77 posts • joined 19 Nov 2012
Re: People still don't learn their lessons from Win-haters
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.
And all the pantless weasels here are..
"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.
Re: Pay attention!
How many times do I have to tell you: Pay attention to the bottom line!
Re: I just won't allow Microsoft to control the credentials
" 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.
Re: cannot get rid of it. REALLY?
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.
Re: I don't care what it's called
Why? Explain please.
And no stomping your little foot and pouting this time, OK?
Re: Guess they didn't learn from the Beatles
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.
Damn! I mis-read the heading.
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.
Re: As big as three CANADIAN football fields??
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.
Not just China anymore...!
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.
Re: “can neither spell CONSUMER nor DEVICE”
Perhaps that's because his spelling has been fond wanting.
Re: Reverse - Mobility ISP comment
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.
More than just porn output from your printer!
It also operates as a birth-control device, consequently measuring the male partner's fertility and sperm count.
My Cake Printer- It needs a new cartridge.
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?
Re: The rich get richer ...
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!
Re: Breaking Badly
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.
Re: Radiation Monitoring on your feet?
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.
Blackberry posted a loss of almost $1bn in Q2 2014
WOW! And it's still only December 2013
THAT'S the spirit, lads! Think ahead!
Re: don't need new laptop ...just a new O/S
I cut my teeth supporting 3.11 back in
Listen, sonny: I worked with Win-1 and Win2. Now those were REAL clunkers! And on big 5¼" floppies
We all basically looked at this shit, and said WTF? The little Mac is waaaay better than this!
Gates&company just smiled, and presumably said "give us some time. We're developing something for IBM- but we have the rights to it!"
And then Win3.0 came out on 6? 9? - 3½ floppies.
And then as you said, 3.1 came out with much fanfare. (don't forget 3.11 with 32bit!)
prevents me from "investing" in Windows 8."?
Trust me. You WILL sooner later. And then in a couple of years, you will complain about Windows 9, or whatever is around in 2016.
And of course then complain "What's wrong with Win8?" - Just as you did about the crappy new Win7: "Why cannot we all stay with good ol' XP? Or win2K?"
With guys like you, we'd still all be running the steam-powered PBE** And be asking our sisters to help us, as Lady Lovelace did: "Please?? Can you write me an App? Pleeeease?"
2016? Oh. Perhaps you'll still be running your old Wn7 or XP then. And your boss will be looking at you derisively.
(sigh) So many fools, so little adventure.
** Personal Babbage engine. Alas, no QWERTY input.
Re: Couldn't disagree more
Agreed. It's amazing that you got (so far) 27 downvotes, whereas someone who replies "Bollocks" to you gets mostly upvotes.
Clearly Theregister is full of antediluvian Mac weenies.
Re: I CANNOT agree
Blah blah blah... Perhaps you should NOT be building PCs.
I've built a couple, equipped them with both Win-8.1 AND linux, and the wireless mouse works perfectly in all instances.
EXCEPT! A Gigabytes wireless mouse acted erratically under my Win8.1, Win8.0 AND linux. I'll try testing it under my old (OLD! LOL) Win7 system, but I am sure it is the fault of the Gigabytes mouse.
Geez... what a bunch of losers / MS-bashers
Why are all these MS (andWin-8) bashers always anonymous cowards?
MS must be doing something right...
Maybe it's an MS spin?
What no anti-Win8 diatribe yet?
Where is everyone?
Surely this rocky object is just blowing off gases (sort of like tossing chairs) into empty space, and is thus rotating its way slowly back to Windows-7 (or perhaps XP) where the large majority of antediluvian Register readers reside...
Re: I'll update
I've upgraded a desktop and a laptop to Win-8. One of them has already been upgraded again to 8.1 - I realize I'll have to re-install when the "real" 8.1 comes out, but that's OK. Unlike you, I went the $39 route each.
I've a 3rd PC that may be upgraded if MS does a another bargain-basement offer like this when the final 8.1 comes out.
