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Warren wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 12:09
Mo wrote:
30 Oct 2019, 11:17
Warren wrote:
24 Oct 2019, 10:20
I am disgruntled as well. Mostly over the deletion of the Find Friends app. Like srsly?
It's merged with Find My iPhone in a general Find My app.
So back to this shit. I found the Find My app, and my friends, or more accurately friend, was still there and I could find them. But I've been searching and googling, and I can't find any way to add a new friend. I found a setting to "Allow Friend Requests", but no way to actually send a Friend Request.
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH24814?vi ... cale=en_US
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Mo wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 12:34
Warren wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 12:09
Mo wrote:
30 Oct 2019, 11:17
Warren wrote:
24 Oct 2019, 10:20
I am disgruntled as well. Mostly over the deletion of the Find Friends app. Like srsly?
It's merged with Find My iPhone in a general Find My app.
So back to this shit. I found the Find My app, and my friends, or more accurately friend, was still there and I could find them. But I've been searching and googling, and I can't find any way to add a new friend. I found a setting to "Allow Friend Requests", but no way to actually send a Friend Request.
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH24814?vi ... cale=en_US
Thanks Mo! I found like three other apple support pages on adding friends that were either obsolete or unhelpful. Also, this is a stupid way to do it.
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Aresen wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 11:46
Hugh Akston wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 11:32
Two solid months of godawful Halloween songs, Halloween decorations left up into February, Ugly Halloween Sweater parties at work, the expectation to buy and exchange thoughtless and needless Halloween gifts, and of course the excruciating Halloween dinner with your aged racist family, which you have no excuse not to attend because nothing is open on Halloween. Oh yeah and the cultural conservatives constantly pounding the drum of how Halloween is supposed to be about Ba'al and how the liberal media is killing Halloween.
Considering the number of stories about 'offensive' and 'culturally appropriating' costumes, I can certainly subscribe to that last bit, especially when you throw in the 'tampered candy' stories (which are almost always fake).
This. Also the whole awfulness of pretending a 16 year old in a baseball cap should be getting candy, the inefficiency of candy purchase and allocation with erratic trick or treater flow, the way people dressed like sexy stapler accuse you of being no fun, and the absolute worst is all the people who act like it's spooky and cool and definitely not christmas but then turn it into christmas. I start seeing posts about "its almost time" at the end of August. It just emo christmas.

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Halloween is a children's holiday. If you're not a child, you shouldn't be celebrating Halloween and you shouldn't be out triggering the perpetually aggrieved with your unwoke sexy zombie costume while getting shitfaced with your post-adolescent friends, you should be home with a bowl full of fun-size Snickers bars waiting for the doorbell to ring or else turn off all the lights and go to a movie or go to bed early with a good book. If you *are* a child you should be permitted to wear any damned costume you want as long as it isn't "sexy" something, including blackface. The more kids who ruin their chances of ever becoming Supreme Court justices the better. You should be able to roam your immediate neighborhood with your kid friends and minimal supervision after the age of, say, nine from adults. You should not be taken to malls or other "safe" places to Trick-or-Treat. You should be home by no later than ten, after which you should be allowed to gorge on enough of your loot to make you sick, then you should go to bed and your parents should dole out the rest of the candy over the next few weeks. If you're old enough to actually be able to pull off toilet papering someone's front yard, you're too old to be Trick-or-Treating and you should be holed up in some friend's parents' basement watching horror movies.

Thanksgiving is the best holiday as long as you don't feel compelled to spend it with extended family members you'd cross the street to avoid meeting the rest of the year.

Christmas is a religious holiday. None of the others really are, their tenuous connection to religious beliefs aside. As long as I'm not required to put up any Christmas decorations beyond hanging a few ornaments on the tree and, like Thanksgiving, don't have to put up with any relatives beyond my immediate family, I'm okay with all the other nonsense.

