Spoiler:
Image


Where do you store all your neon signs?

Will it be brighter then nuclear explosion, if you turn them all on in the same time?


Most of them are in boxes in my friends' basement for the time being, since I don't have anywhere to hang them (and my family doesn't know about them, and I'm keeping it that way if I can help it). And there's less than a dozen of them, so it'd probably be pretty disorienting, but not eye-scorching.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:52 pm
by Falamazeer
As an update to my deathcare woes last page, I had a quiet talk with one of my bosses about my thoughts on the situation, She said she'd take care of it discreetly, and I can say with confidence it was taken care of, Last time the situation arose, My name wasn't tossed about after the original care partner bailed on the responsibility.

It's not a get out of jail free card, but now at least it won't fall to me by default, which is all I really wanted in the first place.

I've actually never had that work before, Usually going to your overlords nets you a big bucket of placation's followed by more of the same, Guess that's what I get for having up to now only worked variations on metalurgical plant work, and retail.


SJ212 wrote:i've been busy for the past few months and i finally got into college for a welding diploma. so far i enjoy it and the best part is with all the financial aid i get i haven't had to pay a cent to go. there's a shitload to take in though, so that's been kinda difficult to cope with.

I'm no expert welder, don't even own my own rig, but I am passable, at least as far as not killing myself goes, And I got there from youtube, even though you have actual education at your disposal, you might benefit from some of the vast welding tutorial community available there, They might turn a phrase that makes you grasp something you wouldv'e struggled understanding otherwise.
I know for me personally Moving into ferrous metals from smelting I know that the ferrite pearlite cementite etc etc can be difficult to visualize at first, much less understand why they matter.

give it a go bro, you're living the dream. What are you learning now? Mig/tig stick tack? pick your poison bwahahahaha

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:20 am
by ThanatosRa
I'm a little better now that i'm eating, but after last night and today, I'm running on caffeine and happy thoughts. So sleepy. A power nap, like an actual quick nap for like 15 minutes, would probably carry me through the day, but I simply CANNOT do that. I'm in training.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:56 am
by Remie Richards
Feel like I could just bite somebody's fucking head off.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:44 am
by Timbrewolf
Got to visit my grandfather in the hospital. In his own, tired words "This is hell. I'm in hell."

I guess I have the opposite perspective of Falamazeer in that it seems like all too often people cling to their elderly relatives in my experience. They push them to keep struggling and suffering through a life that lacks any quality experiences or purpose. It hurts to say this but I'm pretty sure my grandfather is ready to die, he's been ready to die for a long time, but my parents can't handle the guilt of letting him go and so they keep bullying him to keep fighting and holding on.

On a good day he passes in and out of consciousness in a chair in his tiny little allotment in their house, mostly by himself. He's in constant pain. Sometimes he watches a little television but mostly he just sleeps. He can't get up to go to the bathroom and he isn't flexible enough to pull his own sweatpants down so my parents have to help him with that. He can at least manage the rest on his own, but it's not enough to really sustain any kind of dignity.

It's been a while since he had a day even that good, though. He mostly just suffers in and out of consciousness alone in different hospital rooms or "recovery" programs that don't make any sense to be called a "recovery" program. He's pushing 100 years old. His health can't really improve. He's over the hump, it's just all downhill step by step from here. You aren't going to get him running on a treadmill and building up muscles. He's not going to get in shape or return the lost years to his body. It's a fucking lie.

He's still my hero, he'll always be like a hero to me, but I'm beginning to believe we should just honor his wishes and let the old man go where he has decided it is his time to go.
We're just shaming him and ruining our collective memories of him at this point. Because letting go hurts too much all at once we're just making everyone suffer for as long as we can go, prolonging the inevitable hurt.

It's fucking stupid and it makes me feel ashamed of myself and my family for making him go through this but at the same time I can't just tell my parents to leave him alone.

I wonder how different it will be for us. We'll always have things like the internet and now virtual reality. Unless dementia sets in and we completely lose our minds having our physical bodies deteriorate underneath us wont prevent us from interacting with others and accomplishing things. I think my Grandfather is just one of those last people who will die in this lonely place because he wasn't around to acclimate to all this new stuff. Like he was born just too early and now we're getting these new things.