I wonder what all these tedious eight-bashers here are gonna do 2 or 3 years from now, when their old XP and Linux systems become unfashionable, or perhaps a boss starts asking questions as to why his IT dept. is so out-of-date....
I would amusing to keep some of these comments here and repost them publicly a few years from now.
Alas, most of these folks are anonymous cowards.
Wow! Win-8 "add-ons"?
You linux weenies complain about tacking on a little "start-menu" addition to Win-8, (of course adding a 100 Meg antivirus program doesn't count as an add-on, does it? ) - and then-
And then YOU suggest adding this UXstyle malware! Wow!
You really do wanna sabotage the newbies to Win-8, don't you? Do you work for Canonical?
Re: Just awesome indeed! I actually UPGRADED to Win8.
I actually upgraded my old Lenovo from Win-7 to Win-8 (now 8.1 eval)
And gee! It cost me $39 !!
And then gosh! - I added the IObit startmenu-8 for $... oh, wait- it's "free" Shucks! All that 585Kb of "bloatware"! Andit took... um, 90 seconds to install.
And before you tell me you shouldn't have to do all sorts of silly add-ons like this, I'll again suggest that you should really SERIOUSLY look at some anti-virus software "add-ons". If you haven't added this stuff, you're foolish.
Mine is AVAST... oh wait again! I currently use Windows Defender! And it came with the win-8 install.
See you in a couple of years. Enjoy your Windows-7. Or is it Windoze-XP?
Re: PCs are not profitable
Golly, where's all the Win-8 bashers this week? I kinda miss guys.
I've already U/ged to 8.1 preview, and looking forward to 8.1 "final" (if that's what they call it).
Enjoy your up-to-date XP, guys!
And stop bashing Win-7! It's pretty good! Not as good as 8, but...
aw screw it- you better stay with XP. YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Re: I have Windows 8 on a tablet
On a tablet? Gosh!
I have Prince Albert in a can.
Oh my. Downgraded to Win-7?
Why didn't you be really revolutionary and downgrade to XP?
I bet when you went out and purchased a PC ten years ago, you downgraded your XP to W2K.
Or was it Win98?
Hey, are there any Windows Bistros nearby?
Last thing I wanna do is sit down and order a pint in a Linux Bistro, unless the place was empty.
Yup. Everyone here moans and curses Win8, but.
But why are all these Win8 bashers here seemingly "experts" on it? Have they ever actually used it? Or are they just shhep that curse?
I have both a desktop and a laptop upgraded to Win8. Did it for $39 ea. last January.
And 8 has worked PERFECTLY ever since.
I hardly ever use the Metro thing, as I do not have a strokescreen (yet). The Win 8 boots into the "Start" screen almost immediately- faster than XP, Win7 and of course Vista.
All I did was spend 30 seconds installing the FREE StartMenu from IOBit.
Looks just like Win7 now. Or XP. Or Win2K for you really backward moaners.
I bet all the complainers here bitched the same crap 10 years ago when they had to upgrade from W2K to XP.
Elmer Phud- still got those old floppies? Quick! Start duplicating them and pass your Win3.1 out to these weenies.
Oh, Wait! Of course! Linux will be everyone's production system in two years, huh? LOL.
See you in two years, weenieboys.
Just great! I have a pacemaker.
News I need to know.
I had a pacemaker installed six months ago because of bradycardia (slow heartbeat- it was down to 27-30 bpm). It didn't realy bother me,except wen I ran or climbed stairs.
It was a temporary condition because .. aw too long here to explain- just see http://curmudgeon.tk - 2nd or 3rd item down - "Lyme Disease - for the shiitty explanation.
Now I'm stuck with this useless pacemaker until some hacker decides to up me to 200bpm to see how fast I can breakdance...
Re: I shudder to think what the coolant used here is.
Well, it goes without saying that the coolant must first be cooled.
It may just end up in a "modern art" museum, as did <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ ">this coolant. </a>
Re: Smart TV vs. Win-8 Ultrabooks...
Have you actually TRIED running a Raspberry Pi on your HD TV?