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Hugh Akston wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 11:32
Two solid months of godawful Halloween songs, Halloween decorations left up into February, Ugly Halloween Sweater parties at work, the expectation to buy and exchange thoughtless and needless Halloween gifts, and of course the excruciating Halloween dinner with your aged racist family, which you have no excuse not to attend because nothing is open on Halloween. Oh yeah and the cultural conservatives constantly pounding the drum of how Halloween is supposed to be about Ba'al and how the liberal media is killing Halloween.
I have approximately zero of those experiences at Christmas.

(I flatly refuse to go to family holiday things, which I realize isn't something everyone feels like they can get away with.)

Christmas music is great and I struggle to follow my rule of keeping it between Thanksgiving and Epiphany. Giving gifts is stressful but also fun, and my friends and I are really relaxed about it and just sometimes gift and sometimes don't. And I don't have any cultural conservatives in my bubble. :P

Christmas is great weather, has wonderful music and thematics, and gives lots of opportunities to give small gifts and make big meals. And I hope I can actually get my act together and have the Christmas singalong party at my house this year.

(Thanksgiving is good, but Christmas is Thanksgiving plus music plus it's two weeks long plus I have time off.)

All the good things about Halloween are things I just do the rest of the year. I dress up iconoclastically and dramatically all the time! And also slutty when I feel like it. And a lot of my friends do both of those things as well. Halloween makes me feel more restricted in what I can wear because now I need some _excuse_, rather than just saying it looked awesome.

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Warren wrote:
Mo wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 12:34
Warren wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 12:09
Mo wrote:
30 Oct 2019, 11:17
Warren wrote:
24 Oct 2019, 10:20
I am disgruntled as well. Mostly over the deletion of the Find Friends app. Like srsly?
It's merged with Find My iPhone in a general Find My app.
So back to this shit. I found the Find My app, and my friends, or more accurately friend, was still there and I could find them. But I've been searching and googling, and I can't find any way to add a new friend. I found a setting to "Allow Friend Requests", but no way to actually send a Friend Request.
https://support.apple.com/kb/PH24814?vi ... cale=en_US
Thanks Mo! I found like three other apple support pages on adding friends that were either obsolete or unhelpful. Also, this is a stupid way to do it.
It’s annoying, but from an opsec POV it makes sense. Unless you share your location with someone, you can’t request their location unless the proactively share it with you.
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Jadagul wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 18:19
I dress up iconoclastically and dramatically all the time! And also slutty when I feel like it.
Nobody would have gotten my "Slutty Jadagul" costume, sadly.
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Mo wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 19:51

It’s annoying, but from an opsec POV it makes sense. Unless you share your location with someone, you can’t request their location unless the proactively share it with you.
Yeah that's fine, I'm more distressed over the fact that it wasn't self-explanatory. That's like Apple's whole thing. I don't want to see it go to shit.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 16:06
Halloween is a children's holiday. If you're not a child, you shouldn't be celebrating Halloween and you shouldn't be out triggering the perpetually aggrieved with your unwoke sexy zombie costume while getting shitfaced with your post-adolescent friends, you should be home with a bowl full of fun-size Snickers bars waiting for the doorbell to ring or else turn off all the lights and go to a movie or go to bed early with a good book. If you *are* a child you should be permitted to wear any damned costume you want as long as it isn't "sexy" something, including blackface. The more kids who ruin their chances of ever becoming Supreme Court justices the better. You should be able to roam your immediate neighborhood with your kid friends and minimal supervision after the age of, say, nine from adults. You should not be taken to malls or other "safe" places to Trick-or-Treat. You should be home by no later than ten, after which you should be allowed to gorge on enough of your loot to make you sick, then you should go to bed and your parents should dole out the rest of the candy over the next few weeks. If you're old enough to actually be able to pull off toilet papering someone's front yard, you're too old to be Trick-or-Treating and you should be holed up in some friend's parents' basement watching horror movies.

Thanksgiving is the best holiday as long as you don't feel compelled to spend it with extended family members you'd cross the street to avoid meeting the rest of the year.

