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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:44 am

Major Malfunction wrote:Australian government spent millions passing law to block torrent sites, and it's a 2-second work-around.


Bummer...
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Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:03 am

Barse Ackwards is right.

I suppose they at least deserve a ribbon for participation.
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:01 am

Yes, but two seconds at the billing rates....for each torrenter....

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Postby Major Malfunction » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:57 am

It's the Providers that'll be cashing-in. We implemented your law (even tho' it's ridiculously easy to circumvent), it costs this much, now hand over the compensation.
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Postby JO 753 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:57 am

Horrible, scrmbld. Horrible! The power uv Fotoshop uzed for evil!
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Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:16 pm

Thanks, Oprah!
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Postby JO 753 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:19 am

Did I ever tell you how much I hate programmerz? I recall mentioning it. :evil:

Setting up a mirror Nooalf site this week iz reminding me how much.

I cant get any ftp program to work, so I haf to upload filez 1 at a time. Therez about 1500. It woudnt be so bad if it didnt cloze the window with the filez after every wun. But it duz, so every upload starts with the window popping up, then a pauze befor it starts to fill in all the filez. After they are all in, I haf to scroll down to where the next file iz, click on it, then click the button to start the upload. Lucky the actual upload usually takes less than a second.

Sumtimez that pauze lasts a long time, 20 secondz or so. I dont know if its the stoopid Google Kromebook or the web host.

Just tried another "free" ftp for Google. Seemed OK, got farther than ever, but ended up with 'failed authentication'. And it wuz prezented az a free download, but then therez a countdown going in the upper rite corner titled 'free trial' with a rejister now button that led to 'purchase now'.

Sorry, dumass, you failed the trial.

the only reazon I hav been able to tolerate this iz bekuz I'm burnt out on working on my car out in the cold, so this iz like a vacation.
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Postby Gord » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:02 am

I slept through Second Christmas today!

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/ca ... istmas-day

My family calls it "Ukrainian Christmas" because my mother grew up around a lot of Ukrainians.

For many Orthodox Christians, Christmas Day is not about Christmas characters that have become popular through commercialization. Christmas Day is a time to heal the soul. It is also a time of peace and unity.

:no: It's a time for eating pierogies, holubtsi, and perishke (perogies, cabbage rolls, and...uh, I call them "perestroikas" because I'm a goof).

Oh, here they are, perishke: https://youtu.be/W7LlVfxHB4k?t=5m34s
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:30 am

Jesus spared you.
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Postby Gord » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:40 pm

Jesus only cooks me Mexican food. Isus cooks me Ukrainian food.
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Postby Major Malfunction » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:45 pm

In this instance, I think Jesus wins.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:05 pm

Oh come on, pink socks are pretty. I just made a whole batch of them! :glare:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:12 am

It hit 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) after New Year, in Sydney, so we went somewhere cold. Just got back and it's now 39 degrees Celsius. My cat now sleeps in the fridge. :D


"NSW heatwave to send temperatures soaring above 45 degrees............"

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weath ... tnmvz.html

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Postby Gord » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:39 am

Don't worry, people are freezing to death in Europe so it all balances out somehow.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38554357

...More than 20 people are now known to have died as icy temperatures continue to grip much of Europe.

Ten people died of cold in Poland on Sunday. The bodies of three migrants, two Iraqi and one Somali, were found near the Turkish-Bulgarian border....

Two Iraqis and a Somali froze to death near the Turkish-Bulgarian border? I can never remember, is that irony or is the definition different?

- the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

- a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

- a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.

I guess it could be the second definition, maybe. "Let's escape the war in our desert homeland and go somewhere safe; oh dear, ice"?
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Postby JO 753 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:03 am

Two Iraqis and a Somali froze to death near the Turkish-Bulgarian border....

Soundz like the beginning uv a joke. The former Soviet block version uv ____ & _____ walk into a bar. Insted uv walk in, its froze to deth and the Turkish-Bulgarian border insted uv bar.
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Postby TJrandom » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:37 pm

I have been off-line for just shy of a week - PC hard disk acting up and now confirmed as needing to be replaced. The good news is that it is still under warranty, but the bad news is that they will be slower than the February Nome honey flow. The better news is that I was able to manually perform a backup - one or two files at a time. It will probably be mid-February before I am back to normal - that is if Trump hasn`t dropped a NK ICBM on me.

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Postby TJrandom » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:30 pm

My last post for several weeks, as I ship this nearly dead PC off for repair. It took two hours to get it booted and accessing this site. But with a new disk, I will be back - `lessin Trump does us all in before that.

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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Gord » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:56 am

Good luck in the coming apocalypse! :wave:
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:14 am

Bye TJ! :cray: Good luck with that slipped disk!
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Postby JO 753 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:23 am

Got you guyz fooled.

Fase it - he'z taking a brake frum us. He coud get a new comp for 100$ and be back here within 30 minits.

