Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Inder » 23 Jul 2018, 7:02pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 6:59pm
Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 6:42pm
Te "" key on my keyboard is broken. Wen I'd like to post someting, I ave to find an "" somewere on te page to copy and paste every time tat letter appears. I'm not sure ow long tis can go on.

I believe Apple carges between $500-1200 for a repair because of te way tey've built teir laptops... and my 2014 model falls just outside of te 2015-2018 replacement sceme tey just announced. 😩😩😩
You should also buy an "h" while you're at it.
ad myself some good times on te . Four or five times. Te big payback te next day is wat keeps me away from it. Plus: don't trust any of te dealers I know up ere in Birmingam.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Jul 2018, 7:28pm

Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 7:02pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 6:59pm
Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 6:42pm
Te "" key on my keyboard is broken. Wen I'd like to post someting, I ave to find an "" somewere on te page to copy and paste every time tat letter appears. I'm not sure ow long tis can go on.

I believe Apple carges between $500-1200 for a repair because of te way tey've built teir laptops... and my 2014 model falls just outside of te 2015-2018 replacement sceme tey just announced. 😩😩😩
You should also buy an "h" while you're at it.
ad myself some good times on te . Four or five times. Te big payback te next day is wat keeps me away from it. Plus: don't trust any of te dealers I know up ere in Birmingam.
Reading your compromised spelling has me imagining you seriously burned or bit your tongue.

More seriously, if you don't want to absorb that kind of crazy hit, couldn't you invest in a cheap bluetooth keyboard as a workaround. Admittedly a bit clumsy, but it would be much cheaper until you're ready to just get a new laptop altogether.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Inder » 23 Jul 2018, 7:30pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 7:28pm
Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 7:02pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 6:59pm
Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 6:42pm
Te "" key on my keyboard is broken. Wen I'd like to post someting, I ave to find an "" somewere on te page to copy and paste every time tat letter appears. I'm not sure ow long tis can go on.

I believe Apple carges between $500-1200 for a repair because of te way tey've built teir laptops... and my 2014 model falls just outside of te 2015-2018 replacement sceme tey just announced. 😩😩😩
You should also buy an "h" while you're at it.
ad myself some good times on te . Four or five times. Te big payback te next day is wat keeps me away from it. Plus: don't trust any of te dealers I know up ere in Birmingam.
Reading your compromised spelling has me imagining you seriously burned or bit your tongue.

More seriously, if you don't want to absorb that kind of crazy hit, couldn't you invest in a cheap bluetooth keyboard as a workaround. Admittedly a bit clumsy, but it would be much cheaper until you're ready to just get a new laptop altogether.
Yeah, I'm gonna pick up a cheapo wired USB one for Serious Writing. The current system, while not ideal, is fine for browsing and movies and stuff.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Inder » 23 Jul 2018, 7:33pm

Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 7:30pm
The current system, while not ideal, is fine for browsing and movies and stuff.
It occurs to me that you could use this phrase to describe almost any aspect of contemporary politics and culture.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Jul 2018, 7:37pm

Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 7:33pm
Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 7:30pm
The current system, while not ideal, is fine for browsing and movies and stuff.
It occurs to me that you could use this phrase to describe almost any aspect of contemporary politics and culture.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by JennyB » 24 Jul 2018, 10:50am

Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 7:02pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 6:59pm
Inder wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 6:42pm
Te "" key on my keyboard is broken. Wen I'd like to post someting, I ave to find an "" somewere on te page to copy and paste every time tat letter appears. I'm not sure ow long tis can go on.

I believe Apple carges between $500-1200 for a repair because of te way tey've built teir laptops... and my 2014 model falls just outside of te 2015-2018 replacement sceme tey just announced. 😩😩😩
You should also buy an "h" while you're at it.
ad myself some good times on te . Four or five times. Te big payback te next day is wat keeps me away from it. Plus: don't trust any of te dealers I know up ere in Birmingam.
I kind of feel like this is how Heston sounds. :shifty:
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by revbob » 24 Jul 2018, 12:25pm

