[Rant] Tech Whine Like a baby thread

Yeah, in the future if I want to make sure I'm not leaking any traffic around my VPN or TOR, I'll just buy a raspberry pi 4 and set up TorBox
...like I said, stuff I prefer to do at the router level. :)
I even read the directions and then stupidly did exactly what they said not to do, because I didn't understand them clearly enough.
I have an Ethernet card like that. Bricked it when I tried to flash the wrong firmware. Oops.

--Patrick
 
As it turns out, I have all kinds of missing info in my config file, as reported by netsh> dump. Like, IPv6 really is still disabled. Most of the settings from the IPv4 interface are gone. My default Interface is currently reporting as (Kernel Debug) instead of its name. It's just a big ol' mess. So, tomorrow, I'm going to try one more thing (exporting Aislynn's config, changing the IP to my own, and doing a netsh import), and if that doesn't work I guess I'll just reset to factory settings and never mess with these settings again.
 
As it turns out, I have all kinds of missing info in my config file, as reported by netsh> dump. Like, IPv6 really is still disabled. Most of the settings from the IPv4 interface are gone. My default Interface is currently reporting as (Kernel Debug) instead of its name. It's just a big ol' mess. So, tomorrow, I'm going to try one more thing (exporting Aislynn's config, changing the IP to my own, and doing a netsh import), and if that doesn't work I guess I'll just reset to factory settings and never mess with these settings again.
I uh... I done goofed. So, apparently, Google has tracked my activity across the VPN networks recently and has decided that I'm suspicious enough to warrant them formally reviewing my most recent password reset request, and they'll get back to me within 3-5 business days. If they don't decided to let me back in, that's literally all of my emails, all of the emails in my backup account, all of my passwords (I can't log back in to Chrome to retrieve my passwords), and, while the Windows 10 reset did fix the internet problems AND save my documents and downloads, I've misplaced the text file with the keys to my KeyPass account. So I am just altogether FUBAR.
 
Stop elevating this to the level of a sitcom, Gared3!

--Patrick
At this point, I'm probably just going to buy an email domain and be done with it. I don't want to be giving Google (or anyone else) this much control over my entire computer experience. I literally clicked one button on my secondary profile and lost everything. And, while it was a spectacular confluence of events, both needing to reset Windows 10 and having Google stop remembering passwords in the same week is insane.
 
At this point, I'm probably just going to buy an email domain and be done with it.
I made that decision like 20 years ago. I've never used gmail for anything, until forced to by WGU. I don't use my google or facebook account to log into any sites that require accounts. I keep track of all of it myself. It's a pain, but if I fuck something up, I have no one to blame but myself
 
Well, I've managed to recover some of my accounts. I managed to find my main gmail password, but all of the passwords and keys that were saved to that account were deleted, apparently, when I accidentally changed my default google account to my backup account by trying to turn on backup and sync. I say again, no company should have this much control over my life. I knew it was out of control, but this is ridonkulous.
 
I uh... I done goofed. So, apparently, Google has tracked my activity across the VPN networks recently and has decided that I'm suspicious enough to warrant them formally reviewing my most recent password reset request, and they'll get back to me within 3-5 business days. If they don't decided to let me back in, that's literally all of my emails, all of the emails in my backup account, all of my passwords (I can't log back in to Chrome to retrieve my passwords), and, while the Windows 10 reset did fix the internet problems AND save my documents and downloads, I've misplaced the text file with the keys to my KeyPass account. So I am just altogether FUBAR.
I'm sorry, I know this must be frustrating for you, but this right here elevates your situation from "sucky" to "hilarious".
 
Well I certainly hope you’ve learned your lesson about keeping all of your eggs in someone else’s basket, young man.

As for the rest of ye, remember...this could happen to YOU!

—Patrick
 
See if Gared can help you.

—Patrick
See, the first step is to be stoned out of your goddamn gourd.
I'm sorry, I know this must be frustrating for you, but this right here elevates your situation from "sucky" to "hilarious".
Dude, it was hilarious. I've recovered both of the gmail accounts now because I found a spot where I'd written down the password for one of them, so now I can at least use password recovery options for the rest of my accounts, I just have to go through one by one and find out which accounts lost their passwords. I'm sure bill paying time is going to be spectacularly fun this month and next.
 
My headphones for my phone broke. I bought a new set of headphones. They suck. Everything sounds muffled and distant and undetailed.

Are headphones the kind of thing where you have to pay extra for good quality?
 
My headphones for my phone broke. I bought a new set of headphones. They suck. Everything sounds muffled and distant and undetailed.

Are headphones the kind of thing where you have to pay extra for good quality?
I’m not a huge headphone expert, but for most things I believe that you get what you pay for. I have bought many cheap sets of headphones at the airport on work trips and have hated them. I invested in a good pair this weekend and I really hope they’re better. I also bought a dongle so I can use them for my Switch.
 
My headphones for my phone broke. I bought a new set of headphones. They suck. Everything sounds muffled and distant and undetailed.

Are headphones the kind of thing where you have to pay extra for good quality?
Kinda, yeah. Are/were they actual headphones, or were they earbuds?
 
Everything I've seen in the past three years worth of searching for decent headphones has lead me to believe that if you want good headphones, you need to be prepared to pay at least $70US. Sadly, I still haven't found a good pair of headphones for my phone - bluetooth or otherwise.
 
Like @Gared says, if you want a pair of buds with good enough sound that you'd be willing to untangle them instead of just pitching them and buying another pair, you're likely going to spend north of $50 for that kind of fidelity.

--Patrick
 
My headphones for my phone broke. I bought a new set of headphones. They suck. Everything sounds muffled and distant and undetailed.

Are headphones the kind of thing where you have to pay extra for good quality?
VE Monks are supposed to sound quite good for really cheap. I have tried various KZ IEMs, they're not spectacular but they're pretty good for a decent price, like $25-40. Not the most durable things though, a bit hit and miss.
 
How many years have I been saying the answer is always M50 now? I has a sad. :(
Don't has a sad - I don't have a phone headset because I prioritized my computer headset and bought a $70 Corsair wireless set.
 
I'm not saying price is always equal to quality, but yeah, good ear pieces cost.
I'm personally a fan of the Trekz Aftershockz, but it really depends on use case - their sound cancelling is literally non-existant (as in, they're deliberately intended not to cancel noise, so you can use them in traffic, or still talk to colleagues with them in)L
 
I know that I’m not talking quite the same thing, but how does my oldest trash her gaming headset so frequently? I had one that I used for years and it lived through being sat on by me a few times.
 
I have had the same wireless headphones for like a decade, will probably have the m50's for a long time(unless i replace them with something better?) and just finally got a pair of earbuds I really love(samsung galaxy buds+).
 
Don't has a sad - I don't have a phone headset because I prioritized my computer headset and bought a $70 Corsair wireless set.
I paid $159 for my M50s... in 2011. The M50x is around $230 today. An add-on mic for either one is another $50 or so.
 
I absolutely HATE printers that refuse to print because one of your color ink cartridges is "below usable levels" and won't print a grayscale document because of "quality concerns".
 
I hate the UI on my new phone, and I'm so god damn sick of typing my PIN in because I accidentally brushed my hand against the button on the side that I might take all lock screen security off the damn thing.
 
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