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[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 20:17:20 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I went from DOS 5.5 to Windows 2000 Pro. I did have a copy of Windows 3.1 on my computer, couldn't find a use
for it other than using it to fire up Netscape and looking at a few websites at the time.

Oh... and Chip's Challenge.

[#] Sat Oct 04 2014 10:30:59 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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And here I thought you were using VirtualBox with Windows 3.1

If you mean Windows NT 3.1 ... that's the closest Microsoft ever came to delivering a usable version of Windows. Dave Cutler's microkernel, plus elements of IBM's OS/2 Presentation Manager ... unfortunately, one version later they screwed it all up again; instead of building around the NT microkernel, they continued to top-load everything into Win32 just like they top-loaded everything into Win16 while it still ran on top of DOS.

I've ranted about this before, so my previous screed is included herein by reference. [ http://uncensored.citadel.org/readfwd?go=Skeptic%20Tank?p=882354635 ]

[#] Sat Oct 04 2014 11:18:49 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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I've ranted about this before, so my previous screed is included
herein by reference. [
http://uncensored.citadel.org/readfwd?go=Skeptic%20Tank?p=882354635 ]


It is ruled that the above cited from your original submission is stricken.


It is noted for the record that such citations and references are to be included, directly and/or by reference, in your Points and Authorities submission(s) and not in your initial Argument.

--The Judge

[#] Mon Oct 06 2014 00:31:10 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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They will catch up to the level of configurability of AT&T Unix circa early 80's at some point.  Glad to see someone is an "early adopter" of the pain of MS learning the UNIX philosophy.  I am waiting for Ansible to have solid windows support (and scripting in Pywin32 on the side to cover my ass when I need to get things done before that happens).

http://docs.ansible.com/intro_windows.html

I like letting others do the work :-)  If I can keep from learning any more of the Java like language (Powershell), I think I might keep my sanity and live another day.

Tue Sep 30 2014 02:49:24 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

Yowza! The "Sconfig" utility *almost* makes Windows Phone Server 2012 configurable without wanting to kill myself.

 



[#] Mon Oct 06 2014 00:33:08 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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The WineHQ has 2007 Visio at gold rating.  Have not tried it since 2003? version, but it worked well back then.



[#] Mon Oct 06 2014 17:10:31 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It is noted for the record that such citations and references are to

be included, directly and/or by reference, in your Points and
Authorities submission(s) and not in your initial Argument.

My Points and Authorities Submission includes my initial Argument herein by reference, which includes my blog herein by reference. Rulings to the contrary must be applied for in triplicate.

[#] Mon Oct 06 2014 18:39:40 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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Today, I fixed two "broken profiles", where windows for some reason decides that this profile is no longer good enough and creates a temp profile for the username. Normally, people are then able to login to some temporary account. Which causes even more confusion. Today, on the Vista machine, login didn't work, just saying the password was invalid. The Win7 said "User Profile Service not running" and login was impossible. Renamed the registry values for both profiles and they worked flawless again. I do this once a month on at least one computer, never understood why it happens, never cared to investigate.

Spent the rest of the day trying to fix AutoCAD and Allplan, which stopped working after win8.0->win8.1 update. AutoCAD works now, Allplan doesn't, in both cases the SoftLock stuff fecks up with the update. Remember people, for your reliable business software, only use original microsoft products! Or else your TCO gets too expensive!!!! 



[#] Mon Oct 06 2014 19:18:47 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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My Points and Authorities Submission includes my initial Argument
herein by reference, which includes my blog herein by reference.
Rulings to the contrary must be applied for in triplicate.


DENIED.

[#] Tue Oct 07 2014 11:55:28 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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DENIED.

Very well then.

<< tosses vince's contrary ruling in the shredder >>

[#] Tue Oct 07 2014 12:43:13 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Is 'contrariwise' indicative of wisdom through opposition?

[#] Thu Oct 09 2014 19:12:17 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Is 'contrariwise' indicative of wisdom through opposition?

No, it's indicative of SHAREPOINT IS A GIGANTIC PIECE OF CRAP AND PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO USE IT ARE ASSHOLES.

[#] Thu Oct 09 2014 19:17:55 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes.

[#] Thu Oct 09 2014 22:04:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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By the way, it should go without saying, being forced to use it doesn't count.

[#] Fri Oct 10 2014 08:40:35 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, it's being foisted on me. Honestly, these guys seem to embrace a whole lot of stupid technologies that could be significantly simplified with older stuff that works more reliably. But, "Progress" I suppose.

[#] Fri Oct 10 2014 11:50:02 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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We had our wiki replaced by sharepoint.  Now we have the same functionality as before, except full text search doesn't work, and you need to open Microsoft Office to read anything in it.

This is "progress."

 



[#] Mon Oct 13 2014 06:51:55 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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Another form of Progress: In Windows8, a shutdown is not a shutdown, but it sends the computer to hibernation.

So the age old cure "have you tried to shut the computer down and restart it?" does no longer work to solve problems. A problem like "explorer.exe" insta-crashing after starting any explorer window... Which renders a computer quite unusable.



[#] Wed Oct 15 2014 07:16:42 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Of course. Because Windows 8 is a phone, not a computer.

[#] Sun Oct 19 2014 10:27:54 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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So, restored two different laptops to factory default with win8 with the recovery function.

Reason on laptop one:

It had two different gpus, but would recognize them properly. Or rather, it wouldn't use the nvidia dedicated gpu. Effect after reset to factory default image: It still is not able to use the proper gpu. After some hours, the Dell repair tool started to work again, but said all was good. After more hours, the nvidia gpu works, but hdmi and vga out still do not work.

 

Reason on laptop two:

SNAFU (pdfs in built in email client wouldn't work anymore. they were unreadable.) Effect after reset: Bluescreen (or is it purple screen now?) directly after initial setup. Computer installed about 120 updates but after reboot said "Something went wrong, reverting everything I did." This took about 12h so far.

Both computers belong to clients of mine, both could probably have afforded a Macbook Pro for the combined service hours I wasted on their machines.

DISCLAIMER: Only buy original(tm) MS(tm) Software(tm) or else your TCO will shoot through the ceiling(tm).



[#] Mon Oct 20 2014 10:47:57 EDT from vince-q @ Uncensored

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said all was good. After more hours, the nvidia gpu works, but hdmi
and vga out still do not work.


I had that happen to me - turned out that the HDMI port was physically broken. The store (BestCry) took care of it and the laptop came back to me with all hardware working flawlessly.

Still running Win8.1 which, for the use I give that laptop, is actually ok with me. Web browsing, and one of *the* best craigslist searching tools I've ever seen. It (the laptop) is essentially just a fun toy and a "communicating device" when travelling. I would never EVER dream of using Win8.x for ANYTHING involving real production use.

[#] Mon Oct 20 2014 20:07:01 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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Mon Oct 20 2014 10:47:57 EDTfrom vince-q @ Uncensored
said all was good. After more hours, the nvidia gpu works, but hdmi
and vga out still do not work.


I had that happen to me - turned out that the HDMI port was physically broken. The store (BestCry) took care of it and the laptop came back to me with all hardware working flawlessly.
That is exactly what I am expecting, too. Broken hardware. 
Still running Win8.1 which, for the use I give that laptop, is actually ok with me. Web browsing, and one of *the* best craigslist searching tools I've ever seen. It (the laptop) is essentially just a fun toy and a "communicating device" when travelling. I would never EVER dream of using Win8.x for ANYTHING involving real production use. 

That, sir, is no excuse!



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