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Old 02-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #1861
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Trying not to use "sw#!r" words? Or, that ease (for $ome) makes for more grazing? Debatably a "good" thing.
Your posts are very obfuscated

What does virtual legos have to do with chrome?
 
Old 02-05-2014, 04:58 PM   #1862
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It's not my post but is not necessarily actual Legos so much as the matrix ; why do you think their doing away with pay phones , If there can be only one company or even just a few to rule us all? They will!

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Old 02-05-2014, 05:05 PM   #1863
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I don't get it
It's a figure of speech. Click this to find out more.
 
Old 02-05-2014, 05:09 PM   #1864
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It's a figure of speech. Click this to find out more.
LOL I know what that means. It was pretty much the only part I did get
 
Old 04-23-2014, 09:13 PM   #1865
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LOL: http://youtu.be/ctoLEZQDAQM
 
Old 04-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #1866
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HaHa: http://youtu.be/uaAr9Qc8fMQ
 
Old 04-23-2014, 09:41 PM   #1867
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OK one more: http://youtu.be/ubzFTTfRhDc
 
Old 04-26-2014, 03:56 PM   #1868
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Apple and Mike, two giants in the computer industry and they have only one thing in common for me. I don't use any of their products.

PS: I like the videos too. ( amusing )
 
Old 04-29-2014, 10:16 AM   #1869
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Pragmatism in all things is good.
 
Old 04-30-2014, 12:50 PM   #1870
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Thumbs down

Anyone have friends\family who explain their XP suddenly acting like crap since the last few updates, updates to brake the system; no, couldn't be in proprietary OSs (and generally) slavery is supposed to be how we get the best stuff right?

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Old 04-30-2014, 01:17 PM   #1871
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Anyone have friends\family who explain their XP suddenly acting like crap since the last few updates, updates to brake the system; no, couldn't be in proprietary OSs (and generally) slavery is supposed to be how we get the best stuff right?
That is why I blame MS for my abhorrance of updating [carried over even into Linux!]. And the funny thing is, back when I used Windurs, I'd never update/didn't use AV...and I never had a problem...but everyone I knew were always doing the updates and running AV were always having endless problems and getting viruses...then they'd ask me to fix their 'puters (They thought I had a clue about computers, since I was a professional Ebayer at the time]...but would never listen to me when I'd tell 'em to get rid of the Norton and quit doing the updates!!!

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Old 05-03-2014, 12:15 AM   #1872
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People never did figure out about "limited accounts" (i.e. non-Administrator) in Windows, and decided that passwords were inconvenient. But, as you say, "anti-virus software" was always, I think, a vector by which malware could successfully insert itself anywhere in the system. By its nature, so-called "anti-virus" software is extremely and unnecessarily pervasive.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 08:19 AM   #1873
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Sorry in advance for the rant

I'm sick of Windows 8/8.1. Let me ask a question. If there is a hardware problem, should the OS try to "circumvent" the problem, or should it give an error, or at least not "compensate" for the error?

My uncle gave me a new Dell Win8 laptop for Christmas. First time, it was the HDD. It was failing, but Windows said nothing. IDK if it could have known, though, so I didn't judge it. So Dell replaced the mobo and hdd. Next, the sleep mode was acting up. So Dell replaced the mobo again. Again, there probably wasn't a way for the OS to know, so I didn't judge it. Now the clock doesn't keep time. If I shut it down at 5:00 PM on Monday and turn it back on Friday morning, the clock usually still says 5:00 Monday. However, it has tried to tell me at least twice that the year is 2024. I called Dell, and they asked me to check the BIOS time. It turns out, the CMOS battery seems to be dead. Every time I shut it down, the clock resets to zero. Now I know that the OS can see that the clock keeps resetting. But what does Windows do? It silently resets the clock to the last known value. I have no idea where it got the year 2024. MAybe it makes up a date every now and then?

But Dell insists on replacing the whole mobo again. I wonder what will bw wrong with the nwext one?
 
Old 05-03-2014, 08:37 AM   #1874
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What you should be "sick of," in this case, is Dell. That company is a long way from the original company that Michael founded and that he is now still trying to keep propped-up after all its changes. They apparently can't get good supplies any more.

Part of the problem, of course, is that America cannot and will not produce anything electronic on its own, unless that piece of electronics is designed to blow up, because American workers will never be "the Lowest Price." Foreign countries have figured that out.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 11:15 AM   #1875
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What you should be "sick of," in this case, is Dell. That company is a long way from the original company that Michael founded and that he is now still trying to keep propped-up after all its changes. They apparently can't get good supplies any more.

Part of the problem, of course, is that America cannot and will not produce anything electronic on its own, unless that piece of electronics is designed to blow up, because American workers will never be "the Lowest Price." Foreign countries have figured that out.
Very true. Because of this experience, I will never buy a Dell. If someone wants to give me one, I'll take it (MORE COMPOOTERS!!!!) but I will never put any money into it.

I neglected to mention one aspect of the Win8 OS that recently came up. Microsoft released an "update" that essentially doubles your boot time. It takes both longer to boot and longer to login. And the only difference is that it goes straight to the desktop instead of the new stupid Start menu. And the "apps" now have an "x" in the corner, so you can actually close them instead of only switching out of them. Oh, and they shamelessly tried to push their app store by adding a shortcut to the taskbar.

Like the Dell situation, I will never put money into Winodws. If somone wants to give it to me, I'll most likely take it. I'll most likely keep Windows JIC, but I plan on making Linux my primary OS.
 
  


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