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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

fizzer06 Re:Wat? (209 comments)

Yes, don't they always blame the victim?

about a month ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

fizzer06 Borders (352 comments)

Memo to White House: how about tending to our Ebola problem for right now, okay?

about a month ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

fizzer06 Re:Boom in the EU = Boom in Redmond (249 comments)

I use Windows XP as much as I can. I have a lighhouse puppy 4.1.2rc1 with Mariner(KDE 3.5) linux boot disk when I really have to get shit done - like erase recycled or system volume information, or other locked files, also resizing partitions with windows on it - but I use windows because it's more user friendly and faster on a lot of things, plus I don't want Windows to end up like BeOS or Solaris, something that might be really on the horizon given the major fuck ups with Windows Vista and 8 (7 was tolerably decent, though still a massive decay from Windows XP, which itself is like a decay from Windows 2000), and the onslaught of cheap laptoppy-like things at Micro Center from Arm based systems and Chrome OS based x86 systems, neither Microsoft based, back in April, when I last looked around to see if I can find another laptop with a better battery life than this HP Mini 200 Intel Atom thing with 9 hr battery life, and like a 7 Watt chipset+cpu, which is like unheard-of-ly energy efficient, unfortunately it needs XP and can't run Windows 7 well, and even in XP it's a constant constant constant struggle to keep it down, somebody from Microsoft always logs on and restarts services when I kill and keep almost everything disabled, run none of the dotnet/silverlight/new C runtimes/windows live/office crap from microsoft, run the last non-dotnet version of zonealarm to kill every program possible - lsa (export) shell , lsass, Nt Session manager, smss, and the like are not killable, which is bullshit, so I thoroughly hate Windows for the constant struggle I have to put up to kill every useless fucking snooping thing wasting my CPU on it to get decent speed, with the 500 or so services out of which I constantly have to kill 495 and 15 I have to leave up and running simply because the computer won't work without them, when Ideally, I'd like to kill those too, and even then, once in a while the harddrive goes into this churning mode, like somebody from Microsoft or the NSA logged on and set off something, when I have Indexing service and System Restore Service killed, remote assistance killed, windows update service killed, and absolutely nothing should be moving on the computer, but it does, you can see it from the CPU use in task manager, and even that one lies sometimes saying it's 0% when the harddrive is going absolutely crazy.

That was a very long sentence . . .

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

fizzer06 Re:Hahahaha (405 comments)

I got that when I hired on to the signal department as an assistant signalman on the BN Railway in 1981. A signal inspector told me to get a "Kearney" out of the work van. I told him I'd be glad to as soon as he told me what the hell a Kearney was.

It was a split bolt connector and it was not made by Kearney.

about 3 months ago
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Some Core I7 5960X + X99 Motherboards Mysteriously Burning Up

fizzer06 Re:Not just one mobo (102 comments)

You can't just dig around in the RMA'd parts bin and ship some other broken piece of crap back to me.

Well, they obviously can so. Companies like that need to go bankrupt.

about 3 months ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

fizzer06 Re:Not worth it (251 comments)

I may be wrong, but I thought non-Chinese drive manufacturers already pay the royalties (@ $15) on each DVD unit.

about 3 months ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

fizzer06 Re:10+ Easily (260 comments)

Does the pedophile's van parked in front of the house count?

about 3 months ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

fizzer06 Re:Get the popcorn (377 comments)

From this article: http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/26/us/houston-s-great-thirst-is-sucking-city-down-into-the-ground.html/,

Subsidence, as geologists call the phenomenon, is just one of the unanticipated consequences of rapid growth that have come to plague Houstonians. The city's roads, services, and even the very land beneath it, have been unable to sustain it all.

and: Moreover, downtown Houston is sinking fast, too. A recent computer simulation of the process suggested that it could sink 14 feet more by the year 2020 if nothing but ground water was used to satisfy future demand.

about 4 months ago
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Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers

fizzer06 Big Brother (217 comments)

He is a nosy bastard.

about 4 months ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

fizzer06 Re:Fuck the FCC (125 comments)

Maybe they just hate Anonymous Cowards?

about 4 months ago
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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

fizzer06 Re:Uses: (64 comments)

I'm thinking the display could roll up inside of an ink pen like a spring loaded window roller shade. Some enterprising genius could also implement sensors to reproduce script written on paper by the pen to the screen. I'm dreaming of a lot of possibilities.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

fizzer06 Re:Of course not (134 comments)

"We have also never allowed access to our servers,"

Apple lies.

about 4 months ago
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

fizzer06 Re:Probable cause (223 comments)

The Feds kidnapped a "suspected" Russian hacker (Roman Valerevich Seleznev) in the Maldives the other day and flew him to Guam. I wouldn't feel too safe.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

fizzer06 Re:Problem with proprietary 'free' offerings (174 comments)

I have a version of Streets and Trips from 2006. It won't install on Win 7 64 bit. The 2011 version works.

about 5 months ago
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FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

fizzer06 Re:Can I play Descent on it? (133 comments)

I have not been able to install FreeDOS in VMWare Player. Google has hits for instruction with regular VMWare. So far, I haven't found a ready made appliance.

about 5 months ago

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