Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Oct 21, 2020 at 11:51 AM Post #65,912 of 109,410

Balthazar B

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My favorite thing to do in the late 90's early 00's was to screenshot their PC, move all their desktop icons to a hidden folder, move the taskbar to the top or side and hide it, then set said screenshot as their wallpaper and sit and watch :)

In the early '90s, I worked at a company that had about 100 Macs. One evening, my buddy and I surreptiously changed the beep sound (used for pretty much everything) on all of them to an air raid siren like the fifth one -- 43 secs -- on this list: https://www.soundsnap.com/tags/air_raid. Nobody every locked their machines, so...

Folks here may recall that some Mac alerts had two beeps...and if you clicked during some beeps, it would add a beep...

"I kill me; I really do!"
 
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Oct 21, 2020 at 2:12 PM Post #65,914 of 109,410

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If you ask a Finn how they are, you get an honest, unfiltered answer. It has confused some foreigners every now and then.
It also took me some time to learn the "right" way to respond to that question.

No, being honest and open is the right way. The American expectation of it being fake and perfunctory is the wrong way.
 
Oct 21, 2020 at 2:33 PM Post #65,915 of 109,410

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No, being honest and open is the right way. The American expectation of it being fake and perfunctory is the wrong way.
Being honest is problematic too. I made the same case as you do now.
My post was deleted on the premisse it was political which it obviously was NOT.
Kinda bizar disqualification because I spent years on battle fields and crisis spots as a trauma specialist and am entitled to have thoughts on it.
I risked my life for years to save that of others.
 
Oct 21, 2020 at 2:38 PM Post #65,916 of 109,410

Pietro Cozzi Tinin

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This is the new 98% norm in American conversation. When someone discloses he/she was in the military, the autonomic response is "Thank you for your service." Whether this further evolves into a collective willingness to actually DO anything the help veterans and their families remains to be seen.
Aha. I see.
 
Oct 21, 2020 at 4:37 PM Post #65,917 of 109,410

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No, being honest and open is the right way. The American expectation of it being fake and perfunctory is the wrong way.

Geez. Remind me to never ask you how you're doing? :rolling_eyes:

Besides, we say "How y'all doin' ?" here in Texas -- and I always answer "GREAT, I hope you are too!!" :D
 
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Is there a link to watch live tonight's "The (Virtual) Schiitr (Actually the real Schiitr, just via video) Wednesday, October 21 4PM PST" ?
 
Oct 21, 2020 at 6:51 PM Post #65,920 of 109,410

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I apologize if any of my comments were considered inappropriate by anyone, but I meant them. If you'd like to put me on ignore I can help you learn how to do that.
 
Oct 21, 2020 at 6:57 PM Post #65,921 of 109,410

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I hope it wasn't me. I can't really tell since I've ignored myself on the forum. :smirk:
 
Oct 21, 2020 at 7:14 PM Post #65,923 of 109,410

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It got me out of Missouri so... yea.

I apologize if any of my comments were considered inappropriate by anyone, but I meant them. If you'd like to put me on ignore I can help you learn how to do that.

I want to speak to a manager about this @Ableza person, right now!
 
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