We suk. We're annoying. OK in small dosez, but toxic and emotionally draining over the long haul. :frown:

We need to take this time to improov ourselvez. Rehab. Retool. Renovate. Figure out wayz to be more personable. Pack a smile in every post, so peepl dont want to ever leave. And I mean put a sinsere smile on their fase, not tak an emojy on every sentens!
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:56 am

Buying a new computer might be out of sight.
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Postby Gord » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:14 am

It's fake news.
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Postby JO 753 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:14 am

:lol:
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:33 pm

Gord wrote:It's fake news.


:scratch: I didn't see it on CNN . . .
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Postby Gord » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:58 am

OlegTheBatty wrote:
Gord wrote:It's fake news.

:scratch: I didn't see it on CNN . . .

Trump won't release it to them.
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Postby Gord » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:44 pm

Gord wrote:I've picked up a nasty redirect virus on my computer, and I haven't been able to get rid of it. I've tried Rkill, Kaspersky Protection, and FixTDSS.exe from Symantec, but none of them can find the problem.

My free Kaspersky trial ends tomorrow. :| Not sure if I've solved the problem yet, or if Kaspersky is keeping it from popping up its nasty little head. Either way, I can't afford to pay for Kaspersky.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:11 pm

Damn lawyers and their rates. :evil:
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Postby JO 753 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:42 pm

Iznt that the kidnapping, murder, matress label tampering trial in the Ozarks?
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OMG, mattress label tampering? That's what you've been involved in, Gord? Sham on you! :shock:
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scrmbldggs wrote:OMG, mattress label tampering? That's what you've been involved in, Gord? Sham on you! :shock:


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Postby JO 753 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:25 pm

Subscribed to The Chicago Tribune Online a few weeks back. I think it wuz sumthing like 5$ for a month.

Not so much that I really wanted it, but I feel that its important to hav a strong press to combat the rizing tide uv nonsens & biased propaganda. And I also thot it woud be better than the free newz soursez.

But it seemz they arent any good at adapting to dijital. I assume they hired a company that specializez in created enterprize sized websites, so they probably tried to save money and picked a bad wun.

Wen I coud get logged in, there pajez were sumtimez unreadable due to so much junk constantly loading that it kept scroll from working. Now I just wasted 10 minits trying to log in and after goofing with chanjing my password and finally about to get in, it stops me with "your cookies are disabled".

Last straw.
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Postby Matthew Ellard » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:23 pm

JO 753 wrote:Wen I coud get logged in, there pajez were sumtimez unreadable due to so much junk constantly loading that it kept scroll from working. Now I just wasted 10 minits trying to log in and after goofing with chanjing my password and finally about to get in, it stops me with "your cookies are disabled". Last straw.


I agree with you. If you pay for a digital subscription to a newspaper or journal, it should come to you "clean" with a minimum of adverts and pop ups.

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:41 am

Minimum?

At most: a menu item to choose how many or what kind of "ads" or "add ons" you wish to see. "If they were smart" I could see an intelligent assistant (Oh!) advise you of related articles in the source and such things.

It even strikes me as "weird" they would do this. I'm playing with some encoding software right now that I actually like because it does the same job x3 faster than Handbrake.....BUT it takes 100% of my cpu ...so I can't multi-task.....and yet....as I speak, its coming around......it took awhile for the "affinity" control to take hold............we'll see.

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R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore :frown:
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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:33 am

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Minimum? At most: a menu item to choose how many or what kind of "ads" or "add ons" you wish to see.


It's a profit issue. The subscription payment is only a small portion of the publisher's revenue. The lion's share still comes from advertising. The larger the web circulation, the less adverts it needs to be forced to display.

I also think that publishers converting from print media to digital circulation think they are simply getting more revenue during the transition when they are really moving into a very different revenue model. In reality they are diluting their ad revenue by training their advertisers to become comfortable with different media platforms.

Rupert Murdoch, in Australia is going to keep a print issue of his national newspaper, The Australian. When all smaller newspapers go digital Murdoch will have a monopoly on selling print based advertising. Advertisers on digital platforms will simply be swamped by more and more digital adverts.

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:45 am

Matt: good points all. Just to restate what is assumed: I can see PAYING to get ads, but they better be very minimal or I'd stop paying. There is a "skill" in finding information sources in the free internet. As you say: I don't want to teach the Entertainment Czars how to funnel the market to their paywall sources. Its the only thing really keeping me from Scientific America and the Wall Street Journal. ..... I get fully occupied trying to find a free source for the same info.... usually not as "on point". When I really get irritated, I guess I'll start paying?
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Postby Gord » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:25 am

scrmbldggs wrote:R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore :frown:

Ohhh, I forgot about that. :frown:
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Postby JO 753 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:16 am

But he'z going to fix the conomy! (eat at Carl'z Jr.)
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Postby TJrandom » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:38 am

Fixing the PC cost more than $100 even with a free under-warranty disk - and replacing the PC entirely would have been closer to $1000 on the short end.... They wouldn`t just replace the disk - but `needed` to replace the top cover and the CD drive cover - who knows why, but no fixie the covers meant no fixie the disk. Go figure! Pride in workmanship? Of just screw the customer? Pretty sure I got screwed….


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