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What's a situation you encountered in the past where the workaround was far simpler than the fix, so you just dealt with the workaround?

@brandon Speaking German, not really motivated to learning the case system well so I just mumble all case conjugations so that the people around me fills them in in their mind, if that counts :p

@brandon Installing linux was simpler than messing with the update policy in windows

@brandon Example: Rather than deal with DRM in getting media that I already own into a format that I prefer, it is far easier to download the media 'illegally' than to go through the 'proper' channels/methods. In many cases, the quality of the media and experience using it far outmatches the 'legitimate' use.

@brandon Mounting a disk from a laptop for recovery instead of dealing with the headache of all the security tools and protocols on the laptop itself. Yeah, I had to extract the drive from a perfectly fine laptop, but I also didn't have to fight the tools.

@nathand I had something similar recently! I booted into my secondary Windows installation just to extract a bitlocker encrypted file rather than going through the rigmarole of installing and configuring all the stuff necessary to make work of the recovery key

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Hdcp, just use a hdmi splitter, litterly no issus exept my ossc dosen't like it for some reason

@brandon
Btw, if you don't know what an ossc, its an open sorce line dobble used to convert analog signals to digital. Works wonders, i love the little thing.

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