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Ramblings... - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
I'm watching my computer compile. Again. So I'll ramble here. I've got two philosophical questions for the day.

The first is serious. Given a problem, how do you determine if the time necessary to fix the problem is greater or less then the time necessary to put up with the problem? In the extreme cases, it's obvious - if it's easily fixed, fix it. If it can't be fixed, don't bother trying, because you'll just waste more time and still have to put up with the problem. But there are far more middle cases where it could go one way or the other, and I don't know a good way to make a quick decision about it.
This came up because of a work problem: A full compile takes ~2 hours on my machine. We've had a problem where one of the early projects always thinks it needs to be built, so the minimum time to compile any change is ~1.25 hours. People have worked around it, in clumsy ways, but none of them were optimal. Today, when it happened to me again, I got annoyed enough to look into it. It turned out to be a simple problem that just took 30 minutes to research and another 10 to fix, and now the problem is gone. I'm annoyed at myself for not looking into it sooner. But it also could have turned into a giant time sink that took days and never got fixed, and I don't know how to predict the difference.

On a lighter note: Why is it that sex is automatically over when the guy has an orgasm? It's almost universal. "Getting her off first" is often considered the mark of a good lover - but why isn't it just as good to get her off afterwards? It's one of those things that is just accepted as the way things work: there's foreplay, the woman gets off (or doesn't), the guy gets off, and then there's cuddling (or not). I just find it odd that nobody every questions it...

The weather's been too bad the last few days to fly.

Current Mood: pensive pensive
Current Music: Us and Them: The London Philharmonic plays Pink Floyd

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nurzrachet From: nurzrachet Date: March 12th, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why is it that sex is automatically over when the guy has an orgasm?

Because you're not taking a gun to bed with you.
jpallan From: jpallan Date: March 12th, 2003 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why is it that sex is automatically over when the guy has an orgasm?

My roommate has no answer, apparently she's encountered a heterosexual male who has some courtesy in bed. I'll get her drunk tonight and beat his name and location out of her.

My husband states, "The entire point of sex is to get the guy off, right?" He'll be dealt with later.

My personal perception is that guys tend to hold off until their stamina is exhausted, trying to get the girl off multiple times beforehand, but then, they're all done.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 12th, 2003 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, I'm not complaining about a lack of courtesy in bed. I just find it curious why "she comes, then he comes" is common but "He comes, then she comes" isn't.

Do you want to borrow any of my sharp pointy things to use on your husband?

jpallan From: jpallan Date: March 13th, 2003 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. That's why I'm poly.

So I can fake orgasm for MORE than one man. :snicker:
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 13th, 2003 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've just been .sigged. :)

jpallan From: jpallan Date: March 13th, 2003 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, .sig. :) Anyway, Reginleif has a huge collection of Jess .sig quotes, collected on the fly as I give her my 10 second summaries of situations or 10 second vents on the telephone, and Gods alone know what she's gotten out of me when we've gone out and imbibed ETOH together . . .
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 8th, 2003 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, there are some of us guys who would *like* a more non-traditional pattern of lovemaking, but their partner doesn't. Grumble.
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