AboutIntergalactic megalomaniac ENTJ genius seeks a Terran slave girl for nights of conquest.. Oh wait, this isn't a dating site...
SkillsC++, LÖVE & Lua., Artificial Intelligence, 4K displays.
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Not tested it yet, but some here might find it useful:
What is PersistentWindows?
A poorly named utility that persists window positions and size when the monitor display count/resolution adjusts
and restores back to it’s previous settings.
For those of you with multi-monitors running on a mixture of DisplayPort and any other connection, you can run
this tool and not have to worry about re-arranging when all is back to normal.
No views ?
But I've just watched it, again !
How does that work ?
> Just a chill night WTF Top Clip by Evonos
> No views
> •1 Aug 2020
Warning, not work friendly, eg. contains swearing.
A video of a very well lit up cyclist at night..4
You ask a simple question, and someone answers with a URL to a podcast they have already listened to that is 30 minutes long..
Yeah, that's really nice, but what about a single one sentence text answer that doesn't take me another 29 minutes and 30 seconds to find the answer going the podcast route..
Also, text consumes a lot less internet bandwidth too !
Is this the new thing, answers to podcasts with no transcripts for quick answer finding..
And not telling people the answer in the first place !
I mean its great for reference.
Just, don't beat around the bush !
There's only 24 hours in each day, I can't spend all my time watching videos for a handful of answers that I should be able to digest in 5 minutes if they was written down !11
All of a sudden my phone is no longer linking names to numbers, so when someone sends me something from 0118912374081234 and says "did you get my last message ?" I'm thinking, who the hell is that !
I've tried turning it off and on again..5
FX [ Wonders when he will get the latest version of Edge via Windows Updates.. ]
FX [ Waits forever... ]
Oh look, I notice when I'm on a website, it offers me a MS Edge browser install..
But, I already have MS Edge..
Well, it has a link to a MS site, so lets go and look..
Oh look, there is a new version of MS Edge out, with the same sort of name..
Was it ever going to be offered as part of Windows updates I wonder..
Well, lets install it, its been out for ages, I'm sure they have ironed all of the basic install bugs by now, right..
FX [ Installs new MS Edge.. ]
Mm.. my pictures no longer open on the desktop..
FX [ Googles solutions.. ]
Well, I tried a very simple "Repair App" route, and that worked !
I wonder what else it broke..
> Fix windows 10 photos app
> not working or crashes
I assume its going to be better than the old MS Edge, faster or something..5
Question, imagine the following situation:
You have a romantic partner who lives with you.
Where they work they are getting overly friendly with someone else who works there.
You have only two options:
A ) Do nothing and wait till your romantic partner leaves you for that someone else.
B) Tell your partner they must leave that job immediately, look for another one, and not to see that person ever again.
What is the best answer ?
Baring in mind in some countries, not all of those options are legal !
For those interested, I went for option A..
Wondering to myself, did I choose the correct answer in hindsight ?13
FX [ Buys something on Amazon.. ]
FX [ Decides to leave feedback / review... ]
We apologize but this account has not met the minimum eligibility requirements to write a review. If you would like to learn more about our eligibility requirements, please see our community guidelines.
What would those be ?!?
I mean, I've only been a customer since like, forever !
FX [ Goes to read small print.. ]
To contribute to Community Features (for example, Customer Reviews, Customer Answers), you must have spent at least £40 on Amazon using a valid payment card in the past 12 months.
Well, FU then.
The item took 4 months to arrive as it was. (Which I thought might be worth mentioning in the review, along with how the item is actually the same as another item with a different name..)
This item was supposed to be according to the reviews, superior to the other brand..
Only, they are both made by the same parent company, even come in the same type, style of boxes !
So, really are "The same"..
So you don't need to wait 4 months to buy the better version.. (Which is oddly cheaper..)
But I can't tell anyone this, because Amazon won't let me..
They come in different sizes (small, medium, large I think.. small for fingernails, larger for toenails, though if you have small toenails, small will do for both! or larger for fingernails if you have huge fingers..), and lots of different models (With different features..), pricing from $10 USD to $30 depending upon which one you want.
> Seki Edge Nail Clippers The Best Fingernail
> Clippers On The Planet? - Hygiene Episode 01
> TAKUMINOWAZA Stainless Steel Cuticle
> Nipper Nail Clipper Handmade in Japan
Shows you a good selection in relation to hand size.
I went for the G-1200 (pictured.) as it has a nail catcher, but I wasn't sure if it would get in the way of cutting toenails, or if the nail catcher bit was removable or not.
It doesn't get in the way, and is removable.
It doesn't work very well in practice to catch nails mind you..
The other model is the G-1113, similar, no nail catcher, less plastic.
Both come with a really good nail file part, so you don't have to lug half a brick around to finish your nails with..
Only took me 50 years to hear about them..
This has been a public service announcement..8
Don't you just love automated bots..
You enter a website, click on the "Do you want to chat to an advisor" button..
