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by quetzal1234
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: computer crashes - something to do with graphics card?
Replies: 6
Views: 3194

Re: computer crashes - something to do with graphics card?

This is all that's in there: Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered. I think that's the same thing. It's the only thing that looks like it might be related. I know you're supposed to blow dust out with compressed air, which I don't have access to. I suppose I'll take i...
by quetzal1234
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:25 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: computer crashes - something to do with graphics card?
Replies: 6
Views: 3194

computer crashes - something to do with graphics card?

So I return here once again seeking advice from you kind souls. Recently, my computer crashed. It booted and ran a disk check and seemed to go back to normal. Today, it had the same symptoms, but managed to recover. I got a message that my graphics card had malfunctioned but had recovered. This comp...
by quetzal1234
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2471713

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So I have hair that also waves out if left to itself. What I do, and this I know is supposed to be really bad for your hair but doesn't seem to hurt mine, is to brush it when it's wet and then pull it back to dry. That more or less keeps it together and stops it from going all over the place.
by quetzal1234
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Transfer University? (NL)
Replies: 3
Views: 6130

Re: Transfer University? (NL)

So, I'm seeing the problems as this: 1) you might not get a job, 2) social, 3) parents You say you'd like to get a job in your new city. Do you have any companies in mind? Is there any way you can reach out to find out what the opportunities might be? (You could ask your new department or career ser...
by quetzal1234
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6149207

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

Jplus wrote:
Steax wrote:"3rd world countries"

I think you'll like this TED talk. :)

https://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_ ... _seen.html

my personal favorite term like this is "inner city." I find that so irritating.
by quetzal1234
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?
Replies: 176
Views: 88407

Re: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?

I think I'm going to drop opplopolis for similar reasons. It would probably make a good BOOK, but in serial form I can't follow the 5 interlocking stories.
by quetzal1234
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Weird pop-up/virus -- clean up?
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Re: Weird pop-up/virus -- clean up?

Thanks, cphite. I'm assuming she's fine for now.
by quetzal1234
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:48 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Weird pop-up/virus -- clean up?
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Re: Weird pop-up/virus -- clean up?

She just got back. The few files we opened looked fine. Is there anything specific I should look for? Will the file names change or something?
by quetzal1234
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Weird pop-up/virus -- clean up?
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Re: Weird pop-up/virus -- clean up?

Yeah, I do know of these kinds of viruses, though in the moment I didn't pull up the memory. I tried to download malwarebytes for her computer but can't because it's pc only. I've never owned a mac, so I don't know what works for macs, which is why I just used her software. Unfortunately, I didn't k...
by quetzal1234
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Weird pop-up/virus -- clean up?
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Weird pop-up/virus -- clean up?

Hi: My roommate got a weird pop-up on her computer. I didn't get a close look at it, but it said something like "Your files will be impounded and discarded" in all caps all down the page. It stopped her from doing a normal shut down. I did a force shut down (or whatever that's called) on t...
by quetzal1234
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4105
Views: 661203

Re: Today I Made:

I made, well, last night I made: A new recipe for blondies that I stumbled accross in a new cookie book I bought and have been enjoying greatly. Less sweet and closer to a rich fudgy brownie, but brown sugar/vanilla flavored, with a hint of dark rum. I have been told by the lady to bring them to wo...
by quetzal1234
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2461426

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

UniqueScreenname wrote:I coughed, and somehow pulled a muscle in my back. It doesn't make even an iota of sense.

Earlier this year I coughed so hard I cracked a rib. It fucking sucked.
by quetzal1234
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6149207

Re: unfetched hashes and turtle excluding devices

slightly late to the party, but I like big dogs much better than little dogs. I am a cat person mostly, but I've got a pretty good Blue-tick/German Shepherd mix - as long as you haven't been around raccoons or other rodents and mustelids, he's good. He leans though - he'll walk right up next to you...
by quetzal1234
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: xkcd random button not working
Replies: 7
Views: 15144

Re: xkcd random button not working

yeah, it happened every time I did it. It wasn't 404, the url was wrong. Whatever it was, it appears to be fixed now.
by quetzal1234
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: xkcd random button not working
Replies: 7
Views: 15144

xkcd random button not working

Perhaps I'm dense and missing a joke? If I am feel free to blast this thread to oblivion.

When I hit the random button on the xkcd site I get a blank screen with "something went wrong" on it. Everything else appears to be working.
by quetzal1234
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Android phone intermittently draining battery fast
Replies: 3
Views: 2517

Re: Android phone intermittently draining battery fast

yeah, if it happens again I'll ask her to download one. She's not terribly tech competent so I was hoping to find a silver bullet.

Thank you both for your help!
by quetzal1234
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Android phone intermittently draining battery fast
Replies: 3
Views: 2517

Android phone intermittently draining battery fast

Hi all: An acquaintance has a Galaxy S4, and a few days ago it mysteriously began draining battery extremely fast. A few days later, it stopped as soon as it began. I looked online and it seems that most things of this sort are diagnosed as rogue apps, but it seems unlikely if the battery drain stop...
by quetzal1234
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5116
Views: 702773

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Happy birthday!
That does sound awesome. Any awesome pictures of the abandoned six flags?
by quetzal1234
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2169
Views: 347523

Re: Questions For The World

Have any of y'all had St. Louis style pizza? It's weird. It has provolone and thin crust. I'd never met anyone who would admit to actually liking it until a few days ago. I would eat many foods in restaurants with my hands, regardless of price. I always eat pizza with my hands unless it's too floppy...
by quetzal1234
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2461426

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Ptolom wrote:Irrumandum!
I've just started a Latin course, I think we get onto cursing when we've done the pluperfect.

