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by lake_wrangler
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688037

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Now, I just have to make sure to fully master the part, so as to not embarrass myself nor slow things down for the group. I'm picking up the music score on Monday, and I was sent a link to a website that has MIDI files of the various parts, to help people in learning them.
by lake_wrangler
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 185
Views: 20660

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

While a grepfruit tree would process text and print any lines which match a specified pattern... For those who have a text file to parse, but have no computer nearby...
by lake_wrangler
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688037

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Meanwhile, on a completely different note (pun definitely intended)... My choir director forwarded me an email from someone looking for amateur tenor and bass singers, to join in a choir to sing Verdi's Great Requiem... After consideration, and discussion with the person who originally had sent him ...
by lake_wrangler
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Wapsi Square General Discussion
Topic: Guess The Date (Forum Game)
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Guess The Date (Forum Game)

TazManiac wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:32 pm
Sunday timestamp for Monday the 15th of July. Cause, reasons...
Just remember: insider trading is very much frowned upon... :P

Meanwhile, I'm not even going to try to guess...
by lake_wrangler
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688037

Re: More Stuff

I have now read several reviews of the Brave browser , and it looks like a viable alternative to the data-mining driven Google Chrome. I'll be using it as my default browser for a while, to see how well it performs. I'd still like to hear from anyone who has heard of it, has tried it, or is currentl...
by lake_wrangler
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 185
Views: 20660

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Picture 1: You're going to give those grapefruits an inferiority complex, storing them next to the garbage can... :P Picture 2: that's an odd looking tree... (Part my hair in the middle, please! :lol: ) It looks so dead in the middle, yet the sides still flourish. Picture 3: are we looking at a pile...
by lake_wrangler
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688037

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Has anyone ever heard of the Brave browser? It's based on Chromium, but is altered to be more secure, with ad blocking and more built-in , but you don't sign into the browser via Google, so no sending data back to Google. It can use all the Chrome extensions, using the Chrome web store to find them....
by lake_wrangler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688037

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Heh, I like this quote:
“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.” - Ronald Reagan
by lake_wrangler
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 831

Re: A Steal at $28K

This post alone has me now with five additional tabs open, awaiting further scrutiny...) Only five tabs? I regularly have two separate windows open, with anywhere between five and fifteen tabs open at a time in each... Sometimes more... I even use an extension which keeps track of open tabs, and ca...
by lake_wrangler
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 24385

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

It's why the things are so often laden with grammar and spelling errors, and what you would think are obvious absurdities: to screen out people smart enough to question whether the IRS would really send you a letter written in Engrish... I have to admit, I had never thought about that angle... That...
by lake_wrangler
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 24385

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

The one thing I found odd, was that they combined shooting in the dark suppositions (like assuming the recipient visits porn sites, and "pleasures" himself while doing so, which may indeed be the case with many, so many may find the email intimidating and worrisome) with supposedly specific stuff, l...
by lake_wrangler
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 24385

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

And look at what Anonymous sent me: Hey! I have bad news for you. 11/08/2018 on this day I hacked your operating system and got full access to this account and most of your other accounts... It is useless to change the password, my malware intercepts it every time. How it was: In the software of the...
by lake_wrangler
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 24385

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

I'm having quite a bit of a chuckle, as I empty my spam folder... How about this: Your account will be disabled in 48 hours Your Account is listed as spammer due to high level spam activity. You're getting this email to make sure that there is no confusion. Request activity OR REPLY TO THIS EMAIL Th...
by lake_wrangler
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688037

Re: More Stuff

This quote made me laugh, just now...
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” - Douglas Adams
by lake_wrangler
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688037

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I was doing tech support for the Canon BubbleJet printers. Started in the Win 3.1 era, and continued into the Win 95 era. Most memorable call? A call from someone who knew just enough about computers to get himself into trouble... (You know, the old give him enough rope and he'll hang himself with i...
by lake_wrangler
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688037

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I've done computer phone support for a few years, while studying computer science in college... and while some of it was unpleasant, I would have no idea about that specific comparison... :?
by lake_wrangler
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688037

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Here's a weird quote from my wallpaper changer:
Goebel's Law Of Computer Support: Troubleshooting a computer over the telephone is like having sex through a hole in a board fence. It can be done but it is neither EASY nor PLEASANT.
by lake_wrangler
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 831

Re: A Steal at $28K

Just last Sunday, when I filled up before driving to my dad's birthday brunch, a van filled up, next to my truck. A 73 VW van... Admittedly, the owner said it was costing her a fair bit, to keep it alive... I told her I knew the feeling (mine being a 1991 GMC Suburban...)
by lake_wrangler
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 185
Views: 20660

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

I think, based on what the congealed mass that is left of it looks like in our freezer, that it was probably about 35-40% ice cream, 35-40% whipped cream, about 15% brownies, and the rest chocolate sauce and toppings (sprinkles and a cherry). BTW that medallion that says "Buca di Beppo" on it is ac...
by lake_wrangler
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 185
Views: 20660

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Is the whole mound ice cream, with various syrups drizzled on it, or is part of is whipped cream? And if so, just how much of that mound is ice cream, and how much is whipped cream?