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Rybags

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    how crap is this government ?

    For bank transfers, great idea. But for applications that don't need it, turn it off. Though I guess another plus for it is often these bell-ends keep the password database in plain text and have a habit of it being hacked.
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    how crap is this government ?

    Maybe. In theory you might be able to just do it locally, or only keep the metrics data at the host.
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    redeploying win10

    T'bird - you can easily migrate by just copying back your old profile folder then tell it to use that. Strange you'd get such new parts though probably from Taiwan or elsewhere. MSI board here too though Haswell so around 2014. I've worked on UEFI menus on newer ones and they tend to follow the same layout. Some parts of it are annoying. Like the boot order. Can't comment too much on the OC stuff since mine's not a K.
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    how crap is this government ?

    It's just the same meetoo security wank that Apple, Google, MS have gone through. 2-step verification. I turn it off largely because it's just a huge pain in the ring. Then they make it worse by the fact the txt often takes 2 minutes to arrive or doesn't arrive at all. And farcial ID, probably just about as dodgy as fingerprint readers. No thanks.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Yep. I use the stuff a bit and am aware of that sort of thing. It can be bad when you have a flu, asthma symptoms, chest infections etc. And probably worse if you're on certain steroids and NSAIDs to treat lung conditions. Toxic enough... supposed links to stomach cancer as well.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    They do my prof indemnity insurance... hope they don't jack that up. The way things are going it's becoming redundant anyway.
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    redeploying win10

    With SSDs (small ones at least) the general way to do things is install Windoze and how ever commonly used programs and games on the system drive. Then put your user Libraries like Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Music, Videos onto another drive or partition (using the dialog from properties does much of the work for you). Generally leave Desktop on the sytem volume since you want fast access to it, but don't put enormous amounts of folders/data there. By doing that it can greatly reduce the time of doing a fresh reinstall. Often your email store is good to keep on the system drive also for nice quick access. The thing to be careful of though is the move process can potentiall break things, especially causing problems for the email store since for whatever reason Outlook at least uses the full path rather than the symbolic system variables like it "should". I've seen plenty of machines and a few not working ones because by default they have a piddly SSD (usually 120 Gig) and a whopping mech data drive with nothing on it and a non booting system because the SSD is full and an update has failed partway through.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Fair enough, the odds probably jumped from 2% at the start of the week to about 25.
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    redeploying win10

    OK - I've sort of intended to try this again for a long time, not seriously having done it and using the resulting system for over 10 years. What could have helped is boot into Safe Mode on the old setup then go into device mgr and uninstall a bunch of key stuff like mainly chipset and drive controller related before the first boot on the new. Might still be feasible... force recovery mode by doing 2 terminated boots (like 3 seconds after the spinny crap starts) then choose safe mode. Of course that comes with the risk of corrupting the Windows install but then again so does this whole idea (or just boot from a Win10 installer to be orthodox about it) Other option - it was a fairly well documented trick I think mainly in the XP days and NFI if it worked well then or will work now. was to get into Regedit (or standalone boot alternative) then you just mass delete an entire tree - think it might be HKLM/Hardware ? Problem I foresee is you can end up with something you think is working/stable but could have problems lurking ready to surface. My advice before starting - if it's viable to boot "old" system then back up user files and email first. Then if it goes tits-up the process is a bit easier. There can be always niggly stuff you forget. An export of the Registry can sometimes be helpful e.g. lost software keys etc. Backup of those files can of course be done from another system but you often get the annoyance of having to take ownership of the folders first which can be slow. Hint - Hiren's Boot CD (and run from flashdrive) allows accessing such folders without that problem.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    The beach scenes were/are a bit of a joke. Fair enough the 3 on a jetski, they were probably family who sit on the lounge and watch a movie together with greater chance of transmission there. But the rest of the activity... if you're doing physical stuff with the heavy breathing that goes with it, all the more chance. We're barely into the lockdown phase, so how will it be in 2 or 3 weeks?
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    The thing I've not seen addressed is AC systems in buildings - I've worked in a sick building or two and working in an AC'd office environment is a surefire way to join the flu season so given this is supposedly transmitted in much the same way and 3 times as contagious...
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Just in - Boris Johnson has tested positive.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    (OK, my figures out a bit, we should be 13 million participating)
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That's only a couple of percentage points or less. Assuming the participation rate is similar to ours. We = 11 of 25 million = 44% That'd make them 44% of 330 million = 145 million... a tad over 2%
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    I pulled over to make a phone call this morning. As it happened on a local hospital campus as it was the most convenient. A high roof van was parked in front of me. Pretty much full of dunny paper, pink sanitizer bottles and assorted other associated products. The guy had gone into the building and just left the barn doors wide open on the van. So tempting. That aside last time I saw TP in the wild was around lunchtime about a week ago over the border. And looked in 2 or 3 of the majors in the vicinity and saw nothing on the shelves. Last personal purchase was a 3 pack of the absorbent kitchen paper about a week ago. Supposedly it's getting better and you just have to get in early to buy it. Might give that a shot on Monday. I think I'm under 15 rolls but alarm bells not ringing yet. In other news, I bought some own brand Coles Ibuprofen from a different outlet today... at the normal $1.55 price, not the $5.90 the local was asking for the other day.
  16. Cybersex might become a thing again. Or VR sex. It seems some industries will be crashing but others will be soaring.
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    YouTube and The Age Of The Internet Apocalypes

    I can't even remember what it was all about.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    This has been around a few years, don't know how I missed it. Controller pad at top left moves the viewpoint.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    News just in. Prince Charles has it. https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-prince-charles-contracts-disease-uk-royal-family/89419256-0d5e-4328-986e-3c32338ffe34
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    The trend now though does seem that the junk food is becoming short and perishable proper meat and veg fairing a bit better. And price gouge again - 5 bucks at Coles for Cadbury ~ 190 gram bars that normally go for little more than 3 bucks. FB - if the isolation thing becomes real and prolonged then I've got that connection method.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Not seeing the point. In my recent visits the shops are barely worth entering by dinnertime. Chemist - well, I tried to get another repeat of my regular medicines but not allowed unless signed off by a doctor before about 8/4. The logic there being that I'd rather stock up a bit than go in a month later when the joint's full of sick people. In other WTF News, I've officially succumbed and joined FB. *groan The spooky bit though... me thinking they have/had seemingly no information at all about me - used my ISP email account which is fairly private and just gave my name but not phone number. Suggested friends list had probably 10+ family/people I know and another 10+ loosely associated people.
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    Problems with the 737MAX ?

    Domestic demand might take most of them seeing as Trump thinks the worst is over there and wants everything back to normal within a week.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That might not fall under the category, or might be in the top tier of urgent procedures.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    Forgot to mention. Driving home earlier saw a sign outside a house "Honk to wish a 9 year old a Happy Birthday". I was a bit slow to act but did so.
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    The coronavirus conspiracy

    That's the worry. As an example I've been filling up with petrol every couple of days and usually there's no paper and maybe 1 place had some hand cleaner. Then there's the thousand incidentals a day you just don't notice like door handles, grab rails etc etc.
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