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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: February 07, 2018, 01:42:39 PM »
I'm just taking a shot in the dark here, but this couldn't be about politics, could it?

CT has a bad reputation as business unfriendly.  Is it possible forcing workers to relocate even when commutes are reasonable is another way to "punish" the state?  It's not enough to walk away with jobs, we're gonna make sure our employees won't spend a dime in your state either?

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:40:31 PM »
Stop me if I brought this up before:

My sisters seeing someone with a really good job, who commutes to work.  His boss has decided he's going to live in Long Island.  No explanation given, they just want him to.

According to him, his productivity will remain the same.  He'll work the same hours he ever has.  He has no idea why they're doing this to him.

Of course, he has to find the money to pay for an apartment, and won't be reimbursed until the end of the month (Or possibly two months.)

I'm scratching my head wondering what's happening.  Family thinks they're looking for an excuse to get rid of him, but why not just do it the direct way?  New York is an "At will" state, you don't NEED a reason to show someone the door.

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:15:14 PM »
So, I use ad blocking stuff like everyone else, and tried this solution specific to apple products (Iphone/Ipads), where you use a "fake" vpn that leads to nowhere, and causes ad brokers to send the ads to that non existent location, so you get nothing.

And it worked great.  Video based ads would either not show, or show a loading screen for a few seconds and vanish.  Banners ads and such were a thing of the past.

But recently, within the past few months, ads have started getting through.  Everywhere.  Mostly self playing video ads, or embedded videos you needed to click. 

I don't know their trick (Using your devices own player somehow?), but I've got to wonder if there's just one or two ad services out there for EVERYTHING, or if everyone in the industry networks all the time about everything.  I can't see any other way how a wide variety of services and websites would suddenly wise up and ruin a good thing.

And that annoys me.  That whenever someone figures out how to ruin a good thing, everyone knows about it.

People are anti-social, except when it comes to ruining our good things.  :(

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:47:40 PM »
the superbowl and the hype around it. They're fucking commercials just like you ignore the rest of the year

My favorite was the "people are starving" one.

If your budget is good enough to pay for a spot, I bet your charity could afford to feed a million people outright, instead of trying to hawk a cheap looking mug.

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: February 04, 2018, 03:02:43 PM »
Attitudes about money.

Specifically, everyone agrees a person has a right to make a buck.  But when it comes to saving money on something you could buy, it's a different story.

"What are you fixing that for?  Just buy another one!"

I don't know when fixing stuff became a "redneck" or "poor" thing to do, but it is.

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: February 02, 2018, 03:53:56 PM »
Windows Event Viewer.

A layman would think their system was dying, with all the warnings and errors about stuff no home user is ever going to care about.

Geekville / Re: Black Lighting (CW)
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:20:48 AM »
Stand alone for now. This was originally developed for Fox.

Huh, wonder how much was changed?

Did his daughter have a girlfriend in the original version?  Or is that something they added in for the CW, like Alex "coming out" as soon as they switched networks?

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:08:46 AM »
Before a physical exam, I'm told to fast for four hours.

I never heard of such a short window before blood work. I want my coffee, and it's five hours before, but I can't help but wonder if they made a mistake..

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: January 26, 2018, 02:20:23 PM »
Anti-smoker smugness.

We're outside.  You don't need to loudly yell "UH OH, SECOND HAND SMOKE ALERT.  EVERYBODY CROSS THE STREET!"

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:43:13 PM »
Kids with a phone, recording people in public for..  whatever reason.

Uploading to a show, usually.

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:37:56 AM »
Not really meaty enough for Politics forum, so:

People who adapt a "No enemy on my side" mentality.  For example, they'll rant against big business screwing over the little guy, and ignore Hollywood screwing over the little guy (With "Hollywood Accounting").

I've kind of given up on politics when I realized it's just two guys with a really shitty, poorly kept house shouting about who's home was less of a public blight..

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:15:20 PM »
Star Trek transporters.

I'm with Bones on this one, those things are scary.  Bet they end up killing you, and a clone with your memories pops out the other end (Even if they reuse the same atoms, no way you're surviving that..)

General Discussion / Re: The Defenders 2017
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:41:35 AM »
Posting here, because no one reads Geekville anymore and fans of the series may be interested:

Quote from: 16473951
Originally posted by cdtm

That's how you do a martial arts showdown.  :)

Defender is really good in general.  Bendis is finishing his tenure at Marvel with some of his best work, imo.

