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Condor
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Recently I've had another meeting with someone nontechnical (hooray -.-)... They did however realize that - as my home has Raspberry Pi's and Arduino's etc scattered all over the place - I am elbows deep into computer science.

At some point, the topic got to my hobby - building electronics, deploying and administering systems and things like that.
Now here's the fun part: he was so concerned about my well-being that he asked me "Well why don't you get in touch with the people in your town? Why don't you do something else?"

At the time I was up for over 20 hours already so I couldn't really form any other response to him other than a slight smile and the mention of "That's what they all ask". But that was just so rude, I had to get this off my chest...

Imagine that instead of computer science I would've been into music, playing the guitar or something like that. And I got into it so much that I couldn't help but want to learn how to create better music, music that is a delight to listen to. To understand and feel the instrument that I'm playing, and get the most out of it. Would you ask to "just do something else" to someone like that?

I mean, I get that these people aren't interested in technology. I get that they try to avoid the topic because it's too technical to them. But to actively tell them that they may want to "do something else", that's just so disrespectful. How would you feel if I told you that instead of management of your shitty nonprofit organization, you should do something else? Because I just don't care about what you do?

Fuck these people.

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    That is human society.
  • 23
    I stopped caring about being rude to dummies.
    "Oi! Screw you too, mate"

    Usually snaps them back to reality
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    @Root I like that mindset :P unfortunately, I needed to get something done from him... As far as I can tell, it worked out well.. though I should probably have recorded the conversation as I wasn't quite able to fully comprehend everything in that sleep-deprived state.
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    @zickig I don't like people.. I always get distressed around them. If there would be only a single thing that matters to me, it'd be predictability. Systems are extremely predictable and listen to my commands. Meanwhile humans are some of the most unpredictable creatures that I've ever seen. So parties or getting into contact with nontechnical people are really not for me.
  • 6
    @zickig I have no words to describe my disgust on that comment. Fuck you. Eat a cyanide pill for all I care. Misanthropy doesn't imply that I have mental issues other than being utterly disappointed by humans like you.
  • 8
    @zickig I do have Asperger syndrome which has given me the intelligence that I have, and brought me closer to information systems than humans.

    I'm not a snowflake, I'm just disappointed at how much humans tend to lean towards emotions rather than logical thought.

    Processors and memory - everything that is the hardware that makes up your computer - is a result of magnificent electronics engineering. x86 is a complex instruction set computer (CISC) and it's called that for good reason.. it is incredibly complex, and the fact that engineers were able to create it is simply amazing. It's one of the best resources that engineering has brought to humanity. If you can't pass valid instructions to it, it doesn't mean that the processors are bad. It just means that you have to revise your methods of passing instructions to them. Processors are autistic, in the sense that they only process exactly what you tell them to, and take very specific instructions. Also, they are surprisingly simple once you zoom into them.. at the most basic level, all they do is process electrical signals. The inability to pass valid instructions to them tells more about you than it does about these processors.
  • 5
    @zickig you are an asshole
    I wasn't insulting you though
  • 2
    "Why don't you get in touch with <basically anything>" That guy has seen to many "lonely hacker" episodes of crime solving TV series. I would've asked him something along the lines of "How can you assume you know that I don't get in touch with people?", and about that "Why don't you do something else?": "Because I like doing what I do."
  • 3
    @zickig YOU need to fucking know the same thing the non-technical guy doesn't know: You don't know his story, at all.

    And how is "you have issues, go see a doctor" not an insult when he just said "I don't like the unpredictability that comes with humans"?
  • 4
    @zickig do tell me more, you all knowing fountain of knowledge.
    You can go fuck right off. Maybe you have seen more shit in life than all "kids" here on devrant but if you would have, you would know advice isn't served with insults.
  • 6
    „Can’t you just do something else? That looks so boring, you’re sitting in front of a computer with electronics and cables scattered on your desk. Do something productive“

    - My parents.

    I feel with you, friend
  • 5
    @zickig <- we don‘t need this guy in our community

    @dfox is there any plan on a mute feature so you can mute specific rants and comments from someone? ;)
  • 2
    @zickig Same goes to you, with two comments on your profile complaining about women because the rant's OP has (understandable) emotions. You have zero empathy for others.
  • 3
    @LuPaw I've requested a blocking feature on devRant's GitHub issue page back in September, and this kind of shit is why.
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    @filthyranter he probably didn't realise comment histories exist and he's gonna call us morons for looking through that. Typical nice guy
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    Archive of his comments:
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    Sounds more like you're into SE and EE instead of CS, but well, those fields overlap of course.

    And also, wtf is that comment section.
  • 4
    But guitar players get told to get a real job.

    You are the one who lives your life, so you are the best person to know what you want to do with it (or to find out what you want to do if you don't know yet).
  • 4
    @filthyranter @fuck2code lol this cocksucker deleted all of his comments and rants. What a filthy motherfucker.
  • 6
    @RantSomeWhere His passing shall not be mourned.
  • 3
    I don't think they tell you to "do something else", or "go around town and meet people" just because you so-called "elbow deep in computer science".

    No, I think they said that simply because you don't "go around town and meet people", probably as simple as that?
  • 3
    Next time, tell him "you are a waste of space in my memory of my brain" and than leave the building. If someone said that to me i would expload of anger. Sadly u have to do something from him, but at least think when its done you never have to see him again.
  • 2
    @Frederick Life is way too short for ignorant people.
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    @RantSomeWhere I suspect that he got muted. Honestly I was a bit worried as my comments were quite offensive as well, but as I had only 2 hours of sleep left before my next appointment I couldn't get back to it until now. I'm glad to see that it's been resolved.
  • 1
    @credibleWanker perhaps yes, but it's been very noticeable that he also wanted to get me to get into some other unrelated activity, a different hobby.. I recall that he mentioned sports or something like that, even though my shape has been quite good over time - I'm not overweight or anything. It's just that I prefer to do these things alone, and am just overall uninterested in doing stuff that isn't related to technology.
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    @Condor

    Socializing beyond the scope of your professions is quite important, because then you'll get to make friends and acquaintances with people who do care about your well-being, rather than what you can benefit them through your profession.

    I would say go for it, even if you're uninterested, you'll be benefiting from that.
  • 2
    @credibleWanker So find people who don't try to benefit from you, to benefit from them?
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    $result = $zickig->delete();
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    @mrgadget $result evaluates to success.
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    @filthyranter returns true. 🙂
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    @electrineer

    That'll be completely up to you.
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