[Rant] Minor Rant III: For a Few Hollers More

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I hope it’s not a USB 2.0/3.0 contention thing, or the need for “legacy USB” or some other setting in BIOS/EFI.

—Patrick
Station engineer needed to load something on a machine that needed a USB flash drive formatted to FAT32 today. He ran afoul of FAT32's size limit.
 
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I hope it’s not a USB 2.0/3.0 contention thing, or the need for “legacy USB” or some other setting in BIOS/EFI.

—Patrick
I've tried it in both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports on my computer.


My current theory, is that Windows 10 is installing its own shitty generic tablet driver when I reboot to finalize the installation, and the two drivers are fighting one another. I already tried disconnecting from the internet to stop it from happening but I am going to try again tonight and disable automatic driver updates before I do.

edit That, plus disconnecting and reconnecting EVERYTHING seems to have done the trick. Finally going to get to. Test this thing out tonight.
 
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Wife's laptop died and will need to be replaced.

Because that's totally another expense we want to be dealing with while we're destitute students here in the UK.
 

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Because I had so little sleep last night I fell asleep early tonight. I hate when that happens because I know what is coming next. Sure enough here I am at 1:30 in the morning wide awake.
 
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Because I had so little sleep last night I fell asleep early tonight. I hate when that happens because I know what is coming next. Sure enough here I am at 1:30 in the morning wide awake.
I was going to ask what you were doing up so late past your bedtime.

--Patrick
 

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I got back to bed about 3 and just woke up. So my sleep schedule shouldn't be TOO messed up, I hope.

Today is football (Iowa/Nebraska), gutter cleaning, and hanging up lights.
 
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Would've probably gotten a check for ~$150 IF I'd replied to this letter I just found while cleaning before September 28th.
Oh well.

--Patrick
 

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Just had another "disagreement" with the cat that shredded my hand again, and ended up with me having to get the carpet cleaner and scrub blood (mine) and urine (his) out of the carpet. Why do I keep this little shitfucker again?
 

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These feliway assholes owe me a refund I think. both incidents have taken place within 3 days of putting in a new cartridge.
 

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Little shit was waiting for me and meowed plaintively when I came home. I let him sniff, he let me scritch his head, I thought we were on our way to being cool again, but then when I straightened up again to walk away, he hissed at me.

"What's your problem?" I said.

He hissed again.

So I bonked him in the head with a lightly tossed empty gum container, and now he's sulking under the table again. I can be mad all night, too, shit for brains. I got half a mind to throw you out and see if a couple days without a roof over your head sweetens your disposition.
 
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Cats are trash. Throw him directly into traffic.

Ok, Canada, CraveTV used to be fine, but I log in today and find out that most of the movies and HBO content are now gated off and it requires double the price of the original subscription to access them? Fuck. You.

Cancelled.

This is how you push people back to piracy dipshits.
 
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...Do you know how long it's going to take to qualify 96GB of RAM? TWELVE TO FIFTEEN HOURS [times 4] THAT'S HOW LONG RRRRGGH.
Twenty-two and a half hours in, no errors yet but it's only about halfway through the third pass... <taps foot impatiently>

Also this morning I set my alarm for 6:15 so I could get stuff done and still get to work by 9:45.
Woke up on my own at 8, looked at my phone, saw that it was still sitting at "Confirm 6:15a alarm? [y/n]."
Well, at least I made it to work on time.

--Patrick
 
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I just checked my hotel reward points balance. I've got enough for a week's stay just about anywhere...

If I could afford to actually go anywhere...

And if I could actually get time off.
 

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Can you imagine any situation in which a customer can tell you "if you don't get me my bill, notarized, within 5 days of me incurring the charge, I won't be paying it" and be taken seriously?

This, more than anything, shows me how radio is a dying medium.
 
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Can you imagine any situation in which a customer can tell you "if you don't get me my bill, notarized, within 5 days of me incurring the charge, I won't be paying it" and be taken seriously?

This, more than anything, shows me how radio is a dying medium.
My AGM: What, do I look like some Republic serial villain to you? I charged your card 35 minutes ago.
 
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My AGM: What, do I look like some Republic serial villain to you? I charged your card 35 minutes ago.
They'd be able to make a pretty solid case for stopping the charges once they showed the credit card company a picture of the squid you guys left in their bathtub.
 
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I'm a little sore this morning after ordering my uniforms for school in the new year. I require 2 white chef's jackets and 2 navy chef's pants (SCHOOL APPROVED). I had to call and research what the fuck they meant by school approved. Apparently they have their own branded outfits that have the school logos on them we must purchase....at like more than twice the price of a white chef's jacket or pants anywhere else I can find.

Fuck off.

Look at this fucking bullshit. THIS IS NOT 300 DOLLARS.

https://shop.nait.ca/Item?item=88800090906&data=Kit Retail Meat
 
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Niece stopped by after the starter in her vehicle stopped working so she could borrow her grandpa's vehicle.
On her way home in grandpa's borrowed vehicle, the drive/CV/something-shaft broke.

If she asks to borrow my car...I'm-a refuse, as she is obviously cursed.

--Patrick
 

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I'm 100% certain google is sharing my searches with ebay. Five times in the last month, I've gotten an e-mail from e-bay about "ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED IN X?" within 24 hours of me doing a google search for X (but not an e-bay search, or even going to e-bay that day).

The latest was, yesterday I searched for the Polaris Starter CV (a ship blueprint commonly used in Empyrion).

Today I got an e-mail from ebay titled "ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED IN POLARIS STARTERS?" and links to auctions of starters for Polaris ATVs (the thing that cranks the engine when you turn the key).

So much for not sharing your info, huh.
 

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Are you sure it's not your ad clicker doing dumb shit? :p
Hrm, I suppose that could be a possibility as well... I google something, google displays a sponsored ebay link for it, which adnauseam hides and clicks, so ebay thinks I want it.

Maybe. Mayyyybe.
 
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They're all integrating in the dumbest ways possible.

I bought a pair of super-grip shoes for school yesterday and now all my ads everywhere are trying to sell me similar shoes. I wish targeted advertising realized when someone's already purchased something.
 
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I am about to be forced out of my current cozy 9' by 9' cubicle with 7' tall walls. And then into 7' by 7' and 5'6" tall walls. I am so stressed out now, because I am losing that sense of security and privacy that my large walls provided. Now I will also have to sit where everyone can see what I am working on by just passing by. I am too paranoid for this move...
 
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I dropped my phone a while back (well, it was knocked out of my hand) and the screen was severely cracked. It still worked, though, so I figured I'd just live with it. But the phone's been developing more and more problems since then. First it'd have trouble connecting to a mobile signal, then it'd start randomly restarting itself, and now I can't even get to the home screen without crashes.

So now it'll have to be replaced, and that's another expense I'm not looking forward to given that we're destitute students in the UK right now.
 
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