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  Reply # 1779145 10-May-2017 16:40
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So no-one should post on the second Wednesday of the month because they might lose their message?

 

 





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  Reply # 1779359 10-May-2017 21:45
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I've learned over many years of posting online, that before you press post or submit on a lengthy post, always select your text and hit copy. Takes less than 5 seconds, but worth so much when something goes wrong - hit paste and try again...

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  Reply # 1779366 10-May-2017 22:19
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Ge0rge: I've learned over many years of posting online, that before you press post or submit on a lengthy post, always select your text and hit copy. Takes less than 5 seconds, but worth so much when something goes wrong - hit paste and try again...

 

 

 

same for online webmail, though thankfully those days are now [mostly] over...


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  Reply # 1779390 10-May-2017 23:03
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Ge0rge: I've learned over many years of posting online, that before you press post or submit on a lengthy post, always select your text and hit copy. Takes less than 5 seconds, but worth so much when something goes wrong - hit paste and try again...

 

Yeah, I have also learned that. It only goes wrong when I forget.

 

 





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  Reply # 1779538 11-May-2017 11:34
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Trademe "buyer" was asking for contact number. Not being given it (as it is against Trademe rules) that dude put the bid on one of my expensive auctions which in return put my account in debt. When was given mobile number to complete that purchase that dude admitted that they had no intention to buy but used "buy" to obtain my contact details to....solicit service from me...

 

What's more the service they expected had to be provided at their place with the warranty for peanuts of course. Service which was not even assumed or mentioned, nor formed part of my auctions.

 

Really? To be such an idiot? Of course blacklisted.


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  Reply # 1781641 13-May-2017 13:57
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Had a hard time figuring out where to put this. Finally decided that this was the most appropriate.

 

Every single version of Windows seems to manage to come up with small things that really irritate, almost like they are designed to annoy people as much as possible. Yet the overall Windows OS is a complex, complete collection of sophisticated software routines that for the most part actually work quite well and do a lot of impressive stuff. So where does the stupid irritating crap keep coming from? I really don’t get it.

 

The latest example for me is in Windows 10. I have this installed on a notebook that never leaves the couch in my lounge which is located in a remote farmhouse far from civilisation. Because of that, and because I value my convenience, I have the computer set to automatically start without any password protection. I don’t need or want any password protection. I just want the desktop to instantly appear whenever I boot or come out of sleep mode. Yet regardless of what I do, Windows flat out refuses to perform this simple task.

 

It used to work the way I wanted it to. But then I made the huge mistake of allowing it to update. Normally I have updates disabled because Windows insists on doing these in such a ham-fisted way and I got sick of losing work or having it interrupted. So I keep the update service disabled and do updates manually when it suits me, not Windows.

 

So a couple of weeks ago I ran the latest updates (not Creator, but everything up to that). When the computer rebooted I suddenly had this annoying login screen I had never seen before, along with the usual bland background images Microsoft seems to think are ‘art’. Since I had no password installed, I only had to click on the login button to reach my desktop, but that is not the point. The point is that since I have no password installed, doing this at all is completely pointless. I don’t need or want a useless login screen with ‘serene’ pictures that make me want to retch. I want to go directly to my desktop.

 

So I searched around and found settings to disable the login screen, though I don’t see why I should have to keep opting out of unwanted ‘features’ that are pushed onto me uninvited. However, that is not my complaint.

 

My complaint is that regardless of what I do, no matter how many times I turn it off, every time I restart the computer this bloody unwanted sign-in page, complete with the suicide-inducing landscape images, is sitting there in my face again. It won’t go away. It ignores my repeated settings. I have encountered similar things many, many times in the past through all Windows versions. Windows never takes no for an answer. Why is this so? Why can’t you just click on a setting that is presented and have it work the way it is supposed to? This is really, really, really, really annoying!

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1781664 13-May-2017 14:52
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People who (on aircraft) would like the seat you have been allocated and can't take no for an answer.

 

I book aisle seats because I like aisle seats.  If you want a particular seat pay and choose.





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  Reply # 1781672 13-May-2017 15:18
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 I vaguely recall this having been mentioned in the past, but still...

 

Checkout workers that balance the coins on top of the notes when giving you your change which is completely the wrong way of doing it. Coins first, then bills, all counted out to total the amount you gave them.


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  Reply # 1781673 13-May-2017 15:23
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cadman:

 

 I vaguely recall this having been mentioned in the past, but still...

 

Checkout workers that balance the coins on top of the notes when giving you your change which is completely the wrong way of doing it. Coins first, then bills, all counted out to total the amount you gave them.

 

 

 

 

Coins and notes, how quaint laughing





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  Reply # 1781705 13-May-2017 16:51
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cadman:

 

 I vaguely recall this having been mentioned in the past, but still...

 

Checkout workers that balance the coins on top of the notes when giving you your change which is completely the wrong way of doing it. Coins first, then bills, all counted out to total the amount you gave them.

 

 

"Counted out". I fear that's a lost art, along with manually calculating how much change you actually require.


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  Reply # 1781707 13-May-2017 16:56
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freitasm: We only really go down once a month from Windows Updates. Mark your calendars: usually second Wednesday of the month.


@freitasm But then just today...

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Emergency updates?

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  Reply # 1781708 13-May-2017 17:05
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The continual use by the media of "Breaking News" when it obviously isn't!

 

From NZHerald now:

 

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BREAKING NEWS

 

Can the Warriors claim their first away win of the NRL season? Follow our live coverage…

 

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How the hell is that "Breaking News"???


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  Reply # 1781710 13-May-2017 17:12
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PhantomNVD:
freitasm: We only really go down once a month from Windows Updates. Mark your calendars: usually second Wednesday of the month.


@freitasm But then just today...

Emergency updates?

 

Yep. We were down for one minute and 45 seconds.





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  Reply # 1781711 13-May-2017 17:22
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freitasm:

PhantomNVD:
freitasm: We only really go down once a month from Windows Updates. Mark your calendars: usually second Wednesday of the month.


@freitasm But then just today...

Emergency updates?


Yep. We were down for one minute and 45 seconds.



Fair enough then, just my luck. I tried refreshing a couple times and then got on with RL, but thanks for the update (and a bloody good reboot time too BTW!)

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