240 posts • joined Thursday 13th August 2009 14:01 GMT
You presume a lot
The 'dude' made no mention of attribution, licences,or anything. He sounded more like one college kid asking another for a favour (or a favor)
Had I received such a message, I would have found his request casual & friendly, but also ignorant and disrespectful of the value of someone else's graft.
Going by his second message, I'd guess he couldn't give a fuck one way or the other and won't even waste valuable drinking time wondering what the guys fucking problem was. A flea in his ear is what was due, the cheeky whipper-snapper. I think he got off lightly.
Maybe you should have upgraded and stayed with Plusnet
I did and now the limit is 80Gb a month for £16. I get about 6500kbps up/350 down
I've only ever had one ISP account since 14K dial-up
They've never been broken enough to need fixing.
line of what?
Wordclouds would also hide the fact that you struggle to create coherent sentences, and sound like Mystic Meg.
ALERT: this post also contains pendantry
"You don't steer a motorcycle by leaning off it"
...except you do, most of the time. The centre of gravity of the rider's body is what controls the bike. That, and the tyre profile. Counter steering is an optional, supplemental technique that exagerates the shift in COG by forcing the tyre profile into a sharper lean. So there. :p
"but there’s also room to think outside of the box."
Does anyone else see something a bit cocked about this statement?
25 seconds is for a whole project folder, representing up to 18 months of development. I rarely need such a sledgehammer for these types of nut. And it's not the length of your search that matters, it's what you do with it.
One company sends you 100+ files. Then they send you revisions of some or all of those files sometimes weekly, sometimes daily, sometimes monthly. There are lots of companies on a construction project. Then there is duplication, there is inconsistancy in naming conventions (like seperators) and you still have to be able to find any and all of it without having to wade through 3 pages of crap. I can do this in XP, but not 7
Proper document control software is used extensively, but not by everyone involved. Maybe it should be, but until I wake up to a perfect world one morning, Explorer is essential.
To use Windows 7 productively I had to scour the net for some extra 3rd-party app. although I resented the need to do so. The stuff I trialled was simply NOT AS GOOD AS XP
LUDDITE HOMEMADE PC SPECS:
1. Q6600@3ghz, Dtek water cooling, 8GB ram, 2x300gb Velociraptor, 3x500GB barracuda ES2, HP 24"TFT(IPS), Samsung 22" AND XPpro64
2. Lenovo W700 3ghz 4gb RAM. Came with POS Vista Business. Crashed AutoCAD like a bastard every 30 minutes until I finally got some XP64 drivers from Lenovo and now it's sweet as a nut.
You stop being a luddite
If they changed anything like that for RTM, they sure kept it quiet.
And by 'whole hard drive' I presume you mean the bits that have existed long enough to be on the index at all, and aren't ignored because you haven't manually added a big list of included file types? Last time I tried it, it failed to find ANYTHING on a data CD without going through some tortuous ritual first.
17 PDFs is the limit for WIN7. It's not extreme, at all. I often need to look through dozens and dozens of newly arrived stuff. In Win7, I need to open the Adobe reader, re-navigate to my files, and go from there. Progress? Can I disable it? Can I feck!
Windows 7 workflow is a straitjacket. Flexibility is limited (unless you're talking wallpapers). With a pair of large TFTs, my eyes and my mouse are constantly chasing the screen focus. This was fixed in RTM? Again, I don't think so!
Windows 7 file search, for anyone that has no use for metadata, is broken. The internet says so, and so do I. Everything is buried under layers of menus and ribbons. They dropped full string searches because, hey! Everyone uses metadata now, don't they? Who needs boring old file names?
IMHO, the XP combined explorer/search interface is a good example of concise, efficient design (once that stupid dog went). Win7 is a Dog's Dinner by comparison.
The concept of Hard Drive Indexing is not without issues. It's always sounded like a lot of effort and compromise to me, and for what? 0.5 seconds instead of 25? And from the start menu there is no choice other than to look at the whole drive.
And I can search my NAS without looking under the hood. Do that from your start menu!
I've been waiting for SP1 so I could finally retire XP64.
Enhanced virtual desktop......a million everyday uses, there.
How about fixing the click-fest that is Explorer? How about REDUCING the number of physical interactions required to navigate your hard-drive? How about reintroducing file search behaviour that doesn't suck balls?
