Re: I'm amazed by the minute suckers borne
Yes, but some of us are just borne too loose.
107 posts • joined 19 Nov 2012
Yes, but some of us are just borne too loose.
It's fun to knock Vista- it was such a dog when it was first issued.
Perhaps the only Win-OS that was worse in the last 15 years was Millennium. And it was only 16-bit.
I know several folks that bought a laptop with Vista on it. And struggled and swore. But eventually MS got it to a level (SP2?) comparable to Win-7. Once I installed this on their laptops, the inevitable question was "Should I upgrade to Win-7?"
Nah. Stay with Vista - it's as fast - and more reliable.
But then, THEREGISTER is full of these complaining dopes/dinosaurs. "I WILL NEVER UPGRADE TO WINDOWS-10!" Or 8 or 7 or XP, etc.
... (Sent from my old 4GB desktop, currently running Win-10 Build 11082) ....
And are these Win-10 tubs issued using the Fast build or the Slow Build?
You may call it a BSOD, but in Redmond, it is referred to as an extremely robust wallpaper.
Please! Don't encourage him. Just let him rant.
Think it will use ASCII or EBCDIC?
Fifteen+ years ago I remember them advertising Linux as an optional OS on their Z series VM system
But of course this is when an IBM sales rep gave me a "real cool groovy" IBM t-shirt that said "@me", which I still treasure, even though I don't understand what it means...
Back then, IBM was jumping on any trendy bandwagon - PS2 and "WARP" come to mind - maybe they still are.
Now, where did put my green card...?
LOL! That's the first thing I thought of when I saw this headline! Maybe a BAL translater/ interpreter too?
Does this mean I should recall my 35-40 Gig of data stored at Mega, before it all goes "phhhht!" and the RIAA then ask me for the password?
"We'll be glad to recover your data! Just give us the passwords!"
I've been running Win 8.1 for some time on a multi-screen desktop, and much prefer it to my old Windows-7, whose PC is now sorta collecting dust- I only boot it occasionally to do Win-Updates.
I just installed Win-10 on (or over) my backup/test XP + Ubuntu dual-boot system and it runs even better! So I may upgrade the 8.1 system, or at least the old Win-7 system to 10 soon, once I kicked Win-10's tyres...
Now I gotta remember where I left my microphone so I can try Cortana....
Oh yeah- I also have Ubuntu on these systems- remember how installing Win-8 would clobber the GRUB?
Well, the Win-10 upgrade does not! After it was installed and a reboot done, GRUB was still there, and I can still dual boot!
What's worse, that Goo-Daddy Elephant slaughterer is his domain reseller!
Hey- add a DDR3 memory slot and maybe a PCIe-3 slot and it will be one helluva motherb...uh, I mean a computer!
Sadly, you must have been borne too loose.
I have both Win 8 and Win 8.1.
The photos slideshow runs very well on it. In fact I have a two-monitor desktop on my 8.0, and the slideshow rotates differnt pictures for each monitor (but all part of the same slideshow).
Let's put the Earth in orbit around Saturn! Think of all the free methane we can cadge from Titan!
Yes- but won't somebody think of the <sarcasm> thousands of children that died at Three-Mile Island? </sarcasm>
Thw world is being run by LADIES. And with their lack of scientific knowledge, they deem anything that is "nuclear" must be EVIL!
Say hello to the dark ages again.
I do not wish to sound shirt-faced, but if the good rocket scientist is finished with the shirt, might he send it to me?
So few Apple fanbois here. Are you all dying** out?
** Perhaps I should have said "drying out".
Just what I need. Until the battery dies.
I suppose this could be plugged into the wall, via a 5V USB brick?
Token-Ring! Much faster than Ethernet!
OS/2! It beats Windows hands down!
The PS2 bus! Get rid of your old motherboard design!
The 2321 Data-cell drive! Holds way more than a disk drive! Can you say "noodle-picker"? Hmm.. Perhaps Lenovo will demand this one be included in the sale...
Are you sure you weren't looking at a pic of goatse?
Ah, those Register headlines... sometimes they are real whack jobs.
Musk should buy up lots of arctic space in Northern Canada.
There's PLENTY of space up there to install giant solar farms to charge those batteries!
Maybe I'll become some sort of broker, and sell land up there for this purpose! Anyone wanna buy?
I prefer the appealing scenario as suggested in the url:
Presumably this menu choice is no longer permitted in today's society. Pity.
You mean 65,535 feet?
Oh, wait! You mean it OVERFLEWED!
