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6:18 AM
Morning everyone!
6:37 AM
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7:49 AM
What the actual ...
You've never seen zalgo?
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9:19 AM
@Snow the <center> cannot hold it is too late he comes
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walks away slowly
Well, I figured out how to get C4 HD without using Sky. Now I just have to put theory into practice.
@Snow FreeviewHD?
No. Freeview requires an ariel, which I don't have (it got chopped down a long time ago).
@Twyxz NO NOO̼O​O NΘ stop the an​*̶͑̾̾​̅ͫ͏̙̤g͇̫͛͆̾ͫ̑͆l͖͉̗̩̳̟̍ͫͥͨe̠̅s ͎a̧͈͖r̽̾̈́͒͑e n​ot rè̑ͧ̌aͨl̘̝̙̃ͤ͂̾̆
@Snow Freesat?
or are you going the BT Vision/Virgin Media route?
9:29 AM
I have Freesat, but that doesn't support C4 in HD, which has been my frustration all along. I can't get Virgin because there's no fibre in my area.
@Snow dang.. no fibre? that sucks
Yeah. I get peak broadband at 25mpbs. Good enough for 4K streaming though.
even my peasant hovel in the northern coastal armpit of england has fibre!
The solution is to split one of my satellite feed cables and stick one end into the back of the TV that has it's own tuner. I can then use that to get the FTA channels. Hopefully that will include C4 HD.
I thought the FTA stuff was just the same set as Freesat? Cool if it works though :)
9:33 AM
No C4 decided not to pay the going rate to offer HD content over the Freesat platform.
Apparently, not enough people use Freesat to make it commercially viable. Add in some other nonense about regional advertising, and that's basically it.
whiny babies at C4
ION holy crap this coffee is awful
@motosubatsu Hot Red Bull is not coffee, did you not know that?
@Snow I'm fairly sure this Nescrappe stuff isn't coffee either
Oh, no. It's not. It's just dried bird droppings.
@Snow and I think from a bird that exclusively ate a diet of rat feces
9:43 AM
Shees. Another question I could print out and use to wallpaper a bathroom...
@Snow I've tried to parse it twice.. and now my brain is leaking out through the sides of my eyes
Yeah. It needs some firm shears applying, I think.
10:44 AM
@Snow I've been trying to work up a suitable edited version but it's not entirely clear what they are trying to do - I understand the way they must be feeling but I think it's just coming out as a jumble of frustration
Hey @Joe
@motosubatsu Good morning
@JoeStrazzere how's life treating you today?
11:02 AM
Anyone wanna have a laugh and watch my youtube video
I'm in dire need of investing in some better recording kit hahaha
@Twyxz go for it
11:17 AM
Search "The Beginners guide to forex"
Because if you search my name it's like the Chinese yellow pages
I'm like 3rd on the list
11:39 AM
@motosubatsu Life is good... especially when you consider the alternative.
11:59 AM
Happy Friday!
This has been a long week work wise...
@JoeStrazzere indeed.. although I suppose I've not tried the alternative yet! :)
@MisterPositive amen to that!
@motosubatsu Yes. The core question seems to be "who did this to me and why?"
12:24 PM
@Snow and neither are questions we can answer unfortunately
12:36 PM
I'm a day late to Tina's question. Hope she doesn't take my answer badly.
@Snow looks like a great answer to me
@motosubatsu Yeah, I think there's deeper things to consider there in order to resolve the situation than just choosing whether to wear gloves or unload the whole tragedy at every interview.
@Snow I thought your comment was pretty much bang on there - although the way the post is written may provide pertinent info as to why they aren't getting much in the way of respect at work I suppose
@Snow couldn't agree more
Yes. I wouldn't normally be so pointed and I'd usually be forgiving of English not being a firest language, but if you're a director, there's a level of professionalism that's expected. If this guy writes emails like this....?
@Snow indeed.. he's 26, not 12
12:46 PM
Could be a Fake Friday question as well. We seem to be getting those on various days of the week now.
@Snow yes - see the "distracted by women" BS from the other day
that was so "Fake Friday" material I almost got excited for the weekend
Yeah. I really wish that people would read the question and ask themselves "Is this a real question, or is this just written for entertainment?" before answering.
@Snow indeed.. I must admit I'm sometimes morbidly curious by what goes on in the heads of some of the odder oddballs the network brings out the wood work though
there's one user who has been banned network-wide 3 (I think) times
for repeatedly posting the same poor quality question over and over and over
across just about any vaguely related SE stack
People writing the question want the views/attention. People answering want the rep points. People bitching about the question/answers in comments feel better because they're bitching about something.
@Snow and we feel better because we're bitching about it in chat? :P
12:54 PM
There's more than a few "known dicks" around on the networks.
@Snow obviously not naming names but there's probably a few we could name in common :D
1:08 PM
Q: Employer asking for notice period twice

Ramesh yadavI am working for a small IT company in Chennai, India. I worked for 1.5 yrs and after that i gave 3 months notice period because its a clause in appointment letter and completed it. During my notice period at end of it my employer told me to work for 5 more months because he could not get any ot...

