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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

Zontar The Mindless Re:You've written a BETTER one? (88 comments)

You should really look before you leap, Smart Guy.

It's *not* "one person's opinion".

I quoted *nine different comments* from *nine different people* who said they tried the product and found that, basically, it didn't work. And I didn't see a single positive comment amongst the entire bunch.

BTW, whether or not *I've* ever written a disk defragmenter has fuck-all to do with the issue of how well *this* disk defragmenter works or doesn't work, so don't even bother with the attempt at misdirection.

And for the last time, you need to take the "spyware" assessment up with Computer Associates, not me. Make sure you discuss it with the folks at CA that actually test software and not with their accountants.

4 hours ago
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Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

Zontar The Mindless Re:No, these are where (you sockpuppeteer) (134 comments)

You've already demonstrated that you have absolutely zero comprehension of any sort of humour, much less parody. With this in mind, I created the TFHF account basically because I was pretty sure that merely learning of this account's existence would make you froth at the mouth, and because you've been due a good stiff dose of my mockery and derision for weeks on end.

That account's made a grand total of 9 posts + 1 journal entry.

In the same timespan you've trolled/crapflooded me something like, what, 500-600 times or more? Not to mention HUNDREDS of your trolls before that?

And *you've* got the gall to complain about *me*? That's pretty funny.

Yes indeedy, I created the account purely to mock you. Or, to put it in terms you might recall from your forays into 4chan: YHBT.

Just *knowing* that this account exists so very obviously pisses you off, Sparky, and I can't begin to tell you how completely I enjoy just *knowing* that this is the case.

Have a nice day!

6 hours ago
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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

Zontar The Mindless Re:Bwahahaha - wrong again... apk (88 comments)

Gee, it looks like people who've actually tried UltraDefrag don't seem too thrilled with it:

I'm trying UltraDefrag on a well-fragmented hard disk (36% fragmented), and the UltraDefrag GUI leaves me unsure if it is doing anything or not. It has been up for an hour and a half, and the display hasn't changed a pixel since it displayed the original analysis. The progress bar on the bottom still shows 100%, so that is obviously meaningless. The process explorer shows that it is taking up CPU and an increasing amount of memory, but I still can't tell if it is actually doing anything. I think it is time to uninstall it and move on.

Installed on a relatively fast Vista business machine with a 650 gig HD of which 8 gigs were used. Analyze showed 12% fragmentation. I ran the program. Next day (7 1/2 hrs later), it showed being only 30% done. Trash can!

All applications, especially security software, must be closed/shutdown otherwise it is slow and does not do as well.

Can't learn how to use it; UD does not even install on Windows 7. So, it is worthless for me.

Since XP, Windows has offered disk optimization as a background process. I thought that using this was supposed to eliminate the need for periodic defragmentation with a separate tool.

Won't install properly on Win7 64bit (no icons to executables). Puts all it's stuff in the windows system32 folder and the executables won't run manually either. Also caused a one-time boot failure. Maybe installed a virus (I'm hunting)? POS and/or dangerous?

I tried out this tool recently on 2 laptops I was servicing. When using the consolidate space option the defrag driver caused a system crash/reboot on both laptops. If it had just been 1 laptop I would have put it down to the machine, but 2 out of 2 makes me somewhat wary of this app.

I find the user interface limiting and lacks feedback. Almost childlike in it's design.

Speed, huh? It took UltraDefrag almost 45 minutes just to ANALYZE a 150GB partition that had 35% free space. (Running Vista Business) Actually, I STOPPED it when it reached 70%. Yeah, it only got to 70% complete in 45 minutes. I'm not talking about the freakin' defrag time... no no no... just to A-N-A-L-Y-Z-E the drive. There was no way in hell I was going to actually run a defrag after waiting 45 minutes... and even at that point it was only reporting 3 fragmented files. WTF?!?!? If I didn't know any better (and if it wasn't September) I'd say this was some kind of sick April Fool's joke.

And so on, and so on... Saw no favourable comments whatsoever.

7 hours ago
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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

Zontar The Mindless Re:You don't even program... apk (88 comments)

it uses the Process Scheduler kernelmode subsystem to do its job, faster (by requesting higher cpu prioriity in its scheduling tables) - which HELPS since it's working on a VERY CPU INTENSIVE TASK - string processing.

TRANSLATION: It overrides the Task Scheduler for no good reason whatsoever.

Gee, that does sound a lot like what I said earlier, doesn't it?

8 hours ago
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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

Zontar The Mindless Re:Zontar the Mindless - backup your libel (88 comments)

No, what I actually said was,

Your "host files engine" is a useless, CPU-sucking piece of crap, and I am very far from being the first one to say this. (Furthermore, you actually boast about its horrid performance as if it were something to be desired.) In addition, it overrides the Task Scheduler for no good reason whatsoever. That in my opinion qualifies it as something I would never in a million years permit anywhere near any machine that I use or administer; IOW it is for all intents and purposes malware and no amount of your ranting and raving and trolling and crapflooding is ever going to change this fact.

