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    • Gus' wife's doppleganger works at my office

      4 days ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      And her name is also Esther. I won't post her photo or anything because that's a little TOO invasive, but I already have my suspicions that she's living a double life. Why do you ask?

      Because she does "Esther" things, like this:

      • Esther has never had a nosebleed.

      • Once Esther stepped on a sea urchin and couldn’t walk for several days.

      • Esther lost her phone and drivers license (in a waterproof case) while paddleboarding in Hawaii and miraculously found it before heading to the airport. Her phone was still working.

      That SOUNDS like stuff Gus's wife would do. It's really weird - they even look alike. 


      Anyone else have that experience with someone else in the RT family?

    • Bit of advice for those in relationships

      1 week ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Never get into a fight with each other while you're both at work or one of you is at work. It leaves the person/people at work unable to think or do their job properly and it pisses them off all day.


      Another piece of advice: Don't tell someone to not do something if it's super obvious that they shouldn't do it. It makes you sound like a condescending asshole. "Don't drive 150 MPH on the highway and run over a bunch of people" should be an obvious 'duh' - so saying it out loud is fucking stupid an unnecessary. Telling someone who asks for a Hulu password to not watch Hulu at work is just as fucking stupid. They're called Chrome tabs - I have like 15 open at any given time. I listen to shit while I work because I need something to help block out the noise of my coworkers. 


      Fuck I'm so fucking mad.

    • Doing a little better today

      1 week ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Maybe it has to do with getting a good nights sleep, maybe it's just my brain calming down. I'm not nearly as panicked as yesterday but the garbage is still there.


      My gf keeps bothering me to get a pet fish or a tortoise. Fish tanks SMELL. At least every single one I've ever come across. She tried to convince me that it's because people weren't cleaning them or maintaining them correctly. The odds of that being a 100% true statement are low considering the number of fish I've seen in 32 years but hey, maybe I'm wrong. I'll always concede a small possibility - it's the scientist in me.


      Lunch was good today. We had pulled pork, beef brisket, mac n cheese, and baked beans in celebration for 4th of July tomorrow (since I'll be off work). 


      I need to see a Dr for my issues. I'm working toward it, albeit probably too slowly for my own sake. It's not that I don't want to see a doctor, it's the work involved of looking for one, scheduling an appt, getting the time off work, going, and then maintaining that rhythm for months or even years. I've tried therapy before, I find it super hard to believe whatever they tell me though. My mind is...cemented in science. I need hard facts, concrete answers. A + B = C. The human brain doesn't operate that way though - it's not a car that just needs parts. We're complex organisms with billions of neuron connections. It'd be like trying to fix a broken mirror in a fun house and you didn't know which one was broken walking in. You see the reflections of damage everywhere, but not the source. 


      I have PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and probably some form of ADD (or that's a symptom of the other things). The PTSD was from a hostage incident when I was 15, which probably caused depression. The ADD was probably always there but was exacerbated when I had a gun held to my head.


      PS - having your own mother hold a gun to your head fucks with you in ways you can't imagine.

    • Have you ever been so tired?

      1 week ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      That you were tired of being tired?


      I'm mentally done some days. I have zero drive. No motivation. No happiness. I just feel shitty at work sitting here barely doing anything. The worst part about depression is it blurs the lines of what you really feel vs what depression makes you feel. You live with it for so long that they become the same thing.


      I'm so tired.

    • Suki is in doggie heaven now

      2 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      It's with a heavy heart that I regret to inform everyone that our english bulldog Suki is no longer with us. 


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      She's chasing all the tennis balls, has all the frisbees she wants, and all the belly rubs she could ask for. 


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      Suki unfortunately had 3 seizures yesterday morning. By that afternoon we had to make a tough quality of life decision. This was my girlfriend's best friend of 8 years - her anchor when she needed it most. She's absolutely devastated right now. We have our other dog George who has quietly but lovingly filled our arms when we started to cry. He knows she's gone - he got to say goodbye too, and he knows we're incredibly sad at home. We can't have him be an only dog, so eventually we'll get another when the time is right. 


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      Yesterday sucked hard. One of the hardest days of my life in the past few years. It took a lot out of me. Today sucks too because I'm having to stare at my desk and pretend I'm OK when I'm really and totally not. I have to have meetings, have to prepare job descriptions, have to call and email candidates. My job won't wait for me to finish grieving - that's the nature of my work and of the high tech business. 


      The only thing I can do is cry in the small pockets of privacy that I can afford myself, to let the sadness sink out of me like excess heat. 


      Not sure why my brain went to Mechwarrior there. Perhaps it's best I not think of it.


    • Bulldog (Suki) health update

      3 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Just got back from the cardiologist. Suki has a tumor on her heart with an enlarged artery on one side. The good news is that this doesn't seem to be affecting her too terribly - the bad news is that this isn't the cause of her seizures.


      Best case scenario is that the seizures were idiopathic - meaning without known cause (or seemingly for no cause at all) and that they're unrelated (pretty unlikely). Or that she has epilepsy or some other seizure disorder that's only manifesting itself now at 9 years old (fairly unlikely, but possible)

      Worst case scenario.....is a brain tumor. This, unfortunately, is the most likely cause and there's no way for us to get to it. We can't afford chemotherapy, nor can her body take it at 9 years old. We can't even afford the MRI needed to properly diagnose it, as it's over $2,000.

      I'd cry if I had any tears left from this week. All I feel now is regret that I didn't spend more time with her than I should have, although this is natural for me to feel. 


      I don't need any money or anything sent my way. If you feel bad and want to do something - donate to your local animal rescue or shelter. They need it way more than I do.

