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Old 01-19-2016, 10:58 PM   #6181
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I've had the same experience with my front door described by Clodfobble.
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:50 AM   #6182
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My front door swings open if not locked.
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:14 AM   #6183
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"We're not telepathic..."

Thanks for saying that. Because I really thought you were. I honestly, genuinely thought that you would anticipate my every need and want and then provide it for me although that's not telepathy as I understand it.
When I walk away from here I will tell everyone I know, in case they are labouring under the same delusion.

What's that?
Oh what you really mean is you're being paid to hear people whine, but I'm not being paid to whine and that somehow makes you better than me?
Oh right. Sorry.
When I walk away from here I will tell everyone I know, in case they are labouring under the same delusion.

FTR - for once this isn't about me. I'm just sitting too close to the One Stop part of the library, where people come to cringe and touch their caps because of problems with their benefits. And they get the same pat reply, whether they are in fact irresponsible, confused, obviously ill, stupid or the system is actually in error.
That and Computer Says No.

Off to the park.
At least the flying rats only poop on you.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:52 AM   #6184
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Yesterday afternoon, while I was out for a short while, Dad answered a phone call from a neighbour who was asking for me.
I wasn't in a hurry to get back to him because it usually means he's buggad up his computer and wants me to sort it out for him.
I eventually called him and listened to a tale of woe. In all honesty, it's very difficult to get a coherent description out of him as to what the problem is and how he got there.
I managed to distill enough from the explanation to fear that he'd somehow contrived to wipe the entire drive but I refrained from saying anything.

When I went to collect the laptop, I asked exactly what he'd been doing immediately prior to the thing giving up. 'Installing Remix OS' says he.
I assumed that he'd wanted to install it alongside Windows but somehow managed to obliterate it instead.
I attempted to restore Windows but the machine just said that the hidden partition was missing so 'no can do'.
It's an Asus laptop and it's possible to obtain a recovery disc from the company. I don't know how much it will cost but the neighbour knows that all is not lost.

He's getting on in years, so in a way it's good that he still has a sense of scientific inquiry, but there's a fine line between experimenting and meddling.
He hasn't yet learned to recognise it.
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:28 AM   #6185
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You're a good guy, Carruthers
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:53 AM   #6186
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That's very kind of you to say so, glatt!

I'm taking the laptop back in an hour or so, by which time I'm hoping that my neighbour will have decided what he wants to do next.
If he decides to buy a recovery disc, I just hope that there's nothing lurking in the electronic undergrowth which will cause further problems.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:52 PM   #6187
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glatt is not only kind, he's accurate. Just because you're grumbling and maybe a little cursing, out of anyone's earshot, does not negate your actions. We all piss and moan at these tasks even, or maybe especially, when it's for ourselves. That's why so many people buy new units when they've screwed things up, if they have the resources... or credit.
You can't help it, even if you don't always feel it on the inside, your actions will invariably be those of a good egg.
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:44 PM   #6188
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I can't decide whether this is irritating or amusing me. So I'll decide by vote.


The setup is, my financial institution sent out a survey specifically for their female clients, either to suss out potential sexism among their (99.9% male) financial advisors, and/or to use sexism to their advantage if it turns out their female clients do statistically want something different than their average male clients.

It was a fine survey overall, but right at the end came this question, which like I said, makes me laugh but also makes me mad that they think this is a legitimate question.

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If you had to choose a particular "type" in a financial advisor, which would you most prefer?

A.) Jillian Michaels - because I need a tough coach to spur me to action
B.) Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars - because I need a father figure to train and encourage my progress
C.) John Keating in Dead Poets Society - because I'm looking for inspiration
D.) Kris Jenner - because I need a "momager" to make things happen
E.) Mrs. Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire - because I prefer a motherly approach
I mean... what?
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:47 PM   #6189
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And for another thing, did it really help narrow it down at all to describe her as "Mrs. Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire?"
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:03 PM   #6190
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F. Just a professional and courteous financial expert to give me financial advice when I need it...
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #6191
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F. Just a professional and courteous financial expert to give me financial advice when I need it...
Well, now you're just being silly.

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Old 03-07-2016, 04:35 PM   #6192
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Total sexist pandering bullshit.

If you give it/them the time of day on this issue, you're being over-generous.
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:43 PM   #6193
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If the rest of the survey was ok, and this was the last question, it might have been an attempt at humor... or flushing out batshit crazies to recruit for ISIS.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:04 AM   #6194
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F. Just a professional and courteous financial expert to give me financial advice when I need it...

or

G. Just a professional and courteous financial expert to give me financial advice when I need it, and who is paid a straightforward salary and not a huge commission in order to sign me up and rip me off.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:57 PM   #6195
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The books I added to my Amazon order to get free shipping with Clodfobble's book have arrived, but her book has not, even though these were shipped on the release date. Fuethermore, the Scrabble Dictionary is damaged >
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