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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby OlegTheBatty » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:34 pm

Aztexan wrote:I've always thought secession from the US wasn't far enough. We should secede from the planet. Whaddayabuncha yankees think about that?


You outta git yer own star - - - and build a Dyson sphere around it.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:45 pm

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Aztexan wrote:I've always thought secession from the US wasn't far enough. We should secede from the planet. Whaddayabuncha yankees think about that?


You outta git yer own star - - - and build a Dyson sphere around it.

And make the Dysons pay for it!
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:51 pm

Dang!......my Ram capture issue is back. Pegged at 97% (of 8 Gigs). Thats when my system starts to freeze and throw up error messages. Close many background and active programs and RAM is down to 90% which works if I don't multi-task too much.

Of interest.....using Task Manager, the Process Tab shows 40 open processes, but the Performance Tab reports that there are 93 processes running. (Of interest: it also shows 1332 threads and 32,937 "Handles."==>what are those things?). So....I assume RAM is being grabbed by one of the processes that is not shown in the Process Tab. Why do that M$? How can I fix your broken OS if you have the information but won't display it to your customers?? Whats up with dat?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:55 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Aztexan wrote:I've always thought secession from the US wasn't far enough. We should secede from the planet. Whaddayabuncha yankees think about that?


You outta git yer own star - - - and build a Dyson sphere around it.

And make the Dysons pay for it!


But wouldn`t the Dyson suck up all the S***hole stuff aznd bring it to ya?

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:01 pm

They'll drop ship to the White House.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:01 pm

Having fun learning my Firestick Tv. Sure would be nice if it would work? As many on the internet are complaining: I have a Very Good wifi connection, but I keep droping the Internet. No Amazon offered solution seems to fix it although some have reported that a NEW Firestick or a NEW Router did solve the problem. Thats not really a "fix" in my book.

What I see that is not reported anywhere is that my system/modem-router keeps the internet connection 100% of the time on its own. When I use the Firestick, about 50% of the time that the Firestick loses the Internet Connection, what is happening is it is Firestick itself that is causing the "entire router/modem connection" to fail...even at my computer. but it is only 50% of the time. ie: I can surf on my computer while Firestick cannot connect to the internet........its a 50/50 thing.....maybe its 30/30/30 because most often when the router loses internet connection and computer and Firestick are diconnected, the computer comes back in a minute while Firestick remains unconnected.

I can't find yet the right forum to get this question answered. No real problem "IF" THE SOLUTION is to buy a usb powered Ethernet hard wired dongle for the Firestick....but if the wifi signal is strong....why would a hard wire make any difference? But, this is the state of ignorance the Firestick base is in.........and if in testing this FLAW IN THE FIRESTICK was evident.....why not build that Ethernet port into the stick?

I hate not knowing.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gord » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:33 am

I lost my nail file, and apparently they don't make them anymore! :evil:

Seriously? They don't MAKE them anymore?

Here's what I want: A folding nail file with a nail bed cleaner (the little hook on the end).

You can get nail files with nail bed cleaners: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1000_.jpg

You can get folding nail files: http://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1rfwVKpXXX ... 20x220.jpg

But where the hell are the ones I want!! :rant:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:32 am

Well, if your really, really, really want it: buy both models and kludge them together. Looks like a job the dremel diamond saw could handle quite easily.........................always a sense of satisfaction then, every time you use it.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Poodle » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:19 am

I sympathise. I've been looking for a folding beer bottle for absolutely AGES!

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:30 am

I looked for beer bottles that weren`t defective, but only found ones that eventually ran dry.

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Major Malfunction » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:02 am

Gord wrote:I lost my nail file, and apparently they don't make them anymore! :evil:

Just scratch a tree.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:16 am

Just walking down the street doesn`t do it?

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Major Malfunction » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:16 am

TJrandom wrote:I looked for beer bottles that weren`t defective, but only found ones that eventually ran dry.

I drank so many bottles of light beer just for the bottles, I'm ashamed to admit it.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby TJrandom » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:20 am

Major Malfunction wrote:
TJrandom wrote:I looked for beer bottles that weren`t defective, but only found ones that eventually ran dry.

I drank so many bottles of light beer just for the bottles, I'm ashamed to admit it.


I used to test them too... not that I ever wanted the beer - but that search for a perfect bottle was brutal!

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Postby Major Malfunction » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:27 am

These ones were clear, which makes for easier cleaning. And they took a crown cap and pressurisation well. I have to admit, the beer wasn't bad, either. Best light I've tasted. So it wasn't exactly a Herculean task.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:13 pm

Gord wrote:I lost my nail file, and apparently they don't make them anymore! :evil:

Seriously? They don't MAKE them anymore?

