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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by allblacks » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:23 pm

Microsoft...

Did I ever tell you that I hate you?

Why do your updates take a billion years to install? Why do your "clean ups" go on and on and on? Why is internet explorer so damn stupid? Why do we have to put up with Bill?

So many questions! NO! I DONT WANT A MAC. All Mac people be quiet!
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by Shawn » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:10 pm

FUCK YOU, LOTUS NOTES!

As I hit the send button, I notice a small error that needs correcting. With Notes, you get a confirmation prompt to review the recipients of the email before you send it. I click Cancel Send. You'd think that would stop the email from being sent out, but no. Notes decides not to send the email to the people in the To field but sends the message to everyone in the CC field. WTF?

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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by allblacks » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:31 pm

Shawn wrote:FUCK YOU, LOTUS NOTES!

As I hit the send button, I notice a small error that needs correcting. With Notes, you get a confirmation prompt to review the recipients of the email before you send it. I click Cancel Send. You'd think that would stop the email from being sent out, but no. Notes decides not to send the email to the people in the To field but sends the message to everyone in the CC field. WTF?
Can you please make a Youtube hate video of this LOTUS NOTES? Id love to see it!
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by Tall Tall Tree » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:51 pm

Client: We'd like our web site to integrate with this third-party service we're using.

Me: Okay, we can do that. It looks like there's already an integration module available for the CMS we're using, so it should be fairly easy. We'll just need your credentials for your account on the service so we can set it up and test it for you.

Client: Sorry, we don't trust you enough to give you that information, despite the fact that we hired you to build a site for us. You'll have to set it up and test it without any account info.

Me: Okay, and how do you propose we do that?

Client: I don't know! You guys build web sites, don't you? You should know what you're doing!

This conversation has happened far too often in my relatively short career.

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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:32 pm

Fuck you iPhone!

When I type CUNTING I mean CUNTING so don't change my shit to FUNDING!

It takes me longer to go back through my texts to correct all the profanity than it does to lay it down in the first place.
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by allblacks » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:57 pm

SamhainP8 wrote:Fuck you iPhone!

When I type CUNTING I mean CUNTING so don't change my shit to FUNDING!

It takes me longer to go back through my texts to correct all the profanity than it does to lay it down in the first place.
Same shit with Samsung Galazy S. Swype is annoying sometimes.
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Unread post by allblacks » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:40 pm

Ah fucking hell. Skype has started to suck arse lately. Why the fuck does it bounce on and off all the time? And you type a IM to someone and the little circles start?! Fucking useless!
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by inflames » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:41 pm

SamhainP8 wrote:Fuck you iPhone!

When I type CUNTING I mean CUNTING so don't change my shit to FUNDING!

It takes me longer to go back through my texts to correct all the profanity than it does to lay it down in the first place.
I realize I'm a bit late to this but you do realize you can turn off auto-correct, right?

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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:46 pm

inflames wrote:
SamhainP8 wrote:Fuck you iPhone!

When I type CUNTING I mean CUNTING so don't change my shit to FUNDING!

It takes me longer to go back through my texts to correct all the profanity than it does to lay it down in the first place.
I realize I'm a bit late to this but you do realize you can turn off auto-correct, right?
Yeah I know, I like it except for the fact it changes all of my swearing to random shit.
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by redbar » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:02 pm

Langslave wrote:Why is it that my mobile has so many useless applications that I never use, yet when I need it to do just the simpe basic function of being able to make a call to my missus less than 10 mins walk away, post earthquake, I cant for more than 4 hours!?!? Instead of spending development time and money on crap that is of no importance, couldnt they spend it on ensuring that basic communications can be guaranteed in such a situation? No doubt theyll say "The system/networks were overloaded by the sheer volume of people attempting to call/mail." but thats my point. What real use are they if they cant work under those circumstances?
Softbank Iphone by any chance? Mine showed 5 bars the whole time and acted like the 20 texts I tried to send got through but I couldn't make a single phone call until 8am this morning and my text messages just got through. (as did the text messages from friends/family sent yesterday afternoon) I saw people on talking successfully on docomo phones as early as 6pm last night...

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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:10 pm

redbar wrote:Softbank Iphone by any chance?
Yeah mine wouldn't even send texts between 6-10pm.
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by redbar » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:42 pm

BTW here's their Disaster Message Board link (probably doesn't work though...)
http://dengon.softbank.ne.jp/pc-e1.jsp
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id425650996?mt=8

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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by Cadence » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:05 pm

Langslave; why are you calling someone who is less than 10 minutes walk away?