Christmas is a religious holiday. None of the others really are, their tenuous connection to religious beliefs aside. As long as I'm not required to put up any Christmas decorations beyond hanging a few ornaments on the tree and, like Thanksgiving, don't have to put up with any relatives beyond my immediate family, I'm okay with all the other nonsense.
Every single sentence is wrong. I kind of have to respect that.
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Warren wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 21:15
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 16:06
Halloween is a children's holiday. If you're not a child, you shouldn't be celebrating Halloween and you shouldn't be out triggering the perpetually aggrieved with your unwoke sexy zombie costume while getting shitfaced with your post-adolescent friends, you should be home with a bowl full of fun-size Snickers bars waiting for the doorbell to ring or else turn off all the lights and go to a movie or go to bed early with a good book. If you *are* a child you should be permitted to wear any damned costume you want as long as it isn't "sexy" something, including blackface. The more kids who ruin their chances of ever becoming Supreme Court justices the better. You should be able to roam your immediate neighborhood with your kid friends and minimal supervision after the age of, say, nine from adults. You should not be taken to malls or other "safe" places to Trick-or-Treat. You should be home by no later than ten, after which you should be allowed to gorge on enough of your loot to make you sick, then you should go to bed and your parents should dole out the rest of the candy over the next few weeks. If you're old enough to actually be able to pull off toilet papering someone's front yard, you're too old to be Trick-or-Treating and you should be holed up in some friend's parents' basement watching horror movies.

Thanksgiving is the best holiday as long as you don't feel compelled to spend it with extended family members you'd cross the street to avoid meeting the rest of the year.

Christmas is a religious holiday. None of the others really are, their tenuous connection to religious beliefs aside. As long as I'm not required to put up any Christmas decorations beyond hanging a few ornaments on the tree and, like Thanksgiving, don't have to put up with any relatives beyond my immediate family, I'm okay with all the other nonsense.
Every single sentence is wrong. I kind of have to respect that.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 21:57
Warren wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 21:15
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 16:06
Halloween is a children's holiday. If you're not a child, you shouldn't be celebrating Halloween and you shouldn't be out triggering the perpetually aggrieved with your unwoke sexy zombie costume while getting shitfaced with your post-adolescent friends, you should be home with a bowl full of fun-size Snickers bars waiting for the doorbell to ring or else turn off all the lights and go to a movie or go to bed early with a good book. If you *are* a child you should be permitted to wear any damned costume you want as long as it isn't "sexy" something, including blackface. The more kids who ruin their chances of ever becoming Supreme Court justices the better. You should be able to roam your immediate neighborhood with your kid friends and minimal supervision after the age of, say, nine from adults. You should not be taken to malls or other "safe" places to Trick-or-Treat. You should be home by no later than ten, after which you should be allowed to gorge on enough of your loot to make you sick, then you should go to bed and your parents should dole out the rest of the candy over the next few weeks. If you're old enough to actually be able to pull off toilet papering someone's front yard, you're too old to be Trick-or-Treating and you should be holed up in some friend's parents' basement watching horror movies.

Thanksgiving is the best holiday as long as you don't feel compelled to spend it with extended family members you'd cross the street to avoid meeting the rest of the year.

Christmas is a religious holiday. None of the others really are, their tenuous connection to religious beliefs aside. As long as I'm not required to put up any Christmas decorations beyond hanging a few ornaments on the tree and, like Thanksgiving, don't have to put up with any relatives beyond my immediate family, I'm okay with all the other nonsense.
Every single sentence is wrong. I kind of have to respect that.
Warren, you're the Snopes to my Babylon Bee.
Very generous of you to say so sir.
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Eric the .5b wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 20:42
Jadagul wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 18:19
I dress up iconoclastically and dramatically all the time! And also slutty when I feel like it.
Nobody would have gotten my "Slutty Jadagul" costume, sadly.
How is a Slutty Jadagul different from a regular Jadagul?

