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  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    08/17/2014 5:09:57 PM PDT · 308 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Good afternoon. Sorry for the extremely late reply; I knew you had replied and I kept meaning to get to it and you know how things go.

    The story about the fonts is funny, I've had my own problems with Bitstream fonts in Windows, I think 3.0? They would work fine until I needed to desperately print a document and then it would blow up and you couldn't just highlight everything and select a different font, oh no, you had to go through a nightmare scenario to get things working. I stopped using Bitstream after a couple of those wonderful 'features'.

    I love your user who thought the 'free' fonts were cool, another hipster doofus but they do keep us employed.

    An Amiga 3000, damn that brings back memories although the latest version of the Amiga I used was, I believe, a 2500. I remember that the 3000 required some massaging to get a toaster working with it. The Amiga's O/S was awesome. I liked being able to grab the top of the screen and bang, a new instance of Amiga DOS. Great machines, I wonder what it would cost to get a running one?

    I'd really enjoy editing a document 2000' long, damn, I could imagine making a mistake, hitting print and going to get a cup of coffee and coming back to a mountain of paper.

    I didn't realize MS had hosed, and blatantly I might add, Apple's code, too funny. I remember in Windows NT 3.1 getting OS2 error messages and thought that was funny.

    I finally powered up my FreeMac and it is already running OSX! I don't know which one, it looked like the version 9 and older screen so maybe the previous user had done something, the current owner said it was majorly screwed up but I plugged it into a network port and was on the Internet without doing anything. I'll get the specs and maybe you can tell me what the best thing I can do to it. I've got different types of memory coming out of my ears so I probably have some that will work with it. I saw some 1mb SIMMS the other day and had to laugh; I remember when 4mb was hot s**t back in the day.

    I'm still swamped but maybe lunch at the end of this month or September???

    I'm sorry to hear you had an infarction, man, that is some scary stuff right there. You've made it 16 years so I hope things are good from here on out. A friend of mine who was in perfect shape had a mild heart attack, he almost didn't go to the hospital; good thing he did and now he's mellowed out and is supposedly doing good. I take my blood pressure meds like clockwork abd my blood pressure is always 120/80 which is great considering my mom had serious hypertension. One time my BP spiked to almost 200, it took them a week of me in the hospital for them to come up with the meds to control it. Thank God for Doctors and the scientific method!!!

  • George Patton's Summer of 1944

    07/25/2014 6:04:28 AM PDT · 56 of 56
    Lx to Joe 6-pack
    It’s slightly higher in pitch with just a bit of an aristocratic air (Patton was personally quite wealthy) absent in the gruff George C. Scott portrayal.

    That's a cool speech, I've never seen it. Patton himself hated his voice but his voice is higher than mine and whenever I call someone it's always OK Ma'am, can I put you on hold? I don't bother correcting them now and it's always a woman that does it. His also doesn't sound 'Californian', more mid west but he grew up in Southern Ca.

    Patton also practiced his War Face all the time to get that hard ass look he had.

    Patton had a lot of money and was also resented for that.

  • 'We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’: Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL

    07/24/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT · 30 of 65
    Lx to MrB

    heh heh... but no.
    I expect the real one to have actual talent.

  • Iowahawk On Obama’s Planned New Home is Too Good Not To Share(Obama's New 10 Acre Home)(Picture)

    07/24/2014 6:53:45 AM PDT · 2 of 28
    Lx to lbryce

    A casino meets falling water. I’d much rather he live here than his current residence.

  • George Patton's Summer of 1944

    07/24/2014 6:51:31 AM PDT · 13 of 56
    Lx to SES1066

    I think the lanky guy standing was Omar Bradley played by Karl Malden.

    The funny thing about Patton was that he hated his voice, it was supposed to be high pitched and rose and octave when he was mad.

    There’s a couple of good books on Patton, I read recently “Genius for War” and it was pretty good.

    In the film, the person who comes out the best is Bradly, who consulted on the film.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/21/2014 9:11:59 PM PDT · 304 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Nope. I never carry a grudge.

    That's wise because I used to big time until it hit me (I'm a little slow) that it gets me nothing and in the end it's usually always about nothing, aaaannnnddd, it's like an acid in your system that eats away at you inside. So I stopped that B.S. and life is that much better.

    We need to meet and have a Freep lunch one of these days.

    That would be cool after my crunch time of the next few weeks is over and I see what I've got myself into although somewhere in Sacramento is probably best and we've probably met as the IT world is a small place in a small town. I used to know a guy who did dental offices in '91 so I might know your friend.

    The X in OSX is a Triple pun. . . for some a quadruple pun. The original operating system for the Macintosh computers was Apple MacOS and had reached version 9. It was at the end of its rope. Apple was completely dumping MacOS and moving over to an entirely new architecture built on a version of the OS they got by buying Steve Jobs' NeXT computer company. The new designation should have been MacOS version 10, but there would never be a MacOS 10.

