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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2400 on: April 15, 2016, 02:22:15 PM »
Email from a nice, good looking, young contractor, asking me to 'bare with him.'

So go ahead.  Get a bearskin rug as well.  Then teach him the difference :)

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2401 on: April 15, 2016, 05:32:50 PM »
Email from a nice, good looking, young contractor, asking me to 'bare with him.'

So go ahead.  Get a bearskin rug as well.  Then teach him the difference :)

He'd run a mile.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2402 on: April 15, 2016, 06:25:34 PM »
Run faster!
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2403 on: April 15, 2016, 09:33:21 PM »
 :2funny:

I'm not that desperate.

Don't want to scare him to death; he's a very skilled and trustworthy tradesman. I may need him again.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2404 on: April 20, 2016, 11:10:08 PM »
Adobe, and their, IMHO, over cautious security precautions. Just upgrade my Elements 12 to 14. For some reason 12 had gotten buggy and I had to reinstall it a couple of times to get it to work.  Anyway I went to Adobe, logged in with my account information and proceeded to purchase and download the upgrade. Long story short,it's a 4 step process to get t installed and running. Took a good half hour.

Oh and initially I tried to do all this using Safari on my Mac and it wouldn't proceed to 'checkout'. Same issue with Firefox.  Finally got it to work using Waterfox, which is a fork of Firefox.  :o
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2405 on: April 21, 2016, 08:15:03 AM »
Software licencing is getting utterly ridiculous in many cases. Some companies that use online authorisation get it just about right. Most of my software is music related. Presonus, IK Mulitmedia and XLN get it to work relatively painlessly, although there is a lot of copying and pasting of licence keys involved initially. Steinberg requires a USB key (dongle), but at least they provide the key - the idea is that the software can be used on any machine the key is plugged in to. Useful if you are peripatetic, but a pain in the posterior if not. The worst are the companies that use Pace iLok. This is another USB key, but you have to buy it yourself, around £40. And download proprietary software, which usually fails to start so nothing works until it has been manually fired up in Task Manager.  Yes I got caught - I bought a plugin that mentioned the iLok USB system in the small print. The very small print. The culprits include Avid Protools, Lexicon, and Softube. B*st*rds.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2406 on: April 21, 2016, 08:31:51 AM »
Adobe were hacked a couple of years ago and thousands of user/subscriber details were stolen (including mine)  >:(
I guess they have been tightening things up a little but not very well hence your experiences.  :(
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2407 on: April 21, 2016, 08:53:55 AM »
Software licencing is getting utterly ridiculous in many cases. Some companies that use online authorisation get it just about right. Most of my software is music related. Presonus, IK Mulitmedia and XLN get it to work relatively painlessly, although there is a lot of copying and pasting of licence keys involved initially. Steinberg requires a USB key (dongle), but at least they provide the key - the idea is that the software can be used on any machine the key is plugged in to. Useful if you are peripatetic, but a pain in the posterior if not. The worst are the companies that use Pace iLok. This is another USB key, but you have to buy it yourself, around £40. And download proprietary software, which usually fails to start so nothing works until it has been manually fired up in Task Manager.  Yes I got caught - I bought a plugin that mentioned the iLok USB system in the small print. The very small print. The culprits include Avid Protools, Lexicon, and Softube. B*st*rds.

I'm familiar with the dongle approach. Did a very brief stint in Computer Forensics. The main software required you to purchase a $4000 USD dongle to work.  :o
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2408 on: April 21, 2016, 05:51:50 PM »
WBMT ?
Not just today, FLICKR.
Once again I have blocked someone on FLICKR who has faved one of my shots.
When I looked at their profile they had in excess of 450,000 shots faved and only 30 something in their own gallery.
What on earth do they do with all these shots? I can guess as a lot of people on my blocked list describe themselves as "graphic artists" and the like.
It really annoys me  :knuppel2: :knuppel2:
Rant over
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2409 on: April 23, 2016, 04:50:31 PM »
WBMT ?
Not just today, FLICKR.
Once again I have blocked someone on FLICKR who has faved one of my shots.
When I looked at their profile they had in excess of 450,000 shots faved and only 30 something in their own gallery.
What on earth do they do with all these shots? I can guess as a lot of people on my blocked list describe themselves as "graphic artists" and the like.
It really annoys me  :knuppel2: :knuppel2:
Rant over

I forget I have a FLICKR account until a post like this pops up. :D
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2410 on: April 25, 2016, 12:20:37 PM »
AOL broadband which is now owned by TalkTalk. Haven't had home broadband since 20th March. All my contact is with people in India who don't understand English. I quote, "I've had no Broadband at home since 20th March. Phoned help number many times, received a new modem but still no broadband. Phoned BT who checked my line and said it was OK. Phoned help again to be told that it's a problem with my telephone line and to contact BT. I'm sorry but my broadband contract is with you, so it is you who should chase it up not me. If I haven't been reconnected by Friday 29th April I will cancel the contract with yourselves and look for another provider. I also expect a refund, as I'm paying for a service that I can't use. Also, I have Microsoft Office based in the cloud that I can't used due to lack of broadband". As I used the word cancel I was transferred to the cancel department! Both of the agents said they had read what I had written but it appears they didn't comprehend what I said! Words fail me. 

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2411 on: April 25, 2016, 04:45:06 PM »
I wondered where you were oldboy. Scandalous service!  Give 'em he'll!

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2412 on: April 25, 2016, 06:15:27 PM »
I too was wondering what had happened to you.

I have never heard a positive comment on/about Talk Talk.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2413 on: April 25, 2016, 07:36:56 PM »
Hope it gets fixed soon.

You have to wonder what it is about telecoms companies. Mine sent me a new SIM card as they were changing carriers. The old card de-activated, and the new one would not activate for more than a week - luckily I don't use it much, but imagine if you had a business to run?

We've just bought our daughter her first smart 'phone. We ordered her new SIM card form Virgin Mobile, it duly arrived with instructions to visit the website to activate the line. Said website has a field for the contract reference, which in this case was a letter followed by 8 digits. The field mask will only accept numerical values: so the line cannot be activated. Two emails and 5 days later, no response and still no line.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2414 on: May 18, 2016, 02:01:04 PM »
I had to visit our local Royal Mail sorting office to collect a parcel today. I brought along all the required proofs of identity as well as the card notification. I was surprised to discover that because whoever left the card had only filled in the address and not my name, the office required proof of address even though my name was on both the parcel and the computer screen...

Whether they would have let me have it if I had proof of address and wasn't the designated recipient, I don't know.

 

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