ShadoPrism
 member, 1432 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 17 Feb 2023
at 13:09
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Hunter (msg # 2159):

Windows 11, the Windows ME of the 21st century. I keep getting update notifications that tell me my older model Windows 10 computer is not compatible with Windows 11 and then it gives me a list of things to do to make it compatible (top of the list is get a new computer as my present one, which works fine, was New when Windows 10 came out.)
My few experiences with Windows 11 makes me Never want to get that system. Mostly as its little more than a machine to bury you in Ads and make you pay for Everything, its like EA took over their marketing department.
Imladir
 member, 72 posts
Fri 17 Feb 2023
at 14:24
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
I solved that by only having Linux on my machine.

And I play just fine on it too.
Hunter
 member, 1894 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Fri 17 Feb 2023
at 18:52
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 2160):

I'm finding Windows 11 so shockingly bad that I'm going to end up switching to Linux.  Not only could I not even USE the machine without a "Microsoft ID" but some of the "features" aren't removable by the user.   And the price of an external recovery media is over a hundred dollars.

So, I'm going to switch now and deal with the recovery media later.   Yup, another dissatisfied Former windows customer.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 474 posts
Fri 17 Feb 2023
at 20:58
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
Hunter:
Not only could I not even USE the machine without a "Microsoft ID" but some of the "features" aren't removable by the user.


Did you do some deep searching to find out how to get around that? There's always been a way before, although it has admittedly required a *LOT* of hoops to be jumped through, so I'd expect there's a way for Win11 as well. I've been running Windows machines for...always, and have never had a Microsoft account, nor do I intend to acquire one.

/goes to do some digging

edit: Found some immediate hits on a quick search for 'How do I bypass account setup in Windows 11?' (I'd link, but I'm not sure that's allowed in here, but I'm confident you can find them if you want to. I'd suggest the ghacks article method #1, if I were doing it. :D)

This message was last edited by the user at 21:10, Fri 17 Feb.

Hunter
 member, 1895 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Sat 25 Feb 2023
at 03:22
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
Too many game ideas...too many deleted games.

That is all.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1433 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 25 Feb 2023
at 04:42
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Hunter (msg # 2164):

Sounds like my incomplete story file - I lost count of how many I got now. Never delete them, as I never know when inspiration will hit (me upside the head, pretty hard sometimes...)
Hunter
 member, 1896 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Sat 25 Feb 2023
at 20:55
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 2165):

I have one of those too.   ^_^
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 485 posts
Thu 9 Mar 2023
at 23:48
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
RAGE.

My eldest child (who is well into being a legal adult but not into the 'Responsible Adult' stage) has a Mini Cooper that's been in the shop for thousands of dollars of repairs about every six months, because - you know - it's a Mini Cooper. So what did they do today, while taking it (yet again) to the dealership for repairs?

That's right, they decided that they enjoyed the experience of dropping thousands of dollars (that aren't spare) every few months so much that they bought a brand new Mini Cooper (0 Down, so no price mitigation at all) in order to get to extend the experience!

/sigh
ShadoPrism
 member, 1437 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 10 Mar 2023
at 00:34
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to SunRuanEr (msg # 2167):

We hope that the new one has fewer problems than the last one. I am sure there are some out there that don't breakdown that often.
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 223 posts
Fri 10 Mar 2023
at 01:52
Vents with allowed responses - 3
SunRuanEr:
so much that they bought a brand new Mini Cooper


A small silver lining that can be had here is that make and model can be incredibly safe in a wreck.  For such a small vehicle they are actually pretty beefy.

My daughter totaled her Mini Cooper a while back.  Air bags went off, whole front end crumpled, etc.

Three vehicles were totaled after the crash, but she walked away uninjured.
glaxton
 member, 39 posts
 I love...
 CAKE!
Fri 10 Mar 2023
at 19:13
Vents with allowed responses - 3
Good for her!
glaxton
 member, 40 posts
 I love...
 CAKE!
Fri 10 Mar 2023
at 19:26
Vents with allowed responses - 3
So our dishwasher broke down. Not happy. Even worse is that there's seven people who are living in our house and we have to hand wash every dish.
Hunter
 member, 1905 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Fri 10 Mar 2023
at 19:41
Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to glaxton (msg # 2171):

I can relate.   As I've gotten older, it's one of those things that just becomes a pain to do.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1438 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sat 11 Mar 2023
at 00:47
Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to glaxton (msg # 2171):

Got one worse -toilet is on its last leg. Thing was new back in 1988. Problem is counting the price for a new toilet its almost $700 (plumber install, remove old one included) which we don't have.
Taipo
 member, 3 posts
Sat 11 Mar 2023
at 00:51
Vents with allowed responses - 3
I had a water shutoff valve in a bathroom break last month. Had to shut off water to the entire house until I could get it fixed.

Current problem: gas oven refuses to light properly meaning I can't bake or broil anything. Stovetop works though.