    So, the one I had was on 9. It was alright and worked well but it didn't blow me away like O/S X or the 95 interface did. I knew it came from NeXT, people try to deride Jobs as a marketing guy and he was one and a brilliant one at that but he knew what he wanted, he may not have ground out the code but it was his vision sparked by Xerox that drove development of the (Lisa) Mac GUI and everything else. I like the story of how he was so mad that the display scratched on an Iphone, that attention to detail is what we used to expect from everyone. Him and Gates, I wonder what would the world be like if one or the other hadn't existed; they drove each other.

    I always wanted to get my hands on a NeXT box, didn't they eventually sell the O/S by itself? Although it would probably be sitting next to my Solaris, Xenix and tons of Netware disks, I saw three 6.22 DOS disks the other day, I seem to see them every couple of months and they seem to move on their own.

    I wish he had done his macrobiotic diet while also following the Doctor's advice. I've known of a couple people who had the fast version of pancreatic cancer and they are still alive after five years for the longest and she had the slow one.

    What do you think will the impact be for Apple, has it been felt already? MS could use Gates, Ballmer just didn't seem to get it. I don't know how much Gates is still involved though. I was working on 7 and 8 side by side for a good friend a week or two ago and the big changes aren't what amuse me, it's the small stuff they changed that makes no sense. Like Office going to the 'Ribbon' interface; I can see change for improvement sake but hiding things or moving them is dumb. I didn't know they'd bought Nokia, and here they were in the Star Trek reboot although it was an alternate universe.

    It is pronounced OS TEN, not OS EX, as some people think, and I heard some Best Buy sales guy arguing the other day.

    Funny, I thought it was the other way around, I stand corrected although is there anything a Best Buy salesman doesn't know, how could he be wrong?

    I like the cat names. Yosemite sounds like an MS pre-release name, before they spend millions on a study and come up with Vista. I'm dealing with an extremely verticle software company and they're tech support is busy guiding people off of XP. Funny, they should just give them the reg hack that makes it think it's server 2003 or the embedded one and still get updates. XP is a perfect example of a name not meaning much when talking about quality although it's supposed to stand for experience or something like it.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/20/2014 8:23:37 PM PDT · 302 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    I hope there's no hard feelings.

    I've seen the cup holder disk player and those things were expensive in 91, customer was not pleased and it was a pc.

    So, there's still a killer loose in Stockton, I saw it on the news, there was a camera that caught the car that dropped the original thugs off and I guess the guy dumped it. Things like this seldom end well. I hope they catch him and no one is injured. I wouldn't worry about him but why should a cop have to live with killing someone who in anywhere but Ca. would get a needle?

    Keep your eyes peeled and you families although I think this guy is gone.

    I will check out the link, thank you. MS just ups the year this week or adds R2 on the server side, who knows what they'll come up with next week? At least Apple has some style but this has been through several revolutions including a CPU architecture change (which I know they wisely took into account in development) and it's still O/S X? Does the X mean more than version 10? MS would have given it a catchy name like 'Vista', that would have sold...

    Vista wasn't that bad, MS did the exact thing with 8, they update a perfect O/S like XP or 7 and it's a dud but Vista wasn't a nightmare like 8 turned out to be, the Metro interface is so counter intuitive, at least the update to 8.1 is free. 9 is supposed to be great, I don't care, just keep the servers normal.

    Does Apple still use the 'Power' nomenclature? I was afraid that Mac was a PPC since although it's do-able, coding in the original processor makes a little bit of sense if you want performance and I've seen XP boot on a Mac book faster than a fast PC. Granted the Mac was up and running so it's starting a virtual system but it was impressive. I'm looking forward to getting my Mac hooked up.

  • Ford Pinto owners gather for annual charity drive

    07/20/2014 1:54:46 PM PDT · 6 of 44
    Lx to BenLurkin

    I’ll drive a Vega there.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/20/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT · 299 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Finally, I must apologize for being such d*ck and treating you like a d-bag. you aren't and I was wrong.

    I don't know what starts over something stupid like a computer architecture and I already know how good Macs are, I just never had management that wanted or needed them. These things mostly never have a winner but frequently two losers. Same thing with fighting in real life.

    Funny thing is, I have somewhere still, a copy 2 PC board which gamers used to copy game disks but I don't game but the better part was being able to copy text files back and forth between a Mac and a DOS PC which I used to transfer files between a friend's Mac and my PC for our music. The same Mac that had the drive jam when he must have slammed the disk in and bent the mechanism.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/20/2014 8:06:11 AM PDT · 298 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker; TheBattman

    Is there (I know there is but I figure either of you know a good one) a quick place that describes the differences in these versions of O/S X? Thank you.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/20/2014 8:03:57 AM PDT · 297 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    The scary part is that, on a normal 16th of the month at 2:10 PM or so, just after lunch, I would normally have been in that Bank of the West branch making a deposit! That date's the employees' mid-month payday at the dental office I manage under contract, and I cut a check to the partners and make my contract payment as well. . . which I deposit, after lunch, on my way to my house to feed my cats before leaving town. On that day, though, I was ill, so I remoted in to do the payroll except for the payroll liabilities, and had one of the partners print and sign the checks. Did I dodge a bullet?

