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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2011, 03:54:26 PM »
So.  One of my home machines uses Avast antivirus, and the other one still uses AVG, mostly because I'm lazy [but honest] and partly because I wanted to be able to compare them directly.

Mostly, I rarely notice the difference.  However.  AVG 'upgraded' itself, and now it "warns" me when an application is using "too much" memory.  Apparently anything over 300k is sometimes too much.  So when I'm using Netflix, AVG will sometimes start popping up to warn me that Internet Exploder is using a bunch of memory.

Which, yes, I know.  I realize the software isn't smart enough to (A) know when an app is supposed to be using a lot of memory, or (B) know when it's annoying the shit out of me.  The technology does exist that would allow it to learn, but perhaps that's asking too much.  Popping something up in front of the video I'm watching is prohibitively annoying, though.

I spent about ten minutes sorting through options and crap, and AVG has a setting telling it not to notify me, and another saying not to bug me if I've got an app in full-screen mode.

As it turns out, these do not work.

Sooo . . . as soon as I have the time, I'll uninstall AVG and install Avast on that machine.  Sorry, AVG, but it's like three strikes too many, and I let you have a couple of strikes for free, at the beginning.  Of course, it's possible I'll find that Avast doesn't work great with Netflix, either, but it's worth finding out.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2011, 10:14:19 PM »
ESET's NOD32 is making me happy. It set up easily, and the only notices I get are the daily one that it updated (and I decided not to turn off), and warning me that Windows needs updating (which I'd ignore if something didn't remind me, believe it or not).

There are a lot of things that I don't use, but it's been a nice transparent protection thus far.
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2011, 12:32:32 PM »
Dear Google:

OK, you got rid of the "+" operator because, let's face it, you chose a really stupid name for your social network product, and you screwed yourself.  And us.  Power users want a proper set of search operators.

However, the "+" operator hadn't really worked properly in a long time, now had it.  No, of course Google's search engine has been taught to believe that it knows what you actually want regardless of what you actually told it.  What's needed is for the Advanced Search page to have a field that says No, Seriously, Do Not Bother Returning A Single Goddamned Page That Does Not Have This Term, or alternately All These Terms.

I have an original Jeff Beck poster that does not have a date on it.  I'd like to know what concert it's from.  It has a picture of Frankenstein's monster on it, from the old silent film adaptation of Frankenstein.  I went to the Advanced Search and tried various ways of getting Google to search for pages that contain "jeff" "beck" and "frankenstein". 

Nope.  It's not even trying.  I get Young Frankenstein in the first ten pages returned every single damned time, pages that have no mention of "beck" even in their source, much less in rendered text.  My most recent try was for the phrase frankenstein poster "jeff beck", and six of the first eleven returns do no contain "beck".

Useless.  Much as I hate Yahoo!, maybe I'll just go see what Altavista is doing these days.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2011, 09:21:58 AM »
Have you tried using the minus sign?  "Jeff Beck" Frankenstein -young?

www.wolfgangsvault.com/jeff-beck/poster-art.html
Link is blocked at work, but looked promising.
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2011, 09:32:06 AM »
No, I found it easily enough with Altavista, as it turns out.  I'm sure I could have found it with Google, but my crankiness is over it being unnecessarily difficult. 

I don't want to have to trick Google into doing what I want.  I'm sure there are instances where software does guess what I want in spite of what I've told it, but not that I particularly notice, whereas hour after hour, every day, software is constantly disregarding what I want in order to guess wrong.

Gmail marks random emails as Important, Facebook picks stories for me to care about, yadda fucking yadda.  STOP HELPING.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2011, 02:25:33 PM »
Just don't search on "jeff" "beck" "frankenstein" and "rule 34"
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2011, 04:31:42 PM »
Not again, no.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2011, 10:03:07 PM »
it's not as good as a GIS for lucy liu

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2011, 11:00:21 PM »
Wait.  What?  I must have missed this, but I may metagoogle it later.

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2011, 11:14:27 PM »
It probably doesn't get that result anymore, but I'm sure as shit not going to check.
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2011, 12:43:27 AM »
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2011, 12:45:22 AM »
 :confused:

Oh hell, I just got it.  There goes my subconscious again!
« Last Edit: November 01, 2011, 01:01:28 AM by feffer »
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2011, 12:55:54 AM »
Likely what would be returned in a GIS that had Rule 34 in it
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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2011, 01:00:47 AM »
I believe it was Tub Girl.
Cause you're so beautiful
Like a tree
Or a high-class prostitute
You're so beautiful
Mmm, you could be a part-time model
But you'd probably have to keep your normal job

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Re: Endless Complaining
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2011, 08:33:34 AM »
that's a hoffing.

That almost makes me want a whole in my ear.
Maybe I could stick one in my belly button. - mo
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