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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:13 pm 
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What hurts most is that I still identify with the young, but they sure donèt with me.

How can they? They have no experiential point of reference to you, whereas you totally do to them no matter how they might claim otherwise. You know, it just occurred to me that while it is said that all are inevitably bypassed by the next generation, still it remains true that the bypassed are also inevitably ahead of the bypassers in kind, and not only in numbering years. A paradox, and a possible comfort, if a bit of a chilly one in the face of social age issues. And that doesn't necessarily mean ageism. I remember becoming aware of it, but I couldn't describe my feelings about the discovery in two words or less. I think this is where growing old gracefully is born.

But I'm lucky. I do have a couple of young folks who actually like to talk with me. You know, solving the world's problems over a drink. I feel younger, and no doubt they find my opinions curious. I hope everyone will have this, drinks or no.

I confess the word "donèt" went right over my head, though, if it's more than just a typo of a kind I've also never seen.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:12 pm 
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I confess the word "donèt" went right over my head, though, if it's more than just a typo of a kind I've also never seen.

I think you'll find it's a typo. S1m0n seems to be having some sort of trouble with this sort of thing at the moment - keyboard issue, maybe?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:58 am 
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I think you'll find it's a typo. S1m0n seems to be having some sort of trouble with this sort of thing at the moment - keyboard issue, maybe?


Da! A kb issue is exactly what it is. i'm simultaneusly learning win 10 & a new tablet, which spent a few hours yesterday typing in french*. That's annoying but not nearly so much as win 10's refusal to show me the contents of a USB external DVD CD drive. That's super annoying. Win 10 is better than Win 8, by a lot, but this 'feature' really sux.

Finding the control panel that actually controls the kb mapping (there are many false positives) is way harder than it ought to be. In the face of such intransigence, it is sometimes easer to live with the result until the next restart.

*Albeit Quebec (Canadian) French. I think. Jesus, itès half my blood. Phuck, it spontaneously happened again. This *is* annoying. Itès not always when I blaspheme, honest!

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Ooooh. He said "intransigence".

Hey, I'm set to get Windows 10 on the day appointed, myself. I decided to get it for free while I could rather than wait and pay over a hundred bucks for the novelty of a new and improved headache. How do you find it in general?

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Maybe they were talking about Microsoft ignite.

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Hey, I'm set to get Windows 10 on the day appointed, myself. I decided to get it for free while I could rather than wait and pay over a hundred bucks for the novelty of a new and improved headache. How do you find it in general?


Im hating it less any previous Windows upgrade, apart from inconvenience features like hiding stuff that it doesnt think I should want to see, like my external optical drive. That“s well annoying. Whats also frustrating is the sheer number of places that the settings control panels have been hidden, and how little they appear to control once you find them.

I also dislike the fact that in w10 you can no longer control the update process. Its all done centrally by MS and forced on users.

Im not usually such an early adopter, & I miss the fact that there arent yet hundreds of web pages out there discussing and solving any issue I might have, the way there would be if I was later in the upgrade cycle.

I did decide to go with a 3rd party app that restores a win 7 like start button (StartIsBack). Win 10 isnt as infuriating as W8, but I failed to see why I should have to fight to see software I know I have. And I still hate the entire metro interface. Luckily, it is almost possible to avoid it completely.

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Thanks. As long as it's reasonably intuitive for a Windows-bound garden-variety websurfer like me, I imagine I'll be fine after a little familiarity.

I too was less than thrilled with Windows 8. The opposite of an improvement, at least for me. 8.5 seemed a little better, but maybe that was because I'd already grudgingly settled into 8. So if you like 10, I expect I will too. Fingers crossed.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:16 pm 
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Nanohedron wrote:
Shakespeare did it, so if it's good enough for him...

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Methinks "boobish" and "stupidian" fall in the same category as "power of ignite." Better to label it "poor grammar."

Further, calling a "punch Bieber" banner a "jem among turds" strikes me as the pot questioning the kettle's ancestry.

I do lead with my chin from time to time, it would seem. But in the spirit of exchanging volleys, I would never have quoted you with a spelling error you didn't commit. :wink:

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Touche' and my apologies, sir. Just when one thinks auto-correct will fix e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, even those things not needing fixing, the sneaky little bastid lets one down.

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