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« Reply #330 on: 08-27-2009, 22:58 »
One of my friends deals with this problem by taking whatever's in the queue and putting it in a list.  He then starts working on the list obsessively until stuff is done.  The good thing is that he gets things done.  The bad thing is that when he runs out of stuff, he's bored. XD

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« Reply #331 on: 08-28-2009, 15:31 »
Found something that's useful but not exactly what I was looking for. It's called reminderfox, it sits in the bottom of your browser window and you can add todo's and reminders that popup and sit there on the bottom. It's handy to help schedule what work you have to do that day.

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« Reply #332 on: 08-28-2009, 23:23 »
k//'s secret to getting things done: just do it :awesome:

A little optimistic sometimes, but optimism isn't a horrid thing in most cases...

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« Reply #333 on: 08-31-2009, 20:52 »
Went to the dentist today, apparently I'm a difficult person to numb up.

She had to give me the maximum amount of novocaine a patient can receive in a single visit, which equated to 9 injections, and THEN I was finally able to get my filling without pain.  Ridiculous.

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« Reply #334 on: 08-31-2009, 21:02 »
Ouch sorry to hear it, some people have a really high tolerance for certain medications or foreign substances. My gf has the same problem, usually it can be dealt with by finding an alternative but sometimes the human body just has a really high tolerance.

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« Reply #335 on: 09-02-2009, 13:05 »
Hm, for me, it just takes a little longer.  They always have to numb me at least twice and then wait for like a half hour.  After that, I'm drooling, and slightly fuzzy.

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« Reply #336 on: 09-03-2009, 21:14 »
WHY SO SENSITIVE :ysosrs:

So my internet connection was supposed to get activated today, but apparently they're too dumb to do it properly and have to send a tech over tomorrow. I suspect they've activated the jack on the other side of the room, but that's the one that my bookshelf is in front of.

Come on, all my jacks ought to work fine (and there are only two of them, seriously). And I'm not going to move my bookshelf and everything on it just because they're possibly only 50% incompetent.
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« Reply #337 on: 09-06-2009, 18:37 »
Speaking of crappy internet service, At&t knows too well how to give it. We're suppose to have a 2mbps dsl line, we're lucky to get 500kbps. So we call them and set up an appointment to come out and try to figure out what the problem is. We weren't only getting a slow connection, every once in a while it would dc for no reason. So this guy comes out and checks everything from our modem and router to the line down the street, everything is fine. So for good measure he replaced some of our connectors and cleaned up our box. We managed to get a decent connection of 1mbps, this lasted about 2 days. Now we're back to 500kbps and even dropping to 300kbps, the connection is almost nonexistent cutting out every 2 minutes. This is highly frustrating when I try to play TF2 or even browse and I am booted constantly. We're trying to get a hold of them at the moment to fix this.

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« Reply #338 on: 09-06-2009, 22:26 »
Well, I'm still waiting, because apparently they couldn't get it to work and need to fix it or something next week. LAME.

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« Reply #339 on: 09-08-2009, 16:28 »
Yeah at&t suck, I'm supposed to get a 6:1 connection and barely get 3 megs down and (if I'm lucky) 0.1 megs up, its horrible. My upload is pretty much capped at 50kbps no matter what I do and at that rate any computer on our network is un-usable... I swear I hate at&t with a passion (miss u s0 bad comcast)
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« Reply #340 on: 10-02-2009, 21:29 »
Wallet was stolen today.

The thief got a grand total of $2, because I cancelled all my cards. Huge pain in the ass for me though, because now I have to pay bus fare (instead of riding free since now I don't have my ID), don't have my keys, have to use cash for everything and can't get more of it, etc.

This sort of thing is so incredibly idiotic.

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« Reply #341 on: 10-03-2009, 00:18 »
Really sorry k//, at least you don't have to worry about them using up your cards. I know someone that had their wallet stolen with their Social Security card in it.

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« Reply #342 on: 10-03-2009, 04:29 »
Yeah I don't keep my SSN card in my wallet.  I had something similar happen last year, someone stole my TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator.  Like $170 gone.  Honestly, who steals calculators =X

It's not like the average person knows how to use the more advanced functions the thing is truly useful for anyway, =\

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« Reply #343 on: 10-03-2009, 07:12 »
Yeah I don't keep my SSN card in my wallet.  I had something similar happen last year, someone stole my TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator.  Like $170 gone.  Honestly, who steals calculators =X

It's not like the average person knows how to use the more advanced functions the thing is truly useful for anyway, =\
I guess I'll be a bit more protective of mine. It only cost me $120, but still...