Yay home ownership.
1492
 member, 94 posts
 I like monkeys
Sat 11 Mar 2023
at 00:52
Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 2173):

If you are in the US, I might be able to help, depending on which town you're in. Feel free to rMail me if you want to take it off this thread.
phoenix9lives
 member, 1117 posts
 A brain driving a bone
 mecha with flesh armor
Sat 11 Mar 2023
at 01:09
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to Taipo (msg # 2174):

The reason my wife and I sold our house of ten years and went back to apartment living.  Too many projects and repairs, not enough time and money.
moonbunny
 member, 14 posts
 GM & Player
 always in worlds away
Sat 11 Mar 2023
at 01:58
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
phoenix9lives:
In reply to Taipo (msg # 2174):

The reason my wife and I sold our house of ten years and went back to apartment living.  Too many projects and repairs, not enough time and money.

This is the reason I moved from where I lived to live with my cousin. Four incomes in one house means we can take care of everything.
Zag24
 supporter, 766 posts
Sat 11 Mar 2023
at 17:37
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
phoenix9lives:
In reply to Taipo (msg # 2174):

The reason my wife and I sold our house of ten years and went back to apartment living.  Too many projects and repairs, not enough time and money.

I'm with you there.  I owned houses from 1986 to 2017 -- three different houses and sometimes owning two when we moved but still hadn't sold the one we moved away from.  Of those, only one represented a significant profit when we sold it, and that house we had while our kids were in college, so we had already refinanced our newfound equity out of it.  The others we sold for the same or less than the money we paid for it and put into it in improvements.  (I'm not counting upkeep, just real improvements.)

The myth that renting is a waste of money comes from my parent's generation, the WWII vets, who only saw housing prices go up and up.  After selling my third house in 2017, I worked out everything we spent on home ownership, including taking the tax breaks into account (but also paying for yard work, maintenance, and all the stuff I no longer pay for now that I'm a renter), and compared that to if I had just rented the entire time and invested all my down payments.  The difference is well within my margin of error, which means it was basically a wash financially.  When I add the cost of all the stress of owning, buying, and especially selling the houses, renting is the clear winner.

moonbunny:
This is the reason I moved from where I lived to live with my cousin. Four incomes in one house means we can take care of everything.

It is a great approach, if you all get along.  Do make sure, though, that you have an exit strategy that includes a legal agreement on who owns what.  I've seen great friendships break up over such things.  If you buy an antique side table that looks so great in the living room, be clear that it is you buying it with money over and above what you contribute to house maintenance, and therefore belongs to you when you leave.

When the person whose name is actually on the deed asks you all to contribute to the new roof, that's reasonable; that is maintenance.  When they ask you to contribute to adding a new garage, that is not, since it will increase the value of the house (probably by more than it costs), and they'll get it back when they sell the house.

This message was last edited by the user at 17:41, Sat 11 Mar.

tmagann
 member, 844 posts
Tue 14 Mar 2023
at 02:56
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
A store clerk that looks at you like you're an idiot because you didn't look in Natural Foods section of the store for artificial milk.
wissp
 member, 15 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2023
at 10:51
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
ShadoPrism:
In reply to glaxton (msg # 2171):

Got one worse -toilet is on its last leg. Thing was new back in 1988. Problem is counting the price for a new toilet its almost $700 (plumber install, remove old one included) which we don't have.



 Replacing a toilet yourself is actually pretty easy. All you need is the new toilet, a new wax seal, and caulk to seal where it touches the floor. You could do it for $100-$200 depending on the quality of the toilet. Just look up online the steps on how to do it.
praguepride
 member, 1897 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Mon 27 Mar 2023
at 01:51
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
Check out the youtube tutorials first though to gauge how easy/hard it will be for your skillset on a DIY job.

I once replaced my garage door opener myself and while I did save about $500, it also cost me a ridiculous amount of time, multiple trips to the hardware store and an entire afternoon of cursing like a sailor as I tried to secure this big heavy opener by myself. Never again!
Hunter
 member, 1913 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Mon 27 Mar 2023
at 22:35
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
In reply to praguepride (msg # 2181):

Yeah, the maintenance man at one place I lived commented to me on how people (i.e. renters) figured they could do it themselves (because of places like YouTube).  He really didn't appreciate the extra work he ended up doing every time.  ^_^
Hunter
 member, 1914 posts
 Captain Oblivious!
 Lurker
Tue 28 Mar 2023
at 05:17
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
Additional vent.

So the Windows 11 computer that I bought, I ended up using after all.  However, after 3 weeks...I get the blue screen of death; and the error is recoverable only by an external reinstall of the O.S.   So the manufacturer tells me..$120 plus.

Irony....it boots five times faster and works better as a Linux box.  Which only goes to show how much bloatware Windows 11 has in it.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 487 posts
Tue 28 Mar 2023
at 10:53
Re: Vents with allowed responses - 3
Players that don't re-read anything, even their own backstory discussion, and then either keep borking things up or keep wanting the GM to find things for them*.

Argh.

It's play by post! It's all written down! It's RIGHT THERE!

/beats head on desk

*-Secondary vent included for the players who then, after having the GM waste time to find things for them, proceed to do/say the Wrong Thing ANYWAY.