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  # 2227737 30-Apr-2019 09:16
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Behodar:

 

This one's my own fault (and is a little technical).

 

I was poking around in a bug database and saw a report for "this particular paid app crashes when I do X using the latest beta of the SCSI driver". Since I have that app, and have a SCSI machine, I decided to try it myself and see whether I could replicate it. But I didn't get that far. I tried loading the beta driver from the desktop and it made the hard drive disappear. OK, fine. "I must have to load it before the desktop starts", I think to myself. So I put it into the "PreDesk" folder so that it loads before the desktop. Reboot and get "no disk found". Wonderful. Now the desktop doesn't load at all, and I can't see the hard drive from the command line. By extension I can't delete the beta driver.

 

Fortunately I did manage to fix it in the end!

 

 

We have all been there. I remember being unable to install my new copy of Windows several years ago because it needed a driver in autoexec.bat that was on the CD that couldn't be read without the driver. This was pre-Internet so there was no other way to get it. Eventually I worked out a way to read the CD from DOS. I don't recall the exact details anymore but it had me going in circles for quite awhile.

 

 





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  # 2227981 30-Apr-2019 14:32
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Buying 3 things at Briscoes today and not one of them being on sale. What are the chances of that? Even the staff member who handled the sale, commented on it. 

 

On the plus side, if there is a sale on these items for the next 30 days I can go back and get the price difference refunded, which is entirely awesome really. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2227988 30-Apr-2019 14:46
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Groups or couples that cluster together and walk slowly and occasionally stop dead on a busy pavement in the middle of the city. 

 

 





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  # 2227989 30-Apr-2019 14:49
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If they are dead, you can't really blame them for stopping. IF they kept moving I'd be considerably more alarmed :)

 

 


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  # 2228056 30-Apr-2019 16:08
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The new, overly long, touchy-feely Spark TV commercial about an old guy in hospital who sends a video to be shown at his daughter’s wedding. Yechh!




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  # 2228061 30-Apr-2019 16:13
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networkn:

 

If they are dead, you can't really blame them for stopping. IF they kept moving I'd be considerably more alarmed :)

 

 

 

If they were ACTUALLY dead, I'd forgive them the sudden stop...🤪





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  # 2228088 30-Apr-2019 17:13
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Getting an email that I didn't ask for from a commercial real estate agent, which has a comment at the bottom that said company "respects my privacy".. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2228107 30-Apr-2019 18:00
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my loving wife who refuses to learn how to operate any electric appliance or any electronics, her answer why not ,  "i have got you" . 





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  # 2228127 30-Apr-2019 18:50
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I just realised that the final episode of Game of Thrones - which I invited some friends over to see on my big screen - is the same night as something else I committed to months ago.


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  # 2228180 30-Apr-2019 20:23
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vexxxboy:

 

my loving wife who refuses to learn how to operate any electric appliance or any electronics, her answer why not ,  "i have got you" . 

 

 

My SO has advised me to give you a +1 for that quote! (Done)

 

She is the same in believing "Why do we both have to know how to drive anything that has to be plugged in!"


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  # 2228287 1-May-2019 00:54
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Realized that the email address listed on my Aliexpress account is out of date. Yet Aliexpress won't let me change it, as it sends a verification code to the old email address. Which I have to provide before it will allow me to enter a new email address. And even worse, It now won't let me login. It has sent me another email to my old address, and it wants me to enter the verification code from that email.

 

 

 

Now I see why some people want to hang onto old Xtra or other ISP email addresses.






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  # 2228343 1-May-2019 09:09
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networkn:

 

Buying 3 things at Briscoes today and not one of them being on sale. What are the chances of that? Even the staff member who handled the sale, commented on it. 

 

On the plus side, if there is a sale on these items for the next 30 days I can go back and get the price difference refunded, which is entirely awesome really. 

 

 

 

 

Oh no, Briscoes 101, don't shop there until Friday. 

 

Staff must get really surprised to see people in there during the week :)


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  # 2228586 1-May-2019 11:20
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my loving wife who refuses to learn how to operate any electric appliance or any electronics, her answer why not ,  "i have got you" . 

 

 

Sorry to bring doom n gloom to the topic .. my mum left everything technical to my dad to do, he passed away last month, now my mum is on a steep learning curve (since she is in UK and I'm here), have your wife learn .. she can still have you do it anyway :-)  just so long as she knows how, saves a lot of grief if something bad happens.

 

 


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  # 2228591 1-May-2019 11:25
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Mark:

 

vexxxboy:

 

my loving wife who refuses to learn how to operate any electric appliance or any electronics, her answer why not ,  "i have got you" . 

 

 

Sorry to bring doom n gloom to the topic .. my mum left everything technical to my dad to do, he passed away last month, now my mum is on a steep learning curve (since she is in UK and I'm here), have your wife learn .. she can still have you do it anyway :-)  just so long as she knows how, saves a lot of grief if something bad happens.

 

 

 

 

I have a similar story unfortunately.

 

My wife does our families financial stuff, and manages the day to day operations of the household. I am capable, but it's something she likes to do.

 

We have spent a bit of time lately, ensuring that I have password to our utility providers, and know where she stores documents relating to things, so that if something happens, I am not trying to find critical stuff whilst dealing with grief etc. 

 

It's a morbid thing, but utterly neccessary. If something happens to either of us, we want to be able to give our full attention to our kids and ourselves to ensure ths situation isn't worse than it needs to be.

 

 


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