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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5800 on: May 25, 2017, 12:19:31 PM »
While I militantly remove any extraneous programs or bloatware on my personal computers, when I'm using something that doesn't belong to me and is the property of my employer, I generally don't go around trying to alter it without their permission and against their policies.

I always see people going on about how they tried to uninstall something, or they don't want to do 내PC지키미 on schedule like literally every teacher in the school has to. And then the person who's in charge of all the computers in the whole school has to come and restore everything because they're doing your job.

Maybe - maybe - if you didn't make the tech's life more difficult by causing them extra work, your hardware might get updated a little sooner.

Of course, some people are genuinely unlucky and get stuck with garbage computers.

But it's not the tech's fault that those programs have to be installed, so stop being a jerk and making them continuously have to reinstall it over and over again and then being snarky and implying you think they're dumb or incompetent. Jeez.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5801 on: May 25, 2017, 12:27:03 PM »
While I militantly remove any extraneous programs or bloatware on my personal computers, when I'm using something that doesn't belong to me and is the property of my employer, I generally don't go around trying to alter it without their permission and against their policies.

I always see people going on about how they tried to uninstall something, or they don't want to do 내PC지키미 on schedule like literally every teacher in the school has to. And then the person who's in charge of all the computers in the whole school has to come and restore everything because they're doing your job.

Maybe - maybe - if you didn't make the tech's life more difficult by causing them extra work, your hardware might get updated a little sooner.

Of course, some people are genuinely unlucky and get stuck with garbage computers.

But it's not the tech's fault that those programs have to be installed, so stop being a jerk and making them continuously have to reinstall it over and over again and then being snarky and implying you think they're dumb or incompetent. Jeez.

Buy your own laptop, bring it to school.
Get a decent phone contract, tether your own WIFI.

Cheapskate ESL teachers are the absolute worst.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5802 on: May 25, 2017, 12:29:24 PM »
While I militantly remove any extraneous programs or bloatware on my personal computers, when I'm using something that doesn't belong to me and is the property of my employer, I generally don't go around trying to alter it without their permission and against their policies.

I always see people going on about how they tried to uninstall something, or they don't want to do 내PC지키미 on schedule like literally every teacher in the school has to. And then the person who's in charge of all the computers in the whole school has to come and restore everything because they're doing your job.

Maybe - maybe - if you didn't make the tech's life more difficult by causing them extra work, your hardware might get updated a little sooner.

Of course, some people are genuinely unlucky and get stuck with garbage computers.

But it's not the tech's fault that those programs have to be installed, so stop being a jerk and making them continuously have to reinstall it over and over again and then being snarky and implying you think they're dumb or incompetent. Jeez.

No, I get it. Those are all valid points.

  But those programmes are by and large intended to prevent the distribution of student's personal information, and to prevent teachers from using the computers to pursue unethical activities while at work. I don't *have* any of my student's personal info (and wouldn't share it even if I had), and the only unethical things I do with my computer is use it to view certain Waygook threads (:huh:). Furthermore, most of the programmes are in Korean, and definitely slow down both the comp, and me, which prevents me from doing my job properly.

      I delete nothing, and certainly don't make work for the IT staff (although she could use a bit more work, IMHO). Everything they want on my computer stays on it: I just use another partition, which I will erase when I eventually leave my school.

It's a win-win. :azn:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5803 on: May 25, 2017, 12:31:47 PM »
While I militantly remove any extraneous programs or bloatware on my personal computers, when I'm using something that doesn't belong to me and is the property of my employer, I generally don't go around trying to alter it without their permission and against their policies.

I always see people going on about how they tried to uninstall something, or they don't want to do 내PC지키미 on schedule like literally every teacher in the school has to. And then the person who's in charge of all the computers in the whole school has to come and restore everything because they're doing your job.

Maybe - maybe - if you didn't make the tech's life more difficult by causing them extra work, your hardware might get updated a little sooner.

Of course, some people are genuinely unlucky and get stuck with garbage computers.

But it's not the tech's fault that those programs have to be installed, so stop being a jerk and making them continuously have to reinstall it over and over again and then being snarky and implying you think they're dumb or incompetent. Jeez.

Buy your own laptop, bring it to school.
Get a decent phone contract, tether your own WIFI.

Cheapskate ESL teachers are the absolute worst.

Alternatively, just be nice to the tech person at your school and always English office and Windows, and a relatively fast computer. It's always worked out well for me.

Plus, out of curiosity, I checked how much memory and processor power it takes to have AhnLab and and other security check programs running in the background (they're running on mine right now). My PC is running Win10 and I'm hovering at around 7% CPU usage (of which 5% are my internet browser and Task Manager) and 55% memory usage (of which almost all is my internet browser).

Those programs really don't hog many resources.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5804 on: May 25, 2017, 12:40:03 PM »
While I militantly remove any extraneous programs or bloatware on my personal computers, when I'm using something that doesn't belong to me and is the property of my employer, I generally don't go around trying to alter it without their permission and against their policies.