You type in your question, and instead of a real human, you get a bot that ignores your question, and asks you lots of questions itself..
Such, what is your full name..
Your email address !
Then finally, after lots of multi-choice questions, you get to ask your question, again..
Why do you need to type it in twice !
Same goes for your *answer*, they need your email address, again !
What, you forgot it already from 5 minutes ago when I entered it the first time !
It's like when you ring a support line, the automated switchboard asks you to input your phone number, your customer number/etc.
Then, when you get through to a real human, they ask you the same questions all over again !
I asked them once, why ?
Well, they told me, the automated switchboard doesn't pass that information on.
So, why does it need to ask you in the first place if that information isn't being passed on !
It's like getting an insurance quote, it goes like this:
Blah, blah blah, date of birth, xx / xx / xxxx
Blah, blah blah, date of birth, xx / xx / xxxx
Blah, blah blah, date of birth, xx / xx / xxxx
Blah, blah blah, date of birth, xx / xx / xxxx
Repeat 20 times..
What, they keep forgetting it !
Or, its to check you aren't faking it just to get a quote..
As if a faker wouldn't have their fake DOB written down on a piece of paper right in front of them...
Similar with electricity companies, you just want to know the tariff, you don't want to fill in a long form about who you are, where you are, how many light bulbs you own, etc...
Can you imagine going into a supermarket and every time you pick something up from the shelf to check the price on the bottom (Because its not written on the shelf anymore..) you first have to scan your photo ID, and answer 20 questions..
Then scan your ID a second time, because the first time it didn't store the data to pass onto the price reveal module..5
Question, how do you use google search..
No, really. :-)
I thought if you wanted a specific word, you stuck a + in front of it.
So if I wanted to find:
maggi catering pack +lumpy
I could actually find some matches where they talked about it being lumpy, and perhaps told me how to not suffer lumps !
Instead I get things like this example in the first returned search result:
> missing: catering +lumpy
Then why bloody show me it then !
Seems I'm not the only one suffering..
> How to force Google Search
> to search for my query?
Anyone show me how its done ?
The search thing, and also how to cook the soup without lumps would also be great. :-)
Yes I tried YouTube, couldn't find an example..
I even asked in online games, but the only answer I got was, if you can't cook or use google, give up..
Never cooked powdered catering pack soup before.
My first thought is to try cooking it like I do gravy powder, boil water, then sprinkle slowly on top and stir whilst doing it, then the gravy doesn't go lumpy.
Will the same work for soup ?
Thought, why not ask first, before making another batch of lumpy soup..7
No its not the TV programme, or related to what is in the news recently..
Avast antivirus software, got a PC where it now decides to 'blacklist' a certain site the user wants to visit.
For the life of me, I can't figure out how to change the settings so it will allow them to visit the site, and still have protection !
It seems the choice is, protection and it won't let you visit a blacklisted site..
Or no protection and you can visit it fine !
What if you want to visit it, you know there are dangerous pop-ups with infected code in them, which is why you have the bloody antivirus to take care of them !
Or if anyone can recommend a free antivirus product that will let you visit any site you want, and give you protection without stopping you.
Since this could be an even more serious problem if you find your own site listed and stops you going to it !
Related link that doesn't provide the answer !
Why does making something smaller, make it bigger ?
I was tinkering with a 1.5Mb JPEG, cropping a bit off it, by about 25%.
But when I came to save the new file, instead of it being a bit smaller, it had increased in size by 1Mb !
I'd never seen that before !
What gives ?6
The answer is kind of there.
When you check your amazon messages (Which if you haven't done it before, you will find it difficult, since it isn't listed in your menu options..) and you want to reply, the reply button option only exists in the second tab, not the first !
Don't be like Amazon, include options in both tabs..
Oh, and make your bloody windows bigger !!!
See following pictures..4
Question, how many beta testers do you need as a minimum, if you want to do statistical analysis, such as:
2 versions of a product, with 50% of beta testers given one version, and the rest the other.
So you can compare and see which is used the most / least hours / etc.5
It's now officially free !
And my rant..
It will take a week to download !
So, if you code your own game, don't make it 100Gb, think of us less than rich folk on less than a fibre connection..
I hope it bloody well works after all this !
( Not the first time I've spent ages downloading something to find out it doesn't run.. )24
Came across a new tune I rather like, thought I'd share it:
> Nesli - Andrà Tutto Bene
Took me ages to find out what it was called when I first heard it, since I don't know Italian !
FX [ Wonders what the song is about.. ]1
How do I register on this site...
Filled in my details, and I think I press the green button labelled "Registration" only nothing happens when I do..
Maybe it doesn't work in Firefox..
> The Startup: Accendi il tuo futuro (2017)5
I was pondering how to help the poor, in particular the poor at the very bottom, who also want to start a business.
Since businesses create wealth, and that's a good thing..
Doing so, enables them to help others get jobs, so helping more of the poor who don't want to start businesses..
