The minor rants thread.



  • @antiquarian said in The minor rants thread.:

    @anonymous234 said in The minor rants thread.:

    People who go on Q&A websites and respond to questions with a completely unrelated answer because they couldn't even bother reading the title properly should be put in the pillory in the town square and publicly flogged.

    Yes, and when you're done, please also flog people who ask questions on Q&A websites and argue with all of the answers.

    Followed by those who post the only response whose content is "I'm also having this problem".



  • @mikehurley said in The minor rants thread.:

    @antiquarian said in The minor rants thread.:

    @anonymous234 said in The minor rants thread.:

    People who go on Q&A websites and respond to questions with a completely unrelated answer because they couldn't even bother reading the title properly should be put in the pillory in the town square and publicly flogged.

    Yes, and when you're done, please also flog people who ask questions on Q&A websites and argue with all of the answers.

    Followed by those who post the only response whose content is "I'm also having this problem".

    Double flogs for those who come back and post that they found the solution with no further elaboration.



  • I live in rainy-ish city, not UK rainy levels, but we have in average a good rain every 6 days. so one would expect that people(car drivers more specifically) know how to behave when it's raining. but no, every fucking rain the highways and streets get clogged because assholes can't keep the breaking distance needed to stop if someone decides to stop.
    last thursday someone rear ended me and her excuse was: "everyone stopped so fast and the street is slippery today".

    aaand, the cherry on top: her insurer says her insurance is expired so they aren't paying for the repairs

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    @jarry said in The minor rants thread.:

    her insurer says her insurance is expired so they aren't paying for the repairs

    People are allowed to drive without valid liability insurance where you live? :eek:



  • @asdf said in The minor rants thread.:

    People are allowed

    They probably aren't but that doesn't always stop them.


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    @luhmann said in The minor rants thread.:

    They probably aren't but that doesn't always stop them.

    I hope she at least lost her license for that.


  • BINNED

    @asdf said in The minor rants thread.:

    @jarry said in The minor rants thread.:

    her insurer says her insurance is expired so they aren't paying for the repairs

    People are allowed to drive without valid liability insurance where you live? :eek:

    It's not required in New Zealand

    It is not compulsory in New Zealand to have car insurance. However, it is recommended that you get third party insurance at least so if you cause an accident, you are covered for any damage you cause to other cars



  • @asdf what @Luhmann said. not having at least a third party insurance is the same as driving without a license or under influence. but idiots still drive without it.
    this woman in particular is claiming she didn't knew the insurance # she gave me was expired, and that she'll give me the new one soon. i'm not sure if i believe that...


  • BINNED

    @jarry said in The minor rants thread.:

    this woman in particular is claiming she didn't knew the insurance # she gave me was expired, and that she'll give me the new one soon

    Cue her frantically calling insurers and seeing if they'll backdate the start of a policy


  • SockDev

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    Why is it so hard for people to process HTML entities correctly‽



  • wtfdevice's c-lib doesn't recognize the "%lld" printf format :angry:



  • @anonymous234 said in The minor rants thread.:

    People who go on Q&A websites and respond to questions with a completely unrelated answer

    Also, people who respond with "why would you want to do that?"



  • @boner said in The minor rants thread.:

    "why would you want to do that?"

    She blinded me with science.



  • @raceprouk said in The minor rants thread.:

    Why is it so hard for people to process HTML entities correctlyโ€ฝ

    It


    's better than having the opposite problem.


    NodeBBistency: Using the quote button encodes all the &s as &, but highlight-replying doesn't, letting the entities get automagically decoded.


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    @boner said in The minor rants thread.:

    Also, people who respond with "why would you want to do that?"

    Sometimes that is the correct answer. Some Q&A sites get a lot of really stupid questions. coughquoracough


  • BINNED

    @hungrier said in The minor rants thread.:

    NodeBBistency: Using the quote button encodes all the &s as &, but highlight-replying doesn't, letting the entities get automagically decoded.

    Highlight reply works on the text as displayed. Quote gives you the entire raw



  • @luhmann said in The minor rants thread.:

    They probably aren't but that doesn't always stop them.

    One reason we have uninsured motorists insurance (I think it's required).

    Sue their ass!



  • @raceprouk There IS that golf game about giant robots knocking down cities while playing golf.



  • Dear Microsoft: under no circumstances does it make any sense for Windows to "fail to disconnect" from a bluetooth device. Fix your shit.



  • Also Microsoft: that option in Word that says "automatically detect language" does not work, and has never worked. At all.

    Have you, in the 26 years of life of Microsoft Office, ever bothered to test it once?



