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Old 06-25-2019, 06:52 PM
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(Also I have considered finding the people responsible and punching them right in the fucking face.)
Please do so.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:56 PM
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Although you might also want to explain what you mean by callbacks.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:21 PM
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Although you might also want to explain what you mean by callbacks.
The callbacks I'm complaining about hijack your back button to redirect you to a site's homepage instead of the site you're trying to get back to. (I know callbacks can do other things, but I also know everyone knew the kind I meant.)

Huffington Post is a major offender. I only ever end up there when I'm not paying attention, anyway, and then they add injury to insult by trying to trap me there.
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That's bad.

I don't experience that much - I guess because I tend to open such things in new tabs and then close the tab when done. But I am angry on your behalf anyway.
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I really really miss the Radio Shacks of yore. From before the toys and phones, and before they started demanding your long form birth certificate whenever you bought anything. Just the store you could go into and buy things like adapters and batteries and cables and stuff like that. Kind of weird and fucked up that people have so many more electronics now, but there's somehow LESS demand for the things you need to use them.
I blame the early cell-phone explosion and it's complete-and-total-lack of standardization. There was just NO WAY anyone could stock all the right adapters - but a few places tried anyway. The surplus market is flooded with the unsold results even now.

Also, USB has done a lot of good standards-wise, but also made it almost as easy to get a USB-to-whatever converter than it is to get the freaking piece of cable you really needed.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:17 AM
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Also, USB has done a lot of good standards-wise, but also made it almost as easy to get a USB-to-whatever converter than it is to get the freaking piece of cable you really needed.
And to get USB-powered anything. Lights, desk fans, personal nuclear power station, anything.
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Ha! I just tossed a box of over a dozen questionably made USB to wall adapters that have collected from all sorts of random devices like fans, table top fusion reactors, etc. Tossed because I somehow have found myself with an excess of small iphone and ipad style adapters and perhaps I donít need a backup to the backup box of adapters.
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I find myself wading knee-deep through micro-SD card to SD card adapters. You seem to get one free with every SD card you buy now, and they are, of course, too valuable and potentially useful to throw away.

I think I'll have to glue them together to make a model of Jabba the Hutt or something - before they take up all the space in the house.
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I find myself wading knee-deep through micro-SD card to SD card adapters. You seem to get one free with every SD card you buy now, and they are, of course, too valuable and potentially useful to throw away.

I think I'll have to glue them together to make a model of Jabba the Hutt or something - before they take up all the space in the house.
ugh I have this problem with old low-capacity thumb drives. Like that 128mb one I got at a conference in 2006, it still works and what if I need it one day. I used to have a little bag of them, now I have a cigar box of them. Can I donate them to a school? They can hand them out to needy kids, and maybe they can trade it for drugs. Can I trade it for drugs?
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You can put some mal ware on them and leave them around places, see what happens.

I have, of course, no idea how to do that. I'd probably leave media of puppies or something instead.
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Do some good for charity.

Scratch 3.0 BTC, 4.2 BTC, etc... into each one, give them to various charity shops and tell them to put them on sale for $20. They'll sell like hotcakes.
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