Here's what I want: A folding nail file with a nail bed cleaner (the little hook on the end).

You can get nail files with nail bed cleaners: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1000_.jpg

You can get folding nail files: http://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1rfwVKpXXX ... 20x220.jpg

But where the hell are the ones I want!! :rant:

https://smile.amazon.com/AOR-AOR-TU215- ... +nail+file
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Major Malfunction » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:17 pm

Because you never know where your nails might be, or when you'll need to screw them back on.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:41 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:Because you never know where your nails might be, or when you'll need to screw them back on.

Don't google "Repairing damaged nail beds." Just sayin'.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:42 pm

I'm a biologist. I watch that over toast and tea every morning.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:15 pm

Something that never fails to grind my gears...shopping for a vehicle. I'd love to have a personal shopper to whom I could give a list of my requirements, and have that person find me a vehicle. My list isn't horribly long, but it's difficult to find a vehicle with everything I want:

• 2012 or later...no point buying someone else's beater
• no accidents on record
• appropriate service record (oil changes and such)
• manual transmission...most manufacturers haven't made them in years, except Jeep and Subaru
• 4WD or AWD...necessary in New England
• towing capacity of 1500 lbs. (680 kg.) or more...I need to be able to attach a small trailer with a lawn tractor
• prefer an SUV over a pickup truck...a compromise between cargo and passenger capacity
• MP3 input...must have music while driving
• remote lock/unlock...key locks are a PITA
• AC...vehicle interiors get really hot during New England summers
• decent MPG...I don't drive a lot, but 12 city/15 highway is unacceptable
• low mileage, and low yearly mileage from previous owner...preferably no higher than 7,000 miles a year
• $18,000 or cheaper (based on my planned down payment and affordable monthly payments)

Other than that, I'm flexible. I don't care what color it is, although I would prefer to avoid bright colors (which seem to attract the attention of every cop in the vicinity). I don't want or need back-up cameras, built-in GPS, TV/DVD, or any garbage like that. I don't even care if I have to manually roll down the windows.

Currently, I'm looking at the Subaru Forester and the Jeep Patriot (High Altitude edition), but leaning toward the Patriot because I dislike crossovers; they look like station wagons. I prefer a boxy-looking SUV not only because they look better, but also because they provide more interior room; I want to be able to buy lumber and plywood without having to MacGyver a way to get it home.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:45 pm

Measure the interiors before buying then.
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Postby JO 753 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:12 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:Something that never fails to grind my gears...shopping for a vehicle.


Perfect match. Youre welcome.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:24 pm

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Nikki Nyx wrote:Something that never fails to grind my gears...shopping for a vehicle.
Perfect match. Youre welcome.
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Postby TJrandom » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:04 am

Blizzard!

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:36 am

It's been over 40oC here, and more on the way. Maybe we can phase-shift locations every few minutes to achieve some kind of agreeable balance...?

*ahh... so warm... / ah... so cool...*
*{!#%@} it's hot / {!#%@} it's freezing*
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Postby TJrandom » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:49 am

It isn`t all that cold - just -1C but with a gusty wind and some snow. I`ll be surprised to see a centimeter come morning, and anything left of that come 3PM. But in the mountains...

I have a large woodstove, and it is doing a fine job. Now if only I had a nubile sweetie and a bit of scotch, ( then I`d be in real trouble).

BTW, the plastering is done, so maybe tomorrow I`ll get out to the high counter.

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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:33 am

I installed an aircon a couple summers ago, and it keeps me sweet. You just try not to go outdoors on days like that. It's honestly like stepping into a blast furnace. The real problem begins when it runs for several weeks, makes everything tinder-dry, and then you get blasting 100 km/h winds, and raging fires. This is the time of season for it, and it's looking like a perfect setup.

I need to get out tomorrow, mow the lawn, clean out the gutters, trim the bushes, and make sure my hoses are in position, while we have a short cooler spell. I should engineer some way to block the downpipes while I'm up there so I can fill the gutters with water.

I've been through a major bushfire before, and I've seen whole branches on fire just raining from the sky, with stinging, choking smoke, visibility so you can barely see your feet, whole trees being uprooted and blown across the street, running around with a bucket dousing spot fires in the yard.

Fun times. Wish me luck.

Funny you mention scotch. I had a craving for one today and treated myself. Went down a treat. As for a sweetie, she's not due back till the end of the week. Oh, man, it feels like an eternity... *le pant*

Hope to see your plastering results!
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:56 pm

Just went to back up a 4TB Hard Drive that had my Game of Thrones and Curb Your Enthusiasm amoung others (Humans) on it. Worked just fine when it recorded those shows last month. But, first time ever: I have a disk that needs to be reformatted. Shoot.

