The They Stuck Gears on my Convoy Whinging Complaint Thread

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  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,348
    Tjohn said:
    Tjohn said:

    Sometimes I think this computer is stupid but it might not be but it might just be old and slow.

    I've been described using the exact same terms. smiley

    Old people are not slow.  Young people are just too damn fast!

     

    I still have a full deck, I just shuffle a little slower now. wink

    Old person with quizical look on his face, to young person:  "Please speak slower.  Old people listen slowly."

     

  • TJohnTJohn Posts: 11,055

    crying

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    does that summer sale stuff change daily?

    i was putting a few base 7 figures in my cart for tomorrow,
    but could be a waste of time if is only for today.

    powerBall tix!!  momma needs 10core cp-ewes

    i know nuthin about mac, never used mac in my whooole life, 
    got a bug in my head to try and finance one of those mac cylinder things.
    could use final cut pro if had a mac (n cheese tee hee)

    mebbe i should get a cheap used mac just to try one.
     

     

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,348
    Mistara said:

    does that summer sale stuff change daily?

    i was putting a few base 7 figures in my cart for tomorrow,
    but could be a waste of time if is only for today.

    powerBall tix!!  momma needs 10core cp-ewes

    i know nuthin about mac, never used mac in my whooole life, 
    got a bug in my head to try and finance one of those mac cylinder things.
    could use final cut pro if had a mac (n cheese tee hee)

    mebbe i should get a cheap used mac just to try one.
     

     

    Sometimes it's better to deal with the devil you know than the devil you don't.

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675
    edited May 2017
    Mistara said:

    does that summer sale stuff change daily?

    i was putting a few base 7 figures in my cart for tomorrow,
    but could be a waste of time if is only for today.

    powerBall tix!!  momma needs 10core cp-ewes

    i know nuthin about mac, never used mac in my whooole life, 
    got a bug in my head to try and finance one of those mac cylinder things.
    could use final cut pro if had a mac (n cheese tee hee)

    mebbe i should get a cheap used mac just to try one.
     

     

    Sometimes it's better to deal with the devil you know than the devil you don't.

    been using MS word since v.6, Outlook since office 97.

    having to learn google aps now, a new phone system is totally inconvenient from what we had. >.<
    hardest to learn is the smart phones, tablets, clouds everywhere, i feel like they trying to milk my retirement money away. i don't need ap ads all over my screens.

    i can't manage the file system on the samsung tablet from the tablet screen. guess is a logical name, can only find the folder if i connect it to my pc and use explorer. >.<

    going into 2018 kicking n screaming.

    freaking out xbox1 doesn't have save cartridges. they want me to backup my game progress saves to the cloud, i want it in my hand - in my drawer next to my playstation cartridges.

    tieing my games to an online account is just plain stoopid. email adresses change, passwords get lost. updates corrupt.  internet full of malware.  ransome wears.  yikes.  makes bloodsucking ticks honorable in comparison.

    my xbox has 170gb of free space, it's only letting me save several games at a time.  i have to resave over old saves, it's a corrupt file waiting to happen.

     

    and off my lawn  lol

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  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,348
    Mistara said:
    Mistara said:

    does that summer sale stuff change daily?

    i was putting a few base 7 figures in my cart for tomorrow,
    but could be a waste of time if is only for today.

    powerBall tix!!  momma needs 10core cp-ewes

    i know nuthin about mac, never used mac in my whooole life, 
    got a bug in my head to try and finance one of those mac cylinder things.
    could use final cut pro if had a mac (n cheese tee hee)

    mebbe i should get a cheap used mac just to try one.
     

     

    Sometimes it's better to deal with the devil you know than the devil you don't.

    been using MS word since v.6, Outlook since office 97.

    having to learn google aps now, a new phone system is totally inconvenient from what we had. >.<
    hardest to learn is the smart phones, tablets, clouds everywhere, i feel like they trying to milk my retirement money away. i don't need ap ads all over my screens.

    i can't manage the file system on the samsung tablet from the tablet screen. guess is a logical name, can only find the folder if i connect it to my pc and use explorer. >.<

    going into 2018 kicking n screaming.

    freaking out xbox1 doesn't have save cartridges. they want me to backup my game progress saves to the cloud, i want it in my hand - in my drawer next to my playstation cartridges.

    tieing my games to an online account is just plain stoopid. email adresses change, passwords get lost. updates corrupt.  internet full of malware.  ransome wears.  yikes.  makes bloodsucking ticks honorable in comparison.

    my xbox has 170gb of free space, it's only letting me save several games at a time.  i have to resave over old saves, it's a corrupt file waiting to happen.

