Re: THIS IS WINDOWS!!!
**BOOT** - "Arrrgh!"
**REBOOT** - "Aarrrrrgghh!!"
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104 posts • joined 26 Feb 2009
...Y'know, websites dedicated to pronunciation, accents and colloquialisms.
Deep-throat.pron: discussion board for comparing guttural consonants (g, k, x etc.)
Blow-job.pron: An in-depth look at Silbo Gomero, the whistled language of the Canary Islands.
Cunning-linguists.pron: Social networking.
Two-girls-one-kup.pron: Two researches look at how language has evolved in the Polish town of Kup since its annexation from Germany.
Safe, I reckon.
Paris, because isn't it odd she doesn't pronounce it "pa'ree" like the French?
...I may have to get a badge made up.
Having tried the RTM for a few days, all I can say is: It's still wank.
The Tifkam/desktop schizophrenia still reminds me of a digital Jekyll and Hyde (I wonder which one is the sociopathic killer?), Tifkam's eclectic collection of default factiods is still fucking annoying ("Welcome to your new operating system. Here's the weather for New York! And travel info for Paris! Hey, Julian Assange is trending! lets go over to the stock market...") and, of course, it still looks like fruit salad vomit.
And that's without going near the built-for-touch-pity-you-can't interface and the what-is-this-hierarchy-you-speak-of organisation.
It's like getting your leg humped by a hyperactive puppy that has just eaten your tax return and shat in your slipper: It's really cute unless you have to live with the little fucker.
...that does not automatically grant diplomatic immunity - legally, it carries as much weight and standing as a frequent flyer card.
And if Ecuador claim he has diplomatic immunity, that doesn't give him carte blanche to do what he likes: Hollywood not withstanding, it generally only applies to work-related activities. Article 31(c) of the Vienna Convention specifically leaves him open to legal embuggerment for anything he's done outside of official Ecuadorian business.
Basically, he's stuck in their basement unless he can sneak out - although they could stick him in a crate and lable it "diplomatic baggage" - google "Umaro Dikko".
...which is a bit tricky when written down, granted. If the h is dropped (try saying "An 'oly cow" in your finest Terry Jones accent) it would be written as 'An holy cow' - just as you would say "I'll be there in an 'our" but write 'I'll be there in an hour'.
(I'm assuming you don't actually pronounce the h in hour...)
"A historic occasion" sounds great in received pronunciation but crap in cockney: "An historic occasion" is vice versa.
The only time to haul people up on it is when they write 'an herb'. Not because it's wrong per se, but because it means they say "an 'erb" and therefore need a good slapping on general principle.
It could do, but then you have the problem of what to do when the host goes tits-up: If you can't move the VM to another box in short order you're humped (and that's assuming a particular VM normally boots onto the same host each time, which isn't a given).
They need to be able to distinguish between an install popping up on a different machine because it's been moved, and an install popping up on a different machine because it's been copied. Arsing about with embedded HW codes isn't going to help.
"it's the most useless, broken, outdated, slow and contrary piece of shit..."
And those are it's good points (or were - it's been a while).
Interesting to be told we're bratty teenagers by the outfit that's done more to promote hair-loss and alcoholism among IT staff than anyone this side of Redmond...
You need to think back to the original Mac and Mac II. Y'know, before they invented the letter "i".
IIRC, was about '87 or '88 when they discovered the joy of trolling the courtrooms claiming somebody had stolen their mojo, and it's been downhill ever since.
But, if you thought Windows V 1 was the dog's whatsits, I'm not going to argue.
Not everybody needs or wants to use VMs. I'm currently running Chakra Linux with XP, W7 and Ubuntu VMs but it's not a setup I'd recomend to anyone who doesn't need it - it's heavy on the drives, takes ages to keep them all updated and tuned and needs a bucketful of memory. I don't file these under "greater efficiency and reliability", I file them under "PITA but useful for work" (besides, flicking between XP and W7 VMs on a desktop cube looks cool).
Your collegue would do much better to hook hibernate up to the lid close so he can do a quick bunk at beer o'clock. You'll both have update Windows at some point, then he can laugh at you while you also update Ubuntu.
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