* Posts by RobbieCrusoe

9 posts • joined 12 Oct 2009

'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux


Re: My faith in humanity wains when I read this site sometimes

I am not trying to prevent a valid and enjoyable discussion, but there is passionate, and there is whining. And a lot of the whining comes from Anonymous Cowards. Just saying.


My faith in humanity wains when I read this site sometimes

My god, what a bunch of whingy little kids we have on here (been on El Reg for a long time, so I should be used to it, but please....)

"I don't like the start screen"

"OpenMetroOSXAmigaDOS had multiple desktops in 1952"

"Windows is crap"

"Linux is crap"

"OSX is the best"

For fucks sake... who cares? Personally, I use Windows 8.1 as my main OS on multiple PCs with varying amounts of monitors, at first the Modern interface was kind of jarring, but you know what? I got used to it. Now, I rarely see it, as I work on the desktop, but my head does not explode when I see it.

When Windows first came out, did the DOS addicts cry and whinge because they now had to use a mouse, and the command line was hidden? I can't remember that happening, but there will have been a few I suppose, but, and here's the rub, they will have gotten on with their jobs / hobbies and learnt how to use it, as I did, or just didn't use it - their choice. The web wasn't around at the time, so thankfully we didn't have to put up with the whining and gnashing of teeth.

So you only use Linux, and will never use Windows? Then don't post comments in a Windows related article! I use Linux from time to time, and I like it, but at the end of the day my job and my interests mean I use Windows. I don't turn up in articles on here or other sites letting everyone know that I will only use Windows because Linux doesn't have Powershell or such, simply because no-one cares!

The start menu was taken away? Oh my god, what a disaster! Windows 7 - Hit start, type Word, then enter, Word starts. Windows 8 - Hit start, type Word, then enter... guess what? If you have so many programs that you cannot remember what is installed on your machine and have to read through lists, you need to look at reducing that count if possible, or even better, rename some of the programs so it is easy for you to get to what you want... eg "Letter Writer" for Word, or "Kitchen Budget" for Excel.

Multiple desktops are nice and all, and I miss that feature in Windows 8, but I can live without it. I really don;t give a flying rats anus what operating system had it first, or who stole the idea of who, it's nice that MS have (possibly) finally built it in to the OS, but if they don't, there are still ways around it, as there are now.

Moan over, I'm going back under my rock.

Oi, missile boffins! Stop ogling web filth at work - Pentagon

Big Brother

Come on, this is an American agency... the "porn" in question will probably be their equivalent of a page three girl or something as mundane as that.

Dam Busters dog dubbed 'Digger'


New keyboard please!

Haven't had such a good laugh for a while... thank you Sir!

Gay teen mag closure sparks privacy fears


Re: Privacy (Luke 11)

Please please say that was a joke... if not I ask that you watch the following clip from the West Wing where a bible bashing homosexual hater gets pwned...


If you were joking, well done sir for getting my back up! :)

Terence Conran slams 'appalling' Olympic mascots


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I've probably read all of what you have read, if not more, about the all seeing eye, and the numerology bunkum. At the end of the day, it is all a C O I N C I D E N C E. Whackos (not directed at you ;) ) will always find ways of linking a number or an event to another number or event, it is bound to happen with all that goes on in the world and universe.

- I was born December 1971

- "Ernie, the fastest milkman in the west" was in the charts at the time (No 1 I believe)

- my milkman is called Bernie

- B is the second letter of the alphabet

- Second in the holy trinity (according to the sky fairy chronicles) is the Son

- I am a son

- My goodness, Ernie was my father!



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"The MW is simply Master Mason."

Errrrm... That would be Master Wason, or Waster Mason...

You need to learn to spell mate, and get out of the house a bit more instead of eating up all the Dan Brown crap.

Official: Apple iPhone is a chick magnet


54% cite and iPhone as being desirable?

So, 54% of the survey were shallow / young then?

I bet if you asked the same bunch, they would respond that a stupid looking "hot hatch" with a sound system to rival a night club, blacked out windows and a sewer pipe as an exhaust was the ideal car to go on a date in as well!

Grumble grumble... getting old :(

ATM pays out credit for unwanted gadgets


Auto fence

handy little device for any thieving toerag who wants to get rid of some stolen goods... as long as they want something in the shop of course.

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