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Random Babbling Thread 120

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    We made it special so it looks the same just for you, but no one else. :shake:
     
  2. Sorvo

    Sorvo Where's the nearest pub? Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    If special means taking surveys, I'm done with that shit! :beer:
     
  3. reepnorp

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    I may not come here often anymore, but it felt appropriate tonight because I just got back from the wedding of a friend I met on here almost 17 years ago. Just typing that out made me feel old as hell! I hope everyone here is doing well.
     
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  4. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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  5. Sorvo

    Sorvo Where's the nearest pub? Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Good luck with that :beer:
     
  6. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    So, I got a new (android) smartphone... actually, I bought it like 6 months ago but haven't bothered to take a day to make the transition from the old phone to the new until now. :rolleyes: I'm only somewhat disappointed that besides the apps & settings, no other data has transferred automatically via Google Drive's automated backup. It seems that everything should transfer with modern phones, but my old one was so ancient that contacts, text messages and images & files did not. I have images/files stored locally so that's not an issue. Contacts also transferred easily via bluetooth. Oddly though, transferring text messages the same way as contacts via bluetooth is not possible. So far the quickest solution seems to be to download a dedicated SMS backup app on both phones and transfer via that, so that's what I'll be doing.
     
  7. Keneth Gems: 28/31
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    Well, in my case, my phone can only store like 50 messages at a time, so I have to delete them as I go. No worries once I switch to a smartphone. :shake:
     
  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Yea, wouldn't want to rush it, those newfangled smarty phones have only been around for 15 years or so now, I'm sure that they're just a fad. :p

    ION, I managed to complete the transfer of call logs and text messages using that SMS backup app. Not without issues, however. Its wi-fi transfer feature did not manage to pair the phones no matter what, so I gave up after half an hour of trying. Luckily, it also had a manual backup feature, so I made separate backups of call logs and text messages and then used the app's manual transfer via bluetooth to push the files to the new phone. The same app installed on the new phone then imported the call logs and text messages. Here's hoping that the next time I make a smartphone switch, it'll be less complicated and time-consuming to transfer everything.
     
  9. Sorvo

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    Newfangled! I haven't heard that in 30 years! I found out an old friend has stomach cancer and has 2 weeks to live. Trying to get the balls to go see him. Haven't seen him in 20 :(
     
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    Just do it, man. It's gonna suck, but you're gonna feel worse if you don't go see him.
     
  11. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Exactly - do it. You may regret it, you may not, it may be uncomfortable, but it might be exactly what your friend needs (talking about older, better times) and I think you will regret not going if you don't.
     
  12. Taluntain

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    Also, if you put it off, it could be too late and you'd beat yourself up for not going sooner.
     
  13. Sorvo

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    yeah, you're all right. I guess I just gotta man up but I think I'm gonna cry in front of him :(
     
  14. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    That's perfectly fine. One of my friends died 11 years ago from an absolutely horrible cancer. Cried like a baby with him. I had known him since we were in second grade (age 7). He was 42 and had a 5 year old daughter. Absolutely horrible.
     
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    I think I was fucked with! spent an hour the other day on the phone trying to find out exactly where he is. He isn't, nowhere in the area has him as a resident. I hope this isn't ex revenge because she knows I'm doing ok :(
     
  16. Taluntain

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    That seems really unlikely...
     
  17. Sorvo

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    yeah but you didn't have to deal with her :p
     
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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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