XP pro 64 with NO indexing services and NO Search 4.0: Searching 20,000 files (12 gb) for *.dwg, *.pdf returns 16,000+ hits in 25 seconds. Searching *001.* returns 580 hits in 5 seconds. I want to search the same string but somewhere else? I click 'back' to Explorer, navigate to a new folder, click 'search' to turn it off, again to turn it on and bang the enter button.
I can then open up more than 17 PDFs with one command. Something I do a lot of, when 100+ drawing revisions arrive as individual PDFs. Win7 (RC) wouldn't open more than 17 files at once because it reasons that most people only do this by accident. I have no reason to think this has changed in the RTM. (still waiting for my Lenovo Upgrade disk)
What exactly is my incentive to trade 'up'? To do the above operations I hardly look at the screen, hardly touch the mouse. Similar activities in WIN7 require 2-4 times as much mousework and hand-eye coord, (enter search term, wait for windows to search where it thinks it should, scroll to the bottom of the garbage results for the 'custom' search, browse from root for the location, search. Need a similar search? start again) for seemingly random results, or no results at all.
Windows 7 is a toy.
May I be the first....
Crawling around on the underside of a glass ceiling?
One for the ladies there....
(exits at speeds in excess of 17R)
HOW VERY DARE THEY?
Would you calm down if they simply let you tape the telly? That way, 50% of your problems would be solved and you could use the spare time dealing with the police state thing
Which would be nice.
I'm off to watch my garbage propaganda dross BBC, while you watch....what? Dave?
11 MTH OLD F ACCDENTIAL INGESTION CHILD ATE UNKNOWN AMT OF BIKINI ZONE GEL
Presumably, that would be a bleaching gel, as opposed to sculpting.
And a baby ate some? Hilarious.
I'll get it for you
here you are - safe home, now
In that case...
...I need a four-pack of Guinness icon!
@ If it ain't broken, why fix it?
That's just what normal people say.
Engineers say if it ain't broken, then it doesn't do enough yet!
(still using XP64....)
U2 ROCK! LEAVE BONO ALONE YOU INGRATES!
I generally have sympathy for any underdog, and the score is currently 74/0 to the H8ERS...
Sadly, even Devil's Advocates hate Bono!
Jonathon Ross @ some awards show: "Bono can't be here tonight. He's in Africa, healing lepers with his touch."
PJ's firstest and bestest fillum...
...was of course Bad Taste. One of my favourite movies of all time, and I don't even like Horror/Spatter films.
Chaotic, amatuerish, gross....oh yes.
but a real labour of love, evident in every frame. Even my mum laughed when Derek was trying to keep bits of his brain from falling out!
The chase scene with the Morris Minor is worth a knighthood on it's own.
"no overage fees"
I should hope not, in these enlightened times.
All this big talk...
....and I thought everyone here was a virgin.
And what about the long-term effect of spending one's 'salad days' nurturing a 'conquesting' mentality at the expense of learning the tricks of how 2 people can spend their lives together without killing each other?
How DARE you take advantage of MY blithering idiot!
"A password-checking tool developed by Microsoft (here) allows users to check on the strength of the passwords they pick"
Try as I might, I could not bring myself to type a real password into the box. The more I thought about it, the more it felt like some kind of gullibility test.
'Microsoft found that 90% of users entered a valid password on their password checking page without even attempting to negotiate some sort of chocolate reward. "What a bunch of numpties" commented a despairing Bill Gates.'
Maybe Windows 8?
I have Win XP 64 on my CAD workstation and on my Thinkpad w700. They continue to make me money by processing all my stuff in a brisk and stable manner.
The Thinkpad came with Vista Business 64. Using AutoCAD was like sitting on a chair with 3 legs. Crashes every 30 minutes. Put XP64 on & voila, stable useful computer.
I also trialled Windows 7 up to the RC but gave up because nothing made up for what they did to Explorer & File searching. Also, you couldn't open more than 16 files at the same time. I asked Steve Sinofsky if the logical next step was to replace the Calculator with an Abacus? (Think touch-screen and custom colours!)
He didn't reply.
Fuck him. He also mentioned he was responsible for that fucking animated dog.
XP64 - Still the one
What news on Paint Shop Pro?
Here's the link to playperson carnage
You're sick if you click.
Still no word on casualties.
The Question is....
...are they fucking stupid, or what?
You're supposed to be "driving" and not "shopping"
Your life may depend on it, not to mention other people's.
I hear it sucks
Check out Mr.Efficiency! (APK)
Can spend hours responding to posts on a Monday morning.
Probably killing time waiting for his bloated hosts file to catch up.
I'm not inviting him to MY Windows launch party.
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