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@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

ALso him messing around with the wait staff is adorable.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why I prefer wasting my time on the Kitchen Nightmares channel to the Hell's Kitchen one. He actually talks about the food there rather than increasingly colorful insults.

@  fourteenwings : (26 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

They know their audience; people looking for videos of Gordon Ramsay being censor-bleeped every five seconds.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:13 AM)

Gordon Ramsay likes the food compilation - 6 minutes. Gordon Ramsay hates on the food video - 1 hour. I love whoever manages his Youtube channel.

@  Ashley : (25 March 2019 - 06:35 PM)

Yeah, motorized flywheels have changed things a lot

@  Benbot : (25 March 2019 - 06:31 PM)

I'm big into Nerf. The blasters they make today are 1000 times more advanced than anything we had when growing up. There's a thriving modding community too.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2019 - 01:29 PM)

Eh... they're okay. But unless you routinely end up with people who also own/use them (like in college, or an office where the boss buggers off for hours at a time.) they usually just end up sitting around gathering dust because without someone to shoot and shoot back: they quickly get old.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 March 2019 - 01:27 PM)

Hmm. I don't think I have ever owned a Nerf gun in my life despite knowing of them for my entire life and liking the TV adverts.

@  Ashley : (24 March 2019 - 11:08 PM)

a stupid discovery while looking at some nerf guns: they make toilet paper blasters. it's basically an automatic spitball launcher, with a little water tank and a reel for you to put the toilet paper on.

@  MEDdMI : (24 March 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Everyone is a little stupid in their own snowflake way

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Personally I have a much higher tolerance for anecdotes about Stupid Americans when they come from other Americans.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Australia is British Florida.

@  Patch : (24 March 2019 - 06:11 PM)

What other country has its own Florida?

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 PM)

Many of us are in fact aware that our country is ridiculous.

@  Arazyr : (24 March 2019 - 08:25 AM)

As an American, I have no problem with the amusing anecdotes he's been sharing. In fact, I've been enjoying them, and got no indication of smugness from any of them. Please continue. 8^)

@  The Doctor Who : (24 March 2019 - 06:00 AM)

Minnesota, but I think it's only mentioned in, like, a side comic or something.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2019 - 05:57 AM)

Ever wonder what state Carly was in after 'The Rebirth'.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 02:15 AM)

I don't think it's right to feel indignation at people telling you that Americans might also have feelings and you should consider them before squawking yet more things in the same vein.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Intervening? It's not like much of anything that happens in this box is prompted.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I suppose I would normally feel indignation right about now, but with you I am merely unsurprised that you are intervening in a conversation to express your typical brand of disapproval.

@  Cabooceratops : (24 March 2019 - 01:06 AM)

Nitefort x ]

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:50 AM)

I'm not super fond of Nevermore's habit of using the Shoutbox to complain about TFW users, but those usually seem to be things he's personally witnessed and not anecdotes that he only has confirmation bias to backup, so I can believe he isn't just being smug.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:47 AM)

Amusing? Don't try to pretend you aren't being selective by picking things that support a narrative you're building.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:46 AM)

Shield Agent: this and the previous anecdote didn't sound like you have any reason to believe them beyond confirmation bias, so bringing up these things compulsively achieves nothing beyond making you look smug.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Well I guess Fortnite sounds cool? Maybe it made more sense before the gameplay started to focus on the Battle Royale bit?

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

To be fair this is only a few days after your very comprehensive thing about St. Patrick's Day. Oh also I guess that thing about the Estonian currency exchange so that's like three entire "Americans!" squawks this week.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

Not that Nitefort is any more sensible obviously.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I tend to forget that it's called Fortnite because my 3yo calls it "Nitefort" so that's how my whole family refers to it.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I assume the name is derived from the fact that one can build forts? But the nite part is a stretch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

Hence I thought it would be an amusing anecdote to share as I am not a gamer, but other pop culture-invested people here probably would be, and thus perhaps they would have different relevant experience to share.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:16 AM)

In fact before now I did not feel "superior" for knowing the word "fortnight" because I was raised to believe it was a rare but standard term.

@  Copper Bezel : (23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM)

Eh, it's not a common word in the US, so ... like I sincerely hope no one's feeling superior about it but I wouldn't assume.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 March 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Shield Agent: What is up with your compulsion to bring up every anecdote that supports your superiority complex towards Americans?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

What I don't get is: what is a game titled "two weeks" even about?

