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Postby pwhodges » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:13 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:I'm sorry. Of course that's not true. I just let lose for all the countless hours I've wasted explaining my parents things they were too lazy to find out themselves.

's'OK - I had that with my father-in-law. Somewhat with my mother, but she did well for her age, starting with a BBC micro at age 60, and moving on to an Archimedes. But Windows and Word somewhat defeated her (or her them - I remember her complaining that a toolbar was missing, and it turned out that she had dragged it off the screen "because it was in the way"!).
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:34 am

View Original Postrobersora wrote:@Shamsiel-kun: Hm... Does your father need the computer for work reasons, or is it basically just a media consumption machine?


Work and hobby. The main issue is not setting up the machine, but getting him to actually be sensible about it and not do things he might regret later...

...although I suspect that he could do all his stuff with an account with limited rights - as long as I also disable booting from CD (and add a BIOS password to be sure...). The latter would have avoided this mess, since he wouldn't have been able to boot from the recovery CD.

I already suggested letting loose some recovery software on the hard disk (it was a quick format, so only the partition tables are lost), including pointing out that if he wrote more data to the disk that option would also be eliminated, but he thought he knew better :facepalm: ...oh well, can't help people who want to be stubbornly stupid, can I?
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Postby robersora » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:13 pm

^
Sounds difficult to deal with. I hope he's more sensible in other matters.
A limited rights account might mitigate him causing huge disasters, though.
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:58 am

^ It has been somewhat resolved now.

In other matters, Psycho-Neighbour was away for close to a week (the lack of noise was wonderful :happypills: ), but now he's back together with the goddamn parents (who are very noisy right nowthe whole time - also, they didn't break their earlier duration record of vacuuming a 2-room appartement: only five hours today instead of seven) :rageface: . Guess there's no chance that next week will be quiet - too bad for them that I chose this period to do most preparations for moving (so TBH they can fuck off :yoda: ). I have a lot of stuff, but advancements are such that I might be able to move forwards the date of the actual moving... :D
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:50 am

^ So that ended up being less bad than I feared, as it was only the one day, followed by two weeks of Psycho-Neighbour absence. First time in 18 months :irked: .

But well, New Year, New Psycho-Neighbour Really Dumb Loud Phone Call.

Remember he lost his driving license? Last week when he came back from wherever he fortunately went to, he had a loud discussion with his girlfriend where he dropped the mother of all cluster-F-bombs for about 45 minutes (approx. 1 local language equivalent of "motherfucker" every couple of seconds, e.g. "That motherfucker! He's a motherfucker. Motherfucker, won't give it back. Motherfucker." etc.). I then wondered what that was about.

Yesterday, it was the Day of Revelations, with the aforementioned phone call. Apparently he lost the driving license in April. For six months. Likely an alcohol or drug-related offense. Looking at the rules, he must have got caught a few times before. He finally underwent the medical examination (instead of paying the x-thousand Euro fine), and failed it. That medical examination is a special one, where they not only give a check-up, but also ask a lot of questions regarding mental state and insight into the patient's own behaviour, and do blood tests on traces of drug and alcohol-abuse.
So he now has to take driving lessons again, and by the sound of the phone call (to a driving school, likely a specialized one for people with his kind of problems) I don't think he will be getting back his license very soon, especially not because he'll also have to pass the medical examination again (which considering his drug and alcohol-abuse...). The phone call started with him being very aggressive, barking questions about taking the fast lane down the phone, and getting turned down. Every. Single. Time. :facepalm: After a while he toned down, and said "But I haven't driven since April, and I'm worried about..." - a complete contradiction to his earlier questions (and a lie, since I saw him driving around after April...). And I don't think the person on the other side of the line was fooled by it, since the rest of the phone call was rather subdued.

Unfortunately that also means he's been taking out his frustrations on doors and the like since yesterday evening....

