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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
by Flumble
It seems quite clear to me sableeagle is complaining about the dialog's existence, not what it displays.
I press shift+delete for basically everything I want removed (perhaps I should just disable the recycle bin altogether done) and I'm very glad there's a dialog, so I automatically double-check the selection and not accidentally have really-important-folder among the selected items. Moreover, because the dialog locks and shows the current selection, you're sure there's no way another item can be added to the selection a split-second before deletion.

What sableeagle may not know, is that (even in windows) you can simply disable the confirmation dialog via the recycle bin's properties. It'll only disable the shift+delete dialog if you disable the recycle bin, though.
Also in the recycle bin's properties you can see and set the maximum size the recycle bin will take up.


Jumble wrote:runs like an arthritic hamster with two broken legs.

This is why it isn't simply called "the rant thread". :mrgreen:

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:35 am UTC
by SecondTalon
Also, and I guarantee you this -

If you disable that confirmation dialog you'll shift-del something important, impossible to recreate, or just really really time consuming to recreate in the next 90 days.

It's a fact.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:07 pm UTC
by K-R
I always shift-delete, and last week accidentally did it with the wrong file selected. Didn't pay sufficient attention to the dialog, either (two files were identically named with different extensions, and very similar icons).

Thankfully, managed to recover it as I realised quickly enough and wasn't doing anything else with that drive.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:19 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
Does Windows not allow you to press dialog buttons with keystrokes? On MacOS, return and escape will usually accomplish the "yes go ahead and do that" / "no cancel that never mind" actions (though there are rare occasions where the default selected button is Cancel, so return does the same thing as escape, and I hate those occasions). So if Windows works some equivalent way you could shift-delete return. It's an extra keystroke still, but much faster than actually having to click a button with the mouse.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:38 am UTC
by Flumble
Indeed, the Yes button in the dialog is selected by default, so you can press Y (or a different letter depending on locale) or Enter or smash that motherfucking spacebar.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:01 am UTC
by Peaceful Whale
I was downloading android studio so I code program my FTC robot........................

Simply because of that experience I will never buy an android phone...

It wanted to download extra stuff, like adware, “anti-virus”, ‘ad-blockers’, and other weird crap I guarantee will give your computer viruses.

Some got through....

And I spent about an hour dining them on my hard drive and killing them. One of them was a search engine that permeantly took of the top of your screen and was impossible to close, ctrl-alt-delete simply showed me that nothing was running... :?

Glad to say my computer is back to normal.

(I’m sure my own mistakes allowed those to get downloaded)

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:14 am UTC
by ObsessoMom
I just took a look at some of my state's ballot initiatives for 2018. None of the 33 initiatives submitted to the California Secretary of State has yet qualified for the November 2018 ballot, so it's way too early to get really concerned about the usual mishmash of Really Bad Ideas, proposed by idiots wealthy enough to pay signature gatherers to harass me on the way out of the grocery store.

But two of the proposed initiatives--both sponsored by the same jerk--really make my blood pressure rise:

California No Taxes on Residents Without Students for Public Schools Initiative

California No Taxes After Age 55 Initiative

Why not just call those two initiatives "After Decades of Bankrupting Society With Their Wants and Needs, Selfish Baby Boomers Still Aren't Done Trying to Screw the Rest of Us Over Financially," Parts 1 and 2?

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:35 am UTC
by CorruptUser
ObsessoMom wrote:But two of the proposed initiatives--both sponsored by the same jerk--really make my blood pressure rise:

California No Taxes on Residents Without Students for Public Schools Initiative

California No Taxes After Age 55 Initiative

Why not just call those two initiatives "After Decades of Bankrupting Society With Their Wants and Needs, Selfish Baby Boomers Still Aren't Done Trying to Screw the Rest of Us Over Financially," Parts 1 and 2?


Respond with the reverse initiative. No Medicare taxes on anyone that is under 65.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
by Sungura
I just learned that Baby Boomers original generation name was the "Me Generation" because of their selfish narcisism. I say we go back to using that.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:45 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
Seconded.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:55 am UTC
by CorruptUser
Thirded with an addendum that The Greatest Generation gets renamed to something much less pompous.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:53 pm UTC
by Kewangji
The Pretty Decent Generation, Considering.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:56 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Kewangji wrote:The Pretty Decent Generation, Considering.

