Posts by Gary Charpentier

1) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 114037)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Got a smishing text from a criminal trying to trick me into clicking a link. The criminal attributed the message to another criminal, "Donald Trump."
2) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113966)
Posted 28 Apr 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Jord: Does Win 10 have write permission? No seriously, has the driver done something so that it prevents W10 from saving the configuration in a survives reboot/power cycle way? Or a vice versa that the driver can't save its last step so it has to do that every reboot an thus W10 sees a change? CMOS battery on the MB? And as always, if you can't find any other report of the issue, may be unique to you, lots of reports its a bug.
3) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113943)
Posted 24 Apr 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Glory Gary 1, IRS 0!

You don't ever want to have to call the Internal Revenue Service. Worse when they have made an error. Every option in the voice system is "make a payment" for this or that notice. When you finally get through all that crap and the computer finally decides it will allow you a human, "The expected wait time on hold is 95 minutes!" Thank the heavens, "Press one for a call back."

Then they call you back - amazingly on time, "Your expected hold time is 2 minutes" zzzz ring "Agent 201334D556293. What payment do you want to make" No! Explain issue. "Let me transfer you to the XYZ department" Music. Oh god how long now?!

About a minute later bleep blap ring. Agent 100129X5398. Me: Your OCR software missed the check mark in the box for exception A. What do you need to look my return up? All manner of numbers later including the number qualifying me for exception A (part of my PII), "it will be just a minute while I look up your account." Silence. "I'm sorry it is taking so long, just another minute." Silence.

Then the Glory. "I've fixed your return and you will be getting a refund."
4) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 113887)
Posted 12 Apr 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Robert Macneil
5) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113819)
Posted 25 Mar 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Is there enough traffic here to support a word link game?
6) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113818)
Posted 25 Mar 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Booze really scrambles the brain. As I arrive tonight at my favorite restaurant / alehouse I witness a hit and run on a poor innocent parked truck in the city parking lot. Park, wander in, announce it, truck owner cusses, and everyone in the place knows the old lady who just left and did the deed. But she wasn't done with just hitting the truck, I didn't see this part but a couple of other people did from the dive bar next door where an angry bollard and planter got in the way of her destruction. She drove off bumper hanging from her car. If she had had the sense to stop and hand over insurance info, but no. So now two counts of hit and run, the truck and the city bollard and likely two counts of failure to report an accident, she has a couple days left to report still. Apparently she left mad that the bar tender had cut her off.
7) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113762)
Posted 11 Mar 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Seti forums getting slow again.
8) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113567)
Posted 8 Feb 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Again?
"Unable to connect."
9) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113511)
Posted 30 Jan 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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server missing again
10) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113506)
Posted 30 Jan 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Hacking seems to be finished.
11) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113505)
Posted 30 Jan 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Well, it has gone from bad to worse. Now the server isn't responding at all.

I hope that means someone is hacking on it.
12) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113498)
Posted 29 Jan 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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We all knew this day would come. Everyone is on the round the world vacation by camel.
13) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113480)
Posted 28 Jan 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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I knew this thread had some life left
14) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113479)
Posted 28 Jan 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Think of this, a radiator immersed in water vs a radiator in a vacuum. Now 100% humidity isn't quite a pool of water but it is to the point there is liquid water, fog. 0% humidity isn't a true vacuum but illustrative.

The hunk of metal (radiator) heats faster when it isn't throwing heat into water. But how fast the metal gets hot may not be indicative of how fast a human perceives it to be warm in the room. Think of getting out of the shower and then after you have dried off.
15) Message boards : The Lounge : The Seti is Slumbering Cafe (Message 113460)
Posted 27 Jan 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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The message probably happens when they take it off-line to perform backup of forums (occasional spasms).

/Sarcasm on >
I would hedge my bets on chance of project revival are about the same as odds of the Dallas Cowboys Football team winning the Superbowl this year!
</Sarcasm off

5 hours on and the message is still there I'd say it crashed and no one has the root password anymore.
16) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 113426)
Posted 22 Jan 2024 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Dexter Scott King
17) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113312)
Posted 23 Dec 2023 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Grumble, blown power supply. Grumble everything closed for holiday.
18) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113217)
Posted 3 Dec 2023 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Welcome to rose colored glasses computer filters
19) Message boards : The Lounge : These are no longer with us, may they have peace. (Message 113206)
Posted 30 Nov 2023 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Henry Kissinger, Rest in Peace.
20) Message boards : The Lounge : Grumbles, Glory and All Your Off Topic Discussions (Message 113205)
Posted 30 Nov 2023 by Profile Gary Charpentier
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Ah, sounds just like what UPS did several years ago to my workplace. The even "helpfully" repackaged it, even with a few sheets with tire marks. Seller sent a new shipment.


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