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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    slinger! You shave the new ones?
    Where the heck did "slinger" come from?
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    I've fallen int the usual for me winter rut. I think I need to find something to do during the day like maybe I should get out the taps for the maple tree and tap a few never got much syrup but got a lot of exercise, walking around in waist deep snow and sometimes getting all four limbs stuck in the snow. Or there are plenty of small trees growing around some junk that needs to be cleaned up. The problem is trying to find a stretch of good weather to do this stuff right now it is either a snow or warm storm or a cold day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Where the heck did "slinger" come from? ...
    I dunno, but it's my new catch phrase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    I dunno, but it's my new catch phrase.
    Me too. I can finally stop saying "Shiny!" and say "Slinger!" instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    slinger! You shave the new ones?
    In an alternate world far from ours, this quote makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    slinger! You shave the new ones?
    No, they have shorter hair. Not suited to rolling up.

    And Slinger to you as well, sir!
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    I should laugh, but as a former editor of 17.5 years, I can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    I should laugh, but as a former editor of 17.5 years, I can't.
    Reminds me of misspelled picket signs in teachers' strikes.
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    I got a notice that there was a windows update about half an hour before the Weekly Space Hangout and I thought it was just going to take a few minutes, two hours and fifty minutes later it finally finishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    I got a notice that there was a windows update about half an hour before the Weekly Space Hangout and I thought it was just going to take a few minutes, two hours and fifty minutes later it finally finishes.
    You know you can set Windows 10 to not update at times when you're most actively using your computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    You know you can set Windows 10 to not update at times when you're most actively using your computer?

    Grant Hutchison
    Our office computers were updated yesterday. The IT department forces the update at 7 PM, which is after normal business hours.

    Unfortunately, this update required several reboots and we have to enter our bit locker code for each one. Thus, our computers were only partly updated upon our arrival this morning.



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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    You know you can set Windows 10 to not update at times when you're most actively using your computer?

    Grant Hutchison
    I know that usually it just takes about 15-20 minutes and the computer probably needed to shut off anyway, just wasn't expecting such a long downtime.
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    I need a new book of crossword puzzles. For some reason the stores only have easy ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Our office computers were updated yesterday. The IT department forces the update at 7 PM, which is after normal business hours.

    Unfortunately, this update required several reboots and we have to enter our bit locker code for each one. Thus, our computers were only partly updated upon our arrival this morning.
    Our updates get pushed out "after 5 a.m.". But this is across the whole corporation (or at least all of North America) so it takes a while. Plus, our instructions from IT are to turn off our computers overnight, so even if it come at 5 a.m., nothing will happen. So sometime after you boot up in the morning (from minutes to hours later) it will start downloading and installing the updates. The download can take minutes to much longer, depending on the size (they will also update MS Office and other things too). Sometime after that you will be told you have to reboot your computer. It will often give you a warning, and often let you delay it a while, but I've also had cases where the warning was "You have 30 seconds to save your files" and then bam!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    I know that usually it just takes about 15-20 minutes and the computer probably needed to shut off anyway, just wasn't expecting such a long downtime.
    No-one ever lost money by overestimating the perversity of Microsoft.
    It's best to think of Windows 10 as being engaged in an endless insurgency against people who want to maintain control of their own computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Our office computers were updated yesterday. The IT department forces the update at 7 PM, which is after normal business hours. ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Our updates get pushed out "after 5 a.m.". ... Sometime after that you will be told you have to reboot your computer. It will often give you a warning, and often let you delay it a while, but I've also had cases where the warning was "You have 30 seconds to save your files" and then bam!
    Our company IT will notify you several days before they will force an update. You have the option to do it now, schedule it for after hours, or wait for the push. The updates don't tie up the computer but you may have to close some software. You can reboot when ready, or they'll reboot for you at that push date.

    This is a welcome change to the short notice we used to get. I remember conducting a meeting, presenting through my laptop, when I got the notice that my computer would be rebooted in 5 minutes. No choice to delay. "Okay, so in summary …"

    Updates at home are much less structured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I need a new book of crossword puzzles. For some reason the stores only have easy ones.
    Synonyms or cryptic?
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    Woke up from a bad dream and the cat knew I was before doing a thing, time for it to get something to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    Synonyms or cryptic?
    Synonyms, I guess. I haven't tried cryptic.
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    I saw a book based the Picard series and coding magizine that i couldn't afford today.
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    The really trumped-up drama in so-called reality TV shows.

    I was trapped at the auto shop the other day and subjected to one of the home-renovation shows on Home and Garden TV.

    Some lackey was ripping out a ceiling while the star of the show watched as they discovered an old TV antenna in the attic.
    They went on for several minutes being amazed that anyone would do such a thing, having never seen anything like it! (Um, the practice was common in my youth.)
    Okay, I wrote it off as cable-aged whipper-snappers who didn't know any better.

    But then, they agonized over how they could possibly get it out of the attic!
    C'mon, it's a stinking cheap TV antenna. You can bend the quarter-inch aluminum tubing and snap it off with one hand.
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    When we bought our current property there was a disused antenna on about a 20 foot galvanized pipe behind the house. I figured I'd take it down; it was just attached to the railroad tie retaining wall with a couple of clamps. I removed the clamps. It was embedded in concrete as well. A couple of years later the wind got it down for me and I cut it up. The bottom and concrete are still there.

    Meanwhile, I've fallen down yet another Wikipedia rabbit hole. I don't even remember what led me there but I wound up at List of Hoards in Great Britain. Holy cow, there are a lot of them. I've been working on them, a little at a time, for a couple of days now. I find Archaeology very interesting. I wonder if anyone else here does. (Hi, Kai!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post

    Meanwhile, I've fallen down yet another..
    OH NO!
    Wikipedia rabbit hole.
    PHEW!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post

    Meanwhile, I've fallen down yet another Wikipedia rabbit hole. I don't even remember what led me there but I wound up at List of Hoards in Great Britain. Holy cow, there are a lot of them. I've been working on them, a little at a time, for a couple of days now. I find Archaeology very interesting. I wonder if anyone else here does. (Hi, Kai!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    I should laugh, but as a former editor of 17.5 years, I can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Meanwhile, I've fallen down yet another Wikipedia rabbit hole. I don't even remember what led me there but I wound up at List of Hoards in Great Britain. Holy cow, there are a lot of them. I've been working on them, a little at a time, for a couple of days now. I find Archaeology very interesting. I wonder if anyone else here does. (Hi, Kai!)
    Did I mention that there are multiple seasons of Time Team on Prime that weren't there earlier? They're not technically new, of course, but they're ones I hadn't seen yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    Somebody in the Florida legislature thought that teaching spelling was shorthand for teaching spell casting, and thereby witchcraft.
    Being able to spell words correctly can seem like witchcraft to some.
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