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1 posted on 01/12/2013 3:39:45 PM PST by re_nortex
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Perhaps nonsense up with which Microsoft would not put?


2 posted on 01/12/2013 3:41:26 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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Well, Microsoft wanted to impact you proactively, otherwise, the company could care less!


4 posted on 01/12/2013 3:43:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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I saw nothing wrong with the grammar but then again, I’m a Pittsburgher. B-D


5 posted on 01/12/2013 3:44:52 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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(shrug) for several years here in Pennsylvania we had automobile license plates that proudly proclaimed, “You’ve Got a Friend In Pennsylvania”.


6 posted on 01/12/2013 3:45:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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Indgrish!


7 posted on 01/12/2013 3:47:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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A preposition is a bad thing to end a sentence with!!


8 posted on 01/12/2013 3:47:27 PM PST by yeetch! (These are the good old days!)
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Not that I'm a big fan of MS, but did you consider the audience for the message?

Perhaps they did.

(I still remember the "IN" in "FLAMMABLE" before it had to be dumbed down.)

10 posted on 01/12/2013 3:48:49 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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Because “turn” and “off” have to be together. “Turn your computer off” is incorrect. “Turn off your computer” is correct. Learn English.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 3:52:38 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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I use Microsoft’s (Win 7) own password protected screen saver. When I return and press the ANY key or the mouse, I first see the message “Locking your computer” for 5 seconds before the password prompt appears.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 3:52:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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the Unix platforms have never been noted for the precision of their error and informational messages

I just checked this variant of linux.

Yep. "Printer on fire" is still a valid error message for an unknown printer error.

/johnny

13 posted on 01/12/2013 3:54:59 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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I understand your point about grammar, but on another note I learned through bitter experience that if you do turn off your computer when you get that message, it’s format the hard drive and reinstall windows from scratch time.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 3:55:22 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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Having learned ESL I try to never pass up an opportunity to sharpen my grammar.

Could you explain what's wrong with the MS phrase?

15 posted on 01/12/2013 3:56:08 PM PST by stormhill
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I think one can argue that “turn on” and “turn off” are familiar phrases, used of radios, TVs, computers, and most other electronic gadgets. Or, for that matter, before radios came on the scene, there was the phrase, “Turn off the lights.”

So, “Do not turn off your computer” seems correct to me.


18 posted on 01/12/2013 3:58:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Grammar nazi’s sucketh


19 posted on 01/12/2013 4:03:02 PM PST by plain talk
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We have really devolved. In VMS (later OpenVMS, which change didn’t help much) messages have the following format:

%facility-s-identification, text

Example:

-RMS-E-FNF, file not found
-SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHFILE, no such file

Facility is an OS component, in this case the file system.

s is severity, in this case Warning.

identification is the message id.

You can capture (trap) the $STATUS in your script as a unique hex number and process it accordingly without failing the script. You can also get further help on the message.

All this was possible in the early 1980s.

More detail here: http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/73final/documentation/pdf/ovms_73_sys_mes.pdf


21 posted on 01/12/2013 4:09:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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"Do not turn off your computer."

"< *do >" "do" < * > < SVO > < SVOO > < SV > V IMP VFIN @+FAUXV

"" "not" NEG-PART @NEG

"< turn >" "turn" < SVOC/A > < SVC/A > < out/SVC/N >

< out/SVC/A > < SVO > < SV > V INF @-FMAINV

"< off >" "off" ADV ADVL @ADVL

"off" PREP @ADVL

"< your >" "you" PRON PERS GEN SG2/PL2 @GN>

"< computer >" "computer" < DER:er > N NOM SG @

"<$.>"

24 posted on 01/12/2013 4:20:24 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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No, “do not turn off your computer” is correct.


41 posted on 01/12/2013 5:01:49 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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Larry Ellison appreciates you using Solaris. ;)

I'm the same, Solaris and linux. Don't mess with Windows much anymore outside my son's lappys with Win7 and what work requires (which is server side only).

Pingin' another techie..

42 posted on 01/12/2013 5:06:01 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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So, the consensus appears to be that when you yell at your kids: “TURN IT OFF!”, you are abusing Queens English, because the correct yell is: “TURN OFF IT!” ?


44 posted on 01/12/2013 5:15:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Semi-computer geek, don’t think I’m going to bookmark this one :)


47 posted on 01/12/2013 5:20:29 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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