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    I wish the TC forum had a notifications feature to let a member know if someone had quoted a post by them. I've missed a few responses to my posts in the past which made me feel (and probably look) bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    I have 2 Pcs and a laptop all running Windows 7, it does all I need, "it ain't broke so why fix it?"
    I have a quiet chuckle when I read posts moaning about Windows 10 updates taking hours and causing new problems. One would think they should be able to get things somewhere near right by now.
    Gday Mike, On my desktop I am still running Vista which got itself a bad name but it is now providing me with a stable and reliable PC it is now the one I use for serious stuff like banking etc the trick is to do a DELL restore (back to the stage it was in when new) and then do all updates up to a certain point then no more updates etc. The DELL restore is an option that gets you out of any trouble you may get into plus hackers. I was so impressed with this PC I purchased a DELL laptop with W10 and have had trouble after trouble it has finally stabilised at a cost to me of $300 approx but worse of all DELL has not made DELL restore available on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    I wish the TC forum had a notifications feature to let a member know if someone had quoted a post by them. I've missed a few responses to my posts in the past which made me feel (and probably look) bad.
    Don't you get email notification?
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Ante View Post
    Don't you get email notification?
    I've seen that option in the settings Dan. It's my understanding that it only notifies when a new post has been made in the relevant thread right? There's another music forum I frequent that allows one to write a members name in a post with the @ sign and that member is then notified that they have been mentioned...that'd be neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    I wish the TC forum had a notifications feature to let a member know if someone had quoted a post by them. I've missed a few responses to my posts in the past which made me feel (and probably look) bad.
    I try to like a person's post when I respond to it. Then they will look up the like and scroll down hopefully seeing my response. I probably have not been consistent in this though, especially if it is one that I don't like and am responding to. I am on another site with differnt forum software that does notify you of new responses to your posts, and not by email, but an icon at the top of the forum page.
    “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” — Richard P. Feynman

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    I try to like a person's post when I respond to it. Then they will look up the like and scroll down hopefully seeing my response. I probably have not been consistent in this though, especially if it is one that I don't like and am responding to. I am on another site with differnt forum software that does notify you of new responses to your posts, and not by email, but an icon at the top of the forum page.
    yep, I do that "like" sometimes too (I've just done it to you 6ftS.. ). I'm sure it can't be that difficult to incorporate. Maybe it would cost more money to have available as a function or perhaps its a software thang.
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    Recently Amazon email order acknowledgements and shipping notices don't list the product ordered, just the order number. I used to keep the emails as a convenient record of what I had purchased and when, but now they are useless for that purpose.
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    We have been taking a friend grocery shopping lately. She is 79, has bad arthritis, and is having knee trouble and so has a handicap tag for the car and uses an electric grocery cart she can ride on. Otherwise she goes shorter distances on crutches.

    We got to the store and it was very busy. There was only one cart and it was labeled as out of order. I found someone in the checkout line with a cart and asked if we could get it when they are done with it and they were quite obliging. It was a young couple, the wife on the cart with a baby. After I walked over by the door to stand by our friend who was sitting on a bench waiting with her crutches, I saw the lady get out of the cart and help at the checkout (self checkout). After a while she brought the cart over, mentioned that she was using it because she didn't want to carry the baby (isn't that why there is a place in the regular shopping cart for toddlers that also will support a baby seat from the car). She said the cart still has a good charge.

    So my friend got on the cart, tied her crutches to the basket (she is smart, that is in case a cart runs out of power) and headed off. She managed to get maybe 10 items from the pharmacy section while my wife grabbed milk, cream, and bread for her. Then I am with my wife shopping and my phone rings. It is our friend, her cart had died and she barely got out of the pharmacy section. There were no more carts and it was getting late, so I checked her stuff out, and we left.

    Before I left I talked to the lady at the service desk. This lady said that it is horrible, people will use the carts just because they don't want to walk around the store, especially grossly overweight people and that one reason some carts are broken is they only hold up to 300 pounds and some people use them that are pretty heavy. But this was worse since this lady was less than half my age and had no handicap. Well, perhaps they will reflect on this and not borrow a cart the next time they shop. The store only has four carts so on a busy day it is hard to find one, though we managed the last couple of times.

    Another grocery store gripe that I just have to put out there. How often have you seen a perishable item someone decided they didn't want, and instead of walking back to some cooler, just left it on a shelf, like a pack of bologna in the magazine rack, or raw chicken package among the canned goods. My worst thought is beyond the store losing money on it of which is likely reflected in prices, but that some do-gooder might walk it back to the cooler after it sat out too long. Food poisoning, here we come.
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    ^ The blight of modern society - selfishness.
    Last edited by Malx; Sep-21-2021 at 17:28.

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    I've lately been getting text messages claiming to be from AT&T free msg.

    It thanks me for my payment and wants to reward me either with "a freebie" or "something nice for you", or that I've won their raffle.

    It includes a link to click on at a scrambled-looking .info web address.

    I actually clicked on the link the first time it happened, but as it was starting to load I suddenly realized it was very likely a scam, and stopped it (hopefully) before it even was able to connect and start doing stuff to my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    ^ The blight of modern society - selfishness.
    And you could miss out the word 'modern' ...
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    The smoke detector just randomly went off for a few seconds then stopped. Geez that scared me! Thought there was going to be trouble in the middle of the night. I think it just needs a new battery though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    And you could miss out the word 'modern' ...
    I think another word would be GREED
    "Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car, oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.

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    I belong to a number of Facebook sites which are based on regions - Scotland, The North York Moors and so on - because I enjoy looking at scenic photos, and occasionally contribute one of ours.

    The fashion lately seems to be to publish 'glorious sunsets', one after the flaming other, and almost nothing but - eliciting comments from people such as 'beautiful', 'awe-inspiring' etc.

    I'm starting to feel a bit fed up - you can't see anything much of the scenery, since it's usually grey or black in contrast with the sunset clouds, and once you've seen one orange sky, you've seen 'em all.
    Last edited by Ingélou; Sep-23-2021 at 09:50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    I belong to a number of Facebook sites which are based on regions - Scotland, The North York Moors and so on - because I enjoy looking at scenic photos, and occasionally contribute one of ours.

    The fashion lately seems to be to publish 'glorious sunsets', one after the flaming other, and almost nothing but - eliciting comments from people such as 'beautiful', 'awe-inspiring' etc.

    I'm starting to feel a bit fed up - you can't see anything much of the scenery, since it's usually grey or black in contrast with the sunset clouds, and once you've seen one orange sky, you've seen 'em all.
    Maybe if you posted a picture of sheep lined up one after the other they may see your point


    Last edited by Malx; Sep-23-2021 at 19:38.

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