In past years, I've used various "deep" recovery tools and none of them have done a very good job of it. Basically, if this is not just a MBR that can be restored, I've lost that much data. Actually 80% of the drive has been backed up to two other drives. It's taken my budget awhile to provide the number of blank drives to do backups, but NOW I'll redouble my efforts to make that BackUp asap....as in before the drive is disconnected and powered off.

Technology. Its a hassle, but our life styles rotate about it. Note: I don't know how to restore a MBR...I just have a gut hunch this is what a screwed up MBR looks like? Well........off to google.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:11 pm

You really have {!#%@} luck, don't you? Did you annoy a gypsy at some point?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gord » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:29 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:I lost my nail file, and apparently they don't make them anymore! :evil:

Seriously? They don't MAKE them anymore?

Here's what I want: A folding nail file with a nail bed cleaner (the little hook on the end).

You can get nail files with nail bed cleaners: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1000_.jpg

You can get folding nail files: http://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1rfwVKpXXX ... 20x220.jpg

But where the hell are the ones I want!! :rant:

https://smile.amazon.com/AOR-AOR-TU215- ... +nail+file

The nail file on that thing is wrong!
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:09 am

Use the one hidden in your clippers?
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:23 am

Gord wrote:The nail file on that thing is wrong!

Mate, they're a buck on ebay, delivered.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:29 am

Major Malfunction wrote:You really have {!#%@} luck, don't you? Did you annoy a gypsy at some point?

Not intentionally. Maybe I cut one off in traffic?

It probably "IS" my fault. Only a month or so ago I was privately marveling at how reliable much of my computer stuff is. Every cpu I have ever had has worked without fail....under hard usage for many years. Same with my hard drives unless I dropped them. So...now I have about 3 of them acting up and throwing out errors. My Karmic Wheel has rolled over on me. Ha, ha.....I'm still enthused at how good the picture is on my 65 in TV. Only problem with it (Vizio) is that it tends not to want to turn on if it is turned off. So.......I leave it ON all the time. When not watched, I tune it to an unconnected hdmi port. I think that will save most of the parts. Not turning on is a well documented issue with Vizio on the web....even though their service department has never heard of such a thing and doesn't sell replacement on/off modules. Big second had market for them on the web though. I almost bought one just in case...but I dont' really want to take the back off this monster.

To wrap it up: I did lose a few power units with my first computer as they came from the factor underpowered. Now I over supply my self builts, and haven't had that issue. I once bricked a bios doing an update, so I "guess" that was my fault..... not very consumer friendly process......so now: I never update my bios. And once I did have ram go out. It was rewarding to actually find the burn spot on the circuit board. Easy to replace.

.........almost time to build my next computer: to be VR capable. I read the powerful video cards needed to run them are overpriced right now as they are used for Bitcoin Mining. That market should ease up given the bit coin volatility. Fun to read that the investment cost to make bitcoins doesn't pay for itself OTHER THAN the speculation in the "thing." Money from nothing. Fun to watch.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:46 am

Yeah, I know your kind. Nothing works like it should, but when I walk in the room it all seems to work perfectly.

I just seem to emit some positive energy field that makes electronics work when I'm standing near them.

I can chat for hours if I'm being paid for it. Or if you're just lonely, message me.

It sounds like I'm soliciting a "call me" number, but I actually ran one for a couple years. Hints and tech support. But I had regular customers that would call me just to have a chat once a week.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:02 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Only a month or so ago I was privately marveling at how reliable much of my computer stuff is.
Well, there's your problem. Never claim how great things work where they can hear you. Also, never discuss a windfall in the presence of appliances, vehicles, or electronics; they'll take it as a cue that they can die peacefully. :mrgreen:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gord » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:45 am

Major Malfunction wrote:
Gord wrote:The nail file on that thing is wrong!

Mate, they're a buck on ebay, delivered.

Price is not the object.
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:59 am

Now we're talking. I've got one of those coveted things. :mrgreen:



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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:09 am

...or you could grab this one or this one... :glare:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Major Malfunction » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:26 am

I just pick my nails when they get too long, but I've got the technique down pat so they just peel right off at the desired length. After a couple days the edges naturally wear smooth. My girlfriend complimented me on my nails, saying I obviously take good care of them. Yes, yes I do. :lol:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gord » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:45 am

scrmbldggs wrote:...or you could grab this one or this one... :glare:

Yeah! Those are them!

Why the hell don't they make those anymore? :evil:
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"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
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