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  • Psychotext 20 Mar 2014 12:38:22 54,171 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Fuck you social networking.

    Was just looking for my saved searches on ebay to no avail. Apparently they're now "Followed Searches". No you fucking wankers, I would not like to follow a search, I'd like to save it for later.

    /bites corner off desk
    Ha, you can't even rename the searches any more.

    /facepalm
  • DrStrangelove 26 Mar 2014 21:51:54 3,925 posts
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    For God's sake, Windows. And all Windows programs. There are no words for how bad it is. No Windows ever reached beta state. Much has been told about monkeys at typewriters, but they couldn't possibly be as bad as MS. Every teenage amateur programmer would be so ashamed of making something so bad that he'd hang himself.The English language sorely lacks a term for something that's far beyond "epic fail". This isn't possible. It's almost like they're trying to disprove the concept of possibility.
  • onestepfromlost 26 Mar 2014 21:53:14 2,063 posts
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    I dunno I never really have problems with windows 7

    EDIT: probably not what you want to hear :p

    Edited by onestepfromlost at 21:53:27 26-03-2014
  • RedSparrows 26 Mar 2014 21:55:29 22,597 posts
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    I like Windows 7.
  • Darth_Flibble 26 Mar 2014 22:15:19 1,687 posts
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    never had any problems with Windows 7.

    One thing that is pissing me off is cunty sales reps asking for static maps and street address on web banners eg leaderboards and sky banners. Not they ever fucking listen.
  • thelzdking 26 Mar 2014 22:19:06 4,367 posts
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    I never had any problems with Windows 7 until I got a new USB memory stick and found out that it wasn't my crappy old one that was slow but actually Windows 7, which apparently has some issue with USB 2.0 on certain computers. I can't seem to fix it.
  • DrStrangelove 26 Mar 2014 22:53:39 3,925 posts
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    Windows crashes. Image viewing thing needs up to ten seconds to load the next image. Media Center is so incredibly fucked up in every way, it's beyond belief (tbh, it was struggling with Media Center again that made me rant here). Task Manager still fails to work after game crashes. Windows still fails to scroll in the window the cursor is on, still not reacting to the existence of mouse wheels. I could go on and on.

    Okay, I admit, Windows itself may not be *the* worst software in existence, although it really tries to. Some of it is borderline acceptable. But much of it is still worse than is possible. No one else could have made something as ludicrously broken as Media Center.
  • Psychotext 27 Mar 2014 00:18:59 54,171 posts
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    I've never had any of those. Sounds like fun.
  • mal 27 Mar 2014 00:35:18 22,525 posts
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    Just been to the TfL site to use the journeyplanner. Who's been monkeying about with this then? Pretty sure that's not going to work on my phone any more (not that I often need to use it when out and about), I now have to scroll up and down to see the whole of one journey, and I have to let it submit my journey details to google to get anything done. If it's not broken, leave it the fuck alone please.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • FWB 27 Mar 2014 00:38:41 44,564 posts
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    Like much on the net, they have an army of developers who need to justify their job, so they keep redesigning stuff. Facebook is a classic example.
  • mal 27 Mar 2014 01:08:25 22,525 posts
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    Yep, I guess so. Even though TfL probably outsource almost all of their development work, budgets get set and have to be spent.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • DiddlerDo 27 Mar 2014 06:40:08 1,770 posts
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    IT guy at my work is a major fan of all things MS. Why everyone has windows phones and we have xbox ones in the board rooms. He also always claims that he has never seen any problems with Windows 7. Despite the fact that 90% of his job is fixing problems with Windows 7.
  • Deleted user 27 March 2014 07:13:53
    I'm not a fan of Apple, but that is a bit mental.
  • iancognito 27 Mar 2014 15:45:40 1,382 posts
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    I really hate the Wilhelm Scream. Yes, we get it. It's a 'funny' movie cliche but every time I hear it, it reminds me I'm watching a film which completely takes me out of the moment. It's as annoying as if every film had a line about "make him an offer he can't refuse" as a kind of in-joke homage to The Godfather.