I dunno. I think I'm going to try and race to buy a Vive before he goes so if he can be home for just a little longer I can plunk it on his head and see what he thinks of it. He's seen so much crazy shit, so much stuff has progressed in his lifetime that I'd like him to experience that cutting edge one last time. For him to be able to say that he was born before television was a common thing and got to use virtual reality before he passed. That's something I think. I dunno.

I keep feeling like I'm on the verge of tears but it's just a feeling lurking in the back of my bones. Sorry, Grandpa.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:48 am
by SJ212
Falamazeer wrote:
Spoiler:
I'm no expert welder, don't even own my own rig, but I am passable, at least as far as not killing myself goes, And I got there from youtube, even though you have actual education at your disposal, you might benefit from some of the vast welding tutorial community available there, They might turn a phrase that makes you grasp something you wouldv'e struggled understanding otherwise.
I know for me personally Moving into ferrous metals from smelting I know that the ferrite pearlite cementite etc etc can be difficult to visualize at first, much less understand why they matter.

give it a go bro, you're living the dream. What are you learning now? Mig/tig stick tack? pick your poison bwahahahaha


thanks for the tip, the book we had to get for the class is actually an awesome resource, although i'll definitely watch some videos to hone my skills.
right now i'm doing an intro class for another couple of weeks, and then a couple weeks of oxyfuel cutting, and then stick for the 2nd half of the semester.

i'm also setting up my first bank account tomorrow, which means i can finally get the rest of my financial aid grant out as actual money. right now i need a welding cap, spare gloves, and some spare lenses for my helmet.
depending on how much i have left over after budgeting out gas and stuff i'm also planning on getting a big tool bag and some basic tools, along with a dremel + cutting wheel and a simple drill. maybe my own grinder as well with a few spare wheels and a backup fixed shade helmet.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:57 am
by ThanatosRa
An0n3 wrote:Got to visit my grandfather in the hospital. In his own, tired words "This is hell. I'm in hell."

I guess I have the opposite perspective of Falamazeer in that it seems like all too often people cling to their elderly relatives in my experience. They push them to keep struggling and suffering through a life that lacks any quality experiences or purpose. It hurts to say this but I'm pretty sure my grandfather is ready to die, he's been ready to die for a long time, but my parents can't handle the guilt of letting him go and so they keep bullying him to keep fighting and holding on.

On a good day he passes in and out of consciousness in a chair in his tiny little allotment in their house, mostly by himself. He's in constant pain. Sometimes he watches a little television but mostly he just sleeps. He can't get up to go to the bathroom and he isn't flexible enough to pull his own sweatpants down so my parents have to help him with that. He can at least manage the rest on his own, but it's not enough to really sustain any kind of dignity.

It's been a while since he had a day even that good, though. He mostly just suffers in and out of consciousness alone in different hospital rooms or "recovery" programs that don't make any sense to be called a "recovery" program. He's pushing 100 years old. His health can't really improve. He's over the hump, it's just all downhill step by step from here. You aren't going to get him running on a treadmill and building up muscles. He's not going to get in shape or return the lost years to his body. It's a fucking lie.

He's still my hero, he'll always be like a hero to me, but I'm beginning to believe we should just honor his wishes and let the old man go where he has decided it is his time to go.
We're just shaming him and ruining our collective memories of him at this point. Because letting go hurts too much all at once we're just making everyone suffer for as long as we can go, prolonging the inevitable hurt.

It's fucking stupid and it makes me feel ashamed of myself and my family for making him go through this but at the same time I can't just tell my parents to leave him alone.



I have to admit that I kind of had the realization of my dad's health and lost battle pretty quick when I got to hang out of with him when I went to visit. He nearly straight up died on Christmas Day. Honestly, getting him to a hospital so he wouldn't did little more than give us all a chance for some closure. It probably would have been better, if abrupt, to let him go that day. Lasted a month and went with peace with my aunt there with him.
I regret not being there with him, but I accept that was the choice I made and am not letting myself dwell on it since I NEEDED to go back to work to survive. It's not like I can go back and change it, and I would like to think he would have understood. I called and talked to him nearly every day for his last week until he was unable to communicate anymore. Things have happened the way they have. And unfortunately, we CAN'T go back and fix them.

I actually have advice for you. Don't dwell on what was done and what wasn't. Work towards a solution and face forward. If it's time for him to go, then it's time for him to go. If it must be, find a way to resolve it and allow him some measure of dignity. Some shred that is left. Perhaps that's a bit cold, but some decisions must be made coldly because that is the only way they can be. If you have to harden your heart to help someone, it's still the right thing. At least I think so. Kind of like how I'm dealing with my sister's bullshit... but that's a story for another day.

