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Author:  Bamba [ Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:01 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Grandad told BigOne the parental lock numbers for Netflix. BigOne likes to grandstand (yeah) and informed us, so I reckon we can change it once.

Might cut grandad off the Netflix.


That's really not brilliant, sort of undermining you as parents to a degree. Personally I'd let grandad carry on accessing Netflix but change the parental lock code and don't tell him the new one. Enjoy all your age-gated content old man.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 19:10 ]
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Bamba wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Grandad told BigOne the parental lock numbers for Netflix. BigOne likes to grandstand (yeah) and informed us, so I reckon we can change it once.

Might cut grandad off the Netflix.


That's really not brilliant, sort of undermining you as parents to a degree. Personally I'd let grandad carry on accessing Netflix but change the parental lock code and don't tell him the new one. Enjoy all your age-gated content old man.


It has irked me,somewhat, but it's better to assume it read thoughtless rather than malevolent.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 19:56 ]
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Bought new laptop today, yet I still had to pay 5p for the carrier bag.

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 20:15 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Bought new laptop today, yet I still had to pay 5p for the carrier bag.

a) Carry the box out of the shop
b) Take your own bag

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 20:23 ]
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Mr Chonks wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Bought new laptop today, yet I still had to pay 5p for the carrier bag.

a) Carry the box out of the shop
b) Take your own bag


I have about 12 bags in my drawer at work, too. Forget them every lunchtime when I get my meal deal.

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 20:27 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Bought new laptop today, yet I still had to pay 5p for the carrier bag.

a) Carry the box out of the shop
b) Take your own bag


I have about 12 bags in my drawer at work, too. Forget them every lunchtime when I get my meal deal.

You’re the reason the world is dying

Author:  ApplePieOfDestiny [ Wed Feb 26, 2020 20:28 ]
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MaliA wrote:
Bamba wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Grandad told BigOne the parental lock numbers for Netflix. BigOne likes to grandstand (yeah) and informed us, so I reckon we can change it once.

Might cut grandad off the Netflix.


That's really not brilliant, sort of undermining you as parents to a degree. Personally I'd let grandad carry on accessing Netflix but change the parental lock code and don't tell him the new one. Enjoy all your age-gated content old man.


It has irked me,somewhat, but it's better to assume it read thoughtless rather than malevolent.


Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity - Hanlon’s Razor

Author:  Cras [ Thu Feb 27, 2020 0:35 ]
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I always found his toothbrush to be a more thought-provoking writer.

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:24 ]
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Cras wrote:
I always found his toothbrush to be a more thought-provoking writer.

Hanlon's razor isn't a real razor, dumbass! You're thinking of Occom's razor.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Sun Mar 01, 2020 23:13 ]
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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity - Hanlon’s Razor


We often attribute things which can be explained by stupidity to Mali, though.

Author:  MaliA [ Mon Mar 02, 2020 0:01 ]
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity - Hanlon’s Razor


We often attribute things which can be explained by stupidity to Mali, though.


I saw Davpaz today as he took me to the zoo, and i parked in a field. On leaving, the car was stuck in the mud and attempts to move it out dug itself in further. A small John Deere Gator was brought in and we tied the two together, but that dug itself in, too. And the tow rope was taught. We pondered what to do, and I looked at the cars, looked at the mud and looked at the cars. I remembered what grim.. had said about getting stuck cars out of mud and looked at the cars, the mud and the big pile of matting twenty metres away.

Cars, mud, matting.

The cogs were whirring.

Cars, mud,matting.

I knew exactly what we required...

"I need the use of your elephants"

Author:  JBR [ Mon Mar 02, 2020 0:38 ]
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It seems like the main thing that was taught was you, not the rope.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:27 ]
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Wow Mali, it looks like quite the tricky spot you found yourself in, and the picture helped make the point nicely.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:28 ]
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I remember getting my Fiesta really stuck in the mud when I worked in Sutton and parked a little bit inappropriately, and being very embarrassed about it.

Author:  Warhead [ Tue Mar 03, 2020 15:02 ]
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My first company van service is at 25,000 miles or two years, according to the handbook.

The spanner started appearing on the display a couple of weeks ago, with a warning message at switch on, telling me how many miles left before the service is due.