  • DFawkes 27 Mar 2014 15:49:38 22,938 posts
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    I'm with you on that. Once you know about it, it sticks out so much it just pulls you out the moment and kills the flow of the film. We get it, a man screamed and you've reused it for a character that shouldn't sound like that, making it seem really out of place. Well done, sound guy.

    That said, if they mess about with it and make it more subtle it's okay. For me at least, it's more when they leave it quite loud.

    Edited by DFawkes at 15:52:02 27-03-2014

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • Salaman 27 Mar 2014 15:51:59 19,037 posts
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    It's an in-joke that will be lost on a really vast majority of the audience. You just happen to be a geek that gets the joke. The price for bein gin on it is a ruined film experience I guess. :-)
  • nickthegun 27 Mar 2014 15:54:09 59,875 posts
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    Ooh, 'Them!'. Such a good film.

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  • oceanmotion 27 Mar 2014 16:01:06 15,926 posts
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    Yeah, can't stand the Wilhelm Scream. I think less of any film that has it. Why bother with it, takes you right out the film. You can anticipate it happening.
  • iancognito 27 Mar 2014 16:01:57 1,382 posts
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    I almost wish I didn't know about it. It sticks out as much as bad product placement. I don't mind too much if you can see someone is using a Sony product, but the OTT shoving a product right in front of camera for several seconds is a bit too obvious.

    Something like this is coming up a lot in many US TV series.



    Edited by iancognito at 16:06:26 27-03-2014
  • Salaman 27 Mar 2014 16:06:12 19,037 posts
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    iancognito wrote:
    the OTT shoving a product right in front of camera for several seconds is a bit too obvious.
    or sitting like this :-)

  • iancognito 27 Mar 2014 16:09:13 1,382 posts
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    That reminds me of the Wayne's World Reebok scene.
  • Psychotext 27 Mar 2014 16:10:48 54,171 posts
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    Hard to beat Papa Johns and eHarmony in "Secret life of Walter Mitty".

    Building them into the story is next level product placement.
  • oceanmotion 27 Mar 2014 16:13:07 15,926 posts
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    Ford car moment in Casino Royale was embarrassing, just needed the logo and details at the end.
  • DFawkes 27 Mar 2014 16:17:39 22,938 posts
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    On Hawaii 5-0, Korean bloke from Lost and Boomer from Battlestar have to find out about a piece of art so he suggests she "bing it", as if anyone has ever said that at any time ever without being given money to do so.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • imamazed 27 Mar 2014 16:18:32 5,580 posts
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    Yeh, as well as Daniel Craig having a lovely cold bottle of Heineken in Skyfall
  • iancognito 27 Mar 2014 16:19:23 1,382 posts
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    The Skyfall "VW Beetles" part took it to a new level. The use of Cat was almost subtle.



    Edited by iancognito at 16:19:35 27-03-2014

    Edited by iancognito at 16:20:07 27-03-2014
  • onestepfromlost 27 Mar 2014 16:19:51 2,063 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    On Hawaii 5-0, Korean bloke from Lost and Boomer from Battlestar have to find out about a piece of art so he suggests she "bing it", as if anyone has ever said that at any time ever without being given money to do so.
    wow really? I could believe google it, but I have never ever heard anyone not associated with MS use the word bing. Unless its a conversation about microwaves.
  • imamazed 27 Mar 2014 16:20:45 5,580 posts
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    Or in Friends
  • oceanmotion 27 Mar 2014 16:23:41 15,926 posts
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    Microsoft seem to have all their stuff in TV shows now. Windows 8 looks so out of place. Suppose it saves them from having a landfill of original Surfaces.
  • iancognito 27 Mar 2014 16:26:39 1,382 posts
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    Microsoft seems to have a deal with several things at the moment. Always turning up in Arrow and Hawaii 5-0 with tablets, Windows phones, Bing, Windows 8, etc. I couldn't find a clip but there was a Hawaii 5-0 scene where they give a girl a phone and told her if she's scared she can use the app to contact them by pressing it, with a quick windows phone demo.
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