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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1600 on: October 28, 2022, 08:51:55 PM »

If they drop off your body at the wrong cemetery, do they rehearse it to take it to the correct spot?

Yes, that's what a rehearsal is.

In all seriousness, the two words have the same etymology.  The root for both comes from the Old French herce, which was a harrow or large rake.  A hearse, in the funerary sense, first referred to a chandelier hung over the body of the deceased, because its frame and arms resembled a harrow.  Then, eventually, it came to refer to any framework structure erected in a similar context, such as cart built to carry the deceased to his grave.  Likewise, to rehearse something is to metaphorically go over it again and again, which is what someone does in a literal sense with a harrow:  both keep turning the material over and over until it's ready.

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1601 on: October 30, 2022, 01:17:23 PM »

I just submitted my Travel Mapping updates for my trip to Las Vegas. GitHub automatically assigned my changes pull request number 7777. Appropriate, considering the destination!
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1602 on: November 01, 2022, 12:26:09 PM »

Pro tip for using Windows:  Don't click "end task" on Windows Explorer.  I mistakenly did that instead of restarting it, and then it took some ingenuity to figure out how to relaunch it without restarting my computer.
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« Reply #1603 on: November 01, 2022, 12:31:39 PM »

Pro tip for using Windows:  Don't click "end task" on Windows Explorer.  I mistakenly did that instead of restarting it, and then it took some ingenuity to figure out how to relaunch it without restarting my computer.

I've pranked people doing that before. That and also this website.

It's easy to fix Windows Explorer actually if you know how: just press Win+R, type explorer.exe, and press Enter.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1604 on: November 01, 2022, 12:36:01 PM »

It's easy to fix Windows Explorer actually if you know how: just press Win+R, type explorer.exe, and press Enter.

No, it isn't that easy.  After I ended-task Windows Explorer, I could no longer use the Win+ hotkeys.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1605 on: November 01, 2022, 01:00:43 PM »

File -> Run new task

Unrelated, working in an office the day after Halloween is awesome due to all the leftover candy.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1606 on: November 01, 2022, 01:05:13 PM »

File -> Run new task

"File" ... where?



For what it's worth, the way I got it to re-launch was to...

 1.  Alt-Tab to open an e-mail draft I had going in Outlook
 2.  File menu → Save As
 3.  Right-click on a folder → Open in new window
 4.  Navigate to C:\Windows\
 5.  Double-click on explorer
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« Reply #1607 on: November 01, 2022, 01:06:51 PM »

File -> Run new task

"File" ... where?



For what it's worth, the way I got it to re-launch was to...

 1.  Alt-Tab to open an e-mail draft I had going in Outlook
 2.  File menu → Save As
 3.  Right-click on a folder → Open in new window
 4.  Navigate to C:\Windows\
 5.  Double-click on explorer

File in Task Manager. Ctrl+Alt+Del. I thought Win+R still worked, but maybe not. Ctrl+Alt+Del definitely still works.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1608 on: November 01, 2022, 01:08:08 PM »



File -> Run new task

"File" ... where?



For what it's worth, the way I got it to re-launch was to...

 1.  Alt-Tab to open an e-mail draft I had going in Outlook
 2.  File menu → Save As
 3.  Right-click on a folder → Open in new window
 4.  Navigate to C:\Windows\
 5.  Double-click on explorer

File in Task Manager. Ctrl+Alt+Del. I thought Win+R still worked, but maybe not. Ctrl+Alt+Del definitely still works.

Ah, yes, thank you!  I never realized I could do that from the Task Manager.
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« Reply #1609 on: November 01, 2022, 02:08:28 PM »

It's actually Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch Task Manager directly in recent versions of Windows--the three-finger salute now takes you to a blue screen with options to lock, switch user, change password, sign out, and launch Task Manager.  And I thought Explorer (meaning the Windows shell, not the file chooser) restarted itself automatically when it crashes.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1610 on: November 01, 2022, 02:13:00 PM »

It's actually Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch Task Manager directly in recent versions of Windows--the three-finger salute now takes you to a blue screen with options to lock, switch user, change password, sign out, and launch Task Manager.

No practical difference, as I was able to choose Task Manager from the options.  But thanks, I'll try to remember the Ctrl+Shift+Esc as the new three-finger salute.

And I thought Explorer (meaning the Windows shell, not the file chooser) restarted itself automatically when it crashes.

