Things you wish you could say (everywhere)


#1649

The thing is, I actually had to read it twice before I understood what they were saying.
Spelling and punctuation are important. We all know that punctuation can save lives:
let’s eat, Grandpa
let’s eat Grandpa


#1650

Piano for sale by lady with heavy carved legs.


#1651

Hey, the stupid banner is gone! They get a reprieve.


#1652

Yeah - I wonder if they had a s**tstorm of protesting. It was even more horrendously intrusive than their adverts.

And back to the pedantic bits, one thing I have been seeing quite a bit recently that I really don’t understand is

we’re going to try a new tact

No, you are not going to try a new diplomacy - that makes no sense whatsoever. You are going to try a new tack (direction/path)
Do people just parrot these sayings without actually thinking about what they mean?*

* No need to answer that, it’s completely rhetorical and I already know the answer :wink:


#1653

So, it’s a mute point then? [cringe]

M.O.O.T. It is a MOOT point.

Don’t say mute in front of the lawyers. Please? (Happens in my office with some regularity.)


#1654

Hey, I could care less which way it’s supposed to be.


#1655

Word Crimes!


#1656

Irritates me when people use breaks for brakes, their for there and so on.

I have given up on correcting them, it just never stop

Bob the Angry Flower (angryflower.com) did a couple of good rants on that subject as well.


#1657

#1658

Finally sold the couch…

Oh, wait, nope, they messaged me two minutes before they were supposed to pull up in my driveway saying they had to use the money for something else really important… after making me wait three days.

I have to wonder, are people doing this shit for fun or what?


#1659

It’s called trolling. And it’s a art.


#1660

I get that being mortgage free is unusual, but I really doubt it’s unheard of. If your system raises this as a red flag then your system sucks - being mortgage free means I am more likely to be able to pay the loan, not less likely.

Also, don’t send me an email stating “We’ve noticed you haven’t yet accepted our offer of a Gem Visa card.” unless you have actually sent me the f*#&ing offer. It’s really difficult to accept something you haven’t received.

There were two options for finance, I really wish I’d gone for the other one.


#1661

Dear M$

Take your XP activation [redacted] and shove it up where the sun doesn’t shine.

[redacted] XP now is in a bootloop regarding activation on a clean install, and there’s no way around that.

Meh.

Gonna install windows2000 and see if it will work for the person concerned.

edit : got it activated, yay. Meh.


#1662

XP? In 2018??

:open_mouth:

You’re doing this in VMs I take it…?


#1663

Nah. Laptop for the kids (HR lady’s kids). Some games the kids want to play.

It won’t go online. I have installed Avast just to be on the safe side anyway.

Said laptop is too weak to run Win7 - her hubby installed Win7 on it, and it was a dog’s breakfast, unusable.


#1664

Wow. Wouldn’t have thought that laptop would play any games today’s kids would be interested in.


#1665

Tux Paint, for starters.


#1666

I hear the Win7 laptop I rebuilt last year is working. Admittedly, as slow as it is it’s still booting. The kids can play Minecraft, apparently, which is kind of amazing.

There’s a lot worse things than Minecraft, even if burned out on it a couple years ago, probably related to a shared friend’s server going bad, and general malaise that Minecraft wasn’t really a ‘challenge’ between the points of “You must dig a hole to survive the night” and “fighting the enderdragon.”


#1667

Hmm, yeah. And The Incredible Machine. :thinking:


#1668

TIMWIN is still alive and well here. Ookson like it a lot.

Don’t tell @Nabiki and @MSUAlexis but I like it when you scare the c*ts in TIM :joy: