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Postby sluggo » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:49 pm

Perry wrote:Gail that was priceless!

The first thing i do with a new computer is disable Mr. Paperclip. It just annoys me that I have to go through the process.


That was good indeed Gail, though I can't get the 2nd one to open. First one reminds of this li'l error message.

Paperclipguy is annoying but poisonally the first first thing I do with a new 'puter is pull off the guldang Number Lock and Insert keys. Grrrrr.

More basically methinks MS has to reveal who the hell is writing when they refer to "My" computer, "my" this, "my" that, and why you get "welcomed" to a machine of which you thought you just assumed ownership at a thousand bucks a pop. A grand buys a lot of contempt.
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Postby sluggo » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:53 pm

Bailey wrote:Thanks Perry, so how would Microsoft state it? obsoleting my mom?

mark hasn't-hit-me-yet Bailey


Mark, please add my sympathies. Full set of parents going through chemo and advanced Parkinson's here. I can relate.

I'm afraid Mr Peanut -uh, Mr Paperclip would be referring to her as "My" mom. :roll: They just take over everything.
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Postby Bailey » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:01 pm

Oh no Sluggo, how incredably sad.
We've actually had three deaths this year two were lingering, It just killed me to watch loved ones waste away. I am so sorry for your enduring grief.


Paperclipguy is annoying but poisonally the first first thing I do with a new 'puter is pull off the guldang Number Lock and Insert keys. Grrrrr.

What is an insert key? I don't think I have ever used it, I want my mumb lock on allo time too.

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Postby sluggo » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:15 pm

Bailey wrote:Oh no Sluggo, how incredably sad.
We've actually had three deaths this year two were lingering, It just killed me to watch loved ones waste away. I am so sorry for your enduring grief.


Paperclipguy is annoying but poisonally the first first thing I do with a new 'puter is pull off the guldang Number Lock and Insert keys. Grrrrr.

What is an insert key? I don't think I have ever used it, I want my mumb lock on allo time too.

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Insert, like Numbers, is the normal mode but if you hit it your typing starts eating its own young.
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Postby skinem » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:19 pm

Oh, no! Mark, I'm SO sorry to hear that!
You, your family and all your mother's family will be in my prayers.
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Postby Bailey » Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:16 am

Insert, like Numbers, is the normal mode but if you hit it your typing starts eating its own young.

Oh so That's why it happens! shee I shouldda read the manual. DUH!

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Postby Perry » Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:47 pm

None of us get any younger (although we all try to slow the clock); especially not our parents.

Be strong all of you!
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Postby Palewriter » Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:08 pm

Oh so That's why it happens! shee I shouldda read the manual. DUH!


Isn't reading the manual akin to cheating?

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Postby Bailey » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:48 am

palewriter wrote:Isn't reading the manual akin to cheating?

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nope, it IS cheating, like asking for directions, if the way doesn't present itself deep in the ol' chromosomes then I'll just stay "lost" until it does. No amount of gas is too much to use driving round and round the block.

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Postby tcward » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:26 am

Mark, sorry I just got around to reading this thread. Loved all the links!

Now, which post was it needed translating...? :wink:

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Postby Bailey » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:27 pm

Tim, Garzo's, of course. I check in from time to time, when no one's looking, but I missed this, sorry.

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