I think it does when it crashes, but apparently not when you manually tell it to stop running..?
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« Reply #1611 on: November 01, 2022, 03:14:33 PM »

It's actually Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch Task Manager directly in recent versions of Windows--the three-finger salute now takes you to a blue screen with options to lock, switch user, change password, sign out, and launch Task Manager.

No practical difference, as I was able to choose Task Manager from the options.  But thanks, I'll try to remember the Ctrl+Shift+Esc as the new three-finger salute.

And I thought Explorer (meaning the Windows shell, not the file chooser) restarted itself automatically when it crashes.

I think it does when it crashes, but apparently not when you manually tell it to stop running..?

I've had to manually run explorer.exe a few times when something just isn't running right.

I remember that was a good way to neutralize Windows 95/98 to the point where you'd have to reach to for the power switch to restart Windows.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1612 on: November 01, 2022, 03:58:17 PM »

I have to restart it every few months, when little popups (I forget what they're called, when you mouse over something and a tiny box pops up) start reusing to go away until I mouse over them a second time.
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« Reply #1613 on: November 01, 2022, 03:58:45 PM »

(I forget what they're called, when you mouse over something and a tiny box pops up)

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1614 on: November 01, 2022, 04:43:23 PM »

For those who jump all over people who use the word "dethaw" instead of "thaw", claiming that the de- prefix makes it mean the opposite of what the person intends...

I'm curious to know how you would define the following words:
  defraud
  delimit
  denote

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1615 on: November 01, 2022, 05:37:31 PM »

“Fraud” to me is an attempted act, “defrauding” would be successfully pulling off said act. 
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« Reply #1616 on: November 01, 2022, 06:19:27 PM »

“Fraud” to me is an attempted act, “defrauding” would be successfully pulling off said act. 

Well, at least you don't think it means to have all your swindled money given back to you.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1617 on: November 03, 2022, 11:45:41 PM »

Every now and then I start to wonder if being in the south for the past 23 years has provided me with ample opportunity to buy spicier snacks and sauces that I wouldn't be able to get in the New York Tri-State area, unless I ordered them from a catalog, or bought them at a spice shop. The suburbs of Tampa-St. Pete aren't that close to Louisiana hot sauce territory, but you can certainly find Cheetos XXXtra Flaming Hot Cheese crunches, and hotter than average Tobasco sauce and Frank's Hot Sauce flavors. The aunt and uncle I stay with in Bayside when I drive up north couldn't believe that Frito-Lay made anything hotter that Flaming Hot Cheetos.

 
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« Reply #1618 on: November 04, 2022, 11:06:47 AM »

For those who jump all over people who use the word "dethaw" instead of "thaw", claiming that the de- prefix makes it mean the opposite of what the person intends...

I'm curious to know how you would define the following words:
  defraud
  delimit
  denote

 :hmmm:

I don't think I've heard anyone actually say or seen the word "dethaw"...it just sounds redundant. (Or is that de-en-un-ex-non-pro-sub-supra-redundant?)

Denote seems to have an external connotation versus internal connotation; you do not "denote something" for yourself. Delimit seems to also have the same connotation, though they seem to have more specific meaning.

Verbing weirds language.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1619 on: November 04, 2022, 12:19:05 PM »

^Dethaw is straight up not a word. That's why it's incorrect, because it doesn't exist.

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1620 on: November 04, 2022, 01:18:31 PM »

Dethaw is straight up not a word. That's why it's incorrect, because it doesn't exist.

'Unthaw' is, however, and has been in use as a synonym of 'thaw' since the late 16th Century.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1621 on: November 06, 2022, 07:49:15 AM »

Dethaw is straight up not a word. That's why it's incorrect, because it doesn't exist.

'Unthaw' is, however, and has been in use as a synonym of 'thaw' since the late 16th Century.

As a synonym? Did you mean antonym?
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« Reply #1622 on: November 06, 2022, 09:01:29 AM »

Dethaw is straight up not a word. That's why it's incorrect, because it doesn't exist.

'Unthaw' is, however, and has been in use as a synonym of 'thaw' since the late 16th Century.

As a synonym? Did you mean antonym?

No he didn’t. Look it up:

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Verb 1. dethaw - become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
Synonyms: thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, melt, dissolve

A little bit of searching suggests it is probably a bit of nonstandard English that arose as a cross between “defrost” and “thaw”.
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« Reply #1623 on: November 06, 2022, 12:26:42 PM »

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« Reply #1624 on: November 06, 2022, 01:15:32 PM »

George Carlin's line: "Flammable, inflammable, non-flammable: why are there 3? Either something flams or it doesn't."

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