Random rants that don't warrant their own threads Page 492

  • TheSaint 27 May 2020 00:43:07 19,694 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    If you want to really wind him up, you could tell him my story about the time we were contracted to do work for a client with a big media profile and got a request to make a change to a map 5 minutes before it had to be sent to the BBC so they could use it as a graphic on the evening news. This was a good few years ago.

    With none of our specialists aroumd (they were all out getting drunk to celebrate the end of that project), I did the edits myself. I did them in MS Paint. They got used.

    My toes still curl thinking about that.
    ...and then everyone applauded.
  • freddymercurystwin 27 May 2020 11:38:18 2,174 posts
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    Why the hell do I have to turn NumLock ON by default? Really what is the point in it? No doubt some geeky tit will be along to tell me my typing experience will be transformed if I invest the time to learn the inner and hidden mysteries of a keyboard. I have a mouse to move my cursor where I want and there are arrow keys elsewhere.

    I just want to bang some numbers in quickly and not have to press a fucking button to do so! My fucking brain just doesn't remember to switch this stupid feature on every time I switch the thing on so I spend time editing stuff I think I've already done.
  • fontgeeksogood 27 May 2020 11:42:59 9,972 posts
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    Err, isn't it?

    Change it in your BIOS. Ask some geeky tit to help
  • JamboWayOh 27 May 2020 11:44:45 19,988 posts
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    freddymercurystwin wrote:
    Why the hell do I have to turn NumLock ON by default? Really what is the point in it? No doubt some geeky tit will be along to tell me my typing experience will be transformed if I invest the time to learn the inner and hidden mysteries of a keyboard. I have a mouse to move my cursor where I want and there are arrow keys elsewhere.

    I just want to bang some numbers in quickly and not have to press a fucking button to do so! My fucking brain just doesn't remember to switch this stupid feature on every time I switch the thing on so I spend time editing stuff I think I've already done.
    I'll be thinking of you during this difficult time.
  • freddymercurystwin 27 May 2020 12:03:23 2,174 posts
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    @JamboWayOh Thanks, these are difficult times, I have one lad on Halo in the same room as me, one ranting at Fortnite in the other, the wife's still in bed at fucking midday and 80s music on the radio. Beach later on. Furloughing and Covid has turned us all into complete bums. Actually it wasn't much different before.

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 12:03:59 27-05-2020
  • freddymercurystwin 27 May 2020 12:32:14 2,174 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Err, isn't it?

    Change it in your BIOS. Ask some geeky tit to help
    Oh My Fucking God you geeky tit you have literally saved me about 10 hours of my remaining life I would have otherwise wasted pressing NumLock needlessly. Why is this not more common knowledge. :)
  • Psychotext 27 May 2020 12:46:17 67,168 posts
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    It is, you're just thick. :D
  • freddymercurystwin 27 May 2020 12:57:05 2,174 posts
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    Perhaps a little, I do know how to get audio to my telly though! :)
  • RyanDS 27 May 2020 14:05:07 13,278 posts
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    freddymercurystwin wrote:
    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Err, isn't it?

    Change it in your BIOS. Ask some geeky tit to help
    Oh My Fucking God you geeky tit you have literally saved me about 10 hours of my remaining life I would have otherwise wasted pressing NumLock needlessly. Why is this not more common knowledge. :)
    That and Caps Lock are my bug bear. I physically remove caps lock from my keyboard as all it is there for is to knock accidentally and make your writing all shouty so you have to delete and type again.

    Well it is also there for some people I see who don't use the shift key and will press caps on, i key, caps off to type I. But I don't even count those people as human so they don't count.
  • freddymercurystwin 27 May 2020 14:16:09 2,174 posts
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    @RyanDS In the CAD drawing world its quite common to use capitals to write notes on a drawing so a necessity if you're in that line of work for example and the writing in capitals by mistake is quite common there too. :)

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 14:16:50 27-05-2020
  • fontgeeksogood 27 May 2020 15:07:17 9,972 posts
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    IT'S ALSO QUITE GOOD FOR MAKING A POINT ON THE INTERWEBS
  • JoeBlade 27 May 2020 15:47:39 5,089 posts
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    Reminds me of that old bash.org quote:

    (Khassaki) HI EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!
    (Judge-Mental) try pressing the the Caps Lock key
    (Khassaki) O THANKS!!! ITS SO MUCH EASIER TO WRITE NOW!!!!!!!
    (Judge-Mental) fuck me

    Edited by JoeBlade at 15:48:16 27-05-2020
  • RyanDS 27 May 2020 15:54:32 13,278 posts
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    That genuinely made me giggle.
  • DrStrangelove 15 Jun 2020 03:03:47 15,207 posts
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    So in Belgium they're defacing and destroying Leopold II statues and it's about time. It is unacceptable that one of the worst mass murderers in history is glorified or even tolerated.

