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Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen Jul-31-15
18 consecutive 'Funniest Kibitzer' Caissar runner up, '99-'21.

(I did win Most Helpful Caissar in 2015, for the 2014 year, as voted on in 2013.)

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   WannaBe has kibitzed 31194 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-31-15 WannaBe chessforum
WannaBe: Two more annoyances: 1. I have 2 min screen time/lock out. With Win7, I can do Ctrl + Alt + Del and start typing my password. Win10 can't do this. I have to wait until the screen wakes up then start typing my password. 2. With Edge browser minimized to the task bar, right click ...
   Jul-31-15 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: The way gas prices are fallin', may be cheaper to just drive... (But definitely longer and harder on the body). But you definitely get to see a lot of the country that way, and plenty of time to contemplate your openings, too.
   Jul-31-15 Odd Lie
WannaBe: Ice Bergggggggg! Opps, nevermind, my bad.
   Jul-30-15 Phony Benoni chessforum
WannaBe: Since we are in full swing of the trading season for MLB: Which two teams executed the first ever trade??
   Jul-30-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
WannaBe: I have to admit, this is pretty darn funny.
   Jul-29-15 R Rapport vs Eljanov, 2015 (replies)
WannaBe: How on Earth did white get his pawns wiped out!? Sheeeeesh!!
   Jul-29-15 playground player chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: <playground player> Most excellent gnus! Now be sure to save your work before it happens again. =))
   Jul-29-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: I can't speak up, this is a text only forum, I can't do any audio.
   Jul-28-15 YouRang chessforum (replies)
WannaBe: Yeah!!! We'll (continue to) have prediction contest! Long Live Prediction Contest!
   Jul-27-15 C Shirok vs Igor Ivanov, 1968
WannaBe: 13. g4?!
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  Annie K.: <WannaBe> Thanks, can has moar audios plz? =)
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  WannaBe: T. Tao, Professor of Mathematics at UCLA featured article, where chess analogies are a plenty:

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  WannaBe: Windows 10 is set to be official(ly) release on the 29th, I would strongly recommend members here to not do the upgrade.

At least not until November, until all the bugs are figured out.

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  OhioChessFan: Happy 75th Birthday!
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  WannaBe: <OCF> Than' you, than' you very much.
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  WannaBe: Berkeley will raise academic GPA admission standards in (up) coming years:

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  WannaBe: Why would there not be a built-in command to recursively touch files/folders in Linux?!!?


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  WannaBe: I absolutely, positively, love this "logic" by California Government/County/City workers:

<The heat brought with it summer's first Spare the Air days Tuesday and Wednesday, with smog levels deemed "unhealthy for sensitive groups" -- the worst possible rating -- both days in the Santa Clara Valley, and Wednesday in the East Bay.

Urging commuters to bike, carpool or catch public transit, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District noted that almost 40 percent of the smog and greenhouse gases turning the region's atmosphere into an unhealthy soup pour from the tailpipes of passenger vehicles.>

That is really "good", I'll ride a bike, gasping for (smog, unhealthy) air, while cars (carpool or single drivers) passes me by breathing in more of their tailpipes.

Just Brilliant!!

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  playground player: <WannaBe> Meanwhile the actual meteorologist says, "I would refer to it as summer."

Don't look now, but the libs are titillating themselves with visions of taking away the common herd's air conditioning. That should be reserved for Our Beloved Leaders. Everybody else, break out your bikes! No air-conditioned limos for you!

Admit it--you just can't wait to move into a Smart House without air conditioning, where you have to wash your clothes in the kitchen sink, the lights turn themselves off at 8 p.m., your bed folds up against the wall or else there isn't room to get dressed, you have an icebox instead of a refrigerator, and you have a Smart TV that rats you out if you eat a piece of meat.

But is any price too high to pay, to Save the Planet?

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  WannaBe: Gonna see if this Win10 is any good, or will it break my systems. Attempting to download it right now. =))
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  WannaBe: #45? #45!? What are they, nuts? That's it!! I'm gonna cancel my free on-line subscription.

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  playground player: <WannaBe> Help!!!!!!

I hope you can help me, because no one else I've talked to today has been able to.

I'm typing my manuscript, chapters in my new book. It takes several days to type up several chapters, and then I send those along to my editor. She gets the book as I write it, in sets consisting of several chapters each, in order.

Today I typed up the last part of the last chapter in the set. I then tried to insert page numbers.

To my horror, after the pages were numbered, I couldn't find the big fat pile of work I did today. Where was it?

