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  • Started 5 years ago by Lighthouse
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Lighthouse
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...at least until the OP's problem has been solved.
Better yet, keep it in OT.

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Xhi
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<---------------- Salutes smartly. As he turns to go he hears the words, "Carry on!"

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6card
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Xhi ... what do you mean, "messing around"?

And LH, what is "OT"?"

sixcard

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Xhi
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I did not say "messing around" anywhere in my reply??????

OT = Off Topic in H2G, Overtime in Sports, in the Bible = Old Testiment, Medically = Occupational Therapy.

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6card
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Xhi, sorry about the my goof. In fact my reply was not intended toward you. But, Lighthouse, what does "messing about" mean?

The OT, as it applies to HtG, was a sufficient answer.

No need for hostility. Just trying to learn. Not all of us are as up to speed as you.

sixcard

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raphoenix
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Xhi
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@6card: I was not being hostile, I was just "messing about".

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6card
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OK, thanks ...

BTW, OT may = Old Timer.

six

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Xhi
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raphoenix
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Half the folks on HTG Have Console and the other half do not so in YouTube Competition,
the Haves always win. It is the Way of the World. :(

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Doc70030
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Don't worry, my son calls me old man. He had stated that I knew about building and repairing computers but he knew more about software...I kept silent. Then he needed help with his laptop, I bought a universal charger, enough to fix it, and made it reload itself and made reload disks for it from it...his response was wow you know how to do that...sometimes I think I need a rider's crop or a rolled up news paper for my adult son.

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Enthusiast
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Doc70030, It's a generational thing. Kids are unwilling to believe their parents could have learned anything they haven't been exposed to. One day my daughter came home from school and was telling me about her day and what she learned. After which I expounded on the topics, bringing up points I thought would be interesting to her. After which, her eyebrows raised and she exclaimed "How did you know that?" I laughed and told her, "I went to school when I was younger also." :)

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Lighthouse
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What I mean is threads like this,
https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/router-question-2?replies=5&view=all

The OP posts a legitimate question, as do the next 3 questions and answer. After that it goes off the chart.

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jcx
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@ LH` r u referring to xhi's cockney slang answer,
that is quite obviously ot.
probably just meant 2 b self explanatory, or summit.
btw;just as Jason Statham is either ot or just oldtimey
(prime example of off topic^^ + likely irrelevant)
just seem 2 hav the urge 2 see an image of the bad man..

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Lighthouse
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Things like,
https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/uninstalled-kb971033-now-laptop-reboooting-constantly?replies=11#post-281846
and anything that is not helpful to the OP.

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Hermitt
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Oh, you mean the OP who clearly stated that he illegally activated Windows using an "Activator" as he called it then installed the windows update file KB971033 which nailed the OS as being Pirated/illegally activated?
I was shocked when that thread was NOT CLOSED by a moderator. ;)

Jim

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warlock
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Lighthouse
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warlock
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Not available in my country. I am banned.

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Lighthouse
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Different one, but along the same lines,


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Lighthouse
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Or,
http://play.kendincos.us/11781.....ert-6.html

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warlock
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Having a country problem. last post cannot be played in embedded videos. That is it, moving to France. Someday.

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jcx
Posts: 129

Lucky u dnt have a Steve tyler prob.
All that messin around, would b just that.
Whoever in the band was doing that must have
been just that, so similar 2 the late great stevie Ray.
r.i.p.. thx warlock, bon &`orevuar'

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Sirmentio
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Quick question:
What is this "Op" Problem?
Sorry for the noobish question but still, what is with it?

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vistamike
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Sirmentio, the OP is the 'original poster', the guy who first posted in a particular thread, to jump in without knowledge is considered hijacking, which we disapprove of

Mike

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Lighthouse
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Can also refer to the origional post.

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Xhi
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OP is also my initials, but I never take it personally.

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warlock
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We do talk about you often on here.

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jcx
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Speaking of great `au pairs,
the bonny prince "charmming charlie" as arrived down under!
& sme other bloke aswell.
U want im back uK?

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Lighthouse
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What's wrong with Tasmania ?

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vistamike
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You can keep him but he'll bore your plants to tears with idle chit-chat

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jcx
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@ LH- It's got Ausies in it, the 1 good thing is there's no mining, alot of
de foresting upsetting people, any1 else?.

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Lighthouse
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Not good for the devils and the tigers then.

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