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The Reason I Have Always Called It "Clod" Computing

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by BrotherBart, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Just wait until it gets hacked and folks stuff gets pilfered. Day gwonna be mad.
    Picture the "cloud" floating away......
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    The very reason that when a salesperson suggests I take my data off site I stare a laser hole straight through their forehead. One of the few things that a salesman can say that actually makes me mad. The other is suggesting that I take my operation software to a Microsoft platform.:mad:
  4. nate379

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    I have no idea what all that gobbily gook means.
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    You are probably better off for it. It is one of those things you either love or hate.
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    As long as the computer has Hearth.com and porn I'm a happy guy. :p
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    So much p0rn - so little time...
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    Jags, BB, you have any experience with the new-ish UEFI setups?​
    Got a new laptop with it and seems very MS-centric. Easy enough to work around, yet annoying.>>
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    Not so much. I know the freeware / opensource folks don't care for it. It makes loading alternate OS's difficult. It is VERY MS-centric because of the required "secure boot" for Win8 with a private key. (bastids:mad:).
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    I got an ssd for it and swapped that yesterday, disabled secure boot and loaded Ubuntu 12.10 w/o too much effort.
    Windows 7 on it right now. >>
    Came w/8.:mad:
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    By default w/8 comes with secure boot enabled. A whole bunch of bitchin was going on about MS trying to elbow out the other OS's. You HAVE to disable that to load a different OS.

    Why MS decided to go with a platform designed for touch screen and apply it to a PC is beyond stupid. I hope w/8 goes the way of w/ME. Or at least they come out with an update to easily toggle the interface back to something designed around a keyboard and a mouse. Business production from a w/8 machine sucks.
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    Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap......

    :cool:
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  13. PapaDave

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    Amen.
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    I probably ought to get off of the MS rant. I feel a full blown tirade coming on.::P
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    hehehe.....go ahead, you'll probably sound like me or my BIL.
    He ABSOLUTELY hates MS. I refuse to go there too often and found an alternative instead of getting all riled up.
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    Replacing BIOS had to happen someday. And was never going to be painless.
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    I have a business to run and a pile of end users to keep happy. MS is still the industry standard for desktops. Just like MS Office. Its the only reason I entertain MS (well that, and if I run MS I always have something to do).
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    Agreed, but that don't mean I have to like the way MS shoe horned their butts into it.
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    My desktop support group always wanted to go to Linux. I told them that number one the users didn't want it and number two if stuff worked right we would be out of a job.

    Where some smelled chit I smelled fertilizer.
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    I swear you pointy heads talk in binary. :)

    I had to get help from the Internet people when my modem burned up. What kind of computer do you have sir... "uh.... it's black?"
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    :rolleyes:My son is at microsoft. He won one of his awards -I think Excellence in Engineering- for Wizard.
    Please don't say anything nasty about it...:(
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    Hell I worked for Exxon/Mobil. Ya gotta develop a thick skin. ;lol
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    I meant, about Wizard. And I was using levity.....sort of.

    He's been there since 1999. I have a pretty thick skin. :)
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    My comments are completely in jest... just poking a bit to make a funny. ;lol

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