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Message 64010 - Posted: 1 Sep 2015, 18:45:17 UTC
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*long sweeeeeeeeeeeping blink* it's the standing in one place I take exception to. Expecting lost items to levitate themselves at you without even attempting some kind of enabling incantation to bring it about is just *stare pointedly at Jord* one reason why I used the term "other half" ... :)

As for the wild claims being bandied about, about who moved what - do you really want to go down that path? :)

But I'm a firm believer in the last place you look being about the safest place there is in a house :) unless it's in the first place you looked and didn't find it in of course - because that's a very safe place too!
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Message 64038 - Posted: 2 Sep 2015, 19:54:50 UTC

Grumble to Chris for posting two words in Word Link.

Grumble in general about the discussion thread being autolocked even longer ago than the one at Seti Beta.
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Message 64047 - Posted: 3 Sep 2015, 17:48:25 UTC

GD Winders Update! Must update driver ... okay. Day later driver stopped responding and restarted every half hour. Okay, rollback. Not a good move. Now half a dozen other things are tossing error messages! Gets worse. Now there is no internet connection. Staying calm, but seething. Check many things. Eventually a power cycle on the ISP equipment and the internet comes back. Now back to Winders Update and search for the update again. Reinstall. All the other errors go away. Maybe. Nah, won't be that lucky. Just waiting for the driver to crash again every half hour.
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Message 64052 - Posted: 4 Sep 2015, 18:55:49 UTC - in response to Message 64047.  

GD Winders Update! Must update driver ... okay. Day later driver stopped responding and restarted every half hour. Okay, rollback. Not a good move. Now half a dozen other things are tossing error messages! Gets worse. Now there is no internet connection. Staying calm, but seething. Check many things. Eventually a power cycle on the ISP equipment and the internet comes back. Now back to Winders Update and search for the update again. Reinstall. All the other errors go away. Maybe. Nah, won't be that lucky. Just waiting for the driver to crash again every half hour.

Just out of curiosity, which driver?
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Message 64058 - Posted: 5 Sep 2015, 4:07:06 UTC - in response to Message 64052.  

Get back to you Tuesday, when I see that machine again.
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Message 64149 - Posted: 9 Sep 2015, 15:39:10 UTC - in response to Message 64052.  

GD Winders Update! Must update driver ... okay. Day later driver stopped responding and restarted every half hour. Okay, rollback. Not a good move. Now half a dozen other things are tossing error messages! Gets worse. Now there is no internet connection. Staying calm, but seething. Check many things. Eventually a power cycle on the ISP equipment and the internet comes back. Now back to Winders Update and search for the update again. Reinstall. All the other errors go away. Maybe. Nah, won't be that lucky. Just waiting for the driver to crash again every half hour.

Just out of curiosity, which driver?

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3, Graphics Adapter WDDM2.0 - AMD RADEON HD 6350

Installation date: ‎9/‎3/‎2015 10:18 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Optional

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3, Graphics Adapter WDDM2.0 software update released in July, 2015

More information: 
http://sysdev.microsoft.com/support/default.aspx

Help and Support: 
http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=hub

Yes, it is still crashing ...
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Message 64165 - Posted: 10 Sep 2015, 18:59:20 UTC - in response to Message 64149.  

GD Winders Update! Must update driver ... okay. Day later driver stopped responding and restarted every half hour. Okay, rollback. Not a good move. Now half a dozen other things are tossing error messages! Gets worse. Now there is no internet connection. Staying calm, but seething. Check many things. Eventually a power cycle on the ISP equipment and the internet comes back. Now back to Winders Update and search for the update again. Reinstall. All the other errors go away. Maybe. Nah, won't be that lucky. Just waiting for the driver to crash again every half hour.

Just out of curiosity, which driver?

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3, Graphics Adapter WDDM2.0 - AMD RADEON HD 6350

Yes, it is still crashing ...

Ah. Nothing I need to worry about, not having an AMD GPU.
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Message 64265 - Posted: 15 Sep 2015, 16:27:44 UTC

All the idiots who don't know how to drive in rain in Los Angeles. All the upside down cars that are the result. GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message 64275 - Posted: 15 Sep 2015, 17:28:30 UTC - in response to Message 64266.  

Any Aussie drivers ?

hehehe

Some I'm sure. Most just high on oil. Literally. After months of dry baking heat the rain releases the oil to the surface where it floats and reduces traction to nil. A good chunk more rain washes it away and pollutes the ocean.
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Message 65891 - Posted: 8 Dec 2015, 17:58:17 UTC - in response to Message 65795.  

