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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)


@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.


Firefox told me that the allspark.com was not a secure site...

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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 08:42 PM

So... yeah. I tried to jump onto the site just now (9.41 pm, canada eastern time. september 11th.) and I had to paint an exception for the allspark's apparently expired security certificate.


I have no idea if the problem is you guys, or me, but... you know, heads up.

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#2 Maruten

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:59 PM

That's interesting. Chrome is telling me that the security certificate is valid, but this isn't really my area so I don't know how useful or reliable that info is. 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:12 AM

Chrome tells me the certificate here is valid until January, fwiw.

#4 Fnu Aw

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:00 AM

I use Firefox, so I might be able to help.


Are you using Avast by any chance?


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:21 AM

When I click the lock icon in Firefox it says "Parts of this page are not secure (such as images)." You might have something overreacting to that.

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#6 Tripredacus


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 02:48 PM

On this page, for example, there are some mixed content. Most of it is from signatures, such as Triangledrusi's signature image, which is to be expected.
Loading mixed (insecure) display content “http://andrusi.tryhappy.net/sig/andrusig.gif” on a secure page
Loading mixed (insecure) display content “http://s26.postimg.org/hllcs03x1/2rflojndfjkdsfgtscoot_left.gif” on a secure page
I am also seeing duplicated mixed content messages relating to site images. Specifically this example of the Allspark Supporter badge, which is using the HTTP link as far as the browser is concerned, but also shows a secure pathed link that doesn't appear to be used.
Loading mixed (insecure) display content “https://www.allspark.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SupporterBadge.png” on a secure page
Loading mixed (insecure) display content “http://www.allspark.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SupporterBadge.png” on a secure page
EDIT: the duplicated error shown relating to allspark.com files are due to the forum using a redirect on non-secure objects to secure. For example, this workflow:

GET http://www.allspark.com/forums/public/style_images/4_allsparklogo_purple_sm.png
301 https://www.allspark.com/forums/public/style_images/4_allsparklogo_purple_sm.png 
GET https://www.allspark.com/forums/public/style_images/4_allsparklogo_purple_sm.png
So what happens here is the page requests the HTTP resource, but the server is configured to respond to the browser that the resource has been moved (301 response) and informs the browser to instead get the https resource. It does this and the image is displayed. For this specific page, it does this with both the Allspark Supporter badge as well as 4_allsparklogo_purple_sm.png. But because the image is being feteched initially using HTTP and then also with the 301, the browser is marking both paths as being insecure and/or mixed content.

The browser will always show the lock error in the address bar (and some browsers will sometimes show a visible message) as long as mixed content exists.

Edited by Tripredacus, 12 September 2018 - 02:59 PM.


#7 Kalidor



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:49 PM

Hmm, there must be a few skins settings I missed when I got the certificates a long time ago. Mixed content is a normal reaction. It should be fixed on this end (Something I'll have to look at) but it also applies to when people link to off site images on their sigs or avatars or link to another website that isn't secure. Most everything is secure now so it usually isn't in an issue.


The other thing to consider is that for most sites like this one those SSLs are more peacocking than anything. There really isn't that much transmitted besides your login password that has any impact. Not like shopping carts and things where your CC is needed. 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:54 PM

Although realistically that's something I probably shouldn't worry about trying to manually dig in and fix. I'll just put on my pile of "reasons to get updated forums/server" stuff

#9 wonko the sane?

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:01 AM

I use Firefox, so I might be able to help.


Are you using Avast by any chance?

I am not, no.


also, it has not come up again since, even after changing the theme repeatedly due to the whole missing icon thing on the comic skin.


Not necessarily related but: my quick link always takes me to the forum main page. When using the comic theme, I'm never logged in on that page (cannot use any services, see any of my notifications or messages or the chat box.) but I also can't log into that page (trying to just ends in failure and putting me back to the forum main page.). Refreshing it does nothing, but the second I hit another page, I'm logged in fine even if I go back to the main page. BUT I switched to classic purple cause of the missing icons: and I logged in fine on the main.


I don't expect anyone to know, understand or do anything about it, but it's weird and I'm sharing.

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