  • Today: Trying to install Visual Studio For Mac

    13:54:04 Jarry | "Installation successful"
    13:54:17 Jarry | i think i'll be the one to judge that VS
    13:54:26 Jarry | last time it wont even start
    13:54:39 Jarry | "Visual Studio path not specified. Cannot launch the IDE."
    13:54:42 Jarry | EKEKEKEKEKEKEKKEKEE
    13:54:54 mrguyorama | I thought VS for mac was an entirely different implementation, like in electron
    13:55:36 Jarry | that's VS code
    13:55:54 Jarry | Visual Studio for mac is Xamarin Studio rebranded
    13:56:18 Jarry | it's like .netcore, .netstandard and .Net
    13:56:23 Jarry | simple ~~
    13:58:29 Jarry | uninstalled
    13:58:34 Jarry | and now to try it again
    14:00:16 Jarry | nice, it has no cache
    14:00:28 Jarry | it just started downloading everything AGAIN
    14:06:18 Jarry | "Path Not specified, cannot start IDE"
    14:06:29 Jarry | go home installer, you're drunk
    14:07:09 Jarry | so, the installer says everything is allright
    14:07:30 Jarry | me: Hey macOS, start Visual Studio
    14:07:59 Jarry | macOS: no can do pal, there's no such thing as Visual Studio
    14:08:07 Jarry | me: wat?
    14:08:12 Jarry | installer: wat?
    14:09:56 * | Jarry relaunch installer
    14:10:44 Jarry | installer: Hey! i'm VS installer, i'm now going to download it all AGAIN, because last time it didn't install
    14:11:26 mrguyorama | See, on windows, I'd be using process monitor to find out exactly wtf it thinks it's doing that's failing
    14:11:30 mrguyorama | no idea how to do that on mac
    14:11:47 * | Jarry this thing is worse than ten seconds tom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk7WuvNKe_g
    14:11:56 Jarry | there's a monitor
    14:12:09 Jarry | but it doesn't fail, it doesn't hang up
    14:12:16 Jarry | it just says "i'm done"
    14:12:20 Jarry | and nothing happens
    14:13:38 Jarry | this time it restarted from 42%
    14:15:17 Jarry | sorry for flooding the channel, i need to do catharsis, else i'm going to break something
    14:15:19 Jarry | It was not possible to complete an automatic installation. This might be due to a problem with your network, proxy servers or an
    | unsolvable
    | installation conflict. At this point, you can continue the installation by manually downloading and installing the independent
    | pieces. The list below shows each component that you need to install.
    14:15:35 Jarry | ASfkdaisdakudgbauf

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    @jarry said in The minor rants thread.:

    Today: Trying to install Visual Studio For Mac

    13:54:04 Jarry | "Installation successful"
    13:54:17 Jarry | i think i'll be the one to judge that VS
    13:54:26 Jarry | last time it wont even start
    13:54:39 Jarry | "Visual Studio path not specified. Cannot launch the IDE."
    13:54:42 Jarry | EKEKEKEKEKEKEKKEKEE
    13:54:54 mrguyorama | I thought VS for mac was an entirely different implementation, like in electron
    13:55:36 Jarry | that's VS code
    13:55:54 Jarry | Visual Studio for mac is Xamarin Studio rebranded
    13:56:18 Jarry | it's like .netcore, .netstandard and .Net
    13:56:23 Jarry | simple ~~
    13:58:29 Jarry | uninstalled
    13:58:34 Jarry | and now to try it again
    14:00:16 Jarry | nice, it has no cache
    14:00:28 Jarry | it just started downloading everything AGAIN
    14:06:18 Jarry | "Path Not specified, cannot start IDE"
    14:06:29 Jarry | go home installer, you're drunk
    14:07:09 Jarry | so, the installer says everything is allright
    14:07:30 Jarry | me: Hey macOS, start Visual Studio
    14:07:59 Jarry | macOS: no can do pal, there's no such thing as Visual Studio
    14:08:07 Jarry | me: wat?
    14:08:12 Jarry | installer: wat?
    14:09:56 * | Jarry relaunch installer
    14:10:44 Jarry | installer: Hey! i'm VS installer, i'm now going to download it all AGAIN, because last time it didn't install
    14:11:26 mrguyorama | See, on windows, I'd be using process monitor to find out exactly wtf it thinks it's doing that's failing
    14:11:30 mrguyorama | no idea how to do that on mac
    14:11:47 * | Jarry this thing is worse than ten seconds tom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk7WuvNKe_g
    14:11:56 Jarry | there's a monitor
    14:12:09 Jarry | but it doesn't fail, it doesn't hang up
    14:12:16 Jarry | it just says "i'm done"
    14:12:20 Jarry | and nothing happens
    14:13:38 Jarry | this time it restarted from 42%
    14:15:17 Jarry | sorry for flooding the channel, i need to do catharsis, else i'm going to break something
    14:15:19 Jarry | It was not possible to complete an automatic installation. This might be due to a problem with your network, proxy servers or an
    | unsolvable
    | installation conflict. At this point, you can continue the installation by manually downloading and installing the independent
    | pieces. The list below shows each component that you need to install.
    14:15:35 Jarry | ASfkdaisdakudgbauf

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    TL;DR: Don't use the Online Installer if possible.



