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Message 86860 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 18:02:02 UTC - in response to Message 86859.  

There's buttons on the side/bottom of all those flatscreens. :)
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Message 86861 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 18:03:27 UTC - in response to Message 86860.  
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I couldn't find those either.

... I'll go find them now, just in case :) I might be some time
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Message 86863 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 19:22:10 UTC - in response to Message 86855.  

I don't think he knows about this place. It's too dark under the bridge where he lives to see anywhere else.

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Message 86864 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 19:36:16 UTC

It's back
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Message 86865 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 19:36:29 UTC
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No wonder I thought flatscreen-TV's-having-buttons was an urban myth... what's the point of putting them there and not making it even vaguely possible to get at them in an emergency. They must know that by the time you're resorting to buttons, you're already not at your best.

Still :) I've found them. YAY!

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It's back
Oh yes :) So it is...
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Message 86872 - Posted: 3 Jul 2018, 23:16:50 UTC - in response to Message 86865.  

No wonder I thought flatscreen-TV's-having-buttons was an urban myth... what's the point of putting them there and not making it even vaguely possible to get at them in an emergency. They must know that by the time you're resorting to buttons, you're already not at your best.

Still :) I've found them. YAY!

Thanks, Jord

It's back
Oh yes :) So it is...

10,000, or more, technical authors around the world will be screaming.
RTFM
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Message 86874 - Posted: 4 Jul 2018, 0:28:48 UTC - in response to Message 86872.  

No wonder I thought flatscreen-TV's-having-buttons was an urban myth... what's the point of putting them there and not making it even vaguely possible to get at them in an emergency. They must know that by the time you're resorting to buttons, you're already not at your best.

Still :) I've found them. YAY!

Thanks, Jord

It's back
Oh yes :) So it is...

10,000, or more, technical authors around the world will be screaming.
RTFM

Well if they didn't write it in Chinese and then translate into Japanese and use google to translate into English ...
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Message 86876 - Posted: 4 Jul 2018, 1:02:38 UTC - in response to Message 86874.  

No wonder I thought flatscreen-TV's-having-buttons was an urban myth... what's the point of putting them there and not making it even vaguely possible to get at them in an emergency. They must know that by the time you're resorting to buttons, you're already not at your best.

Still :) I've found them. YAY!

Thanks, Jord

It's back
Oh yes :) So it is...

10,000, or more, technical authors around the world will be screaming.
RTFM

Well if they didn't write it in Chinese and then translate into Japanese and use google to translate into English ...

True, but, the location of button/switches/connections are usually shown in annotated drawings and can therefore be found without needing to read the googlygoop text.

On my new TV, bought last month, the remote did nothing until you had found the On/Off button and switched it On.
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Message 86878 - Posted: 4 Jul 2018, 6:24:12 UTC - in response to Message 86876.  

That's saying your TV came with a manual. It may be second hand or one of those brands where the manual is only to be found online. Or on a CD.
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Message 86879 - Posted: 4 Jul 2018, 6:57:19 UTC

...and you need the manual to find out where the disk drive is and how to access things on it.
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Message 86880 - Posted: 4 Jul 2018, 8:35:20 UTC - in response to Message 86878.  

That's saying your TV came with a manual. It may be second hand or one of those brands where the manual is only to be found online. Or on a CD.

Mine did, all 40 A4 pages of it in English. Saying that it is one of the top brand TV's, but last years model that I bought at a clearance sale, at about 60% of the price of this years model and no it is not 2nd hand or refurbished still sealed and packed as it left the factory.
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Message 86886 - Posted: 4 Jul 2018, 13:33:17 UTC - in response to Message 86872.  
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*slow blink at screaming technical authors everywhere* I don't know what they're all shouting about. I'm their biggest fan. Nothing gets out of its packaging until I've got its accompanying religious text clasped in my hand and at least partially absorbed. Anything that enters the house that requires a manual gets treated with the same level of respect I'd give to a bomb that needs defusing. I'm a lone voice in the wilderness of family though. Engrossed in the sermon within its pages - I read out things like "okay, we need to locate an output thingy" only to be drowned out by the darn thing already having been set up and turned on.

The problem on this occasion was how we came to need to acquire it at quite short notice some three years ago, on a very limited budget and only wanting something really quite modest on a take-it-home-straight-away-without-a-car basis and they'd run out of everything that ticked all those boxes, but... had a former shop display one which was a bit bigger and more expensive but that could be discounted and just, at a pinch, be afforded. We were warned at the time that there might not be a box or manual for it, but that the manual would be online. So we took it and were pleased with what we had done, me especially, when it emerged, from the recesses of the box they did find, a manual.

I say "a manual" for good reason.

Y-e-e-e-e-s... I did, helpfully, return that to the store out of consideration, but also in the hope that the right one might be around, but it was not to be. And then stuff kept happening that had nothing to do with TV's - and the gungho crew had already got everything running smoothly anyway, and I hardly ever watch TV without a support group so...

:)

edited to remove jumbled garbage heap of words that was about here, where you're reading now
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Message 86891 - Posted: 4 Jul 2018, 16:52:39 UTC - in response to Message 86886.  

We had an example of that just the other day. I spent two days writing a new pop-up for BOINC, and within 20 minutes of me posting the final thing, Jord pointed out I'd used the wrong word (no hard feelings - fortunately, I was still around to fix it).

Don't ever expect a programmer to write coherent english while their head is buzzing with "why the f... can't I access usingLocalPrefs from DlgAdvPreferences.cpp?". When I did programming for real and for money, I had the great good fortune that the project leader knew that, and hired both a programmer and a professional author - separate people - to make the words match the deeds.
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Message 86894 - Posted: 5 Jul 2018, 14:54:08 UTC - in response to Message 86891.  
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Don't ever expect a programmer to write coherent English...
Oh.

Okay ;)

There's one instruction leaflet that I'm hoping is amongst the things I'm storing for my daughter. It surpassed by miles the one (I hope I still have somewhere) on how to apply an apron to your wife and the clean happiness it would bring to her in your home *snort* :)

what was here has gone :/
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Message 86962 - Posted: 10 Jul 2018, 1:30:18 UTC

Since it is Monday evening on the west coast it is time to wake up Jord so he will be prepared for Tuesday's outage.
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Message 86964 - Posted: 10 Jul 2018, 6:31:51 UTC - in response to Message 86962.  

No, you'll have to fend for yourselves today, aside from this message I won't be in today. Have a fun fine outrage.
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Message 86966 - Posted: 10 Jul 2018, 7:12:58 UTC

Enjoy the day Jord - I'm sure some around here will "miss" you ;-)
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Message 86985 - Posted: 10 Jul 2018, 15:41:33 UTC - in response to Message 86964.  

No, you'll have to fend for yourselves today, aside from this message I won't be in today. Have a fun fine outrage.

It's still up and no Jord, is this how the world will end?
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Message 86986 - Posted: 10 Jul 2018, 15:53:53 UTC
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It'll go down in 37 minutes :-)
Spoke too soon :-(
It's down.
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Message 86987 - Posted: 10 Jul 2018, 15:56:39 UTC - in response to Message 86986.  

It's down and the world didn't end.
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