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Old 09-19-2013, 10:04 AM   #23011
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Ahhhh... the advantages of being deaf... Between the mumbles and reading lips, I have no difficulty with understanding what is being said. I don't even bother with my hearing aids when we watch these days!


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I'm with you Stich! That is why I love watching Netflix on my tablet. I turn on the captions.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #23012
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I agree with everyone on this.

Closed captions worked well for me on my last TV, but the one I have now is a 19" that thinks it's a wall model. The font is so small I can't see it unless I'm no more than two or three feet from it.

And despite the fact that my ears aren't what they used to be, I still have no problem hearing the dialog on old TV shows from the 50s and 60s. In shows today the actors speak in mumbled whispers that are drowned out by blaring music and street noises.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #23013
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Now for something completely different ....

So, how stupid is my boss you ask?
[He's a millionaire and and an 'esteemed' business leader in the community.]

Well, he calls me into his office this afternoon to show me that he's just won a free iPad - just by clicking on this link. He wanted to reassure me that yes, he was VERY careful this time before he clicked. He was the 100,000 visitor to the website, and the box had "This is not a joke" flashing on it -- so it must be legit, right? So he clicked ... and began answering those harmless survey questions .....

Spent the rest of the afternoon 'disinfecting' his hard drive and keeping a straight face .....

Sometimes I wonder how he remembers to breathe ....
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:40 AM   #23014
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Now for something completely different ....

So, how stupid is my boss you ask?
[He's a millionaire and and an 'esteemed' business leader in the community.]

Well, he calls me into his office this afternoon to show me that he's just won a free iPad - just by clicking on this link. He wanted to reassure me that yes, he was VERY careful this time before he clicked. He was the 100,000 visitor to the website, and the box had "This is not a joke" flashing on it -- so it must be legit, right? So he clicked ... and began answering those harmless survey questions .....

Spent the rest of the afternoon 'disinfecting' his hard drive and keeping a straight face .....

Sometimes I wonder how he remembers to breathe ....
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(My condolences to you and your co-workers, pooh.)
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #23015
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:21 AM   #23016
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:59 PM   #23017
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:11 AM   #23018
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I have never gotten a virus, EVER, on my PC machines, and I even have always sticked to Internet Explorer.

Ad/Spyware on the other hand, yeah, those always came through. But easy enough to nuke with the right program.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:31 AM   #23019
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....So, how stupid is my boss you ask?....
I see now why you don't use your real name on these boards.

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...Spent the rest of the afternoon 'disinfecting' his hard drive....
I'll tell you a story, but let me do it via PM.

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Old 09-21-2013, 06:31 AM   #23020
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So, how stupid is my boss you ask?
[He's a millionaire and and an 'esteemed' business leader in the community.]

Well, he calls me into his office this afternoon to show me that he's just won a free iPad - just by clicking on this link.
It's nice to see that these "getting something for free" tricks also work with people who could buy the item without noticing the smallest difference in their purse. Oh, human nature!
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:31 AM   #23021
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It's nice to see that these "getting something for free" tricks also work with people who could buy the item without noticing the smallest difference in their purse. Oh, human nature!
It was my thought too
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #23022
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It's nice to see that these "getting something for free" tricks also work with people who could buy the item without noticing the smallest difference in their purse. Oh, human nature!
Oh ..... I could tell you stories you'd never believe .... about "something for nothing" snaring the wealthy .....


Did I mention years of explaining that just because someone sent you an eCard to your email .... it just might not be from someone you know? DON'T OPEN THAT CARD!!!!! *click* *BAM* *My computer has stopped working .... again ... fix it please ... now .... I want to check my email*
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Did I mention years of explaining that just because someone sent you an eCard to your email .... it just might not be from someone you know? DON'T OPEN THAT CARD!!!!! *click* *BAM* *My computer has stopped working .... again ... fix it please ... now .... I want to check my email*

All I can say is you have more patience with stupid people than me. Good luck I think you will need it

To bad you cannot lock specific websites on his computer
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Now for something completely different ....

So, how stupid is my boss you ask?
[He's a millionaire and and an 'esteemed' business leader in the community.]

Well, he calls me into his office this afternoon to show me that he's just won a free iPad - just by clicking on this link. He wanted to reassure me that yes, he was VERY careful this time before he clicked. He was the 100,000 visitor to the website, and the box had "This is not a joke" flashing on it -- so it must be legit, right? So he clicked ... and began answering those harmless survey questions .....

Spent the rest of the afternoon 'disinfecting' his hard drive and keeping a straight face .....

Sometimes I wonder how he remembers to breathe ....
The scary thing about it is - see my emphasis above.
I bet, keeping the straight face was the hardest part of it.

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It's nice to see that these "getting something for free" tricks also work with people who could buy the item without noticing the smallest difference in their purse. Oh, human nature!
Do you really wonder?

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Oh ..... I could tell you stories you'd never believe .... about "something for nothing" snaring the wealthy .....

Did I mention years of explaining that just because someone sent you an eCard to your email .... it just might not be from someone you know? DON'T OPEN THAT CARD!!!!! *click* *BAM* *My computer has stopped working .... again ... fix it please ... now .... I want to check my email*
As mentioned above, sorry that's your boss... Your real name isn't Dilbert?
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #23025
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The scary thing about it is - see my emphasis above.
I bet, keeping the straight face was the hardest part of it.

I am ready to compete and win in World Championship Poker! I never change expression!



As mentioned above, sorry that's your boss... Your real name isn't Dilbert?
Remember when Dilbert's boss thought his password was '******' - because that's what he saw every time he typed his password into the box? That's the level of non-knowledge I'm dealing with .... daily ....

As long as he signs the paychecks, I'm doomed .....
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