I always see people going on about how they tried to uninstall something, or they don't want to do 내PC지키미 on schedule like literally every teacher in the school has to. And then the person who's in charge of all the computers in the whole school has to come and restore everything because they're doing your job.

Maybe - maybe - if you didn't make the tech's life more difficult by causing them extra work, your hardware might get updated a little sooner.

Of course, some people are genuinely unlucky and get stuck with garbage computers.

But it's not the tech's fault that those programs have to be installed, so stop being a jerk and making them continuously have to reinstall it over and over again and then being snarky and implying you think they're dumb or incompetent. Jeez.

Buy your own laptop, bring it to school.
Get a decent phone contract, tether your own WIFI.

Cheapskate ESL teachers are the absolute worst.

Alternatively, just be nice to the tech person at your school and always English office and Windows, and a relatively fast computer. It's always worked out well for me.

Plus, out of curiosity, I checked how much memory and processor power it takes to have AhnLab and and other security check programs running in the background (they're running on mine right now). My PC is running Win10 and I'm hovering at around 7% CPU usage (of which 5% are my internet browser and Task Manager) and 55% memory usage (of which almost all is my internet browser).

Those programs really don't hog many resources.
What is with you and Korean internet, security software?  Do you have shares in an internet startup here  or something?
Everytime someone criticises the shitshow that is the internet/computering in Korea you pop up telling how 'dope' and 'rad' internet banking is, gmarket, neis etc.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5805 on: May 25, 2017, 12:51:00 PM »
While I militantly remove any extraneous programs or bloatware on my personal computers, when I'm using something that doesn't belong to me and is the property of my employer, I generally don't go around trying to alter it without their permission and against their policies.

I always see people going on about how they tried to uninstall something, or they don't want to do 내PC지키미 on schedule like literally every teacher in the school has to. And then the person who's in charge of all the computers in the whole school has to come and restore everything because they're doing your job.

Maybe - maybe - if you didn't make the tech's life more difficult by causing them extra work, your hardware might get updated a little sooner.

Of course, some people are genuinely unlucky and get stuck with garbage computers.

But it's not the tech's fault that those programs have to be installed, so stop being a jerk and making them continuously have to reinstall it over and over again and then being snarky and implying you think they're dumb or incompetent. Jeez.

Buy your own laptop, bring it to school.
Get a decent phone contract, tether your own WIFI.

Cheapskate ESL teachers are the absolute worst.

Alternatively, just be nice to the tech person at your school and always English office and Windows, and a relatively fast computer. It's always worked out well for me.

Plus, out of curiosity, I checked how much memory and processor power it takes to have AhnLab and and other security check programs running in the background (they're running on mine right now). My PC is running Win10 and I'm hovering at around 7% CPU usage (of which 5% are my internet browser and Task Manager) and 55% memory usage (of which almost all is my internet browser).

Those programs really don't hog many resources.
What is with you and Korean internet, security software?  Do you have shares in an internet startup here  or something?
Everytime someone criticises the shitshow that is the internet/computering in Korea you pop up telling how 'dope' and 'rad' internet banking is, gmarket, neis etc.

I... I feel like you didn't actually read what I wrote.

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I militantly remove any extraneous programs or bloatware on my personal computers
[because I don't like them].

I never do any banking on my computer because those programs are dumb and I don't trust them. I do it all on my phone, which is totally rad and makes running to the ATM every time you want to send money look goofy.

I do all my online shopping on my phone also, because, again, no additional programs required, and it's super convenient and cheap.

Shopping and banking on your phone is good.

Shopping and banking on your school computer is okay, I guess, whatever.

Shopping and banking on your personal home computer isn't something I would ever do.

As for AhnLab, 내PC지키미, and all the programs on my work computer, I leave it alone.
I don't mess with the work computers at my school because they're not mine. When you work somewhere, you should follow the rules of that workplace, because they're rules. And everyone else does it.

I feel like about 85% people who say "KOREAN INTERNET IS BAD! GMARKET IS BAD! MOBILE BANKING IS BAD!!" really just faced a bit of confusion at first and decided they didn't like it.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5806 on: May 25, 2017, 12:54:30 PM »
Also, re: NEIS -
NEIS is absolutely awful and it's the most terribly designed system ever. But, if you're just using it for stuff like early leave and things, it's really not difficult after you do it a few times.

I don't know, Waygook.org user zola. That doesn't sound too dope to me.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5807 on: May 25, 2017, 02:07:51 PM »
I'm not going to sift through your posts to find evidence.
But rest assured if there is post about:

-Collecting points
-Credit Cards
-Internet Banking
-How shit gmarket is
-Internet security
(many of these are often linked)

..you will be in there like a shot defending it. Using hackneyed quips to do so.
Some things in Korea don't need to be defended. Namely the driving and the fvcking internet using technology that was cutting edge pre-9/11.