EDIT: I should state that You should probably find a way for him to go on on his own terms. Not like... go in there with a pillow whispering "Go to sleep."

That's fucking messed up don't do that. THis is more at the rest of the folks here, not you, as I'd Hope you're wise enough to think murder is a good solution.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:40 am
by Falamazeer
An0n3 wrote:I cannot summarize this, read it.

I am so sorry you are going through this, Just so my comment can reach you, you sir, have affected my internet life and forum trending more than anyone alive. I'm not on facebook, myspace or any social media platform. One of my biggest internet memories beside my teenage chatango trolling times (to my shame) is you standing up and taking over my favorite games administration, albeit temporarily and you deserve respect for it, no matter your intentions, you did a good thing.

Your grandfather feels like he is in hell, Anyone would, His bathroom privacy is gone, and he must now lean on some poor schmuck to take care of it. Anyone first entering the world of healthcare will assume this is the worst thing in the world, and I will tell you first hand with every fiber of my being, he is wrong. he is not a burden just because he can't 'wipe his own ass' I'm sorry to bring that up first and foremost and then assure you it's not first and foremost in the same paragraph. I know that's confusing but bear with me.

Bathroom privacy is the first and most angrily lost amongst the elderly, Not that the elderly are poop deviants or any such nonsense, as cartmen from southpark said 'the bathroom is the last bastion of american freedom' that was a joke, but it wasn't far from the truth, nobody would be happy with a stranger holding their dick to pee and that's AT BEST what your grandfather is going through. the alternative being he feels a cold spot in his loins and realizes the obvious, that he has, without his wilpower or sentience involved, wet himself.

that is hell. no matter how you slice it. and enjoying or even loving his care-givers only adds to the guilt and shame of such events. again I only focus on the voiding of bladders and evacuation of bowels because that's what most elders seem to focus on, for understandable reasons, even with terrible pain to consider, this is the first thing most people cannot accept. followed immediately and sometimes beforehand is being a financial burden to their offspring.

I can only tell you, my facility isn't known for the greatest of care in this nation, but I still cannot point to anyone who sincerely does not give a shit. Mcdonalds walmart and even some metalurgical plant jobs, you could easily point out the people who didnt give a fuck

Caregivers are doing their best across the board even if it may not feel that way at times to assure our elders and help them recover, I personally care for an elder in their mid-100, and while I will not identify their specific age, gender or anything at all, they enjoy their time with us, be it bingo, (LOCAL BIG CITY VACATION REDACTED) or an baloon ride, It all comes down to their perseverance. and attitude on entering care.

Some people are not built to accept such care, no matter how it is presented, and I cannot give you assuarances that your grandfather will break new records in longevity, all I can tell you is that the only real thing you can do in the end is assure your living ancester matters, and mattered. we're all doing our best to turn the great cosmic wheel that is life on earth, and everything counts.

Don't judge your parents aunts and uncles for not letting him go, what did you expect them to do? smother him with a pillow? Just accept our reality, and that any passing isn't pleasant. few go in their sleep at the height of their success. and when they do, it's a shame from drugs or alcohaul. earth is brutal and sad, but also motivational when you consider our successes.

SJ212

Dremels and their attachments and cutoff wheels are great to have, but you need to focus on rent and food at this point. do not go off the rails with your first real bank statement,

if you must spend, invest in angle grinder discs and such, not bitch hobby versions thereof. those are for later, when you've honed your talent enough to pay for such things. DO NOT SPEND EDUCATION MONEY ON NO-ESSENTIAL LUXURIES FOR A JOB YOU DO NOT HAVE!

angle grinders have everything an early welder needs, wire brush, grinder wheels, cutoff wheels etc etc, the rest is easy, mig tips, tig rods, brazing rods, rigs etc etc you can buy when you're being payed for your education.

be smart.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:51 am
by SJ212
Falamazeer wrote:
Spoiler:
Dremels and their attachments and cutoff wheels are great to have, but you need to focus on rent and food at this point. do not go off the rails with your first real bank statement,

if you must spend, invest in angle grinder discs and such, not bitch hobby versions thereof. those are for later, when you've honed your talent enough to pay for such things. DO NOT SPEND EDUCATION MONEY ON NO-ESSENTIAL LUXURIES FOR A JOB YOU DO NOT HAVE!