With a H264 AVI movie (on a thumbdrive) being decoded by it?
Slow. To put it politely.
Re: Absolutely NOT true for me
"....First, NOBODY should be expected to install third party software on a brand new OS..."
I assume you do not run an AntiVirus program?
Keep shooting yourself in the foot.
Re: Absolutely true for YOU?
Try shooting yourself in the foot also. Or maybe pluck an eye out.
Win8 upgrade was $39 for me, and I quickly installed a FREE third party Start-button on y desktop that Win8 boots into.
But I have not yet installed a big third party antivirus. Instead I use the integrated WinDefender.
I would have liked a touchscreen also, just to play with this "Spawn of Satan" alternate Metro interface -
but that was outside MY budget.
But hey - you keep on shooting yourself in the foot.
Re: @Pirate Dave The CLASSIC Desktop.
Yep. The Classic desktop is what I use on my Win8. Sometimes for fun though, I right-click and switch over to the XP menu.
And instead of some huge bloated 3rd-party AV program, I use Win8's WinDefender.
Re: Vista Part II...?
I hear that Vista actually works uite well now. But I don't really care anymore.
Since I am reired, I cannot afford much. So I shop carefully.
I upgraded my Win-7 to Win-8 for $39.95.
And installed the FREE libreoffice.
Is $40 really that big an expense for you?
The car analogy does not work here.
Doing all those things on your car above takes hour and hours and costs lots of $$.
In my case I installed a FREE one-meg utility (much smaller than either my anti-virus, my anti-spyware or my registry cleaner)
And it took two minutes.
My Win-8 now looks like XP (or preferably like my old "classic" Win2000). And it is fully supported too!
Say- did you write that old "If GM designed cars like MS designed Windows"? Hmm.. which of these two companies went broke a few years ago?
Re: @Andrew_b65 - Lack of Anti-virus?
Do you have an anti-virus program on your Windows? Is it the integrated Win-Defender?
No? Then it is a 3rd-party add-on. Better get rid of it.
How about your anti-spyware or registry-cleaner. Oh. Don't have those, huh?
Solar powered is just the first step!
Gosh! Now that they've done (or almost done) a solar-powered aircraft, why don't they build a wind-powered one?
I could see it now- two, or maybe four wind-turbines on the wings, and once those babies start spinning, ... we're off!
Bet they could have one built by (say) next April 1st.
Re: More proof...Hey even MORE-
Agreed- the clearest proof of the above message ishis use of the tired old M$ acronym. Geez... it's like trying to argue with a mac fanboy back in 1995.
Re:You have a Windows 8 laptop AND I HAVE THREE. All running perfectly.
It's amazing! These XP-fanboyz will try and blame any small idiot thing on Windows-8.
I bet at one time, fifteen to twenty years, ago they were probably posting "Bill Gates is the antichrist" in their forum rants.
Re: I have a Windows 8 laptop
Yeah, some of these "Windows-8 is crap" comments lead me to believe that there is a lot of defective PCs out there.
Re: Trying to find Windows 7 laptops for consumers is hard work
I'm planning to go back to my old Abacus. Much safer and cheaper than a PC.
I believe Lenovo will be soon marketing one.
Re: I tried it, finally Repeat-
Mr. Anonymous Coward:
I repeat: >> it's fun reading all these idiotic posts from old geezers (I'm 71, BTW) who swear they will NEVER use this accursed newfangled devil's spawn Win-8! Wish I could track them. It would be fun to see where they are in two years. <<<
I'm 71 and (almost) involuntarily retired. Worked in computers for >45 years. From Remington-Rand's Univac-II, IBM's MVS, DOS, DOS/VSE and with COBOL (ugh!), FORTRAN, PL/I (ugh again!) and BAL (my favourite and even the occasional REXX and then machine-lang input. (Now THIS was a bitch!). But yeah, I probably haven't heard of your "OS". Just guessing...
I suggest you let one your children install that Win-8 and tune it for you. As the title above states: "Windows 8 - it's not going away, people"
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