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Don't know... I just seems like the older I get the less patience I seem to have - Just don't seem to have the energy for it anymore. So I've actually started liking the frequency of phone spam - because I hate phones to start with - but I just know there will be that (at least...) one call every day that is fair game to vent whatever frustrations I may be having that day on the poor bastard on the other end.

Robocalls are even fine for this, because after the initial pharmaceutically perky "Hi this is an over the top spunky person that want's your money" spam call confirmation that (Pavlovian) sets of the tirade it really doesn't matter what if anything they have, or may have had to say. I'm far to focused on weaving the most incredibly profane frothing tirade I can muster at the moment … And their responses aren't really important … The fact that it's a recording that can't hang-up until one of us is done however is.

Now I have the option - on good days - to just hang-up, or not answer, or feign a practice tirade…whichever makes me feel better … And that's all that matters really ... As long as I feel better about the call, after the call, it's okay.

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Disk IO Monitor
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:07 AM »
Very interesting utility, could be handy for quick reads on a server where diskperf counters are off by default. Drive letter selection would be nice to have for that even if it's only a command line option.

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: April 11, 2018, 01:11 PM »
This Museum Will Let you Look at Nude Art While Nude

Isn't that what the internet is for??

On a very few occasions I did enter the store to find out about a tool. But that was when I still had a Windows 8.1 phone. For Windows on my computers I never saw the need to enter the MS Store. Never spent any money in there, that is certain.

Same here unless you count the Windows 8.1 upgrade that had to be done through the store.

Not quite what you asked for, But... We've used this successfully on 10 for resetting passwords: Lazesoft Recover My Password (local account is assumed).

WOW ! someone really painted this, copied from the famous cartoon series. !!

God save the cars.



+1 - Even with my dark sense of humor that's hard to laugh at. Clever yes, but damn ...(think it through much?)... Good way to get somebody killed.

Living Room / Re: RIP Bozo the Clown (AKA Frank Avruch)
« on: March 23, 2018, 07:04 AM »
He was quite popular back in the day ... RIP Bozo

Okay ... That's funny.

We are rushing towards AI to easy our daily work pressure. May be we should stop and ponder

Agreed ...(I'm totally with you and Steve)... Instead of continuously trying to find more and better ways of pushing the multitasking/information overload envelope, people really should just slow down a bit and breath. Otherwise we're just going to end up being a society full of heavily medicated 30 something burnouts.

I can't reproduce the behavior either.


Didn't work  That screen grab was from an admin account.

Yeah, they actually look pretty normal for a - that type of - permissions issue. but the change owner link should have let you (as an admin) set it to whatever you wanted/needed.

Thinking on it from tge perspective of a developer, what is the one thing you can do to always give an access is denied message- put a lock on a file.  Then no one can change the file unless you remove the locks, and I didn't think to check that.

Agreed ... And along the lines of what I was referring to as a hijack in the last post.

We really are getting into an era where the cure is worse that the disease more often than not.

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:15 AM »


So... The government wants to "protect us" from the very thing that is supposed to protect us from the (fiat currency) government. o_O

Question for my fellow travelers: How much sunscreen do we need to bring?

Rough guess ... All of it.. :D

It's nice that these security programs are trying to protect us, but it's absolutely unacceptable for these programs not to be designed with the assumption that they are going to make false positive mistakes.  They should make it super easy to undo any action they might take.  Any program that doesn't do that is not ready for public use.

Agreed, especially if they're going to break basic system recovery functions in the process ... Forcing you to call them to get your files back. That's just having you files hijacked by a different entity...not protecting them.

Any administrative account on the system should be able to take ownership of a file.

You should just be able to take ownership of the file and then renable inheritance (and/or assign whatever permissions you like/need) for it.

I'm in!

Can't find it at the moment, but one of the hacking news sites had an article on hostel code that could be embedded in xlsx files, and a bunch of other types of MS Office document.

Bottom line, low-tech is best tech ...(because AV scanners miss stuff all the time)... Just contact them and ask if the file was sent intentionally.

This policy is mandatory at our office with any unsolicited attachments.

Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:57 AM »

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:22 AM »
Coinbase is erratically overcharging some users and emptying their bank accounts

Shit... Better keep an eye on that action.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:01 AM »
Really, some UI steps that Google puts into Android are an abomination.

+1,000 - God I miss my Windows phone!!

These would not seem to be the actions of a pukka civil servant per se, but rather the actions of the master, so secure in its position that it can overtly demonstrate a boorish/arrogant indifference to any public opinion/objection.

Maybe it's a first step in a process of desensitization of citizens towards a creeping erosion of rights and/or civil liberties - in the hope that, eventually, protest fatigue may set in and apathy take over.

Hay! ...Now that's the page I'm on too! :D

Or maybe it's jumping the gun a bit? Speaking of which, at least in the US, the citizens still have the ability to ultimately protect themselves from the State in a worst case scenario, via the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution (i.e., the right to keep and bear arms), despite the seemingly ceaseless assault by the State, on those rights, at every opportunity.
Other Western democracies don't seem to have anything like that.

There's no doubt that the second amendment will get obliviated at the appointed time. It's just being left in place long enough to give the holdouts a false perception of accomplishment. With a war of inches it's just a matter of getting the other side to perceive events in a fashion that makes them beg for what you wanted to do to them in the first place. Kinda like the way everyone was cheering to destroy their own "right" to personal privacy on September 12th... It doesn't really matter who really perpetrated the 11th...(theories abound)...the point is the moment to strike because the audience was open wasn't lost on those that were looking to seize control ... And now here we all are (on fucking camera..).

...Then again we could at least try to appreciate they're finally being honest enough to admit their complete lack of honesty..   -Stoic Joker (January 25, 2018, 08:11 AM)Well, yes, that would seem to be true, yet, though that is an amusing comment, the implications could be quite frightening: It would seem that the gloves are off and the intrusive spying is brazenly admitted to. It's an in-your-face middle digit sort of "How do you like them apples, buddy!?" to the American people at large (never mind the rest of the world).

Yepper... That's exactly what I was driving at with the (dark humor) wise crack. Hence the setup line above it. ;)

Some people (not me, you understand) might say that "The USA would seem to be unequivocally "stuffed", but I couldn't possibly comment.
The NSA really is turning into quite the mad dog off its leash - Christ we are so screwed.

Then again we could at least try to appreciate they're finally being honest enough to admit their complete lack of honesty..  :-\ :D

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Chinese man sparks explosion after biting iPhone battery to check authenticity

 :o WTF would posses someone to even think of trying something that absurd?!? Had he been watching an old spaghetti western marathon or something??

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