     

    and off my lawn  lol

    Have you ever thought of buying a box of crayons?

  • TangoAlphaTangoAlpha Posts: 4,584

    I wouldn't buy one of the trashcan Macs right now - they're nearly 4 years out of date, technologically speaking. Although if you find one second hand at a decent price . . .

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    raining heavy out there.

    Ming for lunch.  tastes better on rainy days.  mangia
    steamed rice, pork egg roll, hot chinese tea

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    either i'm dreaming ise in a submarine or
    hearing Pink Floyd. ... echoes?  woww. altering state musicaa

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,348
    edited May 2017
    Mistara said:

    either i'm dreaming ise in a submarine or
    hearing Pink Floyd. ... echoes?  woww. altering state musicaa

    Ah..., Pink Floyd "Echoes".  I remember it well.  Picture it;  Florida,  it was the early '70s, I lived in a group house with my fellow hippies, we had just gotten a copy of Pink Floyd's album "Meddle" and had all dropped some wonderful hallucinogenics and the record was on the 2nd side where the 20 minute long song "Echoes" took up the whole side and if unattended the phonograph arm would recycle to the beginning when it reached the end.  At some point I realized I had been sitting motionless in a chair all night hearing the ping, and drips, twangs and that slow whispering wind increase until it was replaced by the marvelous melodies and musical surprises then fade away at the end only to be repeated when the record arm recycled.  I sat there awake, and aware all night watching the notes of the music dance in the air, shift colors, and evoke numerous memories and images.  When the sun came up we were still higher than a kite but decided to take a walk on the unpaved, Florida sand roads of the area of Melbourne where our house was located.  During our walk we watched a car coming our direction.   To me it seemed to take a long time to reach us but eventually we realized it was a police car which freaked us out a little bit.  His window was down and gave us a watchful eye as he cruised slowly by, no doubt because we were all dressed in blatently hippie style with bell bottom jeans, paisely print shirts, sashes, etc. (I shudder to remember those styles now).  And as he passed I remember trying to say "good morning" but my mouth was dry and my tongue was dead and it just came out as "gullbd mogneg".  I was clean but I was sure one of us probably had something illegal in his pockets and I knew we were done-for then, but miracles upon miracles, he just kept on going.  A little later in the morning while "coming down" but still well under the influence I walked to the river and decided to cross the river over to the ocean via the two mile long causeway.  As I approached the bridge in the middle of the river I saw some fishermen and stopped to watch them.  I watched intently for a few minutes then a grizzled old fisherman turned around and and said clear as day "It's just another space in time."   then turned back to his fishing. surprise Cool beans!  cool And that's just part of my memory of the night I was introduced to Pink Floyd "Echoes". smiley  Someday ask me about the snakes and the game of Hearts. indecision

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm0VBWnUhvU

     

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,791

    ...ahh, those were the days...

     

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,791
    Tjohn said:
    kyoto kid said:

    ...well everything updated fine except some function called Sonar.  I went to the Symantec forums and discovered that rebooting usually clears that up.  Did so and at first everything was fine then a few minutes later that warning message appeared again saying that the Sonar install had failed.  All other protections are showing a green functioning status.  So what the bugger is this "Sonar" supposed to do, or protect against?

    "SONAR is an advanced form of Norton protection designed to give you a line of defense against malware that hasn't been encountered yet--and therefore cannot be identified and blocked by traditional, signature-based malware protection."

    Basically stops and isolates or removes unknown programs that exhibit certain "malware-like" behavior in an attempt to prevent unknown virus infections.

    ...so I guess I do need to go to Frys then since the Norton AV on my system was part of the original ISP service we had here at the house (which is no longer connected) Odd that it downloaded and updated all the other functions, just not the SONAR feature. The only other fix suggested is using the Uninstall/Install option which I am afraid will remove the entire suite and not reinstall anything as I am no longer on that service.

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675
    kyoto kid said:

    ...ahh, those were the days...