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Jadagul wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 03:44
Eric the .5b wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 20:42
Jadagul wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 18:19
I dress up iconoclastically and dramatically all the time! And also slutty when I feel like it.
Nobody would have gotten my "Slutty Jadagul" costume, sadly.
How is a Slutty Jadagul different from a regular Jadagul?
He's dressing slutty?
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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 16:06
The more kids who ruin their chances of ever becoming Supreme Court justices the better.
This is a great world vision.

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lunchstealer wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 11:22
It is pretty bad if you're not creative or skilled in the manufacture or assembly of sartorial ideograms and find horror movies lame.
What's missing from Halloween is the terror. People should dress up as ghosts and demons and unnameable horrors from the beyond, so that the same don't catch you out on their one night of freedom to walk the earth.

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1. Mentioned before, but I'm tired of online "shipment tracking" that consists of a departure scan and a delivery notice (often after I'm physically holding the item) with nothing between.

2. Also, it seems like wildly over-optimistic delivery estimates are becoming more common. "It'll be there Friday... okay, we mean Monday." "It'll be there Wednesday... okay, we mean the following Tuesday." None of this is urgent, so I don't really care when it arrives, but don't tell me 2 days when it will really be 3-8 days.
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Jasper wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 12:02
lunchstealer wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 11:22
It is pretty bad if you're not creative or skilled in the manufacture or assembly of sartorial ideograms and find horror movies lame.
What's missing from Halloween is the terror. People should dress up as ghosts and demons and unnameable horrors from the beyond, so that the same don't catch you out on their one night of freedom to walk the earth.

"Oh, you're Spiderman? And you Pickachu? That's cute. Comicon was in March. Now get off my lawn."
Yeah, I think Deadpool counts for both, but otherwise I'm okay with your requirement. Maybe Nebula and Gamora, too.

Furries don't count, because although they're terrifying in and of themselves, they're terrifying humans and the costumes don't fool ghosts or demons or boogers, witches, and haints.
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lunchstealer wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:08
Jasper wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 12:02
lunchstealer wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 11:22
It is pretty bad if you're not creative or skilled in the manufacture or assembly of sartorial ideograms and find horror movies lame.
What's missing from Halloween is the terror. People should dress up as ghosts and demons and unnameable horrors from the beyond, so that the same don't catch you out on their one night of freedom to walk the earth.

"Oh, you're Spiderman? And you Pickachu? That's cute. Comicon was in March. Now get off my lawn."
Yeah, I think Deadpool counts for both, but otherwise I'm okay with your requirement. Maybe Nebula and Gamora, too.

Furries don't count, because although they're terrifying in and of themselves, they're terrifying humans and the costumes don't fool ghosts or demons or boogers, witches, and haints.
Okay, but then we reestablish the "trick" part of trick-or-treat. Full size candy bars or they TP your house. "Healthy" candy alternatives? Your house gets egged. And if you're not even home, the teenagers do donuts on your lawn.
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Warren wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:37
lunchstealer wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:08
Jasper wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 12:02
lunchstealer wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 11:22
It is pretty bad if you're not creative or skilled in the manufacture or assembly of sartorial ideograms and find horror movies lame.
What's missing from Halloween is the terror. People should dress up as ghosts and demons and unnameable horrors from the beyond, so that the same don't catch you out on their one night of freedom to walk the earth.

"Oh, you're Spiderman? And you Pickachu? That's cute. Comicon was in March. Now get off my lawn."
Yeah, I think Deadpool counts for both, but otherwise I'm okay with your requirement. Maybe Nebula and Gamora, too.

Furries don't count, because although they're terrifying in and of themselves, they're terrifying humans and the costumes don't fool ghosts or demons or boogers, witches, and haints.
Okay, but then we reestablish the "trick" part of trick-or-treat. Full size candy bars or they TP your house. "Healthy" candy alternatives? Your house gets egged. And if you're not even home, the teenagers do donuts on your lawn.
As long as I can shoot the motherfuckers who bug me, that's okay with me. The NAP needs to apply, and property damage has always been considered aggression.
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lunchstealer wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 02:43
Warren wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:37
lunchstealer wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:08
Jasper wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 12:02
lunchstealer wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 11:22
It is pretty bad if you're not creative or skilled in the manufacture or assembly of sartorial ideograms and find horror movies lame.
What's missing from Halloween is the terror. People should dress up as ghosts and demons and unnameable horrors from the beyond, so that the same don't catch you out on their one night of freedom to walk the earth.