Nothing personal mate, honestly, but for fuck's sake.

Just go round her house!

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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by allblacks » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:27 pm

Samsung Galaxy S' SP MODE MAIL

Fuck you! I shouldnt have to push the same button multiple times (DONE) to get it to work. Damn it sucks!

And I just updated the firmware to the latest version. What a pain in the arse.

Install this software. Follow these instructions. Connect phone to PC. NOT WORKING. What the fuck. Spend half an hour trying to work out why. Decide to restart computer and phone.

Not in the instructions but presto it works. All done but what a pain!
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by Tall Tall Tree » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:52 am

The keys to the right of the "O" key on my external keyboard (Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000, which, certain frustrations (like this) aside, I highly recommend) aren't working. They're rather important for programming (or should I say, imortant for rogramming), so back to my laptop's internal keyboard I go.

By any chance, does anyone know if this keyboard with the American layout is available anywhere over here? Online, maybe? I really don't want to, but I'll buy a new one if I have to… it's that useful for work.

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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by MacGyver » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:21 pm

My Dell laptop died yesterday. Haven't pinpointed the problem just yet but I suspect the HDD has shat itself. Its only 18 months or so old. I can't remember the length of the warranty but I'm hoping it was 3 years. Find out soon enough when I give support a call I guess. Prolly also means I'll have to take it to a Dell shop, which are few and far between....grrrrrr :anger:
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Unread post by Mogura » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:18 pm

MacGyver wrote:My Dell laptop died yesterday. Haven't pinpointed the problem just yet but I suspect the HDD has shat itself. Its only 18 months or so old. I can't remember the length of the warranty but I'm hoping it was 3 years. Find out soon enough when I give support a call I guess. Prolly also means I'll have to take it to a Dell shop, which are few and far between....grrrrrr :anger:
IIRC, Dell warranties are 3 years. You may want to take it to the shop you purchased it from (with receipts and all), they can send it on to a Dell service center. FWIW, Dell is pretty good about making things right for customers...
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by inflames » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:20 pm

Mogura wrote:
MacGyver wrote:My Dell laptop died yesterday. Haven't pinpointed the problem just yet but I suspect the HDD has shat itself. Its only 18 months or so old. I can't remember the length of the warranty but I'm hoping it was 3 years. Find out soon enough when I give support a call I guess. Prolly also means I'll have to take it to a Dell shop, which are few and far between....grrrrrr :anger:
IIRC, Dell warranties are 3 years. You may want to take it to the shop you purchased it from (with receipts and all), they can send it on to a Dell service center. FWIW, Dell is pretty good about making things right for customers...
My Dell warranty was only 1 year (then again, I did get the cheapest laptop so I really didn't mind when the backlight burnt out). Ironically enough, my backup Dell desktop (1o years old) still runs well. I just have shit luck with laptops.

You can also check out the warranty info online:
http://support2.jp.dell.com/jp/jp/spm/warranty/

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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:36 am

My Dell desktop is also in the process of shatting itself. Which really sucks as I can't really afford to replace it at the mo, and I can't figure out what's making it act so erratically. Maybe it overheated. Whatever the cause it effing sucks.
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Unread post by Mogura » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:27 pm

It's best to get the maximum warranty allowed, even if it costs. Computers (esp. laptops) just aren't built to last...
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Unread post by Wage Slave » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:46 pm

Mogura wrote:It's best to get the maximum warranty allowed, even if it costs. Computers (esp. laptops) just aren't built to last...
I've had good luck with desktops, touch wood, as they all have lasted until replacement for obsolescence but laptops are another story. I'm generally strongly against extended warranties as very poor value for money especially when the replacement cost of electronics is falling so fast. However, I agree that if there was ever a case for them laptops would probably be it.