     

    my friend thought theyd never end smiley

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675
    Mistara said:

    either i'm dreaming ise in a submarine or
    hearing Pink Floyd. ... echoes?  woww. altering state musicaa

    Ah..., Pink Floyd "Echoes".  I remember it well.  Picture it;  Florida,  it was the early '70s, I lived in a group house with my fellow hippies, we had just gotten a copy of Pink Floyd's album "Meddle" and had all dropped some wonderful hallucinogenics and the record was on the 2nd side where the 20 minute long song "Echoes" took up the whole side and if unattended the phonograph arm would recycle to the beginning when it reached the end.  At some point I realized I had been sitting motionless in a chair all night hearing the ping, and drips, twangs and that slow whispering wind increase until it was replaced by the marvelous melodies and musical surprises then fade away at the end only to be repeated when the record arm recycled.  I sat there awake, and aware all night watching the notes of the music dance in the air, shift colors, and evoke numerous memories and images.  When the sun came up we were still higher than a kite but decided to take a walk on the unpaved, Florida sand roads of the area of Melbourne where our house was located.  During our walk we watched a car coming our direction.   To me it seemed to take a long time to reach us but eventually we realized it was a police car which freaked us out a little bit.  His window was down and gave us a watchful eye as he cruised slowly by, no doubt because we were all dressed in blatently hippie style with bell bottom jeans, paisely print shirts, sashes, etc. (I shudder to remember those styles now).  And as he passed I remember trying to say "good morning" but my mouth was dry and my tongue was dead and it just came out as "gullbd mogneg".  I was clean but I was sure one of us probably had something illegal in his pockets and I knew we were done-for then, but miracles upon miracles, he just kept on going.  A little later in the morning while "coming down" but still well under the influence I walked to the river and decided to cross the river over to the ocean via the two mile long causeway.  As I approached the bridge in the middle of the river I saw some fishermen and stopped to watch them.  I watched intently for a few minutes then a grizzled old fisherman turned around and and said clear as day "It's just another space in time."   then turned back to his fishing. surprise Cool beans!  cool And that's just part of my memory of the night I was introduced to Pink Floyd "Echoes". smiley  Someday ask me about the snakes and the game of Hearts. indecision

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm0VBWnUhvU

     

     

    i do miss koolotts

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    took me a while to notice it was meddle not metal  smiley

  • Sfariah DSfariah D Posts: 25,926
    Mistara said:

    took me a while to notice it was meddle not metal  smiley

    I do not want to meddle with this metal issue.

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,348
    edited May 2017

    I know I've pointed this out here before, but again today I selected something from my large collection of recordings and was reminded, "Oh yes!  Now I remember why this is one of my favorites!".  So, I'll share it again.

    Anton Dvorak: Piano Concerto (his only one) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYku76ZgQAM  (excited, dreamy, dancing, fantastic)

    2nd movement @ 18:50  (gentle, rolling, dreamy, & I love rising trills in the last 2 minutes of this movement)

    3rd movement @ 28:25 (dreamy, marvelous, playful, exciting, explosive ending)

     

    Oh, and if you're curious, the link on that page to Dvorak's "Water Goblin" is worth checking out.  The plot of the fairy tale https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Water_Goblin is a horrible shocking story but the music is enchanting, sort of like Greig's "Peer Gynt Suite".

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  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    TGIF

    if isn't raining, plans to stop pickup up kahlua, peach shnapps.  
    really want a relaxing TGIF memorial day 3 day weekend.  

    play some gwent !

    emptying my  cart, yesterday's sale prices over,  moar booz moola

    never tried Tennessee sour mash,  is it like uber sour?  surprise

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    wuh oh  only a few days left to use pc coupies.

    what to watch for TGIF.  mebbe a Sakura Diaries marathon. or Trinity Blood.  or both.

  • starionwolfstarionwolf Posts: 3,669
    edited May 2017

    According to a weather website the wind outside is 16 MPH and the wind gusts to 27 MPH.  Edit: I'm glad that I stayed home today.

    Post edited by starionwolf on
  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,348
    edited May 2017

    I'm still "meddle"ing.  About the same time as "Meddle" came out (1971), there was another of my favorite groups "The Moody Blues" who were riding the wave of inner exploration of the time but one of the catchiest of their tunes was "Nice to Be Here".  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPcgvMvnT5k on their album "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" a generally up-beat album, in contrast to their more cerebral previous albums: "Days of Future Passed", In Search of the Lost Chord", "On the Threshold of a Dream", and "To Our Children's Children's Children".

