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  1. A glorious sign of our times

    by , November 10, 2020 at 07:42 AM (Tall an' handsome)
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    I'd ignored it for as long as I could.

    I'm suspicious of opening apps that someone else has shoved onto my phone. Especially if they tell me how I'm living my life and suggest ways I could be living it better.

    They were, after all, created by people who may merely be sanctimonious tech types with a tawdry life of their own. And I'm not specifically referring to anyone who works for Apple.

    Recently, though, I succumbed. I opened the Apple Health ...
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  2. Calculated lounging

    by , October 16, 2020 at 10:47 PM (Tall an' handsome)
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    Some years ago I had to travel a lot in the line of duty and often found myself in airport lounges whiling the time away between connecting flights. Being a charming conversationalist I did have my fair share of scintillating discussions with the fairer sex in those lounges and I still remember the following discussion as if it was yesterday:

    Woman: Do you drink beer?
    Me: Ye

    Woman: How many beers a day?
    Me: Usually about 3.

    Woman: ...
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  3. An elderly road trip

    by , October 13, 2020 at 11:41 PM (Tall an' handsome)
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    While on a road trip to visit our adorable grand children, my wife and I stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch.

    After finishing our meal, we left the restaurant, and resumed our trip.

    When leaving, my wife unknowingly left her glasses on the table, and she didn't miss them until we had been driving about forty minutes.

    By then, to add to my aggravation, we had to travel quite a distance before we could find a place to turn around, in order ...

    Updated October 13, 2020 at 11:55 PM by Gigantus

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  4. Anger sells. It sells big. On the back of games.

    It's not exactly a new principle, but in the last years it has started to overshadow reason and it certainly didn't leave out the gaming industry as this article by Cnet illustrates.

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    Welcome to 2019, where some influential gamers on YouTube have learned what many others, including the president of the United States, have figured out: Anger sells. It sells big.
    If the article gets only one person to think first instead of reflexively 'liking' videos of that nature because ...

    Updated June 08, 2019 at 12:51 AM by Gigantus

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  5. Game News - how to fix the buggy Steam launcher

    The new BETA launcher appears to be rather buggy and takes a long time to get it's act together, so much so that CA is asking for testers.

    Just as well there is a rather simple solution via the Beta setting in the game's properties setting. See video below.


    Updated May 11, 2019 at 04:48 AM by Gigantus

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