Are we clear on this? Great! Guess that means you're free to sod off now.

12 hours ago
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Sincere appreciation for President Obama

Zontar The Mindless Re:You forgot something (4 comments)

I don't, either.

But I am starting to wonder how long it's going to be before Putin exercises his right to send troops to protect the many Russian-speakers in my neighbourhood from... I dunno, having to read billboards in Swedish, I guess.

yesterday
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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

Zontar The Mindless Re:Clueless. (88 comments)

Awesome. Wish I had mod points and I could award all of them to this post as Informative or Insightful.

yesterday
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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

Zontar The Mindless Re:Counter-Proof (hpHosts/malwarebytes) (155 comments)

You keep repeating the same lies as if re-posting them will magickally make them turn true.

yesterday
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

Zontar The Mindless Re:Jay Little made DEATH THREATS to me (266 comments)

APK MUST PUT TO DEATH by Jay Liittle ...

You can't get 7 words into a post without telling a lie, can you? That is NOT what it says. Here's what it actually says:

APK should be put to death

        Author:
        n/a
        Send To:
        United States Congress

        Sponsored By:
        The Readers of JayLittle.com

I could easily go to that site and create a petition under the username "carlxvigustaf" but this would NOT mean the petition was created by the King of Sweden.

It should also be pointed out that expressing a wish for someone would die is NOT the same thing as threatening to kill that person. It's a bit of a fine distinction, perhaps, but it is still not the same thing.

yesterday
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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

Zontar The Mindless Re:Zontar The Mindless: Eat your words (155 comments)

All of these claims have been answered elsewhere and SHOWN TO BE FALSE.

Reposting them DOES NOT MAKE THEM TRUE--THEY ARE STILL FALSE CLAIMS.

yesterday
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Zontar The Mindless Re:Zontar = running (why's that Zontar)? (1574 comments)

You're fucking clueless. All I did was type your name into Google and discover what you yourself posted at Ars. And WindowsITPro. And numerous other places.

ProTip: If you don't want stuff that you've said and done before brought up now, don't post it on public websites that get indexed by Google.

And will you please quit posting links to COPIES of your statements that have ALREADY been proven false? If you post X and it's shown to be false, posting a new copy of X does not suddenly make it true again. Pretending otherwise is just fucking stupid, and you're not fooling anyone but possibly yourself when you try to do pass that off as an "unanswered point". When you claim that someone is "running" from such a post because they refuse to keep refuting the EXACT SAME FUCKING LIE again and again that has ALREADY BEEN PROVEN FALSE, you are LYING.

yesterday

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UN, IPCC Report: "Nobody Left Untouched" By Climate Change

Zontar The Mindless Zontar The Mindless writes  |  about three weeks ago

Zontar The Mindless (9002) writes "A major new report from the UN states that the impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible." Scientists and officials who've been meeting this past week in Yokohama, Japan say this represents the most comprehensive assessment of the world-wide impacts of climate change to date. Up until now, natural systems have absorbed most of the effects of human-induced climate change, but this is beginning to change, with humans set to experience these effects more directly. Quoth the BBC:

This is the second of a series from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) due out this year that outlines the causes, effects and solutions to global warming. This latest Summary for Policymakers document highlights the fact that the amount of scientific evidence on the impacts of warming has almost doubled since the last report in 2007.

The report's summary says that rising temperatures will mount threats to our health, homes, food, and safety. This report is the second in a series expected this year from the IPCC discussing causes, effects, and possible solutions to global warming."
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MySQL 5.5.0 Released

Zontar The Mindless Zontar The Mindless writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Zontar The Mindless writes "Despite all the recent excitement over MySQL, some folks have actually continued to write code, do QA and testing, write documentation, and all that other boring, mind-the-store stuff that people working in software projects generally do. The result is MySQL Server 5.5.0-m2; the "m2" tag means that it's the second milestone from the development trunk, code-named "Betony". This release can be considered beta quality; if you run into any bugs, please report them here.

This release incorporates the changes addressing scalability and performance issues and exploits advances in hardware and CPU design made in MySQL 5.4 (which isn't being developed any further). There's some shiny new goodies in "m2" as well, including: support for a semi-synchronous replication interface; support for the SQL standard SIGNAL and RESIGNAL statements; several enhancements to XML functionality, including a new LOAD XML statement; many new improvements in user-defined partitioning, including better support for date-based partitioning and partition pruning; and version 1.0.5 of the InnoDB plugin.

More info about MySQL 5.5.0-m2 is available in the changelog.

Download and enjoy!"

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