The "Fought Facists (and sometimes were Facists)But Still Treated Minorities Like Shit" Generation

Little long, though.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:13 pm UTC
by addams
Sungura wrote:I just learned that Baby Boomers original generation name was the "Me Generation" because of their selfish narcisism. I say we go back to using that.
Yes!

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:14 pm UTC
by Pfhorrest
addams aren't you a Boomer yourself?

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:15 am UTC
by Giant Speck
Well, I mean, one can criticize their own generation. Millennials do it all the time. Though, many Millennials do it without realizing that they themselves are also Millennials.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:47 pm UTC
by Kewangji
Giant Speck wrote:Well, I mean, one can criticize their own generation. Millennials do it all the time. Though, many Millennials do it without realizing that they themselves are also Millennials.

Yet another reason millennials are terrible!...




wait. Shit.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
by pseudoidiot
Millennials are killing the Millennial generation!

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:21 pm UTC
by Liri
Why aren't Millennials buying Millennials?

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:30 pm UTC
by poxic
Avocados.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:22 pm UTC
by pseudoidiot
Avocados are buying Millennials.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:46 pm UTC
by Weeks
I used diskettes in school.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:12 pm UTC
by Quercus
Weeks wrote:I used diskettes in school.

That reminds me of the first digital camera I ever took a picture with (in school - it belonged to the IT department). You would literally slot a 3.5" floppy into the back to save the photos. If I remember correctly a floppy could store either 2 or 3 photos, depending on how well the compression worked for that particular scene.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
by Sizik
Quercus wrote:That reminds me of the first digital camera I ever took a picture with (in school - it belonged to the IT department). You would literally slot a 3.5" floppy into the back to save the photos. If I remember correctly a floppy could store either 2 or 3 photos, depending on how well the compression worked for that particular scene.

Was it one of these?

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:33 pm UTC
by slinches
Yes, I sold those when I worked in a retail electronics store through high-school and into college. It was a huge deal when they came out with the mini-CD based mavicas. Those at least had usable storage space on the disks, but were still slow and clunky to use.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:28 am UTC
by Quercus
Sizik wrote:
Quercus wrote:That reminds me of the first digital camera I ever took a picture with (in school - it belonged to the IT department). You would literally slot a 3.5" floppy into the back to save the photos. If I remember correctly a floppy could store either 2 or 3 photos, depending on how well the compression worked for that particular scene.

Was it one of these?


Yep. Mavica FD85 if I'm remembering the feature set right

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:36 pm UTC
by addams
Pfhorrest wrote:addams aren't you a Boomer yourself?
Yes.
I have had a lot of experience with the 'Me Generation'.

Back when I was a bit more energetic
I wrote an essay about this Generation.

We have lived our lives Walking in SunShine'.

Everything from vaccinations, STD curing antibiotics and birth control becoming available when we needed them,
To Community Colleges, cars that run for multiple hundreds of miles and the Blue Pill just in the nick of Time for us.

Even now, I am alive because of experimental life saving treatment that did not exist five years ago.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:45 pm UTC
by Sableagle
Great, another introduction to plate tectonics. That's exactly how I wanted to start the module immediately after the module with the introduction to plate tectonics.

Blah di blah di blah di "... the Earth's surface has areas above sea level ... and areas below sea level ... " di blah di "For land, we call that change in height above sea level topography. ... The depth to which [the ocean floor]'s surface falls below sea level is its bathymetry. ... There are some fundamental differences of topography between the land above sea level and the ocean floor."

Well, yeah. For a start, you just told us that all the topography is on the land above sea level, so it has topography and the ocean floor doesn't, which is a pretty f_____g fundamental f_____g difference, isn't it?

"The area above sea level is divided into seven major continents."

Also some islands and, hey, some areas below sea level too, right?

She sounds almost as bored as I am.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
by Sableagle
Am I behind the times? Are .pdf and .doc now considered text files? Course page says I should collate my answers in a text file and upload it, and then asks me to make a table, and I know from past experience that what looks a whole lot like a table in Notepad (or inside {code}{/code} tags here) won't be accepted because it's "just a list" even if it has multiple columns all neatly aligned. I could take a screenshot of that, add grid lines in Gimp and upload the resultant image, but that's not a text file, is it?

Also they limit upload sizes, so huge .gif files of my answer are right out.

I could upload my answer to photobucket and send them the links in a text file, I suppose.

.....

First email says my result is available on the website.