I booked it in yesterday and it'll be serviced next Monday. It's currently at 24876 miles and has started getting stroppy with me. A second, bigger spanner in orange appeared yesterday, and this morning the in car entertainment screen has started randonly showing the satnav map screen with authorised service centres in my vicinity. At least it's not beeping audibly every 30 seconds like my old Nemo used to.

Author:  Zardoz [ Tue Mar 03, 2020 15:43 ]
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Sounds like it's due for a service.

Author:  Warhead [ Tue Mar 03, 2020 17:37 ]
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What gave it away?

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:59 ]
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Warhead wrote:
A second, bigger spanner in orange appeared yesterday,

Author:  Grim... [ Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:56 ]
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I have no idea where that t-shirt is.

Author:  Warhead [ Wed Mar 04, 2020 14:50 ]
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Grim... wrote:
I have no idea where that t-shirt is.

You're wearing it, you div.

Author:  Warhead [ Wed Mar 04, 2020 14:51 ]
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
Warhead wrote:
A second, bigger spanner in orange appeared yesterday,

:DD

Author:  TheVision [ Wed Mar 04, 2020 22:50 ]
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I've been struggling to get some videos to work in a Powerpoint presentation I'm doing... I can't get text to animate or show up in front of the video. Proper annoying.

A client sent me a powerpoint today on an unrelated matter. It's full of videos with animated text that plays in front of the videos.

Pah.

Author:  Warhead [ Tue Mar 17, 2020 14:12 ]
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The continuing story of my sister-in-law's laptop enters a new chapter.

She stopped using it when she got a Kindle Fire as it was too slow and the Fire did everything she needed.

We no longer have a working Windows laptop in the Warhead household, and with the possibility that she might need to work from home on the odd day, my daughter asked my S-I-L if she could borrow her laptop, to which she agreed.

I collected it on Sunday afternoon and began to investigate its poor performance. The first thing I checked was updates, and sure enough, there hadn't been any update since Feb 19. A couple had been attempted, but failed, so there was a lot of catching up to do.

The other annoying thing was McAfee continually popping up a message to remind us that the virus package had expired and required a payment to reactivate. So I yanked it out and enabled the MS freebies. That seemed to make an immediate improvement, but it was still sluggish.

Altogether it took me about eight hours to get all the required updates to download and install and several times when I thought I'd finished, a couple more were added to the queue, but I got there in the end.

It's now fully patched, and McAfeeless, and although I still don't like W10 very much, it is running at an acceptable speed. All that could have been avoided, except the McAfee problem, if my S-IL had just fired it up for a couple of hours every week as I'd advised very.

Author:  Warhead [ Tue Mar 17, 2020 14:25 ]
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I can't get on half the time anyway, as it fails if McAfee isn't right up to date and it's a always slow to update.

Author:  Zardoz [ Tue Mar 17, 2020 16:08 ]
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I didn't stir my Heinz Cut Soup properly, so the first 2/3 was really weak then the last 1/3 was too gloopy.

Author:  Findus Fop [ Tue Mar 17, 2020 16:23 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
I didn't stir my Heinz Cut Soup properly, so the first 2/3 was really weak then the last 1/3 was too gloopy.


A steaming bowl of tasty blood and scabs?

Author:  Malc [ Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:42 ]
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It's my birthday on Friday, and it's essentially fucked. My birthday has previously been hijacked by us invading Iraq, by Japanese arseholes killing people on the Tokyo Tube and Taliban arseholes killing people in a hotel, and bad weather on my 40th birthday causing me to miss the full eclipse experience. But this is by the worst. No food for my birthday meal, no cinema open for my birthday film and shitty weather for my birthday walk. First world problem at its most apposite.

Author:  Bobbyaro [ Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:19 ]
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Don't worry, I'm sure those dead and injured and their families will offer some condolences to you if you let them know.

Author:  Malc [ Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:34 ]
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Bobbyaro wrote:
Don't worry, I'm sure those dead and injured and their families will offer some condolences to you if you let them know.