    • My bulldog had a major seizure

      3 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      She's OK now, but she had a grand mal seizure late last night at about 11 that was terrible. Full body shaking, loss of motor control, loss of vision, urinated on the floor, drool - it's not something I'd wish anyone to have to witness their pet go through.

      Suki is the most lovable, kind, sweet bulldog I've ever met in my life. This is her 3rd seizure (first grand mal) in 72 hours. Usually this means a brain tumor or something much worse - but for now she's on anti-seizure medication and will have to be for the rest of her life at minimum.


      Suki - I need you to roll 20's for a while. I'm not ready for this.

    • Anyone else have ADD? Sincere request

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      I mean this - does anyone reading this have diagnosed ADD? I have some questions that I'd love answered.


      Thank you :-)

    • GitHub just got bought by Microsoft..... for $7,500,000,000

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Source: http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/04/technology/microsoft-github-acquisition-deal/index.html

      Holy fuck. Holy fuck that's a lot of money. Holy fuck Microsoft just bought the #1 player in code repository and open source sharing. What the fuck?

    • FCC Still covering up DDoS attack - Behind the Tech! Journal #6

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Key parts of this news story:


      What happened: As it wrestled with accusations about a fake cyberattack last spring (2017), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) purposely misled several news organizations, choosing to feed journalists false information, while at the same time discouraging them from challenging the agency’s official story.


      The FCC has been unwilling or unable to produce any evidence an attack occurred—not to the reporters who’ve requested and even sued over it, and not to U.S. lawmakers who’ve demanded to see it. Instead, the agency conducted a quiet campaign to bolster its cyberattack story with the aid of friendly and easily duped reporters, chiefly by spreading word of an earlier cyberattack that its own security staff say never happened. The FCC's own security professionals on 


      The FCC has refused to release any documentation showing an investigation into the comment system’s downtime occurred. According to the FCC, the FBI declined to investigate the matter, saying it “did not appear to rise to the level of a major incident that would trigger further FBI involvement.” The FBI declined to confirm or deny any contact with the FCC about the issue.


      The fact that an investigation at the FCC would have been carried out by an official who had earlier refused to accept the formal findings of the FCC’s own security professionals, and then anonymously leaked claims contradicting them, only further casts suspicion on the FCC’s story.


      Why is this important?


      Because the same people lying about this coverup are the ones trying to silence your voice over your support of Net Neutrality laws. The head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, has made it his personal goal to dismantle the FCC's regulations that all traffic on the internet be treated equally. This means internet service providers could theoretically charge you like how cable companies do - up the ass with no options. Here's a good barometer from the FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on the supposed DDoS attack:


      "I have seen no evidence of a DDoS attack on the FCC comment system,” FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel told Gizmodo. “But I did see millions of Americans write in to the FCC to stop its misguided effort to roll back net neutrality. It’s time for the agency to own up to what really happened.”


      This is breaking news as of an hour of me writing this. The COMMISSIONER of the FCC is saying that there was never a DDoS attack, there was no cyber attack. This was a way to cover up and hide what millions of Americans were trying to say - please protect our internet.

      Source:

      https://gizmodo.com/fcc-emails-show-agency-spread-lies-to-bolster-dubious-d-1826535344


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    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      1 year ago

      Holy shit I have comments on here from 12 years ago

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Raf

      1 year ago

      Thanks for the friend request!

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        1 year ago

        Thank you for accepting! :-)

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

      Happy FU!!!!

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      5 years ago

      HAPPY FU!! :D

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

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      5 years ago

      happy FU day! smiley0.gif

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

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    • MrVash

      5 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Thanks!

    • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Hey there you :)

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        I get up at 6 to get ready for work. MWO is super fun though, you should try it if you can, f2p.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I've heard of that game, but I've never actually played it. Dang, that suckssss. Do you have to be up super early?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        I am playing a little Mechwarrior Online before I go to bed. I work in Fremont but live in Tracy, so my commute's a bit rough.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Just playing Minecraft. How about you?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Not too bad. What're you up to at this near midnight hour?

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I'm alrighty and yourself?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Why hello there! How're you?

    • general08

      8 years ago

      Woot, on at same time.

    • evilcherry

      13 years ago

      what is up with everyone and the amazing music and T.V. shows at this place? lol, p.s. love the pics

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Happy New Year!

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

      I REMEMBER THAT!! lol

      that was so funny when i first saw that, where did you get that from?

    • SmartSphinx

      13 years ago

      14y4qu

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Okay wait, is your friend Sean a lesbian? If he isn't, how the heck am I supposed to help him out? :insert surreal icon here:

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      no problem, just hit me up on AIM, or email me at ryanfurlong@sbcglobal.net

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      I'm a week late, but thanks for the hair compliment...I don't know if I thanked you already, but thanks again.

    • LiquidHavoc

      13 years ago

      wow, another guy from Tracy Ca
      I wonder if we ever crossed paths in the West Valley Mall

    • Show

      13 years ago

      take it easy on insulting the regulars... not a good way to establish yourself... Quazz recently got back from Iraq, so he deserves all the respect in the world... take it easy on the flamewars overall.... just get a bit more low key

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      where exactly in the basement to you go? Because there's like 3000 topics down there, a name would narrow the tedious search down a little

    • Show

      13 years ago

      Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

      I gave you +3 for having enough sense to realize that in my journal. Fucking Rock! You sir look like a level headed individual. I try to rally the few of those we have struggling through these forums and direct them to the Basement where we only stupid for amusement. Rest assured, we can hold a good conversation if necessary and overall I think it's more fun in there... I suggest you head down and check the place out. Good to have you on the forums. Yo

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      not bad, yourself?

    • lenny

      13 years ago

      hey im lenny hows it goin friends??

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