BTW, although Sony get slagged off a lot, my Vaio laptop, after a hiccup with the CD/DVD drive in the beginning is still working perfectly 5 years down the line. It's was used a lot for at least 3 years of that too. Oh, except for the battery of course. That barely lasts 45 minutes these days.
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Unread post by MacGyver » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:28 pm

inflames wrote:You can also check out the warranty info online:
http://support2.jp.dell.com/jp/jp/spm/warranty/
Yep good point. I did that y'day and mine is also only 1 year. Call me a bonehead. The good news however is that I brought it to work yesterday and messed around with it and have determined that indeed it was the HDD that crapped out. I've had more than a few HDDs over the years and this is the first one that has ever crapped out on me. Seagate are usually pretty good so I'm gonna put it down to bad luck. Replaced it y'day with one we had unused laying around at work. In the process of creating an Ubuntu USB startup disk so I can install it on my laptop so I'm up and running again. I only have an upgrade disk for Win 7 so I may need to go and buy the full version although I can't say I mind that much cause its always good to have for when I want to do a fresh reinstall. I'll see how the latsest version of Ubuntu is (although I've heard some very good things from the LJ crew and others about it) but I already know I'm probably going to either have to do a dual boot with Win 7 or install Win 7 over the top of it (I already know that iTunes doesn't work in Ubuntu, let alone other software that I need to use).
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by Mogura » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:36 pm

IBM used to make rock solid laptops back in the day. Don't know what the story is with Lenovo laptops, though, since they bought the laptop and desktop divisions of IBM.

I think that is the trend with the electronics industry. Build something that will last 3 years, tops. Your Commodore 64 that is sitting in your closet probably still boots up and works like a charm. Good luck getting the same level of durability with any laptop, mp3 player, etc.
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:53 am

Mogura wrote:IBM used to make rock solid laptops back in the day. Don't know what the story is with Lenovo laptops, though, since they bought the laptop and desktop divisions of IBM.

I think that is the trend with the electronics industry. Build something that will last 3 years, tops. Your Commodore 64 that is sitting in your closet probably still boots up and works like a charm. Good luck getting the same level of durability with any laptop, mp3 player, etc.
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by MacGyver » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:35 am

exUsagiCoalMiner wrote:Why did blowing on the cartridge magically make the game work again?
Removed dust from the connection points so that the game could read the cartridge correctly (kinda like cleaning a CD or DVD that's not working properly). Or was that a rhetorical question?
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Unread post by exUsagiCoalMiner » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:00 am

A little of both. :cheers:
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by inflames » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:30 pm

MacGyver wrote:
inflames wrote:You can also check out the warranty info online:
http://support2.jp.dell.com/jp/jp/spm/warranty/
Yep good point. I did that y'day and mine is also only 1 year. Call me a bonehead. The good news however is that I brought it to work yesterday and messed around with it and have determined that indeed it was the HDD that crapped out. I've had more than a few HDDs over the years and this is the first one that has ever crapped out on me. Seagate are usually pretty good so I'm gonna put it down to bad luck. Replaced it y'day with one we had unused laying around at work. In the process of creating an Ubuntu USB startup disk so I can install it on my laptop so I'm up and running again. I only have an upgrade disk for Win 7 so I may need to go and buy the full version although I can't say I mind that much cause its always good to have for when I want to do a fresh reinstall. I'll see how the latsest version of Ubuntu is (although I've heard some very good things from the LJ crew and others about it) but I already know I'm probably going to either have to do a dual boot with Win 7 or install Win 7 over the top of it (I already know that iTunes doesn't work in Ubuntu, let alone other software that I need to use).
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by Shawn » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:21 am

exUsagiCoalMiner wrote:jiggle or blow
I'd gladly pay 3,000 yen to see a band by that name.
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by MacGyver » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:18 pm

inflames wrote:If you don't feel like going out and buying a new disc Dell will sell you one (that used to come for free - the windows reinstall disc) for a few thousand yen.
Sweet tar for the info. Must get onto them about it cause my upgrade disc isn't working as I hoped it would....
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Re: Tech Gripes

Unread post by inflames » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:36 am

MacGyver wrote:
inflames wrote:If you don't feel like going out and buying a new disc Dell will sell you one (that used to come for free - the windows reinstall disc) for a few thousand yen.
Sweet tar for the info. Must get onto them about it cause my upgrade disc isn't working as I hoped it would....
It might have even been included with everything when you bought your computer - if not they'll sell it to you. With Windows 7 upgrade IIRC you have to reinstall your old version of Windows then you can do a fresh install of Windows 7 (some types you can "upgrade" or do a clean install but others force you to do a clean install). There used to be ways to get around that with an upgrade CD but Microsoft killed them.

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