angle grinders have everything an early welder needs, wire brush, grinder wheels, cutoff wheels etc etc, the rest is easy, mig tips, tig rods, brazing rods, rigs etc etc you can buy when you're being payed for your education.

be smart.

well i'm 19 so i still live with my mom and brother, who cover rent and food, and my dad has been paying for gas. so minus gas this is more just extra money.
not sure how much is left in the grant at this point though since i can't check, but it should still have plenty left over after all that because i got the max amount. if there isn't i'm just gonna stick to the essentials, not too big of an issue.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:09 am
by Falamazeer
SJ212 wrote:
Falamazeer wrote:
Spoiler:
Dremels and their attachments and cutoff wheels are great to have, but you need to focus on rent and food at this point. do not go off the rails with your first real bank statement,

if you must spend, invest in angle grinder discs and such, not bitch hobby versions thereof. those are for later, when you've honed your talent enough to pay for such things. DO NOT SPEND EDUCATION MONEY ON NO-ESSENTIAL LUXURIES FOR A JOB YOU DO NOT HAVE!

angle grinders have everything an early welder needs, wire brush, grinder wheels, cutoff wheels etc etc, the rest is easy, mig tips, tig rods, brazing rods, rigs etc etc you can buy when you're being payed for your education.

be smart.

well i'm 19 so i still live with my mom and brother, who cover rent and food, and my dad has been paying for gas. so minus gas this is more just extra money.
not sure how much is left in the grant at this point though since i can't check, but it should still have plenty left over after all that because i got the max amount. if there isn't i'm just gonna stick to the essentials, not too big of an issue.

I'm sure it feels that way but again, it's you're first real pile-o-money
Be smart

If welding is gonna be your cash cow, save the big quality (FORUMS PREVENT QO-L)of life purchases for the cash you actually make welding. Be responsible, be smart. Learn how to use those devises sure. but PURCHASE THE BASICS!!!!@#!@!#!111!!!

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:17 am
by SJ212
Falamazeer wrote:
Spoiler:
I'm sure it feels that way but again, it's you're first real pile-o-money
Be smart

If welding is gonna be your cash cow, save the big quality (FORUMS PREVENT QO-L)of life purchases for the cash you actually make welding. Be responsible, be smart. Learn how to use those devises sure. but PURCHASE THE BASICS!!!!@#!@!#!111!!!

yeah you're right, i'll stick to the basics, don't really need a drill or dremel immediately and apart from the essentials i listed, i have all of the tools i'll need for this semester.
what grinder would you recommend then? i've heard milwaukee makes some high quality grinders, although they're expensive even with the student discounts i get. the instructors have recommended just getting a cheap one from harbour freight for now and it'll last through at least a semester.
edit: there was also another brand that i've heard thrown around that also has really good reliability

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:43 am
by Falamazeer
Dewalt is kinda the default, but I really can't think of any shitty angle grinders, even the worst of them met the standard I expected for the price when I bought em new.
Just steer clear of pawn shop second hand deals that don't have a guard.

some people seem to fight saying guards get in the way of good detail work, but do not believe it, a brush end in particular can throw a needle in your eye and ruin your fucking life forever,

learn to do good detail work around a guard, don't let a bench grinder, or angle grinder fuck up your teeth or face or vision just because it felt easier or faster to go without it.

At least be comfortable with that rule for 2 years before you start bending it. I have bent the angle grinder guard rule exactly once since it threw a chuck of ceramic at my motherfucking face, and that rule bend, and that accident was about two years apart.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:59 am
by SJ212
Falamazeer wrote:
Spoiler:
Dewalt is kinda the default, but I really can't think of any shitty angle grinders, even the worst of them met the standard I expected for the price when I bought em new.
Just steer clear of pawn shop second hand deals that don't have a guard.

some people seem to fight saying guards get in the way of good detail work, but do not believe it, a brush end in particular can throw a needle in your eye and ruin your fucking life forever,

learn to do good detail work around a guard, don't let a bench grinder, or angle grinder fuck up your teeth or face or vision just because it felt easier or faster to go without it.

At least be comfortable with that rule for 2 years before you start bending it. I have bent the angle grinder guard rule exactly once since it threw a chuck of ceramic at my motherfucking face, and that rule bend, and that accident was about two years apart.

i think i'll go with something cheap for now and maybe 2nd or 3rd semester i'll spend a bit more. thanks for the all the help, i really appreciate it.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:36 pm
by Wyzack
Going to see Ninja Sex Party play the Opera House in Toronto tonight, so fucking excited!