Finally it turned up--totally out of place. It was as if the computer had decided to shuffle my chapters just for fun, because it has a venomous soul and is trying to drive me insane.

So the beginning of the final chapter in the set, the first 3 pages of that chapter, I found at the very end of the chapter set. The manuscript, for no reason I can possibly imagine, goes from the end of the next-to-last chapter to the middle of the last chapter, with the beginning of the last chapter tacked onto the very end of the whole damned set.

Is there any way I can get this back in order, without having to retype the whole chapter set--a mammoth undertaking which would depress me unspeakably?

What I've **got** is this:
A-end of next-to-last chapter
B-beginning of last chapter
C-middle and end of last chapter

And instead of being in ABC order, they came out ACB.

I hope you can tell me how to get it into ABC order. There must be a way! (said the leaders of the Donner Party.)

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  WannaBe: Got my Win8.1Pro upgraded to W10Pro, during the process, it told me that Symantec Endpoint Protection (virus) is not compatible and I had to uninstall it.

Looks like I have to spend some time and get the corporate anti-virus version updated to be Win10 compatible (which means updating the software on our server, too).

Let's see what happens now. Keep your eyes crossed.

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  WannaBe: Ugh, default colour is awful!!
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  WannaBe: Well, you have to find IE via search and type in explorer and then pin it to the task bar so you don't have to repeat the search.

Everything seems 'white', the address bar of the folders and IE all 'melds' together. You don't see that blue and grey bar on the top of the browser.

Maybe there is a way to change that. Have to dig around.

Chess Viewer Deluxe II works. (With IE, but not Spartan).

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  WannaBe: New Spartan browser & CG chess board viewers:

Delux Chess Viewer I & II, Sjkbase, MyChess, Misty Beach, ChessTutor: <NO>

pgn4web: <YES>

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  WannaBe: I've read a lot of books and seen a lot of documentaries on WWII, but this is a new one for me:

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  WannaBe: Win10 Pro task bar does not autohide. Grrrrr
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  WannaBe: The colour is absolutely horrible, I got IE with darker shade of blue on top and around the edges(I selected it, and like it).

However, my Office Outlook does not have any colour, or borders, just blah white.

While the new Edge browser (or Spartan) have this weird grey and light shade of blue around it. Why can't they all have unified colour setting that I have chosen??

If your desktop wall paper (background) is dark, forget it, you can't see any text on the task bar, only the icons. Win7 had that nice grey task bar, it's now more transparent.

Haven't figured out a way to change the "Look & colour" of my task bar, but got the other stuff figured out, e.g. auto-hide, never combine, etc.

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  WannaBe: Found the setting for the task bar, did not work. Grrrrr.

Reboot also seem to take longer than Win7.

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  WannaBe: Weird, on with Edge browser certain links, if you mouse wheel click, it opens the page in the same tab (suppose to open in a new tab).

Right click on the link still bring up the option menu.

And I've noticed the cursor will 'disappear' in the Kibitz input box, once in a while. But if you tap any arrow key it will re-appear. Haven't trace this one down yet.

Pages load faster with Edge than Explorer.

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  WannaBe: Microsoft have released a patch for Win10:

And now I see/realize that the new Windows Update screen does not show you the total size of the patch(s).


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  WannaBe: Figured out the task bar transparency 'problem', you have to pick a colour and then mark transparency to off.

But none of the selectable colours are the nice gentle grey that I like.

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  WannaBe: With multiple tabs open, and the browser minimized, the old Win7 IE would show you a list of page titles, so you can jump to it.

In Win10, with IE, it will show you mini-pictures of currently opened pages so you can select one to go to.

Haven't figured out how to do this with Edge.

So, if I have CG, ESPN, Yahoo, Google, NetworkWorld tabs open, and I minimize my Edge Browser, then I want to go directly to CG, but when I minimized the browser it was on ESPN, I can't jump to the page I want.

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  WannaBe: Two more annoyances:

1. I have 2 min screen time/lock out. With Win7, I can do Ctrl + Alt + Del and start typing my password. Win10 can't do this. I have to wait until the screen wakes up then start typing my password.

2. With Edge browser minimized to the task bar, right click -> Microsoft Edge does not start a new browser. (Unlike IE)

You have to manually click the '+' then drag the tab out of the browser, And you can't position it on the screen to a locale that you like. (e.g. you are running multiple monitors and you want the new browser on the second monitor)

Wait for the new browser to appear and then position it. (Different behaviour than IE)

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