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[#] Tue Sep 09 2008 10:50:57 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Speaking of bad advertisements, in one of this falls Skiing mags, Alta (Utah ski resort) bought a two-page ad. It contained the word, "Alta", and two otherwise blank pages...

[#] Tue Sep 09 2008 10:53:04 EDT from Ricardus @ Uncensored

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Yeah, that MS ad is trult pathetic. It's not hip, it's not funny, it's not
cute... it's just awful.

[#] Tue Sep 09 2008 11:01:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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In that sense, it's a truly accurate description of Vista.

[#] Tue Sep 09 2008 16:25:05 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I would think they jumped the shark with XP, or at least they were at the apex of their jump with XP after which it started going downhill and vista is unquestionably well past the shark jumping landing site.

[#] Tue Sep 09 2008 23:01:03 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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vista blows, but the fact is that in another 12 months everyone and their dog is going to have bought a machine that has 4-6 gigs of ram and vista 64 loaded, and pretty soon developers everywhere are going to use that ram to enable a whole new level of bloat, and you and I are going to be screwed.

--loanshark, doing my best to enable the bloatware revolution...

[#] Tue Sep 09 2008 23:03:58 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Not to worry. Windows 7 will fix everything. This time they promise!

[#] Tue Sep 09 2008 23:07:45 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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actually there's nothing really wrong with vista except for the horrifying bloat, which, by the way, vista 64 is even more bloated than vista 32. if you are buying a laptop this year, try to get one with xp loaded. if you're planning on acquiring hardware that will be able to support vista64 when They finally manage to force it down your throat, then make sure you get a desktop with at least 4 DIMM slots and populate the first two slots with 2x2gig sticks.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 04:51:16 EDT from davew @ Uncensored

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Vista is doing a brilliant job.

Machine specs are being forced up with faster processors, more ram, more disk etc. Hardware prices are falling as a result.

 

 

 

Due to Vista there is some really wicked hardware coming through. Just wipe Vista and stick something else on the machine 8-)

 



[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 04:58:34 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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My husband has some vista machines at work for testing stuff.

He and his lab buddies have loaded some totally wicked games on them that the other machines can't handle.

As long as no one puts it on his work machine (laptop), he has no complaints.

Personally, I made a decision that if XP ever really died on my computer or I get a new computer, I'll put linux on it. Still waiting. Kinda hoping.



[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 07:58:50 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Hey, that reminds me ... I wonder how Harry's linux migration is going. :)

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 09:38:32 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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--loanshark, doing my best to enable the bloatware revolution...

I was thinking something like that.
When I moved to westchester 10 years ago my main access road, west hartsdale was 30mph with no stopsigns.
Now it's 15 for most of it's length because there's a school nearby, cops always on the prowl and a new stop sign right in the middle.
I got the idea that if I call up and complain that my child was almost hit by a speeding car, maybe I can get them to put up more stop signs. One on every street corner in all directions.
I figure if you irritate everybody enough either everybody will leave and the town can go fuck itself, or you might start a revoloution.
I was thinking of that as a model for my presidential campaign.
You can't fix our government, it's too big.
But if you irritate enough people to the point where they become revolutionary, you might be able to overthrow the government.
And start all over. Maybe with the constitution or something simple like that.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 09:41:29 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Hey, that reminds me ... I wonder how Harry's linux migration is going.


heh. yea, what ever happened to harry. So easily forgotten.
Maybe that's who ricardus is.

Anyway, I was thinking, at some point somebody's going to get the bright idea to support XP where microsoft won't.
Think about it. the company would get tons of contracts from comapnies trying to save money by not upgrading to vista, and everybody would be happy enough with xp. everybody saves money not having to upgrade, and more and more companies supporting XP pop up.
Then MS will make office not run on XP and either everybody will switch to openoffice or something like that, or mebbe MS would win eventually.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 10:42:06 EDT from Ricardus @ Uncensored

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Nope, I'm not Harry, but I do run linux, and have for years.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 11:12:32 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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I'm having a chat with someone with a strange name at Microsoft product support. It isn't going well. More in a minute or five.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 11:26:44 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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OK, I got sick of chatting with the dumbass and hung up on him. He couldn't seem to understand simple concepts like "quad-core processor," "virtual machine" and "hotfix." Worst of all, I wasted a good half hour with this idiot.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 11:36:40 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Nope, I'm not Harry, but I do run linux, and have for years.

Who's harry?

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 11:37:04 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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but it was a good exercise in stress management.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 11:39:31 EDT from Ricardus @ Uncensored

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I dunno. You guys were talking about him up there ^ .

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 11:58:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Harry is a former Uncensored member who lives in the pacific northwest. He is allegedly disabled and lives on public assistance. Harry claims to be an old-skool computer enthusiast and is dissatisfied enough with Microsoft that he is now switching to Linux.

Except, his switch to Linux had been about to begin any day now, for several years. When called on this he got quite defensive about it. Eventually some folks elsewhere who have an axe to grind convinced him that we were all part of a conspiracy of bogeymen who were out to get him, and he stopped visiting here.

Too bad, he was a decent enough fellow, but evidently a bit to thin-skinned for bbsing.

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 12:08:52 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Or, at least, for BBSing here.

"We are not nice people."

-- fleeb

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