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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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I can make some good guesses as to what teh kitteh would name me.

Happy Tuesday, Wheelizens!

I was up far later than I wanted to be last night trying to sort-out the random computer restarts; I’m exhausted this morning. (Good thing I have a fairly light day work-wise.)

I think I may have solved my issue. While pursuing one potential fix, I couldn’t get it to work as described despite multiple attempts. So, while researching why that failed, I was led to resetting my NVRAM (similar to PRAM).

After doing so and going a few minutes without an “involuntary restart”, I was too tired to think straight, so I put the Mac to sleep and then put myself to sleep. Figured I’d continue in the morning.

At zero-dark-thirty today, I woke the computer to discover it had not restarted itself while asleep (which happened yesterday when I ran some errands). I am guardedly optimistic 2.5 hours later the issue has been resolved; we’ll see…

(I recall that with the pre-OSX versions of the Mac OS, zapping the PRAM occasionally was a good practice, as corrupted PRAM could cause weird carp to happen.)

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Criminy…just read the Paleostinians [sic] have fired at least 150 rockets into Israel today.

I’m sure the U.N. in Geneva will be issuing an unequivocal condemnation any minute now.

Of those Jewy damned Jews who refuse to just roll over and die, which is what any decent filthy Jews would do.

FUUUUUUUUUUU…

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Happy Tuesday, GN!

And FFS, the stupidest thing I’ve read/listened to today.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-don-cherry-fired-for-telling-immigrants-to-honor-fallen-vets-responds-to-backlash

Frickin pussies. “Don Cherry made remarks which were hurtful, discriminatory, which were flat-out wrong,” MacLean said in a statement, according to The Washington Post. “I sat there, did not catch it, did not respond. … Last night was a really great lesson for Don and me. We were wrong, and I sincerely apologize. I wanted to thank you for calling me and Don on that last night. ”

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Thank God that America has come to its senses and Sean Spicer is no longer on DWTS.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Man, am I in a pissy mood this morning. But I do wonder what my cat calls me, not that it matters cuz I’d never come when called anyways.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hiya, Sven!

Just read your Daily Wire link; what a stupid age we live in. The attempt to inculcate “struggle sessions” into our culture should be mocked, derided and belittled at every opportunity.

…not that it matters cuz I’d never come when called anyways.

Har!

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  Machinist

win 7 was the best. But I’m at peace with win 10 these days. It greatly improved on win 8. Even the updates are good, as they often fix things that need fixing and don’t fix things that aren’t broken.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

40s here the next few days with a low of 24 tonight and 27 tomorrow.

Man, I’m glad we replaced the HVAC a couple of years ago; the difference in energy efficiency -- and comfort -- is a goodness.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

And necessary; our old furnace had gotten so corroded it became dangerous. (It was a 24-y.o. “developer-grade” system.)

Got a very fair deal on a Trane system from a company which has been an actual pleasure to deal with. Excellent customer service and courteous, professional, personable employees.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Indeed.
Yes, indeed!

Also very happy with the folks who installed our new roof; they did as good a job as my JimCo cow-workers would have done.

Again, good customer service, fair price, no “nickel and diming” on extras and nice folks. (Last year, they -- deservedly, based on our experience -- were awarded “Best Residential Contractor of the Year” by a large national industry association.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Mornin’, Mac!

Macs can be cantankerous old coots.

Heh.

By contrast, old Fatwas are ever genteel, kind and gracious. And rarely use bad language.

(I freakin’ keel me.) 🙂

Copied over 6,600 movies…

Holy cow!

I’m amused at how little of my 1T main drive I’ve used, but I don’t have any video files to speak of. (Nearly 8G of JimCo docs plus a lot of music, ‘tho.) My internal backup drive has a lot more stuff, but that’s due to incremental backups; if it ever gets full (which seems doubtful), it’ll start purging the oldest incremental versions, which is fine for my needs.

Unlikely to ever need a draft version of something from 1996.

‘Puter continues to be well-behaved thus far; hope that remains the case.

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

Having sufficient storage space is a luxury. (I’ve got two empty drive bays in my desktop; it’s ridiculous how much capacity I could have if I needed it.)

Also could install a lot more RAM, but 12G is extremely sufficient for my relatively modest needs.

Quite a difference from two computers ago (1996): blazing 120MHz processor and a 2G hard drive. Can’t remember how much RAM, but my 5.5-y.o.phone has carp-tonnes more than that old PowerMac. 😉

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
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I got an email ad today from Micro Center advertising a choice of 1TB SSD’s for $80. What a country!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy [checks calendar] Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!

Been reading the comments and the links while my work computer downloads Win 10 updates.

Fatwa -- I remember zapping the PRAM on pre-OSX macs when I did tech support, then later clearing NVRAM once OSX came into play.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Good morning Wheelizens! Trying to work on projects today. We’ll see how it goes.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Busy gerbils spinning today. Forgot to say that we had a good time with our friend, Frank, Sunday. He’s recovered amazingly well and is getting by on his own with some assistance. I’m glad we were home when he showed up on our doorstep a few months ago.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

From AoS: “I don’t support — a mandatory buyback is essentially confiscation, which I think is unconstitutional. It means that I am going to walk into your house and take something whether you like it or not. I don’t think that stands up to constitutional scrutiny.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

I guess that means the old commie isn’t in favor of asset forfeiture or eminent domain takings either.