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Offline möbius

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You know whats BS? [RANT]
« on: June 15, 2017, 09:21:47 pm »
We all get annoyed by things and get angry from time to time. Use this thread to blow off some steam when you need to.

I fricking got home today to realize my brother updated my PC to Windows 10, without asking me at all. I'm so pissed now, I'd like to kill him.

I don't want this bullshit. I liked windows 7. After 5~10 years I finally got used to it and came to like it quite a bit. Sure it had flaws, many of which I found ways around, but overall it wasn't too bad. The main point is adjusting to something. You can adjust to anything it just takes time. Time Which I DON'T FREAKING HAVE RIGHT NOW! This is pure bullshit and I'd like to start nuclear wars with many countries.

I don't like windows 10, it's very different, it's not suited to my needs. This is bullshit, it's not fair. Maybe this is really only just one in a long list of signs that was telling me what I should be doing.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 12:01:53 am »
I am so sorry.

I've heard Windows 10 is an improvement on 8 which is what I have, but going from 7 to 10 must be a nightmare. :(

I still wish I had XP. That was pretty much unequivocally the best.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 04:09:00 am »
I'm kinda surprised you can still even do that, I thought the free upgrades to Windows 10 ended over a year ago already.

If I recall, you have like 3-10 days to roll back the upgrade (in your case back to Windows 7), I don't remember the exact steps but I'm sure you can find them on Google.  Of course, I suppose there could be a small risk that the roll back may not work smoothly and then you could wind up with a brick (though I haven't heard any such stories on that, most stories were about unwanted upgrades).

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Re: random pointless rant thread
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 04:17:36 pm »
I'd suggest trying to adapt anyway. It's not a bad environment.

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Re: !RANT! >_<
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 09:16:48 pm »
today's topic: PASSWORDS.

in particular: WEBSITES THAT FORCE YOU TO USE MORE COMPLEX PASSWORDS

First of: I understand the reason behind using a complex password; and I generally agree with this concept. For websites like your bank, or anything containing personal information that has a danger of being corrupted; you should use a difficult to guess password and you should change it often.

Here's the problem: These suggestions keep coming up on websites where this is not an issue at all. I don't freaking care if someone hacks my AnimeList account. What are they gonna find out? What shows I've been watching; I don't give a horse's A$$!. What's so annoying is they force you to have a really extra long password with lots of numbers and capital letter/non-capital letters. These are really hard to remember. I spend time making a good password for important s---. When it comes to sites like these; I want to spend as little time on the password screen as possible. I don't feel like having to remember 50 thousand difficult passwords for all the stupid websites I visit. And the funny thing is: you don't get these reminders on sites like google; email, my bank's website. Ya know the few places where it's actually important, where someone might benefit from this advice. No, on these sites you can just use your dogs name so your neighbor can hack your account. But heaven help us if they hack into my anime list account; my life will be over. F------ horse----.

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Re: !RANT! >_<
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 09:23:17 pm »
https://xkcd.com/936/

Clearly a popular strip -- I typed "xkcd" into google and "password" was the first offered choice for completion.

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Re: !RANT! >_<
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 09:53:34 pm »
I tried clicking your bronco451 internet thing on another website and I just remember oh I've already added an internet, you have 104 internets now. :) (All my life I want chicken, you might remember that one)

Oh passwords can get annoying at times, I think I sometimes struggle with my short term memory and certain passwords I end up forgetting. I don't like it when I forget a password because it means you have to request a new one which can take a bit of time.

Actually something that has scared me would be if you were to have left your facebook or twitter account on and you were logged in on the computer someone else could go on that computer and post a very rude message, those type of messages that get you into trouble such as threatening to kill someone or other messages that can get you into trouble.

I know in the UK they are getting stricter when it comes to social media.

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Re: !RANT! >_<
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 10:44:23 pm »
Another new topic; already! from the same website too:

Websites with those stupid annoying bars that follow you around.

You've probably seen this: They often appear at the top, side or bottom of a webpage and they move when you scroll down the page. They usually move in a dramatic way too, to grab your attention. Well they're a$$. They're a distraction, not to mention the fact that they block a portion of the page you're trying to read! Who invented these things? Someone who wanted to irritate visitors to their webpage?
Having buttons quickly acessible is nice; but this is best handeled like other sites have: a bar that remains at the top or bottom of the page and doesn't cover up existing text/images. These bars don't move and never get in the way. That's how it should be done.


Actually something that has scared me would be if you were to have left your facebook or twitter account on and you were logged in on the computer someone else could go on that computer and post a very rude message, those type of messages that get you into trouble such as threatening to kill someone or other messages that can get you into trouble.

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 11:20:57 pm »
Being a web developer they always warned us to not use those bars that follow you around, or at least practice extreme caution with them. Not only can it be annoying to a user but it can block a lot of content especially when viewing said website on a phone. Even those bars that remain on top can be problematic if done incorrectly. The code used to keep them up there can sometimes be very buggy on mobile devices, like when it seems to jump when you scroll up or down, or when the entire webpage seems to jump upwards when the bar starts sticking to the top (although that's caused by not "filling" in the space the bar left behind when it changes it's position from relative to absolute).
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You know whats BS?
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2017, 09:50:55 pm »
the goverment's mandate that makes all websites warn you that "they use cookies"

WHY exactly was this law passed? What possible reason could they have? They didn't change the way cookies worked did they? Who does this benefit?