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:46 pm
by IrishWristWatch0
Wyzack wrote:Going to see Ninja Sex Party play the Opera House in Toronto tonight, so fucking excited!


I bet you are, you sick fuck

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:58 pm
by Wyzack
Educate yourself cretin


Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:06 pm
by Falamazeer
You lucky bastard, I'm jelly, soo soo jelly.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:20 pm
by Wyzack
They are touring a bit right now, not sure whereabouts you live but if you are in the states you might be able to catch one. Tickets go fast though

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:40 pm
by Falamazeer
SJ212 wrote:i think i'll go with something cheap for now and maybe 2nd or 3rd semester i'll spend a bit more. thanks for the all the help, i really appreciate it.

Ah shit, I forgot the single most important tip (pun) a welder type needs, especially while learning.
Spoiler:
Mark your tools and guard them with your life, even if you aren't working with or around toolthieving assholes, it's way easy for people to borrow something and forget it, or pick it up thinking it's theirs. Paint markers are a good option, nail polish is another, just slap your initials on there, or if you're feeling crafty get a pack of those stickers that are letters, apply to tool, then paint, then remove the stickers.

Put your allen wrench set on a padlock and initial that because you can't initial each one realisticly and expect it to last, then people (AND YOU) can't separate them, someday leaving you fucked on a project missing the one size you need, an incomplete allen wrench set is a liability, and annoyance.

Keep all your welding tips stick or brazing rods in one central location preferably with a lock.
You don't have to be a greedy asshole who won't share, but YOU need to control who gets your shit, People will be learning around you, and that leads to a lot of false starts breaking sticks and fucking up, you don't need to bankroll this.

Don't neglect marking your clamps either, C-clamps, gators, all of em, they wind up getting passed around like the village whore, and by the time you get em back, people have been fucking them up, and they won't spin free anymore because of grit grease and weld splatter are all over them.

Extension cords too, it's a tool.


Drillbits are harder to pin down and mark, but mark the set as best you can at the bottom, and mark the box the set came in, best you can do.
While we're at it don't buy an automatic drillbit sharpener, They honestly don't work, the machinist handbook (PDFs everywhere, but a good physical copy is a little pricy but worth it) has a whole chapter on how to fix em up good, and you can even use an angle-grinder rather than a belt sander once you understand the geometry you are looking for.

And even moreso on drillbits, even if you got a fifty dollar tungsten carbide bit, don't drill tempered steel unless you absolutely must, oxyacet torch it instead, easier, save money in broke bits. and if you do drill, cutting oil isn't optional

once you've marked the tools THEN MARK THE WORKBAG WITH THE SAME STYLE AS YOUR TOOLS! all one color and theme, consistent, then your tools match your bag, and you can go to your manager if there is an actual dispute over ownership of the tool (Most likely not, if the tool is marked the otherguy will surrender the item)

It sounds like I'm telling you to be harsh and stingy, but you want a slight reputation for being completely anal about your tools so people will treat them with respect when they borrow them anyways (It happens no matter what)


Spoilered for wall of text, sorry.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:53 pm
by Malkevin
Pro tip: faggy bright pink nail varnish is a good way to keep peoples sticky mitts off your shit

Well, unless you're in San Fran and you work with a bunch of stool pushers

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:11 pm
by A3STH3T1CS
:honk: :honk:

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:18 pm
by A3STH3T1CS
If I remember to grab it, I'll link you this article that made a lot of sense and helped me with a bit of my depression.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:48 am
by Super Aggro Crag
I am in constant, chronic physical pain but my complaints about are responded to with "you're too young for that" and I'm treated like a junkie looking to score opiates when I just want to k ow why every joint in my body makes loud popping noises and hurts when I move it.

also I'm essentially homeless.

I reach out to people just to have someone to vent with but they mostly tell me I'm boring them and that all my problems are super easy to solve, I'm just a stupid retard.

I think its funny azari collects neon signs because he is colorblind.

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:50 am
by Wyzack
The show was fucking amazing! They showed the unreleased video for 6969!

Re: Watercooler/Slowchat 2: Son of Watercooler

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:59 pm
by 420weedscopes
while i was sick i've been building a fucking huge thing in a video game
it is near pointless to do but it's making me comfy and that's all that matters

get some comfy in your lives