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7 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

To some extent, almost certainly so. But English seems to have undergone a pretty extreme version of simplification. (Just not in spelling. ::D: )

You stop talk so hard.

Big words make me sad.

I luv EZ words.

 

[I blame Dr.Seuss. Because of him my pop died of liver damage after I hopped on him. The green eggs he ate just made it worse.]

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It's 9 elfing A.M. Why am I awake at 9am do you ask?

 

The guy's here to fix the heater. At 9 elfing A.M.

 

After he leaves I'm going back to bed.

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9 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Oh, and a fun bit of trivia. Seagate says the warranty on it ran out in 2014. I have managed to get some longevity out of it.

 

Liked because that is a pretty good run for a machine.  It lived a good, long life of faithful service, sounds like.  

 

1 hour ago, Cygnwulf said:

One of those things tech geeks tend to think is both definitions of the word awesome.  

 

Um, no.  We have no IoT devices in our house at all, despite both hubby and I having degrees in computing science.  Or perhaps because of that.  

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Morning all!  Got home yesterday and had nothing immediately pressung that needed to be done.  So I tookbwhat was supposed to be a 2 hour nap.  Set an alarm and everything.  Cue waking up at 2:30am.  Looked like I needed an equalizer.  I should be sufficiently energetic for doing mean things to my DnD groups characters tonight.

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5 minutes ago, LittleBluberry said:
1 hour ago, Cygnwulf said:

One of those things tech geeks tend to think is both definitions of the word awesome.  

 

Um, no.  We have no IoT devices in our house at all, despite both hubby and I having degrees in computing science.  Or perhaps because of that.  

 

 

So you're more in first definition of awesome I suppose?  ("extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear.")

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morning everyone. Get your coffee. sit back and watch the show. As I sat here reading the forums I kept hearing a noise. then it hit me... an epic battle was NOT happening... oh gods, what is the Bassett into NOW???? crap better find her. I found her alright, IN the bath tub doing what I am not sure, but as I came in and asked what she was doing and get out of the tub, she made a beeline out of the bathroom and ended up in my room under the bed like she was in trouble. she was not in trouble, but she thought she was. anyways that turd muffin keeps me on my toes. Hope your day is going as swimmingly as that. 

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I'm going home now.

Since my laptop is in repair I won't be online tonight, so see ya all tomorrow.

 

 

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1 hour ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

2 hours ago, Cygnwulf said:

One of those things tech geeks tend to think is both definitions of the word awesome.  

 

Um, no.  We have no IoT devices in our house at all, despite both hubby and I having degrees in computing science.  Or perhaps because of that.  

Folks with even an iota of real tech knowledge tend to avoid the IoT. It’s tech fanboys that want all that stuff. 
 

56 minutes ago, Cygnwulf said:

 

 

So you're more in first definition of awesome I suppose?  ("extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear.")

More like paranoia inducing. 
 

 

 

Could not sleep last night. Now baby is done sleeping and I’m :zombie: 

 

Why can’t babies come with a “sleep mode” button ::(:

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In the grocery store this morning. The soundtrack was playing "All Over The World" from the Olivia Newton-John movie "Xanadu."

 

I felt a certain shame in knowing that immediately.

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3 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Folks with even an iota of real tech knowledge tend to avoid the IoT. It’s tech fanboys that want all that stuff. 
 

More like paranoia inducing. 

yeeeeep.

things with IP control only get put on closed networks with no line out to the internet unless they're a web browser.

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1 hour ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

Um, no.  We have no IoT devices in our house at all, despite both hubby and I having degrees in computing science.  Or perhaps because of that.  

 

4 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Folks with even an iota of real tech knowledge tend to avoid the IoT. It’s tech fanboys that want all that stuff. 

 

Our eldest has a degree in math / computer science with a year spent on cybersecurity.

 

We avoid IoT devices.

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2 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

A reasonable speculation for the younger me, but these days I'm usually in at work before 0630. Very seldom see dew, though frost is common when the temp is right. And this was at 2030, which made it even more rare.

 

 

Ah, but

  • Irregular noun pluralizations are ... irregular. You can't count on patterns working.
  • And while dwarf started out as irregular, it was a different irregular, then it regularized (to -s for a plural).

In fact, it's the general paucity of irregularity (and other complexities like tone and gender for most nouns) in English that makes it such an odd language. It's thought that English pretty early on English was more of a creole than its own language. Heck, English even stole a pronoun from another language, and that almost never happens.

 

 

Is it good or bad that I didn't have to? :ik_oops:

I think Grump is the ONLY person that I know that uses Dwarfs, instead of Dwarves as the gods OBVIOUSLY intended. <_<

 

Hopefully, next week is Megan Finally Gets Her Laptop Week!

 

Dang you Kickstarter, dang you to heck for luring my computer money away, week after week!

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56 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Folks with even an iota of real tech knowledge tend to avoid the IoT. It’s tech fanboys that want all that stuff. 
 

More like paranoia inducing. 
 

 

I can't deny having a number of "edge" devices in our home, including a couple of dedicated, always-on spy microphones. (Amazon Echos).

 

My TV has been a "smart" edge device for a decade. Same with the old BluRay player DVR, other DVR, car, smart phones, Lady Klarg's fitbit, etc.. This is only going to get worse over time.

 

I have been fighting tooth and nail to avoid smart thermostats, additional voice devices, video-linked smart door locks etc., but it is a losing battle in the long term.

 

I say this as someone with > 20 years of software experience, and whose current focus is data management & privacy.

 

In the long run there will be no escape.

 

Edit: Just to be clear, I am not endorsing this trend. I just don't think we are going to escape it in the near future.

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Just found out my favorite jazz trio, The Bad Plus, is playing next spring within a reasonable driving distance from my location. The concert is also a quick drive from a couple of my wife's favorite Appalachian day hikes. Looks like a spring mini vacation is going on the calendar. 

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33 minutes ago, klarg1 said:

 

I can't deny having a number of "edge" devices in our home, including a couple of dedicated, always-on spy microphones. (Amazon Echos).

 

My TV has been a "smart" edge device for a decade. Same with the old BluRay player DVR, other DVR, car, smart phones, Lady Klarg's fitbit, etc.. This is only going to get worse over time.

 

I have been fighting tooth and nail to avoid smart thermostats, additional voice devices, video-linked smart door locks etc., but it is a losing battle in the long term.

 

I say this as someone with > 20 years of software experience, and whose current focus is data management & privacy.

 

In the long run there will be no escape.

 

Edit: Just to be clear, I am not endorsing this trend. I just don't think we are going to escape it in the near future.

 

At some point, I have a suspicion that there will be a market for in-house, personal servers, for the specific purpose of keeping all the IoT stuff under control.

Mr. Thorne (who works in IT, he tends to specialise in infrastructure), is equally convinced that no one will want their own personal server closet. He may be right, but I am unconvinced that 'want' is going to have anything to do with it ...

 

We've largely managed to avoid IoT; I don't trust anything cloud-based (it's still on a piece of hardware somewhere! [email protected]$!$!!!!!), and Mr. Thorne... well. Mr. Thorne deals with enough computer-based stupidity right now. Anybody in the Seattle area need an infrastructure guy? Mr. Thorne is grumpy, but he's really good at making computers do things... 

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