They way I see it: People who are computer literate already know this; and don't need to be warned.
People who aren't don't understand what it means anyway!



another topic which I don't really like bringing up but I feel like it now cause it really pisses me off:

sites that piss on you for using addblock. I understand why blocking adds adversely effects some and I consider removing it on sites that use non-intrusive adds. The biggest problem here is that in my case, ALWAYS the sites that really bother you for this are sites that use the MOST HORRIBLY ANNOYING ADS!

Kiss anime does this; the site actually gets blocked if you have ad block enabled. So I disabled to find the videos, when they worked; which they often don't as a side note; get interrupted by ads, and ads pop up over top of the videos constantly. While some other anime websites which don't bother you about ads at all; have far less annoying ads!

I'm noticing a trend here; a lot of this recent BS is happening with anime related paraphernalia. Why? I have a theory, anime often features a lot of "fan service". Fan service is liked a lot by often less then intelligent people. People more susceptible to adds.... what BS.

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Re: You know whats BS? [RANT]
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2017, 01:19:47 am »
Yeah, I think you're basically seeing one of many symptoms pointing to the online advertising business model slowly falling apart.  If the website doesn't guilt the ad-blockers (or even if they do), you'll still likely see other tactics employed like sponsored content, various clickbait strategies, paywalls, etc. to stem the continual loss of dollars earned from ad views and clickthroughs.  In that vein it is unlikely that the website can afford to dial back down on the aggressiveness of their ads, at least not without ramping up on one of the many other ways listed to compensate.  You pretty much see one or more of these changes I mentioned here across all websites nowadays, especially those in the online content publishing industry.

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Re: You know whats BS?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 04:27:11 pm »
Companies/organizations removing good/useful things from their roster

This seems to be happening more and more frequently now and it's getting quite frustrating. And it makes little sense to me.

Companies from restaurants to stores to websites and services have features which you love; sometimes for years, then for dumb reasons, sometimes despite customer's pleas to the opposite, sometimes for no reason at all; they get rid of them.
-Drop box removed the "public folder" option. The only reason I ever used the program. An amazing feature that made it incredibly easy to share files over the web.
-Firefox removed support for Java runtime (at least in some form). Why on earth?
-Simon told me on IRC once Firefox removed support for Linux sound or something of that nature.
-I can't count the number of restaurants that removed dishes I loved over the years. Wawa and Subway are seem to love to do this. They have a sandwich or something they everybody raves about. Then it's gone, forever.
-A Hardware store near my house used to repair small appliances and engines. First they would give you a new appliance for free or discount if you turned in an old one, they stopped doing that. Now they don't even repair anything anymore.
-A grocery store in my area used to have these amazing wrap sandwhiches. I would literally get a couple of them every single week. Now they're gone.
-All of the banks in my town used to offer free coin exchange, first they started charging for this, then they only allow it if you have an account with the bank. Now some don't do it at all.

This is some grade A, honky *******.

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Re: You know whats BS?
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2017, 04:56:29 pm »
-I can't count the number of restaurants that removed dishes I loved over the years. Wawa and Subway are seem to love to do this. They have a sandwich or something they everybody raves about. Then it's gone, forever.

This. This is the reason I no longer eat at McDonalds. I loved their Chicken Selects (think breaded chicken fingers, WAY better than those terrible things they try to pass off as nuggets), but when they removed them, there was nothing on the menu I wanted to eat as a meal. I still love their fries and hash browns, but there's nothing there I can eat as a full meal anymore. I'm sticking with Chick Fil-A, Arby's, and Wendy's for my fast food fill.
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Re: You know whats BS?
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2017, 09:52:20 pm »
-Simon told me on IRC once Firefox removed support for Linux sound or something of that nature.
This is some grade A, honky *******.

Two common methods on Linux to have audio:
Hardware <- ALSA <- App
Hardware <- ALSA <- Pulseaudio <- App

ALSA works, but can be nasty to configure manually. Pulseaudio is allegedly simpler to program against, but, depending on hardware, might introduce lag or stutter. Many Linux distributions ship with Pulseaudio by default, and if it works, it's fine. It has some benefits too, like per-app volume control.

Firefox dropped the raw ALSA support, and works only with Pulseaudio. Now I have no sound in Firefox. I can adjust, I'll download videos or watch twitch streams in VLC. Nice side effect is that twitch can't serve me ads because I don't use their web player. :lix-evil:

Lix calls Allegro 5, which then calls Pulseaudio or ALSA as available. I'm okay with the extra abstraction here because I want easy platform-independence.

It's always a tradeoff: Too little abstraction slows your app development. Too much abstraction brings more bugs in the layers. It's far simpler on Windows, where everybody can call DirectX and things will work.

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