I don't know how you can have 57 varieties of ketchup.  It's just ketchup =X
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« Reply #344 on: 10-04-2009, 00:44 »
Honestly, who steals calculators =X

At my high school you could leave your laptop laying in the hallway for an hour and nobody would touch it, leave your graphing calculator unattended for 15 seconds and it was gone. You know why? Cause I went to school with a bunch of nerds, huge nerds, a group which I am a proud member of.

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« Reply #345 on: 10-04-2009, 00:45 »
Huge THIEVING nerds.

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« Reply #346 on: 10-04-2009, 00:49 »
I was not a member of this subset of nerdom.

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« Reply #347 on: 10-04-2009, 15:16 »
I was never in an actual high school.  I was homeschooled until I went to college.

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« Reply #348 on: 10-04-2009, 16:39 »
eternalomega XE thief nerds

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« Reply #349 on: 10-08-2009, 19:58 »
Ok, so today I encountered the same problem logging in as I did before. A popup appeared that said, "Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible causes of this error include insufficeint security rights or a corrupt local profile. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator" and then a second that said "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off."

Now this worked out ok as I simply logged back in to my main account and it was fine. From what I've seen however this message is never a small issue, what should I do? Make a new profile, back everything up to an external and torch the disk, or just start anew? (with everything backed up to an external)

EDIT: decided to back everything up regardless, also decided when this computer fails I will get a laptop to replace the desktop. Now I need to research good laptops.
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« Reply #350 on: 10-08-2009, 21:07 »
Hm... problems that are intermittent (and seemingly random) are often hardware caused, perhaps memory or hard drive.  There's tools out there to test said hardware, all stuff that you'd boot up from a floppy/cd.  Then you could decide if it's worth it to just replace the component?

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« Reply #351 on: 10-08-2009, 21:12 »
Well as I discussed elsewhere, I'm thinking about moving this computer to a secondary pc and getting a new one. I just replaced "new pc" with "laptop", but the tests are a good idea and I will probably do them. I'm backing up a lot of stuff anyway just because I should. I've had this 250 GB external for a long time and this is the 1st time I've taken it out of the box.
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« Reply #352 on: 10-08-2009, 23:22 »
Honestly, who steals calculators =X

At my high school you could leave your laptop laying in the hallway for an hour and nobody would touch it, leave your graphing calculator unattended for 15 seconds and it was gone. You know why? Cause I went to school with a bunch of nerds, huge nerds, a group which I am a proud member of.

Much worse at our school, somebody actually had the nerve to try to sell all these stolen calculators on eBay. They quickly got  :no: and expelled.

Also, you should back up more often. Trust me, it helps a lot...

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« Reply #353 on: 10-08-2009, 23:34 »
I know I should...I just don't. Another question that arises now is should I wait for Windows 7 or go to Vista and upgrade? I'm leaning toward Windows 7 as I've heard that it's way better than Vista even in it's beta form.
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« Reply #354 on: 10-09-2009, 00:45 »
Well, I've used it, and my impressions are that it looks pretty, and it looks a lot like vista except a little nicer.  Some of the annoyances are gone from Vista, and some of the annoyances are there as features.  Overall, though, even Vista's not bad if you have 4 gb of ram.

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« Reply #355 on: 10-09-2009, 01:05 »
So what are the pros and cons? What are the annoyances that are there as features?

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« Reply #356 on: 10-09-2009, 04:12 »
Considering W7 is out on 10/22, there's not long to wait anyway.

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« Reply #357 on: 10-09-2009, 10:35 »
True but that's another one of those "are they just getting Vista stable and well supported while this new operating system is buggier than an infectious disease ward?" Or if Windows 7 is actually a viable system out of the gate. I'm sure we all remember Vista's first couple of weeks.
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« Reply #358 on: 10-09-2009, 11:15 »
No-one knows 100%, but the most likely answer is 'it'll be only slightly buggy as compared to Vista'. Either way, that's what Windows Update's for... 

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« Reply #359 on: 10-09-2009, 11:27 »
True but that's another one of those "are they just getting Vista stable and well supported while this new operating system is buggier than an infectious disease ward?" Or if Windows 7 is actually a viable system out of the gate. I'm sure we all remember Vista's first couple of weeks.

A lot of people are running leaked and pirated W7 right now and the concensus seems to be that it's already more stable than (current) Vista. Personally, I don't know, we'll see.