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Sitting in the computing lab with my lab partner and the debugging duck. Shortened for hilarity.
Partner: Urgh, there's something wrong with my python code.
Me: Hmm, let's see. Oh, by the way you look good in that shirt.
P: Okaaay, thanks... Are you hitting on me?
M: Seriously, James? IT'S BEEN 8 BLOODY MONTHS AND YOU'VE ONLY JUST NOTICED!?
P: Oh, I'm straight.
M: Oh, eh, so what's wrong with your program?
Trust me to make everything awkward. Not looking forward to tomorrow 🙄🤐3
Me: *works all day and night to finish project before deadline*
Me: *has constant anxiety attacks. I'm gonna fail*
Me: *gets home and takes a 4 hour nap*
Everyone: OMG! I never see you doing any work. All you do is sleep and stare at your computer screen ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT! You need to get a job and do something with your time instead of being a lazy shit!
And people wonder why I have no fucking motivation to do these things. You are not helping my anxiety, woman!12
LONG RANT AHEAD! I'M SO UPSET!
Off topic I know, sorry. Needed to vent.
So, right now I am studying Maths / Physics at University, but before that I got a HNC qualification in Applied Sciences.
While I was at college we had a very nice maths lecturer. I won't mention her name but she was very good at what she did and she always had a laugh with us.
Today, I visited the college to say hello to everyone, only to find out that she'd been removed from the building just moments before I arrived because she had a literal mental breakdown. She couldn't take the stress from the students who refused to do the work.
It all started when she tried to get in the lift. Everyone at the college knows she is very claustrophobic and so when she gets in a lift, everyone has to get out. No big deal. Except this one girl in her class, who is especially ignorant, refused to move and it sent the lecturer, who had been on the edge of a breakdown for weeks, into a blind rage. She ran up to the student and threatened to fight her if she didn't move. Other lecturers ran out and separated the two, only for the lecturer to throw her entire box of teaching supplies down the hall, smashing it into a million bits. She then proceeded to smash her head against the wall and shout "doesn't it feel better when you hit your head against a wall?". She was immediately escorted off the premises. No ambulance called. No support. Nothing.
It's safe to say her career is ruined.
Her teaching permit will be revoked indefinitely.
She'll never teach again.
She's lucky if she doesn't get arrested.
She's still not getting the help she needs because noone can be bothered dealing with it.
And its all because she couldn't handle the stress of the class she was teaching. A class that went out of their way to be mean and deliberately not do the work, because they knew they would get away with it.
I also blame the college. They were warned several times that she wasn't coping and the behaviour of the students and they did nothing. Nada.
A lovely woman who was brilliant at her dream job has been rendered jobless and mentally unstable in minutes.
All for what?
This event in particular strikes a chord with me because I suffer from mental health issues also - mostly anxiety. And lately its been getting worse. Sometimes I feel like the world is passing me by and I have no idea what I'm doing and if I'm going to fail at life, but I have support. I have counsellors and therapists if I need them. She didn't.
Sometimes I hate this world.10
Another 20 hours of my life writing LaTeX "code" so one lecturer can look at it for five seconds and tell me I've passed. Why are we even required to write these reports? It not like I'll fail my degree without it... Oh wait.9
How on earth do people get 20,000++? How much am I gonna need to rant about in order to get a tiger? Better get started...25
I always end up checking the security of a webpage after I've put in my card details. One of these days it's gonna bite me in the ass.
I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Chromebook using Crouton. I am the only user and so I am automatically admin. I have tried to use sudo and gksudo commands to unlock the account but it just will not let me. I cannot update to 17.10 until I unlock the account. Why!?
Edit: I think it has something to do with policykit but I don't know how to fix it.4
When you think about it, a female egg cell can withstand a sperm DDoS attack at a rate of 1.8 terabytes per second, letting through just one data packet. It's amazing that the packet can hang the system for a whole 9 months.
That's what I would call a good firewall.5
Just scared the SHIT out of myself after accidentally shorting the live and ground connections. Piece of advice: the probe on your oscilloscope (ground) is probably shorted to the live connection on its plug. DO NOT TOUCH IT AGAINST A LIVE PCB - YOU WILL CREATE A DEAD SHORT AND A REALLY LOUD BANG. Now the whole fucking house is in darkness, it's 11pm, and I'm too scared to get to the fusebox.2
Thankyou, ShareLatex, for your highly insightful error messages. I don't know what I'd do without you... Oh wait, YES I DO.2