"I....I'm...I'm not sure what you mean username zola."

Anyway dont mind me. I'm tired and have been in a terrible mood all week.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2017, 02:09:35 PM by zola »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5808 on: May 25, 2017, 02:21:38 PM »
I never do any banking on my computer because those programs are dumb and I don't trust them. I do it all on my phone, which is totally rad and makes running to the ATM every time you want to send money look goofy.

But exercise is healthy!  How else will everyone know you are diligent about being healthy?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5809 on: May 25, 2017, 02:26:02 PM »
So I don't live in Seoul, but this weekend by best friend is coming to visit! He's just finished a North Korean tour so I really want him to have a nice time.

I know nothing about Seoul, I don't go there often (I'm an old...seoul  :laugh:) but I know there must be things happening. Cool, interesting, fun things.

However whenever I search for "Things to do in Seoul" It's always the same old tired recommendations. "Go to the Trick Eye Museum!" Wow really. That's the best Seoul has...A run down picture taking place in Hongdae?  :cry:

I just want to live like one of the cool city folk for a weekend.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2017, 02:28:14 PM by Pennypie »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5810 on: May 25, 2017, 02:40:01 PM »
So I don't live in Seoul, but this weekend by best friend is coming to visit! He's just finished a North Korean tour so I really want him to have a nice time.

I know nothing about Seoul, I don't go there often (I'm an old...seoul  :laugh:) but I know there must be things happening. Cool, interesting, fun things.

However whenever I search for "Things to do in Seoul" It's always the same old tired recommendations. "Go to the Trick Eye Museum!" Wow really. That's the best Seoul has...A run down picture taking place in Hongdae?  :cry:

I just want to live like one of the cool city folk for a weekend.

You know you're in trouble when the 'Number 1 Thing to Do' in Seoul on Tripadvisor is the Seoul Metro.  You can get around quickly and cheaply to seeeeeeeee.......nothing of interest. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5811 on: May 25, 2017, 02:40:39 PM »
Not sure your speed, pennypie, but HBCfest is this weekend, is it not?

It is either hit or miss.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5812 on: May 25, 2017, 02:44:19 PM »
Not sure your speed, pennypie, but HBCfest is this weekend, is it not?

It is either hit or miss.

Oooh googled it, Looks like my kind of thing but not his?

I like eating and drinking, in semi fancy but not too fancy places and I enjoy being able to sit down and get drunk and talk about life instead of standing like a pleb.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5813 on: May 25, 2017, 02:53:33 PM »
Ever taken one of Daniel Grey's tours?

http://delectabletravels.com/


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5814 on: May 26, 2017, 09:20:08 AM »
At the gym last night on the treadmill, when two women come in (well one woman and one girl) and got on the treadmills too. No problem with that, except that they get on the two treadmills as far from each other as possible, a few empty machines in between them, then carried on a long and very loud conversation. They were nearly yelling so they could be heard over the gym sounds and the distance.

Ughughughugh.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5815 on: May 26, 2017, 09:43:33 AM »
No problem with that, except that they get on the two treadmills as far from each other as possible, a few empty machines in between them, then carried on a long and very loud conversation. They were nearly yelling so they could be heard over the gym sounds and the distance.

Ughughughugh.

peasants. just like the PE teacher sitting opposite me in the teachers office who is slurping his ramyeon and chewing with his mouth so wide open that people in the building next door can probably hear it.

how is anyone supposed to think that koreans are actually civilized when this type of behavior happens on a daily basis?

the winter Olympics is really going to be a massive eye-opener for a lot of foreign visitors who come here.

EDIT: now that the ramyeon eating has finished the public burping has commenced. **** me ....
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5816 on: May 26, 2017, 10:23:16 AM »
1-1 Sens vs Penguins. Go Sens.

Pittsburgh gets a power play with 8 mins left. They score.

2-1 Penguins.

There's 6 mins left now.

Ugh.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5817 on: May 26, 2017, 10:46:23 AM »
the PE teacher sitting opposite me in the teachers office who is slurping his ramyeon and chewing with his mouth so wide open that people in the building next door can probably hear it.
You must be working at my former school (doubt there is more than one PE teacher with that sort of behavior). ;)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5818 on: May 26, 2017, 11:01:09 AM »
1-1 Sens vs Penguins. Go Sens.

Pittsburgh gets a power play with 8 mins left. They score.

2-1 Penguins.

There's 6 mins left now.

Ugh.

now 2-2 in OT!

I feel very conflicted cheering for the Sens.

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« Reply #5819 on: May 26, 2017, 11:42:52 AM »
1-1 Sens vs Penguins. Go Sens.

Pittsburgh gets a power play with 8 mins left. They score.

2-1 Penguins.

There's 6 mins left now.

Ugh.

now 2-2 in OT!

I feel very conflicted cheering for the Sens.

I had a window on my second monitor during class just showing me the NHL homepage. The page refreshes every 30 seconds or so. Very stressful class. ahahahha