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subego  (op)
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Apr 20, 2024, 05:51 AM
 
Learn more about Google’s new terms of service.
Learn more about Google’s new terms of service.
Learn more about Google’s new terms of service.
Learn more about Google’s new terms of service.
Learn more about Google’s new terms of service.
     
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Learn more about Google’s new terms of service.
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Apr 20, 2024, 08:16 AM
 
Any tips?
Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
     
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Apr 20, 2024, 07:40 PM
 
I don’t trust each of those emails to go to exactly the same freakin’ “new terms of service,” so I’ve saved each one to compare them. I got more than one for each of my different (purpose-specific) Gmail accounts. This lack of one-to-one thing is part of why I feel the need to compare them.

However, 9 to 5 Google says that the biggie is that Google says they won’t claim ownership of AI-generated output. Which sounds vaguely too altruistic for Google, so I’m suspicious.

My own irritant is people who drive 20+MPH faster than the posted freeway speed limit in a full-size pickup truck IN THE FREAKING RAIN. IN THE HOUSTON AREA. Sorry, did I raise my voice there?

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Apr 29, 2024, 01:44 PM
 
Another in the long line of tech companies making the internet worse:

On any forum or site that allows Google authorized login, Chrome now shows a pop up where I can choose which Google account I want to use to log in to the site.



I did this fix a while back and it has made no difference. The pop up actually BLOCKS the site's native log in button where I'd enter my actual username and password, I have to dismiss the Google pop up every time.
     
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Apr 30, 2024, 03:01 PM
 
Apple and Dropbox not getting along.

This almost became a major irritant yesterday. Dropbox can’t sync Logic files. Local versions are fine, so normally not a problem. We zip them for sync.

Inexplicably, a batch of local files got switched to online, effectively destroying them. Even if we wanted to shoulder the embarrassment of asking the person they’re recordings of to do it again, they’ve since moved out of state.

Thankfully, CrashPlan did its job.
     
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Apr 30, 2024, 03:54 PM
 
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
     
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Apr 30, 2024, 03:59 PM
 
Why why why why why



For how many people is the desired workflow Weather App > News About the Weather? For how many people is the workflow Weather App > The Fucking Weather Forecast?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...By=best&page=1

Is Apple getting paid for Fox Weather click-throughs?
     
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Apr 30, 2024, 05:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
Do not run Logic sessions from a networked file.
I thought you might chime in.

Lesson learned. Thankfully no lasting damage. Plan going forward is to shuttle them off Dropbox. To be fair, it wasn’t a problem until now. Dropbox really shouldn’t delete a local file without being asked.
     
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Apr 30, 2024, 05:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Spotted the problem.


Edit: now I feel like a moron. I assumed that was an artifact of not disabling Apple News notifications. I use WeatherBug, so I never see the native app. To my surprise I’ve deleted it.
( Last edited by subego; Apr 30, 2024 at 06:45 PM. )
     
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May 1, 2024, 07:10 AM
 
Apple News notifications have long since been disabled.

I deleted the News app completely yesterday. Today the weather app is back to normal, though I don't know under which specific conditions it would choose to insert a news link in front of the weather.
     
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May 8, 2024, 10:12 AM
 
Back with more Microsoft bologna.

Microsoft Teams will send periodic emails for any missed Teams content. If I don't have Teams open or pulled up and someone sends me a message, by default once per hour Teams will send me an email if there was any activity in that last hour that I missed. Useful-ish.

Except it will send me emails about content that I did NOT miss, and had even reacted to or already replied to.

Today, someone sent a messaged and @'d me. I reacted. Someone else responded to that message at 7:25. Then I replied twice in the chat at 7:29. At 8:21, I got an email from Teams about all of the activity I had missed:

Hi,
Your teammates are trying to reach you in Microsoft Teams.

Matthew mentioned you in chat with Matthew + 3
there are above average donuts in the office today since you cannot see them

Kari sent a message in chat with Kari + 3
By above average he means literally gourmet
Okay no prob, I'm optimistic, I bet there's a solution out there, so I start Googling around. HAHAHA how dumb could I be.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...7-8500952c71e9

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...f-5d12d864f01f

https://www.reddit.com/r/MicrosoftTe..._emails_today/

Why do the independent advisors suck so bad? There problem is very clearly articulated but they misunderstand it and provide the wrong solution. And then the thread dies and no one has a real solution.

I need the notifications on because there might be a time when I miss something important, but I don't want junk emails on stuff I've already obviously seen.
     
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May 8, 2024, 12:26 PM
 
I doubt very much josephine is a normal user "just like you." she reads like a bot.

Similar issue in apple knowledge base, searching for if there are drivers for an old iomega cd drive that will work with mac mini (I know) and the responses I've found are all: here's the knowledgebase article on why USB devices won't show up on desktop. And that article just basically says to unplug and try again.

Not actually answering the question at all.
     
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May 9, 2024, 10:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Back with more Microsoft bologna.
This was my 15,000th post, officially making me Clinically Insane.

So many people to thank - Microsoft, obviously, for giving me so many things to complain about. Dakar, obviously, for leaving. Um...brassplayersrock...for being...good and kind and smart. Oreocookie for giving me my last infraction in 2013. Luckily that was the one that shaped me up and now I'm good and kind and smart. Lastly to Gossamer and lothar56 for being total losers.
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Dakar, obviously, for leaving.
I take full credit.
     
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May 10, 2024, 10:15 PM
 
I may hit 15,000 before I die. Congrats.
     
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May 15, 2024, 03:16 PM
 
Realizing I’m supposed to parse it as “25 or 6… to 4”, not “25… or 6 to 4”.
     
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May 15, 2024, 05:49 PM
 
Obviously, you weren’t sitting cross-legged on the floor.
     
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May 17, 2024, 09:39 AM
 
This took me longer than it should have.
     
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My car's headlights are too bright and everyone thinks I have my high beams on. I should probably start proving they're not by turning the headlights off instead of the high beams on.
     
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Are they aimed properly?
     
 
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