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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5360 on: May 25, 2017, 09:50:57 AM »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.
have you tried uninstalling ahnlab and the other bloatware? i did with my school computer, and now it runs at normal speed, rather than like a potato

They let you do that? I get handed a checklist periodically that ensures my computer is loading with all that crap. If something isn't there, some 'tech' (and I use the term loosely) will come around and make sure my computer is running like a potato.

Mine is also mandatory.

I should have invested in a second computer.
Do what I did: partition the hard drive. Stuff one partition with all the crap, then do a clean English language windows installation on the other.
Just write down all the IPs and gateways etc you need in order to hook up to the school's network and set it up in your new partition.

Log into the other partition once or twice a month to keep all the spyware/malware/bloatware up to date, and everything should go just fine.

It's basically having two computers in one.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5361 on: May 25, 2017, 09:54:32 AM »
Do what I did: partition the hard drive. Stuff one partition with all the crap, then do a clean English language windows installation on the other.
Just write down all the IPs and gateways etc you need in order to hook up to the school's network and set it up in your new partition.

Log into the other partition once or twice a month to keep all the spyware/malware/bloatware up to date, and everything should go just fine.

It's basically having two computers in one.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5362 on: May 25, 2017, 09:59:25 AM »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.
have you tried uninstalling ahnlab and the other bloatware? i did with my school computer, and now it runs at normal speed, rather than like a potato

They let you do that? I get handed a checklist periodically that ensures my computer is loading with all that crap. If something isn't there, some 'tech' (and I use the term loosely) will come around and make sure my computer is running like a potato.
i work in an after school program, so maybe the tech guy doesn't give af about my computer. 

kobayashi: yes, i had to force uninstall it. it's mostly gone, but some of it still lingers for some reason. a program that you CAN'T uninstall? in 2017? absolutely unbelievable.

i like kyndo's idea

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5363 on: May 25, 2017, 10:11:29 AM »
Do what I did: partition the hard drive. Stuff one partition with all the crap, then do a clean English language windows installation on the other.
Just write down all the IPs and gateways etc you need in order to hook up to the school's network and set it up in your new partition.

Log into the other partition once or twice a month to keep all the spyware/malware/bloatware up to date, and everything should go just fine.

It's basically having two computers in one.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5364 on: May 25, 2017, 10:18:33 AM »
Do what I did: partition the hard drive. Stuff one partition with all the crap, then do a clean English language windows installation on the other.
Just write down all the IPs and gateways etc you need in order to hook up to the school's network and set it up in your new partition.

Log into the other partition once or twice a month to keep all the spyware/malware/bloatware up to date, and everything should go just fine.

It's basically having two computers in one.


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It doesn't help that the computer is in Korean. I'd have a hard enough time in English let alone Korean.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5365 on: May 25, 2017, 10:23:18 AM »
From a functional standpoint, Impact does everything comic sans does, only better. Shame it's overused. Really, the best font to use for body text is something with high readability and little flourish, because you want to reserve that for headlines and other dividing marks.

Down with Impact!!

There's a difference between designing for the man on the street and designing for the classroom. Impact is a bad font to use for kids who are learning to read or who have any kind of reading/visual problem/difficulty because anything in Impact comes across as a sea of black. It's not just the weight, Impact's ascenders and descenders are not long and tall enough, kerning and leading are also problematic.

Comic Sans is an alternative that's available to everyone that's never thought they could, or thought to, get other free fonts themselves. It's so much better than Impact in so, so many ways.

It's the same reason you never use deep blacks on whites or vice versa, and you're extremely careful how you use reds, oranges and greens, and you only use fonts with the round 'a'.

If anyone is interested, a better alternative to impact - although the ascenders and descenders and letter differentiation is still not quite good enough is: http://www.dafont.com/kg-blank-space.font and http://www.dafont.com/kg-what-the-teacher-wants.font

An alternative to Comic Sans: http://www.dafont.com/kg-miss-kindergarten.font. http://www.kimberlygeswein.com/?s=penmanship&submit.x=0&submit.y=0 and you can also look for the fonts Kingthings Clarity and Chinacat.

..Unless you're designing for middle school and high school where the kids who can't/don't know how to read, or just don't care, sleep. Then you can design what and however you like because your audience has changed.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5366 on: May 25, 2017, 10:42:31 AM »
Uuuuuuuuuugh.

This computer sucks.

I have to wonder - have none of the PS computers been upgraded in the past 5 years, or is it just my province?

They upgraded ours this year. Hilariously, they run like garbage anyway because they skimped on RAM (who puts 2gb in a new machine?!?) and overloaded them with crap running in the background. The CPU is decent at least.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5367 on: May 25, 2017, 10:58:15 AM »
From a functional standpoint, Impact does everything comic sans does, only better. Shame it's overused. Really, the best font to use for body text is something with high readability and little flourish, because you want to reserve that for headlines and other dividing marks.

Comic Sans is an alternative that's available to everyone that's never thought they could, or thought to, get other free fonts themselves. It's so much better than Impact in so, so many ways.


I've become a fan of Taffy. 

I also don't quite understand all the hate on Comic Sans.  Sure it's not the best, but it's certainly far from the worst.  To each his/her own, though. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5368 on: May 25, 2017, 11:35:37 AM »
Down with Impact!!
... Impact comes across as a sea of black. It's not just the weight, Impact's ascenders and descenders are not long and tall enough, kerning and leading are also problematic.
Comic Sans is an alternative that's available to everyone that's never thought they could, or thought to, get other free fonts themselves. It's so much better than Impact in so, so many ways.

You've convinced me.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5369 on: May 25, 2017, 11:45:52 AM »
Undertale ruined Comic Sans for me with their terrible pun.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5370 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 #5371 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 #5372 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?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5373 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.

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Anyway dont mind me. I'm tired and have been in a terrible mood all week.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5374 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 #5375 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.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5376 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 #5377 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 #5378 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 #5379 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.