Whilst it would be nice for the government to help, my government at least, only helps those who are not relatively speaking, that poor..
Then I thought occurred to me, what about a charity.
But charities cost money to run..
And what if no one donates..
Then another thought occurred to me, what about an investment fund ?
It risks helping poor folk with money in exchange for say, 50% of their profits, if they make any !
Said investment fund would also help the startups with advice / guidance /etc.
Do you remember the old days, when a webpage was just a webpage with the information you wanted on it..
Nowadays, its like this:37
Facebook is really annoying !
YouTube is really annoying !
What do they have in common you ask..
1,000 messages in one thread, someone makes a new comment, can you find it easily, can you fuck !
Facebook sends me a nice little notification, sometimes, and I don't know why, just sometimes, you follow it and it dumps you in the right place, where someone's comment actually is.
Other times, it just dumps you at the beginning of the thread, and then its up to you to open every little sub thread up to find where someone might have replied to one of your messages.
This obviously gets more time consuming the longer the thread is..
Did someone actually design this to be as shit as this, or has no one ever seen it done better !
It drives me a little potty.
It's no use, I'll have to make something better, since no one else is !
It reminds me a little of devRant, when someone likes your comment, but which comment did they like !
I don't even get me started on red flags..9
I like it.
Don't read about the story or it could spoil it for you !
I wonder if product X works with product Y..
I'll google that..
I'll check the technical FAQ's on the manufacturers website, no mention..
I'll search their support forum:
The following words in your search query were
ignored because they are too common words:
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards.
Well, that isn't very bloody helpful is it !
No problem, I'll just send them an email via their online webpage form...
The form was not submitted for the following reasons:
The following required fields have been left blank:
Please use your browser's back button to return to the form and try again.
Well, you didn't mention that telephone was a must fill in part until now !
And of course, when I go back, the form is empty..
So, today's wisdom, whenever filling out an electric form, always copy and paste to a text file in case the form messes up somehow..3
When your local shops start to run short, thank goodness for online ordering of out of date MRE's !
A friend of mine nearly 1,000 miles away reports all their local shops shelves are empty..
As The Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy would say, "Don't Panic!"
Only trouble with ordering online is that the shipping service to this island has reduced to 1/20th of what it was, so things are going to take even longer than they took before !
As such, I've put in an order that should reach me just before Christmas..
Assuming there is anyone alive to deliver it..
> Coldplay - Don't Panic4
Spotted this, looks useful:
Related link, found it mentioned here:
Guess which country this refers to..
Twitter said it was "broadening our definition of harm" to tackle tweets, images and video content that contradicts guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information, in an effort to prevent users spreading false cures and conspiracy theories around the virus.
I'm reminded a post of mine about the importance of hand washing was removed because it was considered too controversial..
And when I asked about if paracetamol was a good or bad thing, well, all hell broke lose then, messages got deleted and I got a big telling off by lots of people for asking difficult questions.
Only one message of support that perhaps the research I was pointing to, had a point..
I'm not a fan of conspiracy theories and quack cures, but sometimes there is an element of truth here and there which we should at least explore, because yesterdays quackery, could be tomorrows mainstream solution to something.
And now, we can't even mention practically anything that isn't 'authorised' today !
Baring in mind, yesterdays out of date official advice, isn't allowed to be spoken about either..
Suddenly countries of freedom, are less free than the least free countries..
How long before you get arrested for suggesting COBOL would be a good solution after all..
I'm reminded of one person I know who was in charge of a computer system for a mayor company, and they retired them..
And they was the only person who knew how it all worked !
Since then they have lurched from one mayor computer failure to another, and are now looking at going bust. :-(
I guess we'll be going back to Chinese Whispers at this rate..
Someone's dating site profile:
"I care about the environment"
"You must have a car"
I'm guessing they mean an electric car filled by your own personal solar array, whose materials was not mined by child labour in some far away country.. ?
Anyhow, I asked them if they would date someone with a solar motorbike..32
The chocolate ration has gone up..
It's 1984 all over again I notice:
You try and help by asking questions, or suggesting solutions, and your posts get removed on the grounds of fake news !
As the official message changes almost by the hour, what you was allowed to say yesterday, is suddenly not allowed today.
I guess all I can do is sit back and watch idiots die due to their own stupidity.
I want my free market capitalism damn it !
So, where does one go to buy things that are in short supply ?3
How many ventilators do you need per 1,000 of population ?
Where I am, we have one per 4,700 people..
So, how many more do we need..
I would ask elsewhere, but it appears every medical forum I ask such questions in, is infected with assholes who are just abusive and refuse to answer the question, even though they are highly medically qualified and experienced.
It's almost as if, they don't want us to know how shit the situation really is !
Being how here is full of logical, intelligent folk, who are good at looking at the numbers, what answers might you give for this ?14
I notice when someone doesn't like you on Facebook, they start reporting everything you post as spam..
Would Facebook do anything about that ?
What is needed of course, is a better system, where what you post, stays put !6