    Their first big hit was "Knights in White Satin" years earlier from their album "Days of Future Past", that you can still hear as elevator music.  But for me their best song was by far "Legend of a Mind" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU8x8mLVALU from the "In Search of the Lost Chord" album.  Probably because I saw them perform that in Orlando back in the day, with the full surround sound with the whirling 3D sound patterns & echoes following the speakers around the auditorium.  Mind blown! surprise

    However, none of their more  modern stuff is worth remembering except perhaps, "Nights Winters Years" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq1Wp1B0y-U from the album "Blue Jays" by only two of the Moodies. (But even that was recorded back in 1975). 

    And I still remember the poem: "Late Lament"

    Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
    Watch lights fade from every room.
    Bedsitter people look back and lament,
    Another day's useless energy spent.


    Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
    Lonely man cries for love and has none.
    New mother picks up and suckles her son,
    Senior citizens wish they were young.


    Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
    Removes the colours from our sight.
    Red is grey and yellow white,
    But we decide which is right,
    And which is an illusion.

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  • Sfariah DSfariah D Posts: 25,926

    Is it really memorial day weekend?

  • LeatherGryphonLeatherGryphon Posts: 11,348

    Is it really memorial day weekend?

    After midnight it is.

     

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,791

    ...no rain here for the holiday weekend upper 80 to 90°all three days.  Great BBQ'n weather for once.

    Heading out in a bit to catch some of the afternoon sun here.

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 40,791

    ...also liked a lot of teh 60s Moody Blues Mersey beat works.

    They are scheduled to play here at the Edgefield Manor on June 9th as part of the Days of Future Past 50th anniversary tour.   adv. tickets, 49$ for general admin 99$ for reserved seats. 

    Hmm, may need trasnpo home as buses don't run very late out there.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604

    I'm still "meddle"ing.  About the same time as "Meddle" came out (1971), there was another of my favorite groups "The Moody Blues" who were riding the wave of inner exploration of the time but one of the catchiest of their tunes was "Nice to Be Here".  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPcgvMvnT5k on their album "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" a generally up-beat album, in contrast to their more cerebral previous albums: "Days of Future Past", In Search of the Lost Chord", "On the Threshold of a Dream", and "To Our Children's Children's Children".

    Their first big hit was "Knights in White Satin" years earlier from their album "Days of Future Past", that you can still hear as elevator music.  But for me their best song was by far "Legend of a Mind" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU8x8mLVALU from the "In Search of the Lost Chord" album.  Probably because I saw them perform that in Orlando back in the day, with the full surround sound with the whirling 3D sound patterns & echoes following the speakers around the auditorium.  Mind blown! surprise

    However, none of their more  modern stuff is worth remembering except perhaps, "Nights Winters Years" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq1Wp1B0y-U from the album "Blue Jays" by only two of the Moodies. (But even that was recorded back in 1975). 

    And I still remember the poem: "Late Lament"

    Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
    Watch lights fade from every room.
    Bedsitter people look back and lament,
    Another day's useless energy spent.


    Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
    Lonely man cries for love and has none.
    New mother picks up and suckles her son,
    Senior citizens wish they were young.


    Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
    Removes the colours from our sight.
    Red is grey and yellow white,
    But we decide which is right,
    And which is an illusion.

    reading that made me think back  (way back)  to planning for the wedding when I married my first husband.  The vicar was very pleased that we wanted to avoid what were then the cliche wedding marches (Wagner and Mendlesson) and instead chose Trumpet Voluntary and Vidor's Toccata and Fugue.  He said he had always wanted someone to choose something like Knights in White Satin as a wedding march,  but would settle for us at least daring to be different.

  • TangoAlphaTangoAlpha Posts: 4,584

    Is it really memorial day weekend?

    Dunno. It's 'Spring Bank Holiday' here. (I think in the old days, it used to be Whitsun)

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 33,604

    Is it really memorial day weekend?

    Dunno. It's 'Spring Bank Holiday' here. (I think in the old days, it used to be Whitsun)

    Yeah,  and it used to be moveable,  like Easter, because it was based on the christian calender, which says that Pentecost (Whitsun) is 7 weeks after Easter,

  • TJohnTJohn Posts: 11,055

    Ah, the "curse" of being retired - no holidays.

  • Sfariah DSfariah D Posts: 25,926

    I still have to work today.

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