(It's all survivable, because I'll have the keys of my new apartment in a few days, and will move at the end of February. OTOH, no witness to future Psycho-Neighbour "Motherfuckers won't give it back EVER"-meltdown...priorities, priorities, it's hard :wink: )
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:28 pm

View Original PostShamsiel-kun wrote:Yesterday, it was the Day of Revelations, with the aforementioned phone call. Apparently he lost the driving license in April. For six months. Likely an alcohol or drug-related offense. Looking at the rules, he must have got caught a few times before. He finally underwent the medical examination (instead of paying the x-thousand Euro fine), and failed it. That medical examination is a special one, where they not only give a check-up, but also ask a lot of questions regarding mental state and insight into the patient's own behaviour, and do blood tests on traces of drug and alcohol-abuse.

Well... t least the government now knows how cray your neighbor is... unfortunately they don't have to live with him.
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:48 pm

View Original PostDarkBluePhoenix wrote:Well... t least the government now knows how cray your neighbor is... unfortunately they don't have to live with him.


I'm counting down the days :D 12 to go...

Psycho-Neighbour is now taking driving lessons again. Cue much noise and going to the toilet in the hour before he has a lesson. Unfortunately, he also seems to think he is allowed to drive without a license as long as someone is with him, which is illegal here if the accompanying person is not a special coach and the driver is not between 16 and 18 years old. And he apparently managed to hit something while driving, because the car involved now has some fresh damage at the front :facepalm: Unfortunately no cops involved, but considering how often the cops do traffic checks around here it can't take long before he gets caught.
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Postby Princess Asuka » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:12 pm

My 20 year old brother keeps walking around the house naked and I feel tempted to make a censor bar. XD He has a robe but he never wears it. He just think it's ok to walk around naked in broad daylight in front of me and my sister. Also, he's been shitting in the toilets and purposefully not flushing so he's now been given the nickname the Mad Crapper. XD As for him walking around naked there was an incident last Summer one night at 3am where my dad caught found him on the rooftop naked with the air conditioner. He also was running around his room naked trying to kill bugs too. Of course he denies this ever happening.
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:47 pm

View Original PostShamsiel-kun wrote:I'm counting down the days :D 12 to go...

Psycho-Neighbour is now taking driving lessons again. Cue much noise and going to the toilet in the hour before he has a lesson. Unfortunately, he also seems to think he is allowed to drive without a license as long as someone is with him, which is illegal here if the accompanying person is not a special coach and the driver is not between 16 and 18 years old. And he apparently managed to hit something while driving, because the car involved now has some fresh damage at the front :facepalm: Unfortunately no cops involved, but considering how often the cops do traffic checks around here it can't take long before he gets caught.

So what are the odds he ends up in a holding cell for a night or two?
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Postby silvermoonlight » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:13 am

View Original PostPrincess Asuka wrote:My 20 year old brother keeps walking around the house naked and I feel tempted to make a censor bar. XD He has a robe but he never wears it. He just think it's ok to walk around naked in broad daylight in front of me and my sister. Also, he's been shitting in the toilets and purposefully not flushing so he's now been given the nickname the Mad Crapper. XD As for him walking around naked there was an incident last Summer one night at 3am where my dad caught found him on the rooftop naked with the air conditioner. He also was running around his room naked trying to kill bugs too. Of course he denies this ever happening.


I know this might sound off the wall but maybe you should send him on a trip to a nudest camp for a few days, like maybe this might be a way to turn a negative in to positive and he can do this in a place where its safe outlet wise. ^_^
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Postby Princess Asuka » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:50 pm

View Original Postsilvermoonlight wrote:I know this might sound off the wall but maybe you should send him on a trip to a nudest camp for a few days, like maybe this might be a way to turn a negative in to positive and he can do this in a place where its safe outlet wise. ^_^

The sad part is he'd probably enjoy that. XD It's already bad enough that he plays with himself naked while sitting in a leather recliner playing videogames with his headset on. -_- My other brother doesn't live at home anymore and he grew out of his "dinky bear" phase when he was a toddler. It's cute for little kids to run around naked not 20 year old creeps like my brother.
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