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[#] 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

[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 18:03:01 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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I think it started about him not being able to understand, that one would want a usable TUI  without a windows wrapped arround it.

 



[#] Wed Sep 10 2008 21:11:47 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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"We are not flat people."
-- Ford II

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 07:52:57 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I just read an article in the economist about the microsoft ad with seinfeld.
I think that cliches it. Maybe it was an accident, but there's noquestion it's sucessful.
What's the point of advertising? To reach lots of people and tell them about your product.
The ad didn't do that with the content itself, but with the buzz generated by it. I don't recall reading an article about apple's spiffy ads. I've had more than one person send me the link to the microconfusing ad, which never happened with the apple ad.
I dunno who's laughing now, but it makes me wonder if they didn't intend it this way.
Even the whole "calling up ms to explain the ad to people" thing could be a ruse.

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 07:56:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Lots of people talked about 2001sep11 too, but did it make you want to be a terrorist?

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 08:09:09 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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nobody died because bill bought shoes.

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 09:18:55 EDT from BOFHMike @ My Castle Wall

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Are you sure?  Some poor Chinses kid might have died from the lead in the string eyelets.....
Thu Sep 18 2008 12:09:09 UTC from Ford II@uncnsrd (Uncensored)

nobody died because bill bought shoes.


[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 09:40:53 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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In any case, the ads now seem to have been cancelled. Microsoft says that this was the plan all along, but from a company that hasn't been honest about anything in decades, this is not really believable.

There are rumors that the next round of ads is going to *directly* answer the "I'm a Mac" campaign. That should go over well. About as well as an out of touch fortysomething parent trying to convince his teenage kids that he's as cool as they are.

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 11:31:41 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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MS paid so much money to that ad agency I forget their name, there must be a lot of screaming meetings in their offices lately...

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 11:43:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ballmer's office assistant had to call in an order for more chairs.

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 12:06:33 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Maybe he's moved on to loungers now.

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 16:58:37 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Vista... fucking Vista...


SP1 didn't address this lovely problem.

If you attempt to copy a file to a networked folder (via UNC path) that has a file by the same name, the system will not copy the file at all. It won't pop up any sort of window to complain about it, either. But it will *lock* *the* *fucking* *source* *file*, such that you have to log out of the system, and log back in again in order to work the the source file (say, to recompile the executable with altered code).

So, basically, if you do not remember the Sooper Secret Handshake (delete the file in the UNC path before attempting to copy the file you wish to replace it with), you have to fucking log out of the operating system to get the OS to release its damned chokehold on your file.

This is in Service Pack 1 of The Operating System From Hell (Vista, if you haven't been paying attention).

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