Second email says they haven't been able to decide on my result yet, and want me to do an extra assignment, which ...
When you receive your final module results, your Overall Continuous Assessment Score (OCAS and Overall Examinable Score (OES) will be shown as the score you achieved in your continuous assessment and original exam/EMA.
... won't change anything? They didn't say what extra assignment, so I asked.
... there is no OES (Overall Examinable Score).
Right, so this assignment, whatever it is, won't affect a score I don't get anyway ...

Image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO0x7vL2T90

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:57 pm UTC
by Quercus
Sableagle wrote:Am I behind the times? Are .pdf and .doc now considered text files? Course page says I should collate my answers in a text file and upload it, and then asks me to make a table, and I know from past experience that what looks a whole lot like a table in Notepad (or inside {code}{/code} tags here)


Do they want a .rtf (rich text file) maybe? That's what I think of when someone wants a text file that allows proper tables.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:06 pm UTC
by suffer-cait
Is it possible your teacher just is having a bit of fail in terminology? Maybe they do not know that .txt is a thing and to them a "text file" is a file with lines and words, not really pictures and links. Like due to their lack of understanding of terms, a .doc is totally a text file, it's a file that's generally all text.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:54 pm UTC
by Zohar
suffer-cait wrote:Is it possible your teacher just is having a bit of fail in terminology?

That would be my guess.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:17 pm UTC
by poxic
COMPUTERS SUCK.

Well, specifically one particular router in this case.

So that's how I'm going to spend my vacation day. Awesome.


***

Edit: okay, that's how I spent 1.5 hours of my day. Got a new router, dragged a poor techie over from the shop to set it all up for me, and now everything is daisies. Newer router, updated firmware, and (omggg) working wifi for once. Ooh, I can get the (wifi-needing) printer working finally!

... tomorrow. I need a coffee shop experience right now.

(It took the techie half an hour to get it all working. It probably would have taken me three hours and several broken nearby objects.)

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:18 am UTC
by Sableagle
Where do you think the Earth’s energy comes from? Take a guess.


This is science module 112. It's not 101. It's part of a degree course. We're not at middle school here. This module is a follow-up to S111, and this question was answered in S111.

I probably shouldn't complain about this stuff in public. Someone may see this and conclude that the qualification I'm trying to get is completely worthless or even that bothering to get it proves I'm mule-headed, stubborn and inclined to waste vast amounts of time on utter crap.

I should have joined the RAF at 18, left the internet alone, never read a newspaper, remained ignorant of how disastrous our foreign policy was and saved up enough money to get by working part-time in a gift shop at a visitor centre or something.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:58 pm UTC
by Sableagle
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YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME
EVERY!
SINGLE!
GODDAM!
TIME!

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:54 pm UTC
by Sableagle
Hello there, email. What do you want? Really? Gosh. Why yes, I would like to donate to that worthy campaign. A link? Thank you. So helpful.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/living_plan ... &a=10&p=28

That's the link.

I think their page is messed up.

I clicked the button to contact them about it and that went wrong as well.

Bad webadmin? Bad browser? Hack? Ugh. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

"Protect 50% of the planet from exploitation." Sure. What are you going to do, kill 5000000000 people?

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:03 am UTC
by Ginger
My entire family just called a whole house meeting tonight: To discuss my aggressiveness. Like how dare I bop the dog on the nose with my open palm while she's staring at me while I eat and trying to take my food from me? How dare I try to leave a discussion with my mother before she's done? How dare I argue or even insult at all? When I can get metaphorically punching bagged, I can get yelled at by others and I can get screamed at for my OCD making me stare at somebody too long. Just not My Master's Precious Princess Doggy. I'm too Goddess damned aggressive. It made me cry by myself when they were done.

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:55 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
all of the smug self-righteous cheap-home-owning fucks in the red states should be lined up and shot

then all the rich motherfuckers who moved to california from elsewhere should be deported back where they came from... and then shot.

and all of their homes given to me.

ill peel the flesh off anyone who opposes this solution

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:06 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
also fuck every fucking software maker who pushes motherfucking scareware updates that ruins what used to be perfectly good software just to extort more money out of their users

Apple and ms im looking at you two

Fuck yourselves up the ass with a rust goddamn cactus and die in a fire you worthless shits

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:11 am UTC
by Ginger
Yes, I totally agree w/your rage at that a company... playing bait and switch games via their updates and... robbing an innocent person of their software just. Is wrong. So, so wrong....