"Oh, you're Spiderman? And you Pickachu? That's cute. Comicon was in March. Now get off my lawn."
Yeah, I think Deadpool counts for both, but otherwise I'm okay with your requirement. Maybe Nebula and Gamora, too.

Furries don't count, because although they're terrifying in and of themselves, they're terrifying humans and the costumes don't fool ghosts or demons or boogers, witches, and haints.
Okay, but then we reestablish the "trick" part of trick-or-treat. Full size candy bars or they TP your house. "Healthy" candy alternatives? Your house gets egged. And if you're not even home, the teenagers do donuts on your lawn.
As long as I can shoot the motherfuckers who bug me, that's okay with me. The NAP needs to apply, and property damage has always been considered aggression.
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Warren wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 10:48
lunchstealer wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 02:43
Warren wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:37
lunchstealer wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 16:08
Jasper wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 12:02
lunchstealer wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 11:22
It is pretty bad if you're not creative or skilled in the manufacture or assembly of sartorial ideograms and find horror movies lame.
What's missing from Halloween is the terror. People should dress up as ghosts and demons and unnameable horrors from the beyond, so that the same don't catch you out on their one night of freedom to walk the earth.

"Oh, you're Spiderman? And you Pickachu? That's cute. Comicon was in March. Now get off my lawn."
Yeah, I think Deadpool counts for both, but otherwise I'm okay with your requirement. Maybe Nebula and Gamora, too.

Furries don't count, because although they're terrifying in and of themselves, they're terrifying humans and the costumes don't fool ghosts or demons or boogers, witches, and haints.
Okay, but then we reestablish the "trick" part of trick-or-treat. Full size candy bars or they TP your house. "Healthy" candy alternatives? Your house gets egged. And if you're not even home, the teenagers do donuts on your lawn.
As long as I can shoot the motherfuckers who bug me, that's okay with me. The NAP needs to apply, and property damage has always been considered aggression.
BB gun only
Birdshot is basically BBs so I'll accept my interpretation of your rule.
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I spent an hour trying to sign into my YouTube account. Couldn't load the sign-in page yadda yadda yadda Was signed into google but couldn't sign into YT WTF? yadda yadda yadda Oh wait I'm not really signed into google yadda yadda yadda Turns out Google just wanted me to acknowledge their new TOS. WTF Google? Why did I have to go though all that just to click "Got It"? Everyone else seems to be able to manage that.
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I'm trying to do a pickup order (order on the website, pick up at the service desk in the store) at Walmart and it is a FUCKING SHITSHOW. The website won't let you just set one store as "my store" and it removes your filters every time you search. So unless you remember to recheck the box every time, you end up with an order selecting items from multiple different stores, and you only discover this when you go to check out and get an error message, and the only way to fix that -- which the website specifically explains to you, even -- is to take everything back out of your cart and then add it back in one at a time or make nine separate purchases.

People's reflexive hate for Walmart while giving similar big-box stores a pass has always encouraged me to patronize Walmart for contrarian reasons. But I'm about ready to give up and shop at Target like the white middle-class Midwestern mother I am. The only thing stopping me is that they don't have a voltage detector in stock so I'd have to make an extra stop at Harbor Freight.
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Update: when I went to check out it suddenly told me every single item was out of stock, and then refreshed my cart to be empty.

Good lord.
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Ellie wrote:
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The website won't let you just set one store as "my store" and it removes your filters every time you search. So unless you remember to recheck the box every time, you end up with an order selecting items from multiple different stores, and you only discover this when you go to check out and get an error message, and the only way to fix that -- which the website specifically explains to you, even -- is to take everything back out of your cart and then add it back in one at a time or make nine separate purchases.
Not acting like that for me. It remembers my store. Did you disable cookies?
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