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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Flumble » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:56 pm UTC

It seems quite clear to me sableeagle is complaining about the dialog's existence, not what it displays.
I press shift+delete for basically everything I want removed (perhaps I should just disable the recycle bin altogether done) and I'm very glad there's a dialog, so I automatically double-check the selection and not accidentally have really-important-folder among the selected items. Moreover, because the dialog locks and shows the current selection, you're sure there's no way another item can be added to the selection a split-second before deletion.

What sableeagle may not know, is that (even in windows) you can simply disable the confirmation dialog via the recycle bin's properties. It'll only disable the shift+delete dialog if you disable the recycle bin, though.
Also in the recycle bin's properties you can see and set the maximum size the recycle bin will take up.


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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:35 am UTC

Also, and I guarantee you this -

If you disable that confirmation dialog you'll shift-del something important, impossible to recreate, or just really really time consuming to recreate in the next 90 days.

It's a fact.
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby K-R » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:07 pm UTC

I always shift-delete, and last week accidentally did it with the wrong file selected. Didn't pay sufficient attention to the dialog, either (two files were identically named with different extensions, and very similar icons).

Thankfully, managed to recover it as I realised quickly enough and wasn't doing anything else with that drive.

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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:19 am UTC

Does Windows not allow you to press dialog buttons with keystrokes? On MacOS, return and escape will usually accomplish the "yes go ahead and do that" / "no cancel that never mind" actions (though there are rare occasions where the default selected button is Cancel, so return does the same thing as escape, and I hate those occasions). So if Windows works some equivalent way you could shift-delete return. It's an extra keystroke still, but much faster than actually having to click a button with the mouse.
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Flumble » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:38 am UTC

Indeed, the Yes button in the dialog is selected by default, so you can press Y (or a different letter depending on locale) or Enter or smash that motherfucking spacebar.

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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Peaceful Whale » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:01 am UTC

I was downloading android studio so I code program my FTC robot........................

Simply because of that experience I will never buy an android phone...

It wanted to download extra stuff, like adware, “anti-virus”, ‘ad-blockers’, and other weird crap I guarantee will give your computer viruses.

Some got through....

And I spent about an hour dining them on my hard drive and killing them. One of them was a search engine that permeantly took of the top of your screen and was impossible to close, ctrl-alt-delete simply showed me that nothing was running... :?

Glad to say my computer is back to normal.

(I’m sure my own mistakes allowed those to get downloaded)
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby ObsessoMom » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:14 am UTC

I just took a look at some of my state's ballot initiatives for 2018. None of the 33 initiatives submitted to the California Secretary of State has yet qualified for the November 2018 ballot, so it's way too early to get really concerned about the usual mishmash of Really Bad Ideas, proposed by idiots wealthy enough to pay signature gatherers to harass me on the way out of the grocery store.

But two of the proposed initiatives--both sponsored by the same jerk--really make my blood pressure rise:

California No Taxes on Residents Without Students for Public Schools Initiative

California No Taxes After Age 55 Initiative

Why not just call those two initiatives "After Decades of Bankrupting Society With Their Wants and Needs, Selfish Baby Boomers Still Aren't Done Trying to Screw the Rest of Us Over Financially," Parts 1 and 2?

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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby CorruptUser » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:35 am UTC

ObsessoMom wrote:But two of the proposed initiatives--both sponsored by the same jerk--really make my blood pressure rise:

California No Taxes on Residents Without Students for Public Schools Initiative

California No Taxes After Age 55 Initiative

Why not just call those two initiatives "After Decades of Bankrupting Society With Their Wants and Needs, Selfish Baby Boomers Still Aren't Done Trying to Screw the Rest of Us Over Financially," Parts 1 and 2?


Respond with the reverse initiative. No Medicare taxes on anyone that is under 65.

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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Sungura » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:21 pm UTC

I just learned that Baby Boomers original generation name was the "Me Generation" because of their selfish narcisism. I say we go back to using that.
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:45 am UTC

Seconded.
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby CorruptUser » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:55 am UTC

Thirded with an addendum that The Greatest Generation gets renamed to something much less pompous.

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Postby Kewangji » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:53 pm UTC

The Pretty Decent Generation, Considering.
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:56 pm UTC

Kewangji wrote:The Pretty Decent Generation, Considering.

The "Fought Facists (and sometimes were Facists)But Still Treated Minorities Like Shit" Generation

Little long, though.
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby addams » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:13 pm UTC

Sungura wrote:I just learned that Baby Boomers original generation name was the "Me Generation" because of their selfish narcisism. I say we go back to using that.
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:14 pm UTC

addams aren't you a Boomer yourself?
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Giant Speck » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:15 am UTC

Well, I mean, one can criticize their own generation. Millennials do it all the time. Though, many Millennials do it without realizing that they themselves are also Millennials.
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Kewangji » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:47 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:Well, I mean, one can criticize their own generation. Millennials do it all the time. Though, many Millennials do it without realizing that they themselves are also Millennials.

Yet another reason millennials are terrible!...




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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:15 pm UTC

Millennials are killing the Millennial generation!
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Postby Liri » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:21 pm UTC

Why aren't Millennials buying Millennials?
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby poxic » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:30 pm UTC

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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Weeks » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:46 pm UTC

I used diskettes in school.
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Postby Quercus » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:12 pm UTC

Weeks wrote:I used diskettes in school.

That reminds me of the first digital camera I ever took a picture with (in school - it belonged to the IT department). You would literally slot a 3.5" floppy into the back to save the photos. If I remember correctly a floppy could store either 2 or 3 photos, depending on how well the compression worked for that particular scene.

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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby Sizik » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:26 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:That reminds me of the first digital camera I ever took a picture with (in school - it belonged to the IT department). You would literally slot a 3.5" floppy into the back to save the photos. If I remember correctly a floppy could store either 2 or 3 photos, depending on how well the compression worked for that particular scene.

Was it one of these?
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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby slinches » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:33 pm UTC

Yes, I sold those when I worked in a retail electronics store through high-school and into college. It was a huge deal when they came out with the mini-CD based mavicas. Those at least had usable storage space on the disks, but were still slow and clunky to use.

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Postby Quercus » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:28 am UTC

Sizik wrote:
Quercus wrote:That reminds me of the first digital camera I ever took a picture with (in school - it belonged to the IT department). You would literally slot a 3.5" floppy into the back to save the photos. If I remember correctly a floppy could store either 2 or 3 photos, depending on how well the compression worked for that particular scene.

Was it one of these?


Yep. Mavica FD85 if I'm remembering the feature set right

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Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Postby addams » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:36 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:addams aren't you a Boomer yourself?
Yes.
I have had a lot of experience with the 'Me Generation'.

Back when I was a bit more energetic
I wrote an essay about this Generation.

We have lived our lives Walking in SunShine'.

Everything from vaccinations, STD curing antibiotics and birth control becoming available when we needed them,
To Community Colleges, cars that run for multiple hundreds of miles and the Blue Pill just in the nick of Time for us.

Even now, I am alive because of experimental life saving treatment that did not exist five years ago.
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