You have reminded me I used to know how to curse in Latin and ancient Greek. Now I only know Italian and Korean. I'm somewhat sad now.
by quetzal1234
Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:52 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1758
Views: 318397

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

I feel that frankenstein reads as though it was written by the worst kind of stereotypical 18 year old. Nothing against real 18 year Olds, but so melodramatic and yet so boring. Frankenstein is not sympathetic, I'm with you there.
by quetzal1234
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1758
Views: 318397

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Frankenstein is an awful book. Truly terrible.
So terrible I feel the need to express my opinion on it whenever the subject comes up. But evidently you agree?
by quetzal1234
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2169
Views: 347523

Re: Questions For The World


I am also suitably impressed. Are you an artist as well? Or just good at freehanding things?
by quetzal1234
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28306
Views: 2461426

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Good luck Jumble. I hope your (very cute) dog is fine -- you sound more optimistic at least!
Keep us updated?
by quetzal1234
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x-d?
Replies: 908
Views: 132104

Re: Galilean:x' with respect to S'? AND SPECIAL BONUS x' = x

Steve - there is absolutely no argument from anyone here about the claim that red-dots-on-rulers will stay at the same inch marker on the rulers no matter how you move said rulers. We've already agreed, we have no contention with that claim. Everyone agrees it is true. We just don't think t...
by quetzal1234
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post Your Pets
Replies: 70
Views: 27198

Re: Post Your Pets

Aww! Greyhounds are wonderful dogs. Your Your dogs look very sweet.
by quetzal1234
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2169
Views: 347523

Re: Questions For The World

FWIW, many Americans can't really tell the difference between many English and Australian accents. It took me far longer than it should have to realize that one of my lecturers here is Australian. I can hear the difference now, after living in the UK for a couple years, but I definitely had a tough...
by quetzal1234
Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any genuine bomb shelters around where you live?
Replies: 42
Views: 23480

Re: Are there any genuine bomb shelters around where you liv

I walk past a building every day with signs saying fallout shelter. Why that building, I don't know. It never struck me as particularly secure.
by quetzal1234
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2169
Views: 347523

Re: Questions For The World

As opposed to all the Atlantic-centric ones, which are normal? Wow, our maps are seaist. Also, living north of the US means I see a lot of maps with the Americas in the middle, splitting Eurasia off to each edge. Essentially yes. A lot of the ones I've seen come with a blurb that says how the pacif...
by quetzal1234
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2169
Views: 347523

Re: Questions For The World

I sometimes see them here. However, they're generally pointed out as pacific-centric and hence unusual.
by quetzal1234
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wait, how does "extreme couponing" work?
Replies: 11
Views: 17118

Re: Wait, how does "extreme couponing" work?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/magazine/coupon-clipping-as-the-key-to-economic-rebirth.html?pagewanted=all
I dunno if that will be behind a paywall for you, but essentially it talks about two women who turned couponing into a business and how that worked.
by quetzal1234
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5116
Views: 702773

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

UniqueScreenname wrote:Italy is awesome. Gee Willikers.

I, at least, expect a full report when you get back.
by quetzal1234
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4105
Views: 661203

Re: Today I Made:

A load and a half of coconut macaroons (the american kind). They were quick and I needed something to give out.
by quetzal1234
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 148950

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I used to go to school with a kid who put either ketchup or pepper on literally every meal. Didn't matter what it was - meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy. Usually ketchup. Personally, I can take it or leave it - on the normal foods ketchup is served on, natch. Usually only eat it on french fries and th...
by quetzal1234
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27356
Views: 2471713

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I've been thinking about having laser hair removal done to deal with annoying hair (bleaching is both painful and irritatingly ineffective, in my opinion, but I'm loath to mess around with such things too much and it could be I never bothered with it enough), however I'm hesitating because I don't k...
by quetzal1234
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6149207

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

33k, native speaker. I was required to take both greek and latin in school, which probably helped.
by quetzal1234
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1486
Views: 288828

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Can anyone recommend some let's plays for me to watch? I don't care so much about the genre of game, though I don't want horror, I mostly just want to listen to decently funny commentary on some games. Any recommendations would be taken with gratitude.
by quetzal1234
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dear Universities,
Replies: 59
Views: 25445

Re: Dear Universities,

I've seen reports where they just condense the statements - similar to what amazon does at the head of their reviews now. If everyone wrote "no comment," the teacher saw "no comment" - 10 people made a similar statement. or whatever. Pretty anonymous.
by quetzal1234
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EA wants to be less hated. What do?
Replies: 45
Views: 8257

Re: EA wants to be less hated. What do?

not all call centers are in the american midwest, in my experience. Anecdotally, the people who make my router have their tech support in california. Could just be me.
by quetzal1234
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7150
Views: 603716

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Multiverse Mafia A Lataro Creation Size: 10-15 preferred. 15 is an absolute cap. Will run with whatever I have after signups are done. Bastardry: Par for the course from me. I will not lie to you, I will not cheat/change the rules, but I will have mechanics that are abnormal. Setup: Closed. I'll be...

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