No. You're missing the point. The design of the thing is functional. The plan is not to shoot you. The plan is to get the girl. If there's no girl, then the plan, well, is like the room.

Early ,'Objects In Space'


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JZ - Jan 13, 2021 6:42:30 pm PST #25407 of 25411
See? I gave everybody here an opportunity to tell me what a bad person I am and nobody did, because I fuckin' rule.

megan, h'm. No, I hadn't. We'd had a simple Roku but upgraded to the Ultra because our original wasn't compatible with the TV my dad had gifted us at Christmas 2018. Maybe we could downgrade to a stick? I'm definitely not feeling inclined to *up*grade any further at this point.

The loop mine is stuck in is not recognizing the remote (including the smartphone as remote)--as happens with a smallish remote, we'd misplaced the Ultra remote about a month ago and had been using the previous version's remote with no problems until about 6 on Monday evening, when it abruptly refused to recognize it. Because the two hadn't had any issue communicating for almost a month, and because the remote had been completely rebooted and rebatteried multiple times, the device had been restarted and factory-settings-rebooted twice each AND the same error duplicated with the smartphone remote, I suspected the problem was with the device itself, but all the tech support people insisted it had to be the mote.


Gris - Jan 14, 2021 4:17:59 am PST #25408 of 25411
Hey. New board.

If i were buying a device right now it would be the new Chromecast with Google TV thingy. There are enough things that have Chromecast support and nothing else (things like my yoga app) that i like having Chromecast as an option and the new Google TV also had normal apps and a remote, so it's a best of both worlds thing. As always, though, make sure you so research to make sure the services YOU stream are available for it before switching device providers.


Gris - Jan 14, 2021 4:19:00 am PST #25409 of 25411
Hey. New board.

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sj - Jan 14, 2021 4:54:00 am PST #25410 of 25411
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

We have the roku stick and the only problem we have had is it occasionally overheats and needs to be unplugged for a few minutes and then it reboots.


Toddson - Jan 14, 2021 12:08:59 pm PST #25411 of 25411
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

I'm about to trash my office computer and going back to ... something. We had a forced "upgrade" Monday (I think). My computer is now running about half speed and every time I try to do something in any program after a pause, the screen bounces up and down. Every time. When I'm trying to use File Explorer (I think that's what it's called these days), it keeps dumping me to the wrong directory so it's taking a lot longer to actually find the right directory and file. I keep clicking on the wrong one because it's bounced up/down and dumped me at the wrong one.

We're now going to MS Teams ... this is, I believe, our THIRD sharing/collaborating/whatever feature in the office. And it's not working. At least not working right. I received six emails saying I'd missed a call - all from the same number - and to check for voicemails. There were no voicemails.

I wanted to leave a greeting, since I won't be able to get into the office next week. MAYBE next Friday - my office is right in the middle of things, so there's no surface transportation (bus, cab, Uber, Lyft ... although the skateboarders seem to be able to get by), they closing all rail stations in the area Saturday. So I thought it would be nice to leave a message letting people know why no one's answering the phone.

I'm trying to get some work done and the only suggestion is to hand the computer over to our new tech support people - for an indefinite period - to see if they can fix it. arrggghhhhh


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