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TCO
20-04-2008, 16:22:42
I posted it on Poly. I still see major easy problems to be fixed with the Windows interface. It's amazing how many people work for that company and have made updates on thed software, but still a casual user can come up with areas for easy improvement. Computers are really slow to think about the user. I remember for years and years they had the switch for the monitors on the back of the monitor. Why are they so clueless?

Asher
20-04-2008, 18:07:35
Who?

TCO
20-04-2008, 18:15:04
I'm on Poly saying bad things about MS.

Oh....and have you ever read Silicon Snake Oil?

Asher
20-04-2008, 18:25:51
Cool, and no.

Resource Consumer
20-04-2008, 18:26:23
Have you ever used it?

Resource Consumer
20-04-2008, 18:27:09
Why would one say provocative things about MS?

TCO
20-04-2008, 18:34:07
You should. Asher, read it, that is.

Asher
20-04-2008, 18:37:58
Link it for me big boy

Asher
20-04-2008, 18:44:54
Is it the one where you want to print a list of processes running on your computer?

That is immensely stupid, MS should revoke your Windows license.

You can't do that in OS X either BTW.

Asher
20-04-2008, 18:47:21
This is possible BTW, but not via the GUI. It's an obscure request for tech users, so the solution is for tech people.

WMIC /OUTPUT:C:\TCO_SUCKS.txt PROCESS get Caption,Commandline,Processid

This will even provide the commandline parameters that launched it.

This will provide you with the processid/pid:
WMIC /OUTPUT:C:\TCO_SUCKS2.txt path win32_process get Caption,Processid,Commandline

TCO
20-04-2008, 19:08:29
It's a normal thing for a user to want. also to save what was running as a file. also to initiate inquiries automatically. come to poply to discuss. and windows shiuld serve the user.

Asher
20-04-2008, 19:11:22
It is not normal, you are a freak.

TCO
20-04-2008, 19:12:53
no...it's just that computer people r idiots. read snake oil. it was written by one oif you.

TCO
20-04-2008, 19:17:07
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Vincent
20-04-2008, 19:17:37
Pity

Asher
20-04-2008, 19:18:18
TCO, you are a freak. Anyone who wants to print a list of currently running processes to a piece of paper is a freak.

If it were up to me, Bill Gates would personally revoke your Windows license and ban you from the intarwabs.

TCO
20-04-2008, 19:24:03
if I could save it to a file that woulkd be fine. but it should really be printable. also the right cliuck on "favorites" and the right click on "history" lists should both enable an option to open a new window.

BTW, I like the "tab" thingies. In IE now. Those are coold.

TCO
20-04-2008, 19:24:28
Bill likes me.

TCO
20-04-2008, 19:27:51
I'm going to cut and paste what you say here and put it in the poly thread.

Lancer
20-04-2008, 20:33:58
I'd help you TCO, but I'm just useless. :)

Lancer
20-04-2008, 20:35:11
Your cut and paste is bizarre, it cannot be understood.

TCO
20-04-2008, 20:49:12
Lord Shiva is funny.

Lancer
20-04-2008, 21:02:50
Do you really have Vincent on your ignore list? :D

Sirius Black
20-04-2008, 21:04:40
Doesn't everyone?

Sirius Black
20-04-2008, 21:07:32
Originally posted by TCO
BTW, I like the "tab" thingies. In IE now. Those are coold. [/B]

You still use IE? Bad, horrible things should happen to you.

TCO
20-04-2008, 21:29:45
Originally posted by Asher
Link it for me big boy


Just saw this. Here's the thread:

http://apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=176609

And here's the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Silicon-Snake-Oil-Thoughts-Information/dp/0385419945/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208726947&sr=1-1

Asher
20-04-2008, 22:33:17
Clifford Stoll wrote the highly-entertaining and engaging "Cuckoo's Egg," about his successful efforts to track down the person (or persons) who have hacked in to his computer network.

Unfortunately this book, which can be termed a cautionary tale about the internet and the world wide web (called back then the "information highway" or "information superhighway") has become outpaced by subsequent events to an almost absurd degree. While Stoll's writing is still engaging, and his contrarian views interesting, so many things he discusses are (in his own words about the Internet) "stale, incomplete, misleading...or simply wrong." The most prominent example is his assertion that " The Internet is a poor place for commerce." There are other assertions in the book that are equally dated. (Stoll, it might be noted, after calling the possibility of e-commerce "baloney," now sells Klein bottles on the Web. So much for his predictive abilities.)

While it is certainly no crime to have gotten predictions about the growth and use of the Web wrong--after all, almost everyone did--this book, with its almost-Luddite overtones regarding the internet, is really not worth the time except as a nostalgia item.

TCO
21-04-2008, 01:08:14
Yeah. I know. I read that review. I read the book also. It's not perfect. But it has interesting points. If you're open to hearing things. If you realize that the world wasn't invented yesterday. Heck. Give it a shot. Get it at the Library. Use ILL. Then it's free.

Asher
21-04-2008, 03:02:46
I don't like to read books. By the time it's in print, it's out of date.

The world moves fast these days, TCO.

TCO
21-04-2008, 11:28:53
You're acting like one of these knowitall kids. You'll learn. The more things change the more they stay the same.

Asher
21-04-2008, 13:17:18
I'll believe you when we use punchcards again.

Cruddy
21-04-2008, 15:56:37
Originally posted by Asher
I don't like to read books. By the time it's in print, it's out of date.

The world moves fast these days, TCO.

In some ways... in others, not.

MRAM has been around for like 8 years. Can you buy a stick of it for a PC?

Can you fuck. At least 3 times faster than DD2, but it's reserved for fuckwit corporate users mobile phones... and the military, of course.

Shit like that makes me mad.