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Forum: Rantidote 02 October 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
DawnStorm, LinkedIn may, even worse, be sending...

DawnStorm, LinkedIn may, even worse, be sending repeated emails to everybody in your address book.

They've annoyed me so much over the years that I don't want anything to do with them.

ETA: to...
Forum: Rantidote 27 August 2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
If I want to buy a lamp, I will buy a lamp. ...

If I want to buy a lamp, I will buy a lamp.

If I buy some other piece of equipment, whether it's a monitor or a cordless landline phone or anything else, I do not want it to have indicator lamps...
Forum: Rantidote 30 March 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
Dear almost-certainly-not-Amazon, The more...

Dear almost-certainly-not-Amazon,

The more often you send my ipad that popup claiming I've won something on Amazon by being such a great customer (even though I've never bought anything from...
Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
And there's a difference between "they're...

And there's a difference between "they're alright" and "they are all right".
Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
Good point, erwins. I wasn't thinking of that...

Good point, erwins. I wasn't thinking of that meaning of can not; but it is definitely another meaning, and one that gets lost if the words are automatically run together.
Forum: Rantidote 03 February 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
Well, if one in six things being published were...

Well, if one in six things being published were still being created by woodcut printing.

I was going to say that I'd generally use cannot but would use can not for certain purposes of tone or...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
Dear Mac 10.13.2, There is supposed to be a...

Dear Mac 10.13.2,

There is supposed to be a difference between 'sleep', 'restart', and 'shut down'. If I ask you to do the first, you should not be substituting one of the others.

(This is...
Forum: Rantidote 12 January 2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
Semi-dear new iPad, Why, oh why, will Pages...

Semi-dear new iPad,

Why, oh why, will Pages not load, whatever I do?

Not-as-dear-as-you-used-to-be-Apple:

Why, oh why, when I search you for various permutations and wordings of why isn't...
Forum: Rantidote 08 January 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
Dear new computer (thanks very much, assorted...

Dear new computer (thanks very much, assorted family!):

I should not have to worry about accidentally doing something that will wind up causing you to remove all my documents from my computer and...
Forum: Rantidote 04 January 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
Dear Apple: It would be nice if those...

Dear Apple:

It would be nice if those instructions on how to use the iPad that come loaded on the iPad as an ibooks document were more complete, or more accurate, or whatever.

After several...
Forum: Rantidote 28 December 2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
Unfortunately, my ISP hasn't. And I have...

Unfortunately, my ISP hasn't.

And I have extremely limited choice for ISP. The alternative doesn't seem likely to be any better.

(Also, seeing DawnStorm's comment right after the second line of...
Forum: Rantidote 13 December 2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
That would incline me to stay as far away from...

That would incline me to stay as far away from Yahoo as possible. (Staying away from them entirely ain't easy.) And also from whatever level of company made that agreement with them. (Though whether...
Forum: Rantidote 13 December 2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
I wasn't even in Word; though hearing reports of...

I wasn't even in Word; though hearing reports of that sort all the time is part of what makes me reluctant to pay for it. I was in Textedit, which doesn't usually do that sort of thing to me; but it...
Forum: Rantidote 12 December 2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
I'm referring to clauses in a contract. Stop...

I'm referring to clauses in a contract. Stop turning (c) into !

(I figured out what I needed to turn off to get it to stop doing that, eventually.)
Forum: Rantidote 30 November 2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 29,560
Posted By thorny locust
But you're not supposed to be at Some Place, even...

But you're not supposed to be at Some Place, even when you are! You're supposed to be on Google!
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