The Not Happy Thread

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  1. O.M. Hillside

    O.M. Hillside Senior Member

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    Same. When I started writing again I started having vivid dreams, not necessarily emotional, but sometimes pretty violent. Like a couple nights ago I had a dream about a gorilla tearing a bunch of people into pieces. Like it was graphic. I wasn't even in the dream. Oh and demonic possession as well. And a weird one where I was at a gas station where I was telling everyone a story about how I apparently asked an old high school acquaintance about how to get a gun and he got super mad at me and said he was going to defame me. I was like, no dude, I want to get one legally. You know, for self-defense, but he was convinced or wanted to convince others that I actually wanted to do something nefarious.
     
  2. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Loved by a Sweet lady. :) Contributor

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    I haven't been writing much. I need to write a bit. :(
     
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    Cave Troll Loved by a Sweet lady. :) Contributor

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    Well we are screwed, and this makes me unhappy that Sarah has no
    clue that she has doomed us all. (Kinda funny though.)
    Sarah O'Connor.jpg
     
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  4. O.M. Hillside

    O.M. Hillside Senior Member

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    Member in my group failed to communicate necessary information to the rest of the group resulting in the need to delay shooting of our short film for at least another week. How hard would it have been to just say, "we have to schedule with the so and so"?
     
  5. izzybot

    izzybot Transhuman Autophage Contributor

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    So I've had this bluetooth speaker for almost a year, and I've been using it with my phone and laptop all that time, no probs. Today it refused to connect to my laptop, and I thought it was the speaker because it's started getting flaky the past month or so with both devices, but nope -- turns out my laptop's bluetooth wasn't on for some reason. So I go into my settings to turn it on, wondering how it even got turned off in the first place, and there's no toggle switch to do that. There has definitely been a switch before. There was a switch here, but it's gone now.

    Completely nonplussed, I ask Cortana to turn the bluetooth on, just to see if another method works, and get the reply, "Bluetooth is now on. Bluetooth settings could not be changed." Good job, robot. You're doing a great job. Thanks for that.

    I google the issue and get directed to win10's troubleshooter, and I'm thinking, oh, great, I love me a troubleshooter. This'll clear the problem right up. Instead? The troubleshooter informs me that my device does not have bluetooth capability. This is news to me. I have at this point been sitting at the kitchen table for ten minutes, in which time I could have washed the dishes, but I just wanted to listen to some music while I did and I've just been told that my laptop does not have the physical component that I have, in the past, been perfectly able to utilize.

    Ya'll, I just updated this thing. I'm now convinced that Microsoft patched out my bluetooth adapter specifically to spite me, Izzy Bot, presumably because they didn't approve of my music tastes.
     
  6. The Dapper Hooligan

    The Dapper Hooligan Member Supporter Contributor

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    Did you try finding it in your Device Manager and do the disable/enable thing? Other than that, the only other thing I'd recommend it opening a hatch and pulling the actual component out just so you can shove it back in again to make sure it didn't get jostled loose somehow. It's amazing how many times reseating a socket has fixed a dumb computer problem for no reason.
     
  7. O.M. Hillside

    O.M. Hillside Senior Member

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    Everybody did what they were supposed to do. But this one guy, who told us that we were good with the set, omitted that one important detail and didn't handle it himself. If he'd just told me, I would've done it. Like I'm genuinely so pissed off right now. We're so damn prepared and I worked so hard for nothing. Well not nothing, but who knows what's going to happen in another week, it may very well fall apart.
     
  8. izzybot

    izzybot Transhuman Autophage Contributor

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    It's not even showing up in Device Manager. Clearly Microsoft has teleported the adapter clean out of my laptop.

    (I'm hoping it's some driver bullshit because honestly, if my only other option is popping this thing open, I think I'll just live without the speaker.)
     
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    Have you considered re-downloading it from Microsoft's main site?
    Typically little things like that are free and supported by the company.
     
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    Shenanigator Has the Vocabulary of a Well-Educated Sailor. Contributor

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    OK so 10 is fucked then. I just updated the other day, too, and I had a hell of a time doing something. (Don't ask what it was, it's too complicated and convoluted to explain, but it's finally taken care of and took me like two hours.)
     
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  11. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale New Kitten Lost Behind the Fridge Staff Supporter Contributor

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    WIN10 completely removed my ability to have a keyboard a few weeks ago. Norton tech support had to uninstall the update to fix it.
     
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    Or you could just go out and get a 10$ USB dongle from Walmart. I actually got one on Ebay last year for like a buck that I have in my desktop so I don't have to worry about using cables to sync stuff off of my phone and junk and it works fine. Though it did take about 2 months for it to arrive, so the savings are probably only worth it if you're patient.
     
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  13. D.Clarke

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    Ok, I gotta get back to writing. Come on man, get your head in the game Clarke.
     
  14. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale New Kitten Lost Behind the Fridge Staff Supporter Contributor

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    The Kindle edition of A Canticle for Liebowitz lists for $7.48 on amazon.com (Amazon's USA site).

    Unless you try to buy it, in which case Amazon tells you it's unavailable in the United States due to copyright restrictions.

    Jeff Bezos' head is going to look good in that basket.
     
  15. big soft moose

    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    use a proxy server and buy it from amazon uk or amazon in
     
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  16. The Dapper Hooligan

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    Or, (god forbid) buy a paper copy and get it shipped to you. I got my copy at my local bookstore for 10 bucks new, so I imagine finding a decent used copy could even save you a couple of buck.
     
  17. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale New Kitten Lost Behind the Fridge Staff Supporter Contributor

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    We've been through this before, one country per app per device.
    Lack of space in my apartment and the 20 or so dollars it would end up costing to ship lead me to ebooks most often these days. And my primary complaint isn't that it's not available on Kindle, it's that it's advertised as available and then switched once you try and buy it.
     
  18. O.M. Hillside

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    Even Michael Phelps had a period where he just did not want to jump into the pool. He would skip practices and all that. It happens. But eventually, he got himself focused enough and motivated enough that he killed it. You'll find it, whatever it is.
     
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  19. Lewdog

    Lewdog Come ova here and give me kisses! Supporter Contributor

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    I thought you were in Japan? Why would you be stuck to U.S. restrictions?
     
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  20. Iain Aschendale

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    My kindle app thinks it's in the USA because Amazon.co.jp is a desert, English-book-wise.
     
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  21. Mink

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    I still hate group projects because adults are as incapable as children at communicating properly. -.-
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    I'm getting sick. ;_;
     
  22. NobodySpecial

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    Did we ever start that bad customer thread?

    A guy came into the shop today, rather upset the high dollar device he bought just yesterday wasn’t working. He insisted I was the one who sold it to him, and I should have spent more time with him teaching how to use it, instead of talking him into the most expensive electronics in the store and rushing him out the door as fast as I could.

    Point one: I examined the device, I turned it on and gave it back to him. Nothing wrong with it, was just off.

    Point two: Yesterday was my day off, I didn’t sell him a damn thing.

    Point three: We don’t sell that device, he bought it somewhere else and mixed up the stores.

    He spent 20 minutes screaming bloody murder at the wrong people, I helped him get it straightened out anyway.
     
  23. Oscar Leigh

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    To be fair he made a few mistakes but unless he refused to see your point I think that's more of a case of, shall we say, screw-up than than screw-loose.
     
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    @NobodySpecial :superagree:
     
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  25. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Spitting .45 caliber grammar.... Contributor

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    Oh, lord. I'd play. And mine are all under the influence, so violence and nudity come up fairly frequently.
     

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