That's why it's in this thread and not the Corona threa

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:37 ]
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Maybe you need to change your birthday Malc

Author:  Warhead [ Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:16 ]
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Malc wrote:
It's my birthday on Friday, and it's essentially fucked. My birthday has previously been hijacked by us invading Iraq, by Japanese arseholes killing people on the Tokyo Tube and Taliban arseholes killing people in a hotel, and bad weather on my 40th birthday causing me to miss the full eclipse experience. But this is by the worst. No food for my birthday meal, no cinema open for my birthday film and shitty weather for my birthday walk. First world problem at its most apposite.

Tell us more about your invasion of Iraq.

Author:  The Sheer Nerve [ Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:47 ]
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I'm being forced to be part of a Whatsapp group for work and I have to be extremely careful not to call half of them feckless tossers who will spend the time away from the office wanking and not washing their hands as they grip their offensively small manhoods.

I've already did my work and I just piecemeal it day by day, I spend the rest of the day wanking and not washing my hands as I grip my offensively small manhood, but at least the work is done.

Oh and my boss is an English cunt.

Author:  Kern [ Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:39 ]
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I can't end a work email with "Happy to discuss" without feeling that this is ever-so-slightly sarcastic. Except I would be.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 0:06 ]
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Kern wrote:
I can't end a work email with "Happy to discuss" without feeling that this is ever-so-slightly sarcastic. Except I would be.


Hmmm I hadn't really thought about that. No wonder very few people come and ask me about it. What are some better alternative phrases? For clients I use something like 'I'm always happy to help, so please do get in touch if you need anything else' but maybe I need to think about something better for emails to my the team

Author:  Findus Fop [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:35 ]
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Kern wrote:
I can't end a work email with "Happy to discuss" without feeling that this is ever-so-slightly sarcastic. Except I would be.


Happy to discuss feels a bit mic drop.

Author:  MaliA [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:02 ]
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"anything unclear, give me a call"

Author:  Trooper [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:07 ]
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"come at me, bitches"

Author:  KovacsC [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:11 ]
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Trooper wrote:
"come at me, bitches"


I just spat out coffee

Author:  markg [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:23 ]
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Yeah, if you actually do want them to get in touch to discuss something further then just say so.

"Please get in touch if there's anything I've missed." "Always happy to talk if you need more detail" or something, feels like more of an open door. Basically anything that doesn't make them feel like a fucking dummy for not completely getting it.

No matter how free the exchanges are there's always still people particularly in meetings who just nod along acknowledging everything said in the affirmative but you can sense that they have some objection that might turn out to be fairly important and you have to sort of nicely drag it out of them one on one or worse you only find out second hand later. I guess they must have had a bad experience once where they were made to feel like an idiot in a meeting. Then there's the other kind who seem pathologically wired to try to find some objection to everything just so that they can be seen to be making a valuable contribution. Frustrating.

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:30 ]
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markg wrote:
Then there's the other kind who seem pathologically wired to try to find some objection to everything just so that they can be seen to be making a valuable contribution. Frustrating.

No I don’t

Author:  Mr Russell [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:18 ]
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I always go with “any questions just let me know”

Author:  Trooper [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:23 ]
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Mr Chonks wrote:
markg wrote:
Then there's the other kind who seem pathologically wired to try to find some objection to everything just so that they can be seen to be making a valuable contribution. Frustrating.

No I don’t


My favourite are the folks who when told "this is the way it works" their response is "Well, it shouldn't, it should work like this instead" and every response they make is based on how it should work in their opinion...

Author:  Zardoz [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:25 ]
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I'd 'like' that post but sadly the way this forum works is all wrong.

Author:  JBR [ Thu Mar 26, 2020 16:27 ]
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Trooper wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
markg wrote:
Then there's the other kind who seem pathologically wired to try to find some objection to everything just so that they can be seen to be making a valuable contribution. Frustrating.

No I don’t


My favourite are the folks who when told "this is the way it works" their response is "Well, it shouldn't, it should work like this instead" and every response they make is based on how it should work in their opinion...


And that it's not their job to make it so, right? I used to work with so many people who thought that having some vague idea of a perceived improvement was a valuable contribution. Pah, someone else can do the detail, and the actual implementation. (Very like the government's whole position on using 'technology' to fix the border issues leaving the EU throws up.)

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