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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
    It's because of new GPDR regulation, no?
    Doubtful. I've been getting similar messages on various sites for years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesabrown View Post
    It's because of new GPDR regulation, no?
    I assumed so. While I have also gotten them for years, the frequency has increased dramatically of late.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I assumed so. While I have also gotten them for years, the frequency has increased dramatically of late.


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    It was European legislation a few years that required websites to be forthright about their use of cookies. GDPR has made this more urgent, because it's not just about notifying is about cookies, but requiring our consent for them to retain information about how we've been visiting their website.

    On another Internet note, it really bugs when YouTube videos open with requests to like a subscribe. I mean, I haven't seen the content yet so I don't know if the video deserves a like. When it happens on a channel I don't really know, I usually immediately close the video and tell YouTube I'm not interested in the channel. So their craven behaviour backfired. I bet every Not Interested click counts against them just as much as a subscribe click counts for them.

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    Tapatalk, the software app do reading this board, had the following statement at the bottom of every thread.

    I donít mind their asking me to sign up for their pay service, but their English is pretty bad.



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    You used the gerund. What sophisticated linguistics.

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    Iím not sure what youíre getting at, but the text of my post was pretty messed up by a combination of autocorrect and early morning editing.

    I think the fourth law of thermodynamics states this must happen whenever you comment on otherís grammar.


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    I think it was a comment on your (correct) use of the gerund in the phrase "I don’t mind their asking me to sign up", rather than writing "I don't mind them asking ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I think it was a comment on your (correct) use of the gerund in the phrase "I donít mind their asking me to sign up", rather than writing "I don't mind them asking ..."

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    Gerund has a funny name. I like that in a grammatical concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I’m not sure what you’re getting at, but the text of my post was pretty messed up by a combination of autocorrect and early morning editing.

    I think the fourth law of thermodynamics states this must happen whenever you comment on other’s grammar.


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    No, that’s Muphry’s Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry's_law
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    Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics reads "Things get worse under pressure."

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    It bugs me that the proposed name for a theoretical object spewing out energy of every kind that would be the opposite of a black hole is a "white hole", and not, as a Lilo and Stitch comic I read as a kid referred to it, a much more exciting-sounding "rainbow rift".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics reads "Things get worse under pressure."
    But Muphry's Law concerns the inevitability of errors arising in any text that criticizes the proofreading of another. Self-referential name.

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    I see the philosophical connection ... sort of.

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    Readers of the Grauniad will perhaps be used to these, the Guardian newspaper is mocked for proof errors but I am not sure it is worse than others.
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    Netflix can't/won't alter their programming so that they remove the "new episodes" tag after you've watched the new episodes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    Netflix can't/won't alter their programming so that they remove the "new episodes" tag after you've watched the new episodes.
    ...and that I apparently cannot change the default audio format from "English 5.1" to "English." Played through my home theater system, the former's dynamic range is too wide for polite use after my wife goes to bed. If I set the volume for dialog I can hear, the music and sound effects get too loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    ...and that I apparently cannot change the default audio format from "English 5.1" to "English." Played through my home theater system, the former's dynamic range is too wide for polite use after my wife goes to bed. If I set the volume for dialog I can hear, the music and sound effects get too loud.
    Can't you boost the front central speaker for dialogue, and wind down the volume on the rest? That seems to be an option on my (oops, sorry, "our" - no, sorry, "my") AV receiver. (Not that I've tried it, so I'd be interested to know what happens.)

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    Someone trying to explain to me that three blank cavasses are “art”...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzhpcu View Post
    Someone trying to explain to me that three blank cavasses are “art”...
    It was patiently explained to you that the canvases were NOT BLANK and ... WE CAN SEE YOU HERE TOO, so thanks for the open derision...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Can't you boost the front central speaker for dialogue, and wind down the volume on the rest?
    My previous receiver had an easily selected "night mode" to compress the DR but the new one does not. I think it might have a setting for it but I'm not sure. I'll have to look the manual over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gzhpcu View Post
    Someone trying to explain to me that three blank cavasses are ďartĒ...
    This post illustrates a problem with emojis and unnecessary quotation marks: they can impart a snarky, dismissive, or derisive tone. That's not polite...and that's against the rules.

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    It was patiently explained to you that the canvases were NOT BLANK and ... WE CAN SEE YOU HERE TOO, so thanks for the open derision...

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    I really can't stand touch pads.

    I guess they don't need me for the auction since they haven't been touch, they have both my numbers.
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    Looks like the auction company does need me tomorrow because they are setting up and doing the auction all in one day, which offers another bug which is the time between such periods bu I will probably just take a book. Also today I will have more time to get ready for a surprise my sister has for my mother for my mothers birthday/retirement today.
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    1. I have probably never been less prepared for a pumpkin hurling event since 2004, when we started building about two weeks before.
    1.A. That said, I'm not doing anything significantly different different on the one machine from last year, and not taking the other...
    2. But I'm having trouble finding the 1.0 lb pumpkins for ammo on the one I'm taking. I bought a few today, but expect they are all underweight. So I bought a syringe in the kitchen department intended for injecting flavor into meats, which I can use to add a bit of water to bring them up to weight. Which is technically against the rules, but nobody is going to care.

    Oh, and it was raining this afternoon so I didn't go out and test the final winching and triggering setup for the minor revisions I've done. Maybe it will be nice tomorrow.
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    I'm reading Artemis. There is virtual nothing family friendly enough to discuss here. I do like it, but it is conversation poison here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I'm reading Artemis. There is virtual nothing family friendly enough to discuss here. I do like it, but it is conversation poison here.
    I had a hard time getting to like the protagonist. Or at least develop an affinity. And yeah, Weir has gone for an ďRĒ rating right out of the box.


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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    I had a hard time getting to like the protagonist. Or at least develop an affinity. And yeah, Weir has gone for an “R” rating right out of the box.
    I do like the heroine. Neutral Evil as sin, but she really works it well.
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    How does one have a Neutral Evil heroine? Wouldn't that be the essence of an antagonist/villain?

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