Alas, Madeline Kahn has been dead for more that 10 years. (My how time flies!)
It was actually Philippe Kahn and his sidekick, in the LA control tower, demo'ing a new version of his Turbo Pascal to them.
Fiddle-faddle. Go back to your Ubuntu and its OpenSSL.
Today I did an update to my Win Defender on Win 8.1 - 60+ Meg! I have never before seen such a huge update to Win-8, even when I first installed it.
viz. - Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 184.108.40.206)
No doubt you chattered this wisdom way back when, with regard to Win7, Vista (OK, this one WAS indeed a dog), Win-XP and Win2K.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose - referring to YOU, of course, not Windows.
"Nya nya! I told you that crappy ol' M$ was no good! Why didn't you get a cool linux system or a Mac like I did?"
No doubt this one will make the Reggie's "Most Read" or "Most commented" shortly!
With of course, the de rigeur (and incredibly witty) dollar-$ign in the usual places.
Nice to be among the weenie-boppers. Let's see how many down-votes I can accumulate here.
How many times do I have to tell you: Pay attention to the bottom line!
" I just won't allow Microsoft to control the credentials "
Wah wahhh! Cry and stomp your little foot!
You remind me of the self-important big web expert back in 1997 or so - if you went to his website with IE, it would switch to a page with-
"SORRY! We do not allow Microsoft users to browse this page! Please install Netscape 2.6 now!" Or whatever crude version Andreesen's creation was back then... What a dolt.
He appeared "big" amogst technophiles back in the late '90s, but now he is either dead, unemployed or retired (like me).
Stop shooting yourself in the foot, you self-righteous weenie...Grow up. Or mummy might spank you.
You appear to be a dope. Or an old fogey.
Try asking your nephew. Or your grandson. I'm sure he can fix it for you.
Why? Explain please.
And no stomping your little foot and pouting this time, OK?
And Apple was a record publishing name used by the Beatles. (Apple Corp.)
And the original McIintosh was a Canadian apple, developed by John McIntosh in 1811.
Guess them Canadians will never learn. Duh.
When I fist saw this in my inbox, I read it as "JUMBO - A steroid" and was all set to get my credit card out.
No problem. Then they can measure using Canadian football fields. Even bigger!
The Canadian field is 110 yards. With big end-zones.
As opposed to American, where the big end-zones are usually on the spectators.
In the meantime, I understand that Israel will also be launching a lunar rover.
Designed to investigate the possibilities of setting up new settlements in unoccupied territories on the moon, it will be called the Jade Rabbi.
Perhaps that's because his spelling has been fond wanting.
What? Only 8 Gb?
And I was complaining about my 10Gb monthly! Last month I accidentally went up to ~13.5 Gb, and my wireless Internet bill was $130 !!
And still running Win 8.0 on a hard-to-transport big desktop - Obviously I do not feel like DLing that 3.5 Gb Win 8.1 upgrade.
ISP is Bell Mobility Canada - for anyone who cares to know who this shoddy service is supplied by.
It also operates as a birth-control device, consequently measuring the male partner's fertility and sperm count.
I am definitely interested in one of these cake printers!
But where can I buy the ink cartridges? Are they sold through Amazon?
Is there just one cartridge, or several- one for each flavour? Do I have to change the cartridge for cookie printing?
Well, he didn't shaft me.
OK, my Win 3.1 crashed at least once a week, and (I heard) Win-ME was a dog as well as Vista, but gee- in over a year My Win-8, now Win 8.1 has NEVER crashed!
Now, now- mustn't forget the three batteries!
And a handsome young assistant to run down to the 7-11 for more batteries when needed.
I hear the lithium ones work the best.
Heh! Tell me about it. When I was a kid in the early '50s, all the shoe stores (in Quebec) had devices that you could stick your feet into, to see if your delicate foot bones were not cramped in the new shoe.
No? Then, madame, your son has a fine fit!
We kids used to go into the local shoe store on our own, and have fun staring at the flourescence, sometimes wriggling our toes, putting a penny on top of the shoe to see how transparent it was (not very), etc..
One day the government came around and seized all these devices, saying they were, uhh.. unsafe.
C'est pas tes affaires, punk! Sors d'ici!
Sixty years later I still look at my feet to see if they perchance glow in the dark.
Ah well, I guess all the offending ions got pissed and shat out decades ago.
I'm resonably sure the truck and the container already had warnings - both large radiation symbols and text in Spanish. But dolts were probably illiterate.
WOW! And it's still only December 2013
THAT'S the spirit, lads! Think ahead!