Why does Godaddy have these irritating females in their mid twenties with a high pitched American twang on the end of their phones????? Mind numbing .....
Because they are an American company, headquarters Scottsdale, Arizona? I know. Shocking that you aren't reaching Mumbai.
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Message 65927 - Posted: 9 Dec 2015, 22:56:41 UTC

Son of a B****. Can't believe what I heard my self say. Overtime. Now I've got to supervise it!
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Message 66953 - Posted: 19 Jan 2016, 17:09:47 UTC

Silly videography nowadays:

I don't understand the appeal to video producers of shooting the subject askance so the person delivering the piece isn't looking into the camera. Along the same lines, I don't see any point in showing the video monitor during an interview.
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Message 66956 - Posted: 19 Jan 2016, 17:28:18 UTC

People seem unable to read, write and speak their mothertongue these days (ANY mothertongue). And don't get me going on people doing translations, half the time you need to know their original language to figure out that they mean.
Newspeak anybody?
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Message 66975 - Posted: 19 Jan 2016, 21:02:03 UTC - in response to Message 66956.  

People seem unable to read, write and speak their mothertongue these days (ANY mothertongue).

Wot? Yu dont now the normal explenation yet? "As long as yu now wot we meen, theirs no neet for me to try to do it corectly. Its not as of were in sgool, aldo theyr we aslo dont care. And if yu complian, well trow it on dyslexia, or cal you a grammer nazi. Yu twat. Y dont haf to reet wot we right, so why dont yu leaf us alone?"

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Message 66976 - Posted: 19 Jan 2016, 22:46:48 UTC - in response to Message 66975.  
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People seem unable to read, write and speak their mothertongue these days (ANY mothertongue).

Wot? Yu dont now the normal explenation yet? "As long as yu now wot we meen, theirs no neet for me to try to do it corectly. Its not as of were in sgool, aldo theyr we aslo dont care. And if yu complian, well trow it on dyslexia, or cal you a grammer nazi. Yu twat. Y dont haf to reet wot we right, so why dont yu leaf us alone?"

:)

Jord, have an opening here at work. You make more sense than many of the applications and resumes that I've just had to wade through. :(
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Message 66986 - Posted: 20 Jan 2016, 10:36:53 UTC - in response to Message 66975.  

People seem unable to read, write and speak their mothertongue these days (ANY mothertongue).

Wot? Yu dont now the normal explenation yet? "As long as yu now wot we meen, theirs no neet for me to try to do it corectly. Its not as of were in sgool, aldo theyr we aslo dont care. And if yu complian, well trow it on dyslexia, or cal you a grammer nazi. Yu twat. Y dont haf to reet wot we right, so why dont yu leaf us alone?"

:)

Or we'll bang you up in the nearest police station.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-35354061

A 10-year-old Muslim boy who mistakenly wrote that he lived in a "terrorist house" during an English lesson at school has been investigated by police.
The pupil, who attends a primary school in Lancashire, meant to say he lived in a "terraced house".
The boy was interviewed by Lancashire Police at his home the next day and the family laptop was examined.
Teachers have been legally obliged to report any suspected extremist behaviour to police since July.
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Message 66988 - Posted: 20 Jan 2016, 10:49:04 UTC - in response to Message 66975.  

People seem unable to read, write and speak their mothertongue these days (ANY mothertongue).

Wot? Yu dont now the normal explenation yet? "As long as yu now wot we meen, theirs no neet for me to try to do it corectly. Its not as of were in sgool, aldo theyr we aslo dont care. And if yu complian, well trow it on dyslexia, or cal you a grammer nazi. Yu twat. Y dont haf to reet wot we right, so why dont yu leaf us alone?"

:)

LOL

that's ok, that's only doing away with spelling and grammer, writing as you speak. But from a help desk point of view, when they don't appear to comprehend what you say or are unable of making themselves clear after asking them again several times, then I quietly despair.
And of course, most of what you say/write seems to go in one ear and straight out the other, having failed to make contact with any neurons on the way through...
Not quite sure what happens to the stuff coming in through the eyes. I suspect it goes out the mouth, having suffered a similar fate.
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Message 67681 - Posted: 12 Feb 2016, 10:13:37 UTC - in response to Message 63457.  
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Repeating. It's getting pandemic proportions. I wonder if you do that in daily life as well, that before you answer someone you talk to, you repeat what they just said completely.
Let me start off with my pet grumble peeve, people answering to a post in a thread, quoting the whole previous post and adding their single line of nothingness at the bottom. No editing of the quote so it's culled down to what they actually answer to; not being able to just reply; they're usually the first person answering and they need to quote the whole post, doesn't matter how long the thing is.
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Message 67709 - Posted: 13 Feb 2016, 13:54:04 UTC - in response to Message 67703.  

I would, but then I get answers like this. He still has a very long wait before him.

No one is for decorum anymore, it's all rules for themselves these days. Hence the never posters PM'ing me with their problems, although they then do ignore the request made not to do that.

But each their own opinion about it.. well that is, but for me, it seems. :)
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Message 67712 - Posted: 13 Feb 2016, 15:57:13 UTC

The reality is that a web interface is not a threaded newsreader. The reality is some people use 27" monitors with thousands of pixels, some people use 3" phone screens to read. What is good for one is not good for the other.
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