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Boot Windows Vista In Four Seconds

bestinshow Re:Heh... It's using the Hibernate functionality.. (326 comments)

But surely it is only snapshotting up to the Windows Log In screen?

By far the longest portion of the boot time is the post login shenanigans - waiting for the desktop to appear, and then starting up your usual applications.

In the meantime I've lost the time I use to grab a drink in the morning at work, and made shutdown far longer (and it takes long enough already).

more than 5 years ago

Beating the College Bubble

bestinshow Re:A couple of things (616 comments)

I don't know how someone who has a mortgage that is 1x gross income can have payment problems. Nor how anyone can call a $50k mortgage "a massive amount of debt". Debt is getting a loan to buy a new car that loses 25% value on its first journey. Debt is buying useless trinkets and gadgets on the credit card without a means to pay it off at the end of the month. Debt is borrowing $50k to get a degree in equine studies. Debt is buying a double wide trailer in Tornado Alley and getting a $50k loan to pay for it.

More likely the mortgage company is making him pay up before he retires, which is around 5 to 10 years from his post.

more than 5 years ago

Beating the College Bubble

bestinshow Re:"Consolidation" is a Scam (616 comments)

I hope that you can make overpayments without penalty on that! Or that the fixed interest rate is lower than your bank's savings rate...

more than 5 years ago

Best Buy + Windows Guru = Apple Store Experience?

bestinshow Guru? Not really ... (600 comments)

Only people in marketing could come up with the term "guru" to mean "someone who can't help, and exists to market to you until you give in".

And Microsoft misses one of the myriad small points in why Apple is seen positively by so many people despite having software release management run by a Crurotarsan.

about 6 years ago

Best Buy + Windows Guru = Apple Store Experience?

bestinshow Re:Sales Experience (600 comments)

I'd be livid if something I bought for $500 broke after only 5 months use, and if I then found out that because I was living in a country with barely any consumer rights I had no way to get this sorted out in a fair manner. I'd rip someone's guts out if they were in any way associated with that purchase.

You have a reasonable expectation at purchase that the goods will last a certain minimum amount of time. One year should be a legal minimum for home electronics purchases. Full stop. It would stop some companies releasing utter crap onto the market as well, and thus the situation would improve for everyone.

about 6 years ago



bestinshow bestinshow writes  |  more than 8 years ago

bestinshow writes "A US judge in Detroit has ruled that a US programme to tap some phone calls without warrants is unconstitutional. The programme, started in 2001 by President Bush, has courted a lot of controversy in recent months. The US government has previously insisted that the scheme is legal."


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