Clearly a legal question, interested to see if the community closes it.
@Snow I caught one of those this week.
@Snow ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS
Some people have too much time on their hands.
Thank you sir, several times.
Q: Negative vibes & environment at new workplace, is it normal?

NurDaI juz want to ask for y'all opinions.. I started working at this company on new year (small company with 30+ staff).. During my probation, I started to feel burnouts.. FYI, I'm the youngest in this company & as a 2nd higher bosses.. unfortunately my board of directors & apparently all the staff...

another "jim dandy" of a question....
Yeah, we were just talking about that one. Usually, I'd be tempted to edit it for clarity, spelling, grammar, but I think this question needs to stand in it's original form as it's part of the question itself.
@Snow Yep, agreed. In it's original form.
1:23 PM
He won't come back and edit. I'd stake half a donut on that.
resisting the urge to mod hammer it closed as unclear
shew, the urge passed.
How's that car going?
@Snow Very nice. Has a good bit of pep for a 4 banger
( Turbo helps I am sure )
The all wheel drive is nice too
Sweet. Did you find out if it was air suspension or not?
maybe that is on the original sticker, I have it but will need to look.
Its a very smooth ride though
1:27 PM
Does it have a button on the console to raise and lower the suspension? Does it have a button in the trunk to lower the back by an inch or so?
Those are steels then. Still, pretty good.
yeah its a nice ride....
what size rims?
the 5 spoke rims.
1:29 PM
Ah. I'm on 18's. I know that large rims are cool, but small rims are comfier.
And less likely to ding on kerbs.
@Snow True.....
I have the Bang and Olfsen stereo
@Snow the RS is sat on 20's - hence why the "Comfort" setting gets used alot
holy cow is it loud and clear....
And five spokes are easier to clean!
@MisterPositive the B&O is a nice bit of kit
1:30 PM
heated ass-warmers?
I never was a clean freak when it comes to cars, but now that I have a nice one, that is not a "family" car it drives me crazy that its dirty
@Snow I've actually just posted an answer taking the "form" of the question into account - hopefully not too harshly
has 2 fog light buttons, that I don't know what they do yet
ass warmers [CHECK]
@MisterPositive front and rear
1:31 PM
one fog light for the front, one for the back?
@MisterPositive heated seats rule
I like AC seats too
I used to enjoy my heated steering wheel also.
@MisterPositive I don't have AC seats :(
I don't have that either... or heated steering wheel....
but did I mention I have a kicking stereo :)
The NAV is really nice compared to my 2010 I used to drive
1:34 PM
@MisterPositive yeah the Nav is pretty decent on the MMI
the one in my 2010 Chevy was Ghastly.
the Audi, nice indeed.
The voice activation is pretty impressive too
Do you have CarPlay/AndroidThingy?
I've not really used the voice control much on mine.. probably should test it out a bit more
@Snow Yep, but I got to buy an Android cable. It came with the stupid apple cable.
apple cables are awesome!
1:38 PM
Audi and Porsche under the same group??
@MisterPositive yup
Very nice. I am really impressed from a bang for the buck perspective.
@MisterPositive Yeah, Volkswagen
Or whoever owns VW these days.
Interesting....VW owns Porsche and Audi too
bigger than I though!
@Snow biggest shareholder in Volkswagen AG is Porsche (the holding company not the car brand)
VW AG owns Porsche AG (the car brand) but are in turn themselves majority controlled by Porsche SE
not that that's confusing at all
1:47 PM
VW also have Skoda, SEAT, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati and Scania
probably a few other brands that I'm forgetting
despite the dozens of big name car brands out there there's realistically only a handful of very, very big companies behind them
2:22 PM
Update: our tape backups failed again. The sysadmin sent some advice on how to fix them, but they failed again on the same day as they did last week
So resetting the tape drive didn't fix them
Fortunately, along with the advice he sent on how to fix them, he also said "if that doesn't work, turn tape backups off, we'll just have to rely on disk backups the next 2 weeks
2:58 PM
@Nzall that's a result - sounds like you made reasonable efforts to sort the issue and they are happy to rely on the disk backups until the sysadmin can look further :)
holy crap.. "Negative Vibes" guy came back and accepted my answer!
@motosubatsu Honestly, even if something were to go wrong that would require restoring a backup, only our sysadmin knows how to do that, so we'd have to wait anyway
@Nzall oof.. that's a pretty big BC risk - not your fault of course but might be worth suggesting that when the sysadmin returns that they train you on how to do recoveries
3:34 PM
oh FFS.. I'm 1.. 1 rep from getting the last 'cap I need for Legendary
you don't say...
dunno how that happened
@RoryAlsop you're good people Mr Alsop :D
@Kepotx dary!
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5:16 PM
@motosubatsu Congrats!

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