  • @tsaukpaetra yeah, but you need the installer to fail, just to get the correct links.



  • Two related complaints here:

    • It's quite a nice feature in Windows 10 that you can turn different types of notifications off or on, or configure the settings (for instance: don't play that wretched noise) individually, rather than all or nothing. But what would be extra specially nice would be the ability to set a default you can apply exceptions to, or the ability to apply a setting to all notifications, or the ability to turn the damn sound off from the main notifications page.
      Any of the three would do. Having the sound off by by default would be better than nowt. Microsoft opted instead for 'scroll down to the first of (on my work machine) eight notification senders; select it; change the desired setting; hit the back button (no 'ok' or 'apply'), and then scroll down again because it won't remember position; rinse and repeat.'

    • Why does no-one other than me think it might be a good idea to keep your work computer that you rarely or never need to play any media on muted by default when working in an open-plan office. I suppose it's possible that people actually want the notification sound, but I can't imagine why when you can't even tell if it's your computer making that irritating bong because everyone else in the room has the same OS.



  • @carrievs said in The minor rants thread.:

    Why does no-one other than me think it might be a good idea to keep your work computer that you rarely or never need to play any media on muted by default when working in an open-plan office. I suppose it's possible that people actually want the notification sound, but I can't imagine why when you can't even tell if it's your computer making that irritating bong because everyone else in the room has the same OS.

    A real design flaw; that bong.wav should allow customization, like nelson_ha_ha.wav, idiot.wav or sad_trombone.wav by example.

    That will also spice-up the open-plan ambient, no ?

    :trollface:



  • What is the point of allowing me to add an icon for a frequently-accessed app to my phone's menu screen when it will randomly vanish at some point in the future?


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @da-doctah said in The minor rants thread.:

    What is the point of allowing me to add an icon for a frequently-accessed app to my phone's menu screen when it will randomly vanish at some point in the future?

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    Your phone is :doing_it_wrong: I've had some of these shortcuts for years...



  • @da-doctah That's Android removing icons of apps on the SD card on every boot, because fuck you, that's why.



  • @anonymous234 said in The minor rants thread.:

    @da-doctah That's Android removing icons of apps on the SD card on every boot, because fuck you, that's why.

    You're either using the wrong launcher or the wrong Android.


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @anonymous234 said in The minor rants thread.:

    apps on the SD card

    BE GLAD YOU HAVE THAT FEATURE AND CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!


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    @tsaukpaetra said in The minor rants thread.:

    @da-doctah said in The minor rants thread.:

    What is the point of allowing me to add an icon for a frequently-accessed app to my phone's menu screen when it will randomly vanish at some point in the future?

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    Your phone is :doing_it_wrong: I've had some of these shortcuts for years...

    WHY IS IT NOT SYMMETRICAL


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @sloosecannon said in The minor rants thread.:

    @tsaukpaetra said in The minor rants thread.:

    @da-doctah said in The minor rants thread.:

    What is the point of allowing me to add an icon for a frequently-accessed app to my phone's menu screen when it will randomly vanish at some point in the future?

    0_1505338213743_Screenshot_20170913-142916.png

    Your phone is :doing_it_wrong: I've had some of these shortcuts for years...

    WHY IS IT NOT SYMMETRICAL

    ... Because over the years I've moved stuff around and haven't defragmented the layout yet? ;)

    Edit: better?

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  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @tsaukpaetra said in The minor rants thread.:

    @sloosecannon said in The minor rants thread.:

    @tsaukpaetra said in The minor rants thread.:

    @da-doctah said in The minor rants thread.:

    What is the point of allowing me to add an icon for a frequently-accessed app to my phone's menu screen when it will randomly vanish at some point in the future?

    0_1505338213743_Screenshot_20170913-142916.png

    Your phone is :doing_it_wrong: I've had some of these shortcuts for years...

    WHY IS IT NOT SYMMETRICAL

    ... Because over the years I've moved stuff around and haven't defragmented the layout yet? ;)

    Edit: better?

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    Much better.



  • @cabrito said in The minor rants thread.:

    that bong.wav should allow customization

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    Or are you talking about a different one?


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