Is Patheos doing weird stuff again?

Discussion in 'Site News and Updates' started by HairyEyedWordBombThrower, May 26, 2019.

  1. In the post
    "Letters from Tim: What Christians Don’t Realize They’re Telling Us" (MARCH 9, 2018)

    The images of the correspondence between the Good Cap'n and Tim are going to 404s rather than bringing up the images

    I haz a sad...
     
  2. Michael Neville

    Michael Neville ©The Voices in my head

    I can't log into Disqus. I get a generic "there's a problem with Disqus" when I try logging in.
     
  3. Clancy

    Clancy I'm never sarcastic.

    I'm having trouble too.
     
  4. More weirdness: When I'm down in Disqus commenting territory, moving the mouse or scrolling is causing a LOT of very disturbing flickering, sometimes full page, sometimes just the bottom half of a frame, and the earlier posts / bottom of the discussion list is just whited out.

    Also, we've got some scammers / spammers dropping nonsense posts around here.
     
  5. Clancy

    Clancy I'm never sarcastic.

    Be sure to flag any suspect posts. We mods just can't patrol all of RtD.
     
  6. judyt54

    judyt54 Active Member

    I found two new "new members" in the new member section: one seems to be writing in hebrew, and the other writing in a string of numbers.com. I did notice a bit of weirdness in Disqus, but it comes and goes. A lot of it I tend to lay on my own computer, I run Win7 still, and it gets whimsical as to what it will load and not load.
     
  7. Clancy

    Clancy I'm never sarcastic.

    I'm still running Win 7 as well. I'm never sure what to blame when something gets funky.
     
  8. judyt54

    judyt54 Active Member

    I try not to be one of those auto-guilt people "omg I must have done something wrong, look look, the blue screen of death--oh, wait, it's the program..."

    But it's tempting. When all else fails, blame the software. I do know that it loads slower than it did, and now and then I am sternly reminded that my graphics program is outdated, my Word program is in its death throes (and I will NOT upgrade, every upgrade is worse...), and I know that one day soon you and I and all the other luddites will have to join Win 10 or whatever the hell its called...

    But I do see that the Hebrew member has gone (oh, that sounded naughty), and the number.com person has left...
     
  9. Clancy

    Clancy I'm never sarcastic.

    I bought a Win 10 laptop. I just have to install a couple tools, and it will become the primary computer. Move some stuff, like Turbo Tax files, photos and a few documents, and goodbye old desktop.
     
  10. judyt54

    judyt54 Active Member

    My husband has a laptop, he has a "Surface" which means nothing to me, a cell phone and a smart phone. AND the desktop.
    He keeps telling me what cool things you can do with a smart phone, but what he has apparently forgotten is that nearly two years ago
    he bought that for me. Ahem. I did get to take one photo of the cat, and one of the ceiling, and then he came back and started adding
    GPS stuff on it ("you'll really need this...") and Google Earth ("look at the cool stuff you can do with this...") and then I realized
    I was the excuse, not the reason. He did give me his old cellphone, which I keep in my purse mostly as ballast. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Clancy

    Clancy I'm never sarcastic.

    What a sport! We have iPhones, but back about two generations. Most of our recreational computering is done on Nook tablets.
     
  12. judyt54

    judyt54 Active Member

    He's a good man, I consider this a design flaw that you either accept, and learn to work around, or you walk out before it gets dangerous.
    And he truly has no idea what he's done. It's not being greedy, just oblivious. (deep aggrieved sigh) To be fair, he always makes sure my axe head
    is sharp, and the chopping block is in good shape with jusssst the right slant, and my brush cutters are well sharpened and adjusted, so I
    can't complain. :)
     
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  13. Michael Neville

    Michael Neville ©The Voices in my head

    My late wife and my daughter both have (had) smart phones. I have a $10 Star Trek communicator aka flip phone that every so once in a while I remember to charge. I think it takes pictures.
     
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  14. judyt54

    judyt54 Active Member

    I would love to be able to use one to take pictures, but my learning curve on tech toys is sorta flat. I push buttons, and see what comes up. I push more buttons, lather, rinse repeat. But by the time I'm done (and my husband has moved on way way beyond me) I know where things are and what I need, and can do. When we had the old Win 95 (which I still miss) I sat down with it every day for a week, and opened every damn page I could find. I could run that thing like a two-tier organ with multi pedals, including how to undo stupid stuff. My husband had his version up and rolling in about a day.

    I do have a nice digital camera, so a phone camera, while physically handier, is really sort of redundant.

    But someone 'showing me how' is worthless. If I don't get it the first time, showing what to push and where the choke is, is no help at all. And using a cell phone, or a smart phone feels awkward. hey, when I was a kid (I'm really 135) we had a 20 party phone that was run by the operator in town. Our number was 'ring 2" and when the phone rang you could see the lights dim, everyone would pick up to hear what was going on.
     

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