Personal things you don't need to know - Page 21 - RPGWatch Forums
|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » Personal things you don't need to know

Default Personal things you don't need to know

July 26th, 2021, 17:47
Ahhhh the profoundly talented Hay family, I last saw him on tour in 2015 I think it was, with the Femmes. And he's been quite kind to his faux "niece", Sia, who I simply adore. Those first two Men at Work albums are still well worth listening to, especially Cargo. I'll always have a fondness for Looking for Jack as well.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#401

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Holly Hill, FL.
Posts: 13,327
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)

Default 

July 26th, 2021, 19:15
Originally Posted by Hurls View Post
Xantippe
The wife of Socrates.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthippe
--
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#402

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 20,178
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

July 26th, 2021, 22:47
I love that song, so much fun to listen to :-)
--
Character is centrality, the impossibility of being displaced or overset. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
wolfgrimdark is offline

wolfgrimdark

wolfgrimdark's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#403

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 3,108
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)

Default 

July 27th, 2021, 00:42
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
The wife of Socrates.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthippe
Yup, but still a weird place name for thousand of kilometres from Greece.
Hurls is offline

Hurls

Hurls's Avatar
Non-twitch gamer

#404

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,321
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)

Default 

July 27th, 2021, 15:31
I eat unsweetened, pure 100% baking chocolate - and like it
xSamhainx is offline

xSamhainx

xSamhainx's Avatar
Paws of Doom
Original Sin Donor

#405

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 5,218
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)

Default 

July 27th, 2021, 18:44
Originally Posted by Hurls View Post
Yup, but still a weird place name for thousand of kilometres from Greece.
Agreed !

But, on the other side, the U.S. has place names like this as well !
--
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#406

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 20,178
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

July 28th, 2021, 00:46
Yes, they even changed place names for marketing. For example, for a long time, the best salt in the world came from Venice, Italy. A town in upstate New York produced inferior salt but changed the town name to Venice to say the salt was from Venice (from Salt: A world history by Mark Kurlansky). Also, no doubt, true for many other names in many countries.
Hurls is offline

Hurls

Hurls's Avatar
Non-twitch gamer

#407

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,321
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)

Default 

August 1st, 2021, 11:19
I just killed Bixby.

Who's Bixby? If you have a Samsung gadget from hell, you should know that Bixby is that extreeemely annoying "helper" who all the time pops up complaining that it hasn't the necessary rights to do it's thing.

I've tried to get rid of it, without success. Now it was possible. Admittedly, I don't know if disabling it is a new feature, or if I somehow have managed to overlook it. But anyhow: It's now dead and gone. Good riddance and may you RIA (rest in agony).

pibbuR who, if it wasn't a Sunday today, would buy a beer to celebrate.

PS. There's still that Google Helper, but that one hasn't bothered me lately, so maybe it has learned. DS.

PPS. Before finding out how to get rid of it, I decided to try configuring the voice interface since it was constantly nagging about it. It asked me to 3 times say "Hello, Bixby", but refused to understand "F*ck off". DS.
--
Over the mountain watching the watcher
pibbuR is offline

pibbuR

pibbuR's Avatar
Feeling … lonely?

#408

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 677
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)

Default 

August 1st, 2021, 13:09
I remember Clippy.
--
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#409

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 20,178
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

August 2nd, 2021, 12:09
Cyberpunk 2077 has smart gun called skippy with a similar function and behaviours
Hurls is offline

Hurls

Hurls's Avatar
Non-twitch gamer

#410

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,321
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)

Default 

August 3rd, 2021, 14:29
I've started learning Vulkan. Thought about DX and openGL, and ended up with the magma chamber.

pibbur who realizes he has to freshen up his C++ skills as well. Yay!
--
Over the mountain watching the watcher
pibbuR is offline

pibbuR

pibbuR's Avatar
Feeling … lonely?

#411

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 677
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)

Default 

August 3rd, 2021, 14:33
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I remember Clippy.
You forgot the obligatory swear words accampanying the *** ***** **** Clippy. ****!

pibbuR who knew his daughter was his daughter the time when she first saw the (**** *** ****) Dog search assistant in some-don't-remember-which Windows release and immediately yelled: That one has to go!!!
--
Over the mountain watching the watcher
Last edited by pibbuR; August 21st, 2021 at 14:14.
pibbuR is offline

pibbuR

pibbuR's Avatar
Feeling … lonely?

#412

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 677
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

August 3rd, 2021, 18:08
Office 97-2000 has these … Companions ? Wizards ? Assistants ? Clippy was one of them.
There was some kind of toolkit by Microsoft to program own "helpers" of this sort … There was a wizard-looking one as well. I was sad that I never managed this one to run in office.
A few of them remained as search animations in Windows xp.

That was the more home user oriented phase of Microsoft; nowadays, they're strictly B2B.
--
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#413

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 20,178
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

August 20th, 2021, 23:36
Whelp seems a hurricane is heading my way now in Connecticut.

Hopefully the damage is minimum as I live on the coast.
--
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." & "What is the secret to eternal happiness? To not argue with fools."
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Armchair Contrarian

#414

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Failed Nation States of America
Posts: 27,047
Mentioned: 126 Post(s)

Default 

August 21st, 2021, 00:09
You better get off your couch and hide behind it. If worse comes to worst, you could always use it as a flotation device.
JDR13 is offline

JDR13

JDR13's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#415

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida, US
Posts: 30,787
Mentioned: 111 Post(s)

Default 

August 21st, 2021, 00:14
Nah I'll float instead of sinking. More padding and all that.
--
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." & "What is the secret to eternal happiness? To not argue with fools."
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Armchair Contrarian

#416

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Failed Nation States of America
Posts: 27,047
Mentioned: 126 Post(s)

Default 

August 21st, 2021, 00:26
Stay safe.
--
"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."
Richard Feynman
Ripper is offline

Ripper

Ripper's Avatar
Ngikufisela iwela
Super Moderator

#417

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 10,733
Mentioned: 107 Post(s)

Default 

August 21st, 2021, 03:15
I'm glad others get the periodic visits from hurricanes as well!

In all seriousness, be safe, stock up on water and soups, and have a towel or three handy.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#418

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Holly Hill, FL.
Posts: 13,327
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)

Default 

August 21st, 2021, 10:06
Wow. Be safe, Couch!
Redglyph is online now

Redglyph

Redglyph's Avatar
SasqWatch
RPGWatch Team

#419

Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Good old Europe
Posts: 2,348
Mentioned: 53 Post(s)

Default 

August 21st, 2021, 14:13
Best wishes.

pibbur
--
Over the mountain watching the watcher
pibbuR is offline

pibbuR

pibbuR's Avatar
Feeling … lonely?

#420

Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 677
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » Personal things you don't need to know
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 16:38.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by DragonByte Security (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch