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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1365 on: October 10, 2018, 03:21:43 PM »
I think they're designed badly on purpose.  There's no reason a faucet needs to be attached to the sink in such a way that you have to turn nuts that are underneath the sink and behind the bowl.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1366 on: October 10, 2018, 04:01:01 PM »
Now that I think about it, I may have installed that faucet before I installed the sink, which is cast iron/ceramic. Heavy, man, heavy.

Also, Sears is in the news today.  :eyeroll:
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1367 on: October 10, 2018, 04:13:11 PM »
Currently doing a bunch of data processing on a Windows machine using software from Sea-Bird Scientific so basically I want to lay down a line of fairly big nukes between Bellvue and Redmond right now.
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1368 on: October 10, 2018, 04:29:59 PM »
We changed our bathroom faucet by removing the sink from the vanity installing the faucet and dropping the sink back in.  Much easier that way.
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1369 on: October 21, 2018, 03:16:27 PM »
It's symbolic of our struggle against reality.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1370 on: October 22, 2018, 09:38:06 AM »
See, I don't even consider that shit to be a "website".  :harumph:


And it's all too true.  This is why I turn off JavaScript.  The internet is a thousand times better with it turned off by default.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1371 on: October 22, 2018, 11:22:31 AM »
I use NoScript, which will allow scripts by one domain at a time, or all domains at once. I usually go one at a time, and try to figure out each one does by its name, sometimes easy, sometimes impossible. I'm convinced that on many sites, there are domains that have absolutely no function at all.
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1372 on: October 22, 2018, 11:40:19 AM »
I don't get that on BC.:P
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1373 on: October 22, 2018, 05:24:54 PM »
Noscript implemented an interface change about six-eight months ago (maybe longer) that made it unusable by me. I could not get it to work any more. Weird, because it *was* great. Wouldn't solve this Do Not Track / WaPo problem.
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1374 on: October 22, 2018, 05:29:48 PM »
In other news, my GoPro has stopped talking to my computers. I plug it in, the light comes on, battery charges but no USB icon and no connection. I think it has to do with a recent MacOS upgrade. I saw some discussion of similar problems on GoPro's support forums, so I thought I'd check in there, no dice, so I thought I'd ask them a question. Required registration. OK, fine. Tried it. Infinite beachball.

Is GoPro actually dead?
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1375 on: October 23, 2018, 10:02:43 AM »
I don't know shit about GoPro, alas.  :shrug:


None of the JS control apps are perfect, but most of them that I've tried are a lot better than nothing.  That said, old-Opera's native ad-blocking is better than any of the ad-blocking apps I've tried.  Just way better for I Want To Block THIS Thing Right Here.

What I want now is an app for my phone that automatically removes all AMP from URLs.  In my experience thus far, every AMP version of a webpage is a worse version of the mobile page, which is almost always a worse version of the regular page.  :whatever:

Google:  Stop doing things.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1376 on: October 23, 2018, 10:08:35 AM »
GoPro really dropped off the radar quick. I don't know what happened there.

Noscript implemented an interface change about six-eight months ago (maybe longer) that made it unusable by me. I could not get it to work any more. Weird, because it *was* great.

Yeah, that was to be compatible with the new version of Firefox that I've been refusing to upgrade to, so I'm still using the old version of NoScript too. The new version of NoScript is one of the reasons I don't want to update Firefox.
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1377 on: October 23, 2018, 04:18:47 PM »
I wouldn't put any anti-competitive behavior by Apple out of the range of plausibility.
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1378 on: February 06, 2019, 04:51:31 PM »
SO, YES, we're on almost all Windows 10 machines at work, now, with one Linux machine.  Windows 10 is awful and embarrassing, but the machines we have it running on are so much newer than our old machines that it runs reasonably well once you get rid of some fripperies.

To date, the only decent or halfway impressive new-to-Windows feature any of us have noticed is how you can see a YouTube video playing in the task-switch preview thumbnail.  This isn't a useful feature, really, but it's kind of impressive.

But mostly Windows 10 is still crap, even after we've all had months to get used to it.  Today, though, we had some fun -- the mouse and many dialog boxes stopped working properly.  So we tried to close and restart Windows.

I didn't realize you can't do that anymore.  I mean, I guess you're supposed to be able to.  But instead, the machine hung while it was trying to shut down.  When we restarted it manually, as it were, it couldn't restart Windows.  :eyeroll:

Instead, it kept trying to Prepare to Automatically Repair Windows.  This would lead to a screen where it said it couldn't, and we had the option of shutting the machine off (forever, I guess?) or Advanced Options.

The Advanced Options screen led to various vague choices, none of which worked.  OH GOOD.

Eventually, YT managed to get the machine to give us the option of reinstalling Windows.  Which it does from an image on the drive, not a DVD or something, and that's good because it didn't come with a DVD or anything.  This is a new machine we got about a week ago -- brand new!  Not refurbished or anything!  One week seemed like a sadly short operating life.

Anyway, we timed it, and it took 76 minutes to reinstall Windows.  (This doesn't count the hour-plus it took us to get that started.)  We chose the Don't Erase All Our Document Files option, figuring that if . . . somehow that didn't work, we could maybe get it to let us try again with the Do Erase Everything option.  But it did work!  It just put us back at square one of removing idiotic crap from the Task Bar, installing Chrome and Firefox again, and so on.

Chrome remembered our Gmail account, although not the password.  Which . . . good?  I guess?  Surprising and slightly creepy, but almost reassuring?  Except, in that case, why not remember, say, which extensions we had installed?  Especially since the Google Play Store is such amateurish trash.

BUT what can you do?  I could never get everyone here to agree to use a Linux desktop, and, anyway, so far my first successful Linux desktop has been my only really satisfactory one.  (I've already made it a rule to never try another Dell machine, Windows or Linux.  :nonplused:)  My bad Linux desktop installs are still mostly better than any Windows 10 desktop I've used, in most ways, but, for instance, one of them refuses to connect to the internet in any way.

:shrug:

Anyway.  I hate Microsoft so much.  I fondly remember when they were just exasperating.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #1379 on: February 06, 2019, 04:52:23 PM »
ALSO also, I'd just like to point out that we still live in an age where progress meters are useless. 

The most difficult task in computing is estimating how long any installation or file transfer process will take.