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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2022, 06:01:03 PM »
Is "extention" a British spelling? 

No, just a poor education and fauxnetic spelling!
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Fauxnetic - thats a fake magnet!   :ROFL:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2022, 06:02:39 PM »
Chris, your picture reminds me of the following!

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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2022, 06:03:12 PM »
Chris,

No.... Your poles apart.    :lolb:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2022, 08:23:55 PM »
Is "extention" a British spelling? 

No, just a poor education and fauxnetic spelling!

Phonetic spelling doesn't work very well in a language where a word like 'fish' can be spelled 'ghoti'.

'gh' from 'enough'
'o' from 'women'
'ti' from 'nation'
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2022, 09:03:00 PM »
Is "extention" a British spelling? 

No, just a poor education and fauxnetic spelling!

Phonetic spelling doesn't work very well in a language where a word like 'fish' can be spelled 'ghoti'.

'gh' from 'enough'
'o' from 'women'
'ti' from 'nation'
Good one!!

Just flashed back to the old Galleger routine where he is discussing the spellings/pronunciation/uses of To, Two, and Too...

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2022, 09:13:41 PM »
Much safer to stick with  :thinking::headscratch: . :noidea:

We all know Marv  loves them  :lolb:  :stir:  :popcorn:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2022, 11:38:30 PM »
The English language is a bit odd. I just make it a bit odderer.  :LittleDevil:
It's hard to believe that when I did my mock CSE or O level, can't remember which, I scored 97%. I think they took pity on me.  :hammerbash:

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« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2022, 12:33:37 AM »
The English language is a bit odd. I just make it a bit odderer.  :LittleDevil:
It's hard to believe that when I did my mock CSE or O level, can't remember which, I scored 97%. I think they took pity on me.  :hammerbash:
You made them laugh. That is worth extra points!   :Lol:

Old comedy bit:
For the final exam of a philosophy course, the teacher put a chair up on his desk, and told the students that the exam was to prove the chair existed. Lots of head scratching, lots of writing, etc. One student took a quick look, wrote one sentence, got up, handed in his paper and left. The teacher was surprised, and took a look at the paper. The student had written:  "What chair?" :lolb:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2022, 01:57:29 PM »
In my case I did not pack it in soon enough

I had a server computer which malfunctioned, so tried to check if the storage drives were still intact by placing them into my gaming machine which had not been switched on in a while.

Power the machine on and it does not want to boot, I suspect it has somehow been broken by a windows update and will need a reinstall to fix. I want to make a backup of the drive first so I plug it into my other half's machine. And since I have the machine open, I figure I should upgrade the wifi network card as I had promised her. But as I plugged in the new card, the machine briefly powered on because I had apparently forgotten to disconnect the power supply. I go to power the machine on and ... a series of loud beeps. The Minister for Finance's machine no longer boots.

I decided then that now was a good time to stop  :facepalm:  :toilet_claw:

Perhaps the worst part is some time later I discovered I had a usb to harddrive adapter I could have used right from the beginning
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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2022, 02:55:24 PM »
Brendon M,
I'm on the edge of my seat :popcorn: wondering about the outcome. :atcomputer:
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2022, 03:09:30 PM »
Much safer to stick with  :thinking::headscratch: . :noidea:

We all know Marv  loves them  :lolb:  :stir:  :popcorn:

Jo

Is there one that shows the bobblehead discovering that the word 'lose' is spelled with only one 'o', not two ?  I could use one of those.
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2022, 04:43:57 AM »
Brendon M,
I'm on the edge of my seat :popcorn: wondering about the outcome. :atcomputer:

Hello

It actually gets worse, but I will get to that... All 3 computers are actually still dead because after what happened to the 4th one, I dont dare touch them lest they burst into flames or worse. However, The Minister for Finance received a brand new laptop that is at least 3 times as powerful as her old desktop.

Anyway, the 4th was an old computer that had RS232 serial ports, so I used it to connect a UPS I was troubleshooting. This machine was running windows 95 to give you an idea of its age.

Unfortunately I tried to hot swap a PS/2 port mouse which I swear was possible but in this case it caused the machine to immediately power off.

And of course, it no longer booted. I let ScanDisk complete a deep cluster scan and it was not until the VERY end of the drive did it detect a damaged sector in an important file called SYSTEM.DAT  :facepalm:

So yeah, I have not touched any machine since
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2022, 08:31:29 AM »
Brendan M,
I miss my Windows 95.  :'( I am not a fan of W10, and won't/can't upgrade to W11. One of my computers still runs W7 and another runs XP. My everyday computer, this one, runs W10. Yuk.  :wallbang:
Just a question, no offence meant. Are you a computer engineer, or just winging it? :LittleDevil:

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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2022, 12:02:44 PM »
I spent some time sunday morning working on the windows for a boat model, they came out ok, but in the scrape pile is a pair that had the circles cut on the inboard side of the frames.. as for spelling and word use my best answer for the UK vs US..
"Two countries separated by a common language"
what the @#&% over

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2022, 08:00:44 AM »
Brendan M,
I miss my Windows 95.  :'( I am not a fan of W10, and won't/can't upgrade to W11. One of my computers still runs W7 and another runs XP. My everyday computer, this one, runs W10. Yuk.  :wallbang:
Just a question, no offence meant. Are you a computer engineer, or just winging it? :LittleDevil:

I would have thought from all the incompetence displayed in my story it was apparent what industry I work in ... the mechanic's car is the worst maintained, the cobbler's children have no shoes, the IT professional can't fix his own computers etc  :Lol: not an engineer as such but yes I work in the IT industry :)

Windows 10 didn't bother me too much, in fact with the right colour schemes windows 3.1 can be made almost indistinguishable from Windows 10 ;D so it is almost nostalgic experience for me.

However, unless Microsoft change their mind about Windows 11 and allow it to be installed on older hardware that does not have the "trusted platform module", I will probably have to finally concede and switch to Linux  :toilet_claw:
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