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« Reply #120 on: December 27, 2017, 11:49:47 PM »
Somewhat prior to IBM ---

http://izquotes.com/quote/85922

As I said, " It was from an infamous person, well disliked. BUT, it does make a point."
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« Reply #121 on: December 28, 2017, 09:57:10 AM »
Rick, I think Hitler's other quotes make points too.  Scary.

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« Reply #122 on: December 28, 2017, 01:22:47 PM »
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)
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« Reply #123 on: January 31, 2018, 07:11:41 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing more posts in this discussion. I haven't been posting (or reading) many of the folders for awhile for various reasons, and I miss them.

Callie - Your gripe about using the word loose in place of lose caught my attention! That's one of my biggest gripes and seems to be used more and more frequently.

Newspapers no longer have proofreaders and the spelling on social media is horrendous! It appears that schools don't stress grammar or sentence structure anymore.

Another thing that concerns me is the trend toward not teaching cursive handwriting in schools. Fortunately, my great-grands attend a school where it's still taught and my 11 yr. old great-granddaughter shows promise of being good at it.

I am so sorry to hear of Hal Kelley's passing. I will miss him!

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« Reply #124 on: January 31, 2018, 08:30:36 PM »
I also don't post as much as I did. Also for various reasons, like additional responsibilities around here.

Living here in the NY Metro area I am very accustomed to fractured English. In addition English and History were stumbling blocks for me way back in those great school years. BUT --- I try  ???

My latest gripe is the poor control of the volume of TV stations. While comfortably listening to TV at a nice level a commercial pops in at a level that would wake the dead. Do I listen? No, I mute it.  At the risk of sounding like a sexist I also don't care for the new voice quality of many of the younger females I hear on TV. I think something has altered or damaged their voices.

I agree with Beverly.  MORE posts here
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« Reply #125 on: January 31, 2018, 09:29:37 PM »
I haven't posted in the Gripe folder because I don't have any gripes, or I should say I posted them elsewhere because others started the posts.  I do try to post daily in two or three folders, just not all of them.

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« Reply #126 on: January 31, 2018, 10:57:43 PM »
Here's a quick gripe. I spent the last three hours deleting one program and then digging through boxes and baskets to find another similar program and then through more paperwork for the new, used program's serial number.

All of this came about because of Big Brother Microsoft. I store the majority of my programs, documents, graphics on an external drive so the applications I use, look for the info on that external drive. BB Microsoft continues to re-add and re-direct with empty file folders back on to C Drive even though nothing's stored there. So I waste valuable time deleting their folders and then re-directing the program back to where it needs to look.

They also, within a program that is not a Microsoft owned program, add empty folders redirecting the information to One Drive even though One Drive has been deleted from my computer for over a year! Not to mention periodically turning my touchpad back on when I have it turned off! Now I realize that this is tied into their "Updates," but it has already made one program unusable and has me very frustrated!
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« Reply #127 on: January 31, 2018, 11:29:10 PM »
What Windows version are you dealing with?

I would think a well designed program might "suggest" a location for it's empty folders but give you the option to select your own location.
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« Reply #128 on: January 31, 2018, 11:32:08 PM »
Windows ten. Microsoft tells me that I must be somehow doing all this as it couldn't be them....

Rammel, they are adding their one drive folders to a program more than once, that is not made by Microsoft and redirecting the information I had pointing to programs within the external drive to C:/One Drive even though One Drive has not been on my computer for over a year!! This and re-engaging my touchpad happens with each of their updates.

This is not a one time, but several repeated instances
where Microsoft attempts to override the program's instructions in their favor.



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« Reply #129 on: January 31, 2018, 11:38:45 PM »
"then digging through boxes and baskets to find "

Do we all have that problem ?  I think so.  When we print out that important stuff we know we will remember where it is. But then -------------- :tickedoff:   :idiot2:   ---- never to be found again.
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« Reply #130 on: January 31, 2018, 11:43:38 PM »
I'm not using W-10 yet, but - might there be a way to opt out of MS's "One Drive"?  Just deleting there one drive file(s) on your puter may not do that.
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« Reply #131 on: January 31, 2018, 11:45:39 PM »
Put    can i opt out of "One drive"?    into google.

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« Reply #132 on: January 31, 2018, 11:57:30 PM »
I Googled how to delete One Drive from my computer and it hasn't been on my computer for close to two years. I tried that with Cortana, but since Microsoft made it an integral part of 10, you can only turn it off, not delete it. Here is an example.

I use Corel's PSP program to do graphics. Corel is not owned by Microsoft, it only works with Microsoft as do numerous other software programs. After each Microsoft Update, folders show up in Corel for each of that program's functions, redirecting them to C:/One Drive.

Except there is no One Drive on C or elsewhere and the functions should have folders directing them to E:/ Corel. I have to go in repeatedly and manually change them back to E:/ Drive.


Actually, the only reason any of the programs are on C Drive is that they will not completely run on an external drive, only their functions will.
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« Reply #133 on: February 01, 2018, 12:08:25 AM »
https://techjourney.net/disable-or-uninstall-onedrive-completely-in-windows-10/     Seems to have a couple/few ways to deal with One Drive.  If MS keeps re-enabling it with updates, then I don't know what to say, except disable it after each update.

If it's just dropping extra folders on your puter I wouldn't be concerned. They don't take up much space.

Reminds me of the days of IE and Netscape, or the JAVA war.
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« Reply #134 on: February 01, 2018, 12:22:06 AM »
Rick, I'm not communicating very well in my frustration. First, I went in and disabled and removed One Drive from my computer back in the summer of 2016. The program is not on my computer.

Second, after an update, Microsoft doesn't just install empty folders in programs not owned or serviced by Microsoft.

They add empty folders and actually redirect all files to a nonexistent area on another drive. They redirect to C:/ One Drive which doesn't exist. This means that program stops working as I have directed it to go to E Drive to function.

The program, One Drive isn't being enabled as it isn't on my computer. Only Big Brother Microsoft's redirecting is causing my programs to stop functioning.
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« Reply #135 on: February 01, 2018, 12:38:59 AM »
Is it possible that the PSP version for W-10 is deciding to use One Drive, possibly because it uses lots of space.

Suggestion - go to a PSP discussion area and see if others have a similar problem and what the fix is.

I never cared for "Cloud" cxxx.  What happens if you lose your net connection? No computer use?  There has also been some Cloud intrusions.
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« Reply #136 on: February 01, 2018, 12:54:23 AM »
I use a physical 4T external drive.
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