Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Devils' Advocate, Jun 2, 2016.
Well you will have to blame the Founding Fathers for that one. They were the ones who set it up!
We have a somewhat similar set-up here. Most folks think our system works better though, since we also have mandatory voting. Thing is, you're only required to cast a ballot, not to actually tick any of the boxes on it. I've been turning in blank cards for years just to avoid the $20 fine!
I do something similar. I just "tick" the "arrow" for a write-in candidate and either leave it blank or write in a :kitty:/dog/etc. A win-win situation imho.
Good idea. Let's hope someone's "Fluffy", "Champ" or "Rags" wins today!
Gonna be a night..... Rant tomorrow
I'm going to settle in with a cocktail made of 2 shots of concord wine, one shot of gin and a twist of lime. The :kitty: delegation will settle in with tinned food and a couple of pinches of catnip each (why should I be the only one, eh?)
Despite a clear forecast, there was light drizzle when we touched down in Los Angeles a few days ago. What is it with southern Californians and rain? You'd think it was nuclear fallout or something. 405 looked like bumper cars at a theme park! The usual 20 minute drive to Santa Monica took nearly 2 hours. That after a 15 hour flight! Shoot, back home we wouldn't have bothered switching on the wipers. I've had sneezes produce more moisture! Here though, dead panic.
LOL. When I bought my Plymouth Baracuda I was gobsmacked at the dreadful handling. No weight over the back axle. A friend told me his dad, who lived in California, drove his car with a sack of cement in the 'trunk' to keep the tail in line.
"What happens when it rains?" I asked. "Oh, everyone crashes," he said.
I dread the four letter word that causes more four letter words: snow.
At least (most) drivers here are better prepared for such weather, unlike drivers in Dallas. *remembers the Super Bowl fiasco in Dallas a few years ago*
It was worse when there was ice on the road. (>. <)
Please let me leave a movie that makes me uncomfortable, especially if it's supposed to be a comedy. I don't find What About Bob? even remotely funny.
I have been stalked in the past, and stalking is pretty much the fooking premise of the fooking movie! How would you like it if I brought in some of my favourite anime OVAs/series that contain scenes and/or premises that are highly offensive to you, then told you that you couldn't leave except to go to the bathroom? I can do that quite easily.
This rant is directed at myself. I know full well not to download a program preceded by an install .exe file. Especially when it comes from an unfamiliar site, but for some damn reason I did it anyway. Long story short, thanks to my new high speed connection, 39 malicious files downloaded to my main server in less than 5 seconds! ...but wait, it get's better. Instead of letting my malware program handle the removal, I decide to go in cowboy style and manually eradicate the offending files myself. Completely screwed up my custom OS in the process! I had to rip out the entire thing and start over. Unfortunately, my most recent back-up was done 9 months ago and many files and settings had to be re-created. Luckily, I have hard copies of most important things and personal archives on an external drive to do that. As Aussie would say, "What a pain in the arse!"
I saw the phlebotomist Friday, and I still have the fooking bruise on the inside of my elbow! He fooking does it Every. Fooking. Time.
I know your pain. Literally!
I thought I was in the movie thread...
And the phlebotomist was a movie...
And them I was confused.
It has always been my firm belief that we do this kind of stuff to ourselves on occasion just to keep us humble!
My sympathies to you though. There is so much stuff out there nowadays as the bad guys get more and more clever about how to trick us that some times even with the best intentions we screw it up.
This was just a case of trying to do too many things at once and giving the wrong program permission to download. My security protocols would have easily prevented it from downloading on it's own. As malware goes it was no big whoop. Just a few corrupted registry keys. The damage occurred on my end when I attempted to manually remove them and crippled my system. Normally all you have to do is restart the system to set it right, but I completely lost my desktop. No icons, no start menu, no nothing. So I shut it down at the switch. Bad idea as I lost some of the key files needed to rebuild the registry in the process. Of course I remembered after the fact that all I had to do was hit CTRL + ALT + DEL to bring up the shut down menu.
On the bright side, my system is running better now than ever! That's largely because it's a custom OS based on Windows XP which is no longer supported, so I lost nearly every lame Windows update offered since 2006! I have an alternate source for those updates, but it's running so well I may not even bother.
A custom OS based on XP? Now that is an interesting thing, as XP is still considered one of the best versions of Windows. I assume the 'custom' part is bringing the old OS up to modern security features and able to work with cutting edge technologies?
Something like that. Let's just say that a good friend of mine, who has since passed, was a senior programmer at Goddard.
Very cool! I'd be envious if I didn't use Macs. lol.
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