I really dont understand why people overpay for a mac.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jul 2018, 12:42pm

revbob wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 12:25pm
I really dont understand why people overpay for a mac.
I've been a Mac user since around '91. The differences between Mac and Windows in terms of ease of use used to be more obvious and justified the price gap (for me, anyway), but at this point I'm a Mac user because that's what I'm trained as. It's not superior so much as familiar. Still, Apple merits being broken up. Way, way too much influence and control in the communications sector.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by revbob » 24 Jul 2018, 5:33pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 12:42pm
revbob wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 12:25pm
I really dont understand why people overpay for a mac.
I've been a Mac user since around '91. The differences between Mac and Windows in terms of ease of use used to be more obvious and justified the price gap (for me, anyway), but at this point I'm a Mac user because that's what I'm trained as. It's not superior so much as familiar. Still, Apple merits being broken up. Way, way too much influence and control in the communications sector.
But most users just do web, word processing, spreadsheets, watching and or listening to music, movies etc. and even most of that other stuff is web based. Nothing you cant do on a decent windows or linux machine at a fraction of the price. Granted linux is a bit tougher for the average person and if I were to get a computer for my mom it would be a mac.

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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jul 2018, 5:54pm

revbob wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 5:33pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 12:42pm
revbob wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 12:25pm
I really dont understand why people overpay for a mac.
I've been a Mac user since around '91. The differences between Mac and Windows in terms of ease of use used to be more obvious and justified the price gap (for me, anyway), but at this point I'm a Mac user because that's what I'm trained as. It's not superior so much as familiar. Still, Apple merits being broken up. Way, way too much influence and control in the communications sector.
But most users just do web, word processing, spreadsheets, watching and or listening to music, movies etc. and even most of that other stuff is web based. Nothing you cant do on a decent windows or linux machine at a fraction of the price. Granted linux is a bit tougher for the average person and if I were to get a computer for my mom it would be a mac.
You're right, but I'm just plain used to Macs. That may be irrational or an inefficient use of my money, but I guess it's the extra cost I'll pay to maintain comfort. Mind you, I've skipped the last couple OS overhauls, partly because they always slow down anything but the most recent generation of computers plus they always fuck up something I liked the way it was. So until I get a new Mac in several years, I can avoid that. In essence, I've become an old person who just wants things to work the way they always did and grumble about change. (But I've also mused about a Chromebook for my next laptop, so I'm not completely fossilized.)
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 24 Jul 2018, 7:40pm

revbob wrote:
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I really dont understand why people overpay for a mac.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by JennyB » 03 Aug 2018, 12:56pm

The woman who played Andrea Zuckerman from Beverly Hills 90210 is at my office right now. She's the president of SAG/AFTRA and is going around the country stumping for pro-union candidates and initiatives. Since we are one of the lead organizations against a union busting bill in MO, we are hosting them meeting. And my bitch of a boss won't let us attend.

ETA - I don't really care about meeting a d-list actor. I'm annoyed because my boss treats us like shit and she is hosting this event on workers' rights.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by BostonBeaneater » 03 Aug 2018, 2:28pm

JennyB wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 12:56pm
The woman who played Andrea Zuckerman from Beverly Hills 90210 is at my office right now. She's the president of SAG/AFTRA and is going around the country stumping for pro-union candidates and initiatives. Since we are one of the lead organizations against a union busting bill in MO, we are hosting them meeting. And my bitch of a boss won't let us attend.

ETA - I don't really care about meeting a d-list actor. I'm annoyed because my boss treats us like shit and she is hosting this event on workers' rights.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Kory » 03 Aug 2018, 4:11pm

JennyB wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 12:56pm
The woman who played Andrea Zuckerman from Beverly Hills 90210 is at my office right now. She's the president of SAG/AFTRA and is going around the country stumping for pro-union candidates and initiatives. Since we are one of the lead organizations against a union busting bill in MO, we are hosting them meeting. And my bitch of a boss won't let us attend.

ETA - I don't really care about meeting a d-list actor. I'm annoyed because my boss treats us like shit and she is hosting this event on workers' rights.
Sounds like it's time for a strike.
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Re: Return of the Mighty Observations Thread

Post by Mimi » 05 Aug 2018, 9:00am

Kory wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 4:11pm
JennyB wrote:
03 Aug 2018, 12:56pm
The woman who played Andrea Zuckerman from Beverly Hills 90210 is at my office right now. She's the president of SAG/AFTRA and is going around the country stumping for pro-union candidates and initiatives. Since we are one of the lead organizations against a union busting bill in MO, we are hosting them meeting. And my bitch of a boss won't let us attend.

ETA - I don't really care about meeting a d-list actor. I'm annoyed because my boss treats us like shit and she is hosting this event on workers' rights.
Sounds like it's time for a strike.
Seconded.

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