Official "I can't keep up with technology" thread

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  1. MrYeahbut

    MrYeahbut 4 Food groups: beans, chili, cheese, bacon Contributor

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    Having all kinds of problems with new VOIP phone system... dropped calls, intercom doesn't work, voice mail won't retrieve etc etc. My general manager turned a certain shade of purple and she* was ready to break someone's face. Hours talking to tech support, comcast et al. I upgraded my internet to 75mg but as it turns out, the dude** who installed the firewall only dedicated 5mg to the phone system!!! No freaking wonder it didn't work properly!! Who are these people???


    * Please substitute 'they' for gender neutral pronoun if you are so inclined.

    ** My granddaughter and her friends call each other dude sometimes so I guess that's gender neutral.
     
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    puckhead Waxing Gibbous Contributor

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    You need more milligrams!!
     
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    I'm already taking the maximum allowable dosage by law.....

    https://www.viibryd.com/ ® (vilazodone HCI) is a prescription medicine indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.


    another rant, my co-pay has tripled in the last couple of years- tier 2 to tier 4, they should make it free because people like me shouldn't be let out of their cage without it.
     
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    MrYeahbut 4 Food groups: beans, chili, cheese, bacon Contributor

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    Wife giving me meds before she lets me out..

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    MrYeahbut 4 Food groups: beans, chili, cheese, bacon Contributor

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    Samsung changed charging port type on their Galaxy phones. I tried to save a buck by using the one I already have to charge my new phone in my truck, so I bought an adapter from Amazon. The connector is so short I have to take the entire case off in order to get it to connect. It takes me longer to get the case on and off than it does to charge the phone!! It's worthless. Of course, they only come in packages of 3, another $30 down the terlet.


    "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation"

    Sincerely,

    Henry David Thoreau
     
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    BigRedRage We are not getting rid of Rosen Contributor

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    you can get a decent USB-C cord for your vehicle at the gas station for like 20 bucks.
     
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    puckhead Waxing Gibbous Contributor

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    I just bought four 6-footers for like $20-25 on Monoprice. They go on sale all the time there.
     
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    BigRedRage We are not getting rid of Rosen Contributor

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    I didn't want to overwhelm him with technology links
     
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    puckhead Waxing Gibbous Contributor

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    Good point. Let's have him post his credit card number and just buy the darn things for him. I'm confident he can work the mailbox. :D
     
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    MrYeahbut 4 Food groups: beans, chili, cheese, bacon Contributor

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    MrY = sit·ting duck

    Dictionary result for sitting duck
    /ˌsidiNG ˈdək/
    noun
    INFORMAL
    1. a person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger.

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    MrYeahbut 4 Food groups: beans, chili, cheese, bacon Contributor

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    Netflix won't load on Fire Cube, it just sits there with a little circle going round and round like it's updating. I let it go for like 30 min and still nuttin'. WTH?? All this crap is just maddening.

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    Reboot the cube and try again. If it still doesn't work, reboot your router and modem, wait a minute or two and then turn on the cube and try again. My Xbox occasionally will freeze on the same screen so a restart usually fixes it.
     
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    MrYeahbut 4 Food groups: beans, chili, cheese, bacon Contributor

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    I tried rebooting like you suggested but it didn't fix it. I actually Googled and found instructions on how to delete Netflix cache and data... I did so with trepidation as you can't always trust the interwebs but it worked... At least for now.

    Thanks!
     
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    MrYeahbut 4 Food groups: beans, chili, cheese, bacon Contributor

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    I get a long list of updates for apps like every other day. Why do these need to be updated so often??

    Mr Smart ass (easy guess who that is) will tell me to not have so many apps on my phone.
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    Well just for that, I'm not going to tell you. :p
     

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