I am not putting my family jewels in someone elses hands ....ever!
199 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007
It's not the interface so much as the software that will not run, please do not talk about Wine or any V software they are simply too much hassle. So when Linux can run Visio, Smart Diary, Vegas Pro, Supereyes, Drive pro to name just a few ( which I cannot see Ms#@te ever letting happen) I am stuck as I said happily with Win 7 pro. Just for the record Ubuntu seems to be the most user friendly interface although Mint is a close second.
eg; Who else needed a label "Do not iron this shirt while wearing it"?
When they have nothing else to say the Demoprats revert to "there is a red under the bed".
Trump with all his faults is the best President they have had since Teddy Roosevelt, he has in half a term put their economy back on its feet and although no-one likes to admit it he is also right about the Wall.....why should you not be able to lock your front and back doors? You can still give asylum to people with a genuine need but there is no requirement in the world to have an open house for every terrorist or drug pusher.
Took all my important stuff off the net with a stable Win7 pro build ages ago and have every intention of staying that way. We always said "If it ain't broke don't fix it" rather than "fix it 'till it's broke"
Win 10 is a dumb piece of crap and that is all there is to it.
When we moved to France, I foolishly said to my Wife you take care of the spiders and I will take care of the snakes!
Current score (snakes) is 6 to me and two to my dog! The largest was just over 2 metres long and as thick as your wrist....not venomous but a very nasty bite.
I should have said I will take care of the elephants!
For the next Steve Jobs (RIP) or William Gates of long ago to market a new operating system that works. Please do not suggest Linux of any current variant thats a little like saying a coal fired steam turbine is a better way of making electricity.
My network is now air gapped and happily running on Windows 7pro with just this one W10 pro laptop connected to the outside waiting for Mshite to screw it over in a compulsory update sometime soon......
I have taken all my pcs off the internet except one W10 which is not connected to my network. All the others (five) have been rebuilt to Windows 7 professional sp1. This give me back control and Micro###t can no longer force updates, screw my systems, or any of their other "advantages".... when and if they manage to develop a computer system for us the users (known as customers) instead of the coffee klatch at Redmond'a wank tank I may try again.
edited the registry to disable windows updates. I wait until the dust has settled before I allow mugsoft to screw my computer....in the meantime I am experimenting with a Linux (Mint 18.3) machine for internet use and a stand-alone unconnected windows 10 pro machine solely for those windows programmes that will not run on anything else.....
I have turned off windows update (I wait until the dust has settled on all "new" updates before turning it back on for an hour). But this communist ideology inspired concept of shoving the overlords ideas down our throats is fast becoming the last straw. I am seriously considering keeping two "sneakernet" pcs off the internet to run those windows programs I cannot do without and running a Linux variant for internet only. And I started with Windows 3.0!.......well done microsoft!
CB radios "were not in the public interest to have communications freely available to the public"
Stress analysers (lie detectors) "are not in public interest to be freely available"
Firearm pistols "not in the public interest" (they won that one)
Sorry guys, you are living in a semi communist police state in the UK.
Not so much a reply as an addendum. The replies so far seem to refer to ships and deals over 100 years ago....so nothing has changed it would seem. Surely our brave sailors deserve a better standard of equipment without some idiot in Whitehall interfering? Why on earth did we sell all those Harriers cheap to the US Marines (who are still using them)? They would have done nicely on the two new carriers surely?
Exactly how much money from trading (anything) have the people responsible for buying this kit in the first place and then selling it at a loss? Ever made? Or in simple terms do they have any business experience at all?
I appreciate that warships are not exactly the sort of item you would find on Amazon (yet) but surely by now we should be avoiding these seemingly ongoing disasters of buying ships that break down (type 45's), aircraft that cannot take off and land fully weaponised (F35) as nauseam?
For all the lycra nazis to have and use a bell for audible warning of approach (I think it might be law), for all push bikes to be fitted with rear view mirrors, to be licensed and to be insured.
I would like to see a road test introduced and an IQ test for push bike riders but that last idea is probably a bit of an oxymoron.
No one seems to think of the future.....all thoughts are based on past wars and actions. The tank is obsolete due to the attack helicopter and they are all obsolete due to the drone. So if drones cannot be launched from the soon to be obsolete fleets of oil tankers (think electric cars) then these easily destroyed aircraft carriers could serve perhaps as mobile launch pads. The drones of course are controlled from thousands of miles away so no pilots necessary!
A while back I worked in a UK law enforcement department. They decided on a new building, as they did not want me to share their new office space, they told me I could have a desk in the server room. When they realised that I had an office (server room with restricted personnel access) bigger than an Assistant Chief, that was on the top floor with a view, and the only air-conditioned office in the building, the union forced the installation of £250,000 worth of aircon retrofitted to the rest of the building! This is where your tax money goes guys!
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