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  1. I used Acronis' "contact us" sales form to inquire about licenses. Never received an answer but now I get its newsletter.

    1. Keatah

      Keatah

      Ahh yes the relentless desire of companies to shove their wares in your face.

       

    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      Except for Oracle and Solaris licenses... who I have tried to contact for several years.

    3. carlsson

      carlsson

      Perhaps Oracle has this old C64 cracker attitude: "Don't spread this to lamers!"

  2. In what has to be my best performance, I just told one of those car warranty robo-callers that I was feeling like I can't live anymore. He hung up.

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I'd like to thank The Academy...LOL!

    2. zylon

      zylon

      When I renewed registration on my Chrysler 300, it must have triggered those warranty places to call me. They get mighty nippy when they find they've wasted time getting info on a 1966 300, lol

    3. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Wow! I didn't know you'd warranty a car that's 53 years old! *click*

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  3. QuickBooks Support SUUUUUUUUCKS!! And this is for a Premium account!

    1. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      I'm glad I haven't had to work with QuickBooks in years. Nothing but a gigantic headache.

    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      Some things have changed with the 2019 version's database engine. My guess is the changes were meant to avoid the DNS server conflicts when installed on a domain controller, but it has not only become a major pain but they cannot get it working on our 2012R2 server.

    3. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      The QuickBooks database engine has always been rinky-dink. We always had lots of corruption issues, and we had to kick everyone off and switch to single-user mode to do any kind of maintenance. It's a *little* better than Microsoft Access, but not by much.

  4. I don't know who the target demo is for QuickBooks Support's hold message, but it's damned condescending.

    1. jd_1138

      jd_1138

      Condescending message combined with Muzak version of "Baby's Got Back".

  5. When corrupt VHDs strike... film at 11.

    1. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Is that like an STD?

    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      Those who don't like Microsoft may say so. I had a drive fail in a server array which caused three virtual machine VHDs to corrupt, as well. I've been able to clean all but one and it's fighting every step.

  6. Phuqu, Michael!

  7. Put the hammer down and give 'em hell.

    1. onemoretime

      onemoretime

      Gotta love Jerry Reed.

    2. accousticguitar

      accousticguitar

      East bound and down, loaded up and truckin

  8. Apparently, performing server necromancy is one of my specialties.

    1. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      been there, just on the netops/datacomm side of things.

  9. If I didn't need the work I wouldn't be here, I'd be back home on the Last Frontier.

  10. If I didn't need the work I wouldn't be here, I'd be back home on the Last Frontier.

  11. Am I the only one who gets a little excited watching the Munch-Man demo get a new high score?

    1. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      Munchman is so much fun! One of my favorites for the 99/4A. Have you tried Munchman II?

    2. save2600

      save2600

      Both games are great! Especially love the early version where you're eating dots instead of laying a chain - though have to admit, laying the chain comes easier to me. Can see what's left to finish better.

    3. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      Oh, yeah. I saved up a week's-worth of lawn mowing to buy Munchman II, Beyond Parsec, and Midnight Mason. MMII was a quick favorite.

  12. Resoldering some stuff tonight? No flux given!

    1. SlidellMan

      SlidellMan

      Is it true that you should heat the work first before the solder?

    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      Not sure what you mean, but I have two bits of advice both taught and learned. You want to touch the pad, not the component if you can avoid it, but you can also touch the solder. If everything is clean then it will flow and stick where it is supposed to. Heating a board before working can help with stubborn solder joints on large grounding planes or particularly wide paths which act as heat-sinks making it damn near impossible to flow the solder. I have never done this and it would seem to m...

  13. That sadness when your formerly-cherry condition Peripheral Expansion Box is scratched to hell and back while installing new hardware :(

    1. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      it gives it character!

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      It's just some battle scars...

    3. BuckoBrand

      BuckoBrand

      Battle scars that it earned rightfully after doing many things for the benefit of other people. :)

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  14. What up, Knights?!

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Down 1-3?

    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      At least they went down fighting!

    3. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      At least they went down fighting!

  15. Don't worry, Canada. We'll take care of the Cup for another year.

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    2. cybercylon

      cybercylon

      Pulling for Tampa Bay if for no other reason other than to have the Capitals crap themselves in the playoffs.

    3. NE146

      NE146

      Is it an athletic cup?

    4. Atarian7

      Atarian7

      I'm a Capitals fan or should I say Chokeitals.

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  16. Thanks to Windows 10, a computer's sole purpose for existence is to update itself.

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    2. Keatah

      Keatah

      It's just a sampling of a realtime cloud OS.

       

      And people love it! They are clamoring for more. And they're all jumping in to win10!

       

      Happy to be rid of the old Windows 7 and crap hardware! Kid you not!

    3. MrMaddog

      MrMaddog

      'Member when updates meant something gets "improved" instead of gettting slower...

    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      @MrMaddog: Not really. I remember back in the Win95 days getting updates that screwed your machine up. (IE4 and Active Desktop, I'm looking at you!)

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  17. If you want to buy something from me, don't ask me to evade your country's customs.

    1. CyranoJ

      CyranoJ

      In Russia, Customs evade YOU!

    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      You guys are damn refreshing... take an aggravating post and make me chuckle. Awesome.

    3. digdugnate

      digdugnate

      in Mypos....

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  18. Congratulations to our 2018 4k Short'n'Sweet Game Compo winners, and special thanks to all participants for their superb entries. Well done, fellas!

  19. I cannot believe I am only just now discovering the incredible power of "mailutil"

    1. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      No no, from the imap c-client toolkit. Old but still incredibly useful.

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Just a joke ;) I figured Mail Utility might be the full portmanteau...

    3. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      For real, though. I feel like less of a *nix admin for never having exploited this little program's potential. It's like that little tool you have sitting there on the bench, never really needing it until one day you pick it up and realize how awesome it is and how much easier it could have made chores past.

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  20. I have reverse-engineered Microsoft: Microsoft has engineers and marketers and not a single usability analyst.

  21. Secret to fewer clogs: correlated timing of drop and flush.

    1. Flojomojo
    2. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      ^ Sweet mother of Nolan Bushnell, it's been a long time since I laughed that hard at something on buzzfeed! I'm seriously all teared up from laughing over here! XD

  22. Think what you will, but stumbling across Burt Reynold's "Playgirl" spread helps make me feel better about my own physique.

    1. Spriggy

      Spriggy

      Pass. I'll take your word for it!

    2. Atarian7
    3. Flojomojo

      Flojomojo

      He was a handsome man for sure. Too bad he couldn't let himself age naturally ... http://topcelebritysurgery.com/burt-reynolds-plastic-surgery/

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  23. I got nothing.

    1. jaybird3rd

      jaybird3rd

      Yeah, I felt the same way after watching the new "Star Wars" movie.

    2. Random Terrain
  24. FSU: Independence Bowl; UCF: Peach Bowl; UF: Bowl of Tears

    1. jeremiahjt

      jeremiahjt

      No Miami? Or South Florida? Or Florida International? Or Florida Atlantic?

    2. OLD CS1

      OLD CS1

      Nah, they got bowls, and we have at least a LITTLE love for them :)

    3. jeremiahjt

      jeremiahjt

      I know, I was saying you could make it look even worse for the Gators. Throw in West Florida or whoever lost to Texas A&M-Commerce in the Division II title game.

  25. I shall be one of many to do so and thus blend in with the crowd, my uniqueness and individuality mooted: Merry Christmas fellow AA'ians!

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