    And then the right wingers say you shouldn't remove the statues or change street names because that would be an attempt to undo/rewrite history. Having statues glorifying that despicable shit is rewriting history. Destroying them is not.

    Should we have kept Hitler statues and "Adolf Hitler plaza"s? Did destroying that shit erase history? No, facing history means you must remove them. Keeping statues dedicated to a mass murderer is denying history.

    In modern Germany, no Jew should see a Hitler statue. In modern Belgium, no Congolese should see a Leopold II statue.

    It just maddens me when they say removing statues and street names is undoing history, when in fact keeping them is undoing history.

    Sorry for ranting, but this shit does make me angry.
  • fontgeeksogood 15 Jun 2020 05:11:26 9,972 posts
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    Someone on Twitter made the point that if the statues were so important to history, surely all the defenders would be completely aware of the subject and their background BEFORE it got dumped into a harbor
  • Trafford 21 Jul 2020 09:35:36 8,578 posts
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    I went round a mates house yesterday, haven't seen him since New Year and in that time he's moved in with a girlfriend.
    Really glad I've met him, we are the same age, both back in our hometown after a lifetime away in a big city, kindered spirits etc.

    The conversation turned to music, shortly after he threw his head back and shouted-
    "ALEXA PLAY....."

    I fucking hate these things, last year I broke up with a girlfriend. Looking back, the first nail in the coffin of the relationship was when we were lying in bed after our first fuck.
    "ALEXA PLAY BON IVER"

    What's wrong with saying "I'll put that on next, after this tune/side/album has finished."
    Or
    "Yeah I'll check what time the train leaves, got the App on my phone".

    Maybe it's because I've stepped away from the latest home technology advances in my 8 years post divorce.
    Maybe it's because whenever I try and communicate with the things I get nowhere.


    I do quite like those small stone shaped ones.
    You could put one in the palm of your hand and
    hurl it really fucking far!

    *Yeah I still buy physical music.🙂

    Edited by Trafford at 09:40:06 21-07-2020
  • TheSaint 21 Jul 2020 09:37:48 19,694 posts
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    Is this a bit for your next standup routine?
  • sport 21 Jul 2020 09:40:32 16,107 posts
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    hmmm Trafford seems down...


    "ALEXA, PLAY DESPACITO"
  • Trafford 21 Jul 2020 09:43:22 8,578 posts
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    Yeah, I haven't got laid since the Bon Iver fan.

    Edited by Trafford at 09:43:35 21-07-2020
  • freddymercurystwin 21 Jul 2020 10:10:49 2,174 posts
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    I'm with Trafford, my wife's just got a feckin Alexa thing next to the bed, I hate it and want to smash it every time I see/hear it (the Alexa not Mrs Mercury). She says when you want to find something out you can just ask it I say I just my phone then I can actual be specific about what I'm looking for. That said when it goes off I can shout Alexa shut the fuck up and it works.
  • Psychotext 21 Jul 2020 10:15:02 67,168 posts
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    Definitely wouldn't have one in a bedroom. The idea of some intern somewhere quality checking my sex noises makes me shudder a bit.
  • sport 21 Jul 2020 10:16:49 16,107 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Definitely wouldn't have one in a bedroom. The idea of some intern somewhere quality checking my sex noises makes me shudder a bit.
    That's why I have 4 in there.
  • DJCopa 21 Jul 2020 12:26:12 2,311 posts
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    Yeah, 2 way mirrors live-streaming or GTFO!
  • sport 21 Jul 2020 12:49:45 16,107 posts
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    DJCopa wrote:
    Yeah, 2 way mirrors live-streaming or GTFO!
    This guy fucks.
  • DJCopa 21 Jul 2020 13:47:54 2,311 posts
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    Thanks - I need to link this review to my TrustPilot account somehow...
  • thelzdking 21 Jul 2020 20:52:23 10,107 posts
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    Tiktok dance make me want to set the world on fire.
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Jul 2020 21:30:44 12,840 posts
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    @thelzdking how do you feel about this?

    https://twitter.com/killuayset/status/1285428623789318144?s=19
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