@  Trpodeca : (23 March 2019 - 09:16 PM)

What strange people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 March 2019 - 09:11 PM)

Interesting. I have just been informed by several Britons and Australians that since the debut of Fortnite, they have encountered Yanks who do not believe that "fortnight" is a real word.

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

https://discord.gg/jMPfJWk

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 08:05 PM)

What is up sexy people! Everyone having fun tonight?

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.


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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:53 PM

I'm very frustrated and somewhat burned out on anything related to IT stuff. I'm not sure exactly why. I still like computer stuff and I do my best not to fall behind in tech (but that's getting harder and harder).

 

But I don't like doing it as my job anymore but I don't think I know how to do anything else. 

 

 

Anyway, the computer I'm now typing on wouldn't boot the other day because one of the RAM modules failed. I just let it sit for a couple days but couldn't tolerate how slow it was with only one working. So I figured I'd try to troubleshoot it.

 

The 'failed' on didn't work in either slot and the good one worked in both. So I just said "Hug it" and licked my fingers, rubbed it up and down and then wiped it on my pants. Now it works. 

 

Score one for the "IDGAF" method. 



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:59 PM

I feel ya. Right now I'm wrestling with an ongoing hard drive issue that just keeps getting more and more bizarre. After my main hard drive started developing errors, I salvaged a spare drive I wasn't using to do a fresh install on, and after a few months that one stopped wanting to boot anymore for some reason. And now that I've bought a brand-new drive and put in the time doing yet another fresh install and migrating everything over, it decided to suddenly restart into a "scanning your hard drive for errors" sequence, which I guess failed so now it's booting straight to a blue screen that says it "could not recover" such-and-such. How does something like that happen three times in a row?


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#3 wonko the sane?

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:16 PM

It's probably not the drive, might be the wire, or the port the drive connects to.

 

Or maybe it's just dusty. I've revived a scary number of computers with an air compressor.



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:04 PM

It could also be the tecgnomes, they get into all sorts of things.

But yeah, could be the cable. My grandparents MacBook was having serious HD-like issues, but it turned out that that particular model was notorious for bad HD cables an a new solved their issues.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:51 PM

I find that trying the same thing until I get a different result actually works most of the time.


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:56 PM

Welcome to me about 10 years ago.. left The IT field and never looked back.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:39 PM

I hate clowns too.



#8 wonko the sane?

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:57 PM

I find that trying the same thing until I get a different result actually works most of the time.

Sometimes tech support is synonymous with voodoo. I actually got a computer running once by just taking off the side panel.



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

I feel ya. Right now I'm wrestling with an ongoing hard drive issue that just keeps getting more and more bizarre. After my main hard drive started developing errors, I salvaged a spare drive I wasn't using to do a fresh install on, and after a few months that one stopped wanting to boot anymore for some reason. And now that I've bought a brand-new drive and put in the time doing yet another fresh install and migrating everything over, it decided to suddenly restart into a "scanning your hard drive for errors" sequence, which I guess failed so now it's booting straight to a blue screen that says it "could not recover" such-and-such. How does something like that happen three times in a row?

 

 

Have you tried licking it?

 

Anyway, the worst part is the job I have now is the first job related to my field that I got since I got laid off in Feb 2018. But now I make less money than I did 7 years ago, which is when my real IT career started. 



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:08 AM

I'm sorry your beefing with Tim Curry maybe try other Steven King works I recommend the Regulators or someones else work like The Forbidden Zone


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:45 AM

oh... I wasn't sure what 'it' we were talking about ...

 

(goes back to mayhem) ;) 



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:01 AM

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:23 AM

I find that trying the same thing until I get a different result actually works most of the time.

Sometimes tech support is synonymous with voodoo. I actually got a computer running once by just taking off the side panel.

In middle school I could reliably solve my classmates' computer problems by just standing nearby.

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#14 Fnu Aw

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:12 PM

I wonder what would happen if the two of us stood near a computer.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:13 PM

Either the Y2K Virus or Skynet.

#16 wonko the sane?

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:47 PM

Let's hope skynet. Y2K would destroy the computers, but we could bog down skynet with internet porn and get on with our lives.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:34 AM

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:40 PM

when did y2k become a virus? is that what they're teaching people ? 

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:56 PM

It depends on who you ask (especially since it was a non-event anyway). Specific example: In Digimon: Our War Game (dubbed and heavily rewritten as the second part of Digimon: The Movie), Diablomon is the personification of the Y2K bug.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:21 AM

so you're saying if I ask weebs or morons ... 





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