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:33:55 AM »
Felons holding public office in CT.

"Hey, that guy who accepted bribes, evaded taxes, and stole from the tax payers to fix his car is running.  I KNOW WHO I'M VOTING FOR!"

It's bad enough joe average citizen would have their lives ruined by tax evasion, yet these jokers can bounce back and run the city/state, but I just want to know who's voting them in!

Tech-apalooza / Windows 10 anti-virus
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:17:26 PM »

Windows defender is basically MS Security Essentials, right?

So no need to invest in a third party package?

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:02:46 PM »

Building a system is really the only way to go.

In my experience, all retail brands have the same problem:  They're loaded down with more bloat then the system can handle.

Doesn't matter how powerful hardware becomes, if everyone and their mother is in a race to hogs as many resources as they can.  And then Mcafee, Windows Defender, Dropbox, OneDrive, Cortana, all those stupid tooltips and hints system, all those toolbars and ads (And god knows what else) has your hard drive locked into a 100% usage cycle.

Yeah, I can work through it, but your average consumer buying a Dell or HP will probably wonder why their shiny new expensive laptop is moving so slow (Which happens ALL THE TIME.  And I'm who they call, after customer support failed them..)

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: December 31, 2017, 02:00:23 PM »
Car dingers parks everywhere.

You reason maybe they're a little lazy, try and park at the far end of the lot, and someone dings your car at the far end of the lot.  Or leaves their carriage in a bad spot so it rolls..

People like that, there just isn't getting away from them.  They're all over parking lots, near and far.

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:15:40 PM »
When you watch one of the million adaptations of A Christmas Carol, and realize you're sympathizing with Scrooge.

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: December 03, 2017, 03:06:41 PM »
No win positions.

Schedualing mix up, half assed last minute switch at work, and nobody telling me, meaning I had rights to the hours as I was originally on the list (The idiot manager scratched my name out in ink, and filled in her name in pencil.)  The other person was a little old lady who, when told to go home, had a panic attack, broke down in tears, and ran out.

What could I do?  I took the hit, and told her to finish out the day.

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: December 02, 2017, 06:08:23 PM »
How school shows always have jocks bullying someone. 

For the most part, I remember athletes being pretty stand up people.  The real bullies didn't wear sports jackets, and "jocks" would be the first to have someone's back.

Says a lot about scriptwriters/producers own baggage, imo.

Geekville / Re: Crisis on Earth X (CW)
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:35:43 AM »
Hour three in.

Something about the Kara/evil Spock exchange bugs me.  The way they defined good vs evil, with evil equating to "hedonism", and good to "never get to have fun/pleasure."

I mean, you could play that off in so many ways, and they went with "You could enjoy life, or you could sacrifice all happiness for the sake of others."

Which is bull, and even kind of lazy imo.

Geekville / Re: Crisis on Earth X (CW)
« on: November 30, 2017, 04:07:41 PM »
Two more shows to go (Decided to see Designated Survivor instead of hour three.)

Yeah, space nazi's are a fun concept.. But this being the CW and all, the cynic in me can't help but wonder if there's a dig at the "alt right" burried in there somewhere.

Not that they've ever been shy about just being in your face about it, e.g. every time Cat Grant says something.

Geekville / Re: Crisis on Earth X (CW)
« on: November 29, 2017, 10:07:21 PM »
Did I miss an episode where Ollie is Arrow again and Diggle is back to Guardian?

Yeah, that threw me.  Only thing that makes sense, is Arrow works off a different timeline then Flash.

Working on hour 2 on dvr now.

General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: November 24, 2017, 05:15:56 PM »
When you lay down on your side in bed at night, and you can hear your own heartbeat in your ears.

That's why I always put something on (Music, a podcast)

Very thin, cheap overhead earphones are most comfortable for this.

General Discussion / Re: Justice League (2017)
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:01:54 PM »
Looking forward to this one.  Just saw Thor (Which I thought was just allright.  Chuckled at Hulk looking like a WoW orc.) so probably won't see this weekend.  But if you like it, it sounds like a safe bet for me.

One thing I'd pay good money to see in any DCU movie:  Bibbo Bibowski.  An everyman street thug turned bar owner with a heart of gold invented in the 90's by Jerry Ordway, he'd be a natural for this.

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