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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by MonkeyFinger » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:01 pm

stessier wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:21 pm
MonkeyFinger wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:58 pm
stessier wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:18 am
MonkeyFinger wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:05 am
Had to look up what the heck a "finger mouse" was... you're right, just a wee bit weird. :?
MonkeyFinger thinks a finger mouse is weird. I love the internet! :D
I was SO hopeful for a brief, shining moment and then... :(
To be clear, I was just laughing at the oddity of the juxtaposition of the words, not your opinion. I've never even heard of a finger mouse. :D
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by Anonymous Bosch » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:19 pm

stessier wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:18 am
MonkeyFinger wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:05 am
Had to look up what the heck a "finger mouse" was... you're right, just a wee bit weird. :?
MonkeyFinger thinks a finger mouse is weird. I love the internet! :D
Here's some more weirdness for ya:

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Across the pond, 'Fingermouse' is best known from a '70s era British television series for pre-schoolers. Indeed, once upon a time, finger puppets were genuinely seen as viable television entertainment for kids.
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:35 pm

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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by Kasey Chang » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:33 am

This may be the best option so far if I can find a two-piece palm rest to go around it... or do without palm rest at all.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OO0LXC/
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by hitbyambulance » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:32 pm

We no longer support Chromecast setup on a computer. To set up your Chromecast, please use a mobile device.
grumblegrumbleLAMEgrumble

(and i don't want to install all this crap on my phone.)

edit: installed the stupid Google Home app to initialize the device and set the speaker volume to 100%, then deleted it. downloaded a plugin for VLC that controls the Chromecast Audio now - all is well.

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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by jztemple2 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:18 pm

Aw, the joys of being the tech coordinator for our district's Taxaide program. One site leader insisted on setting up his computers and printers and on opening day he emails that he has a bad printer, couldn't get a downloaded driver to load. Well, dumbshit, the Win10 image we use already had all the drivers installed. It was, literally, plug and print. So my wife (who is the district boss), brings him a new printer and brings home the old one. I plug the old one into a laptop at home and voilà, it works. I told her to be extra sarcastic when she let him know.
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by Kasey Chang » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:21 am

With a new PC in, I thought I'd try the smaller "Ergo Touchpad" again... Turns out, it STILL has the same problem. it jiggles when my finger did not move, just touched, and when driver was installed, it stopped responding altogether.

Went back to the cheaper Perixxpad. *sigh*
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by dbt1949 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:14 pm

When I have a malfunctioning program I want to close it immediately. Not wait three minutes so you can report it!
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Re: General Computing Randomness

Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:36 am

working on upgrading the 10-year-old guts of this PC - just had another BSOD today for no good reason. i can probably fix it with a reinstall of Win10, but it's time.

the new parts i already have:

MSi Z2070 Gaming M7 motherboard
8GB of DDR4 RAM (going to upgrade that - looking at sales now)
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD

keeping the case, power supply, GTX 970 video card, Blu-Ray burner, monitor and all peripherals.

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