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[#] 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).

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 17:06:53 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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There's something funny about screwing up really low level stuff like that so late in the game.

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 17:49:53 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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what annoys me about vista lately is a few things,
1) scattered minor instability issues... not bad enough to make the system unusable, but enough to eat into uptime and cause a bit of annoyance
2) dhcp request never works the first time I plug the laptop into office network. have to always go hit the "diagnose" button. tried unplug/plugin again once, and that wasn't enough to rouse the dhcp client from its slumber. oddly enough, dhcp works fine over wireless. problem with the "diagnose" button is that only system administrators have access to it... so if you gave a family member a non-admin account, and they unplug the network cable, they might never be able to get back online.
3) it's bloated. but it's fast.
4) slow resume from hibernate - seems like this might be specific to my hardware or the 64-bit version.

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 18:34:18 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Rebooting Vista requires the patience of the ages, as it takes ages to reboot.

I don't think I've seen a slower booting operating system, ever.

Almost as bad, while it's rebooting, the thing is at a black screen, so you can't really tell if it's *trying* to boot, or just dead.

This is the least of operating systems.



[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 18:52:59 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hasta la vista, baby.

[#] Thu Sep 18 2008 19:32:35 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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hmm, my copy of vista reboots really fast. but resumes from hibernate (suspend-to-disk) actually slower than it boots up, it seems.


on the laptop that is. my desktop is faster.

[#] Sat Sep 20 2008 13:35:15 EDT from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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Microsoft's Ad Response to the Mac 'I'm a PC' adverts:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6suq6_pc-micro_tech 



[#] Sun Sep 21 2008 18:45:15 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Wow.  That's....quite possibly one of the stupidest ads I've ever seen.

[#] Sun Sep 21 2008 22:23:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Anyone ready to go out and buy Vista yet?

Anyone?

Anyone?

I guess the commercials aren't working. To me it seems to draw even more attention to Apple's successful ad campaign.

[#] Mon Sep 22 2008 07:24:55 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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That ad was quite possibly the dumbest thing I've seen all year.

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