    Someone is looking out for you. Of course I would say it was the kittehs who saved you since I love them but either way, you could have been too close or a human shield or simply dead or all three. Thank God and thank the kittehs!

    Typical liberal thinking, a war mongering death machine but you could have built the Harvey Milk museum of tolerance and they would have rubber stamped it on the spot. I understand the role these (I'd be banned if I used the word I wanted to plus it's lazy writing) folks play in denying job growth but I would say that is tangential and the criminals caused the death. I'm sure we'll hear how they were just getting their lives together and there will be a peace march for them and nothing for the poor dental worker who was going about her business.

    I was wondering if you lived in Sacramento or Stockton since I thought you live in Sacramento. It's not that bad a commute between the two even during the commuter hours and if your commute is backwards, even better. I've dealt with rental property before and you're a better man than I because I want to strangle people who destroy property, late with the rent I can deal with, wanton punches in walls makes me angry and I'm the one who would end up in jail if I threw them out. The final insult was after deciding to sell, someone stole the main breaker and some small ones and they were rare. It cost me $500 dollars in parts and about 1/2 hour of work and I was lucky they didn't just cut the wires short; of course now they'd steal the copper as well. I had a friend whose remote place was broken into and they stole the windings from a couple of motors. You would make more money working at a minimum wage job than the effort it takes to do that and these metal brokers know what the deal is, I don't know why they accept it (I do know why, money but...).

    I like the Mac air, that's not a bad price. I'd drive to Elk Grove if they'd let me pick it up but shipping is so easy these days it's not worth the gas. I will look into that option as I putter with my new Mac when I hopefully pick it up Monday and find out what makes it go. Thanks for the research, that is a good price and I could justify buying it when my wife knows I've got computers coming out of my ears and there's really no need for another but it is worth developing a new skill set although I've got an Iphone I paid ATT $1 for new. If you know computers, it all makes sense, it's the same but different. The sad part is I never use its capabilities except in Europe where I've freeped from it. I don't text or Facebook so to me it's just a phone, a very nice one but I could still be happy with the first one I bought in '89 where I think it was either $1 a minute or 25 cents.

    And to make it perfectly clear, you dodged a literal and physical bullet. Buy a lottery ticket even if you're like me and never gamble. ...and hug those kittehs and thank God as well, I'm too close just reading about it.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/19/2014 8:39:15 PM PDT · 294 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    You live in Stockton? I used to have three clients down there two businesses one downtown by the DMV who had Novell and a home business in this beautiful house in a gated community, might have been a country club but it was nice and all the times I've been there I've never seen any crime that it has had a reputation for. Sacramento has had its moments in the sun as well; one block from where I was working, thugs shot this guy in the neck, yanked him out of his car and left him to die in the street all over the rims on his car. It was brutal and people didn't like working at night even though it had happened in broad daylight.

    But, that bank robbery with the running gun battle and the dead hostage used as a human shield just shocks me with such disregard for life and it's not Stockton's fault but it's so close we get basically local coverage and I'm still just amazed at something that looks like a 1930s mob movie and let's not forget the murder of innocent air travelers, I hope none of you family was impacted in that shootout nightmare. How many cop cars were shot? They said houses and cars had bullet holes, insane, I'm amazed more people didn't die just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Back to something that is not depressing is that I didn't have a chance to pick the Mac up and I don't know what it has as far as speed or memory. The Mac I had used regular memory and being a pack rat I've probably got the correct memory to fill this one up to whatever it can take.

    Is the G5 tower the one that look like it has a brushed aluminum case? Those things are nice. Don't they take regular ATX power supplies or do you have to order one from Apple? Are you looking to sell it? Will it run the VM software that allows you to boot other O/S's? It's still a PPC CPU though isn't it?

  • Fired NYT Editor Blasts Obama Administration for Criminal Prosecution of Journalists, Whistleblowers

    07/19/2014 8:28:53 AM PDT · 11 of 41
    Lx to Logical me

    Miss Romney, he needs to go away to be missed and you think he would have been better? That’s possible but his campaign was dirty, he is dirty and folded to allow O to win again.
    We need to stop letting liberals and the media select our candidates even though I’m sure they have our best interests at heart...

  • UKRAINE: Militants have taken "Buk" to Russia, destroy evidence of terrorists guilt- Advisor Avakov

    07/19/2014 8:24:27 AM PDT · 4 of 20
    Lx to UMCRevMom@aol.com

    That pic is funny and he does uncannily look like Hitler in this but I’m afraid that our entire foreign policy is in essence, the creation of a poster like this. That will show Putin!

  • Scientists baffled by gigantic 262ft hole that has appeared at Siberia's 'End of The World'

    07/19/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT · 33 of 47
    Lx to InterceptPoint
    It could be much, much worse than that. People in the vicinity of the area that is 12,450 miles from this site should be on the lookout for signs that our spherical earth is slowly but surely converting itself into a huge donut.

  • It seems The End is to come. (We'll all be extinct by 2030)

    07/19/2014 7:25:14 AM PDT · 56 of 57
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Oh, so you've already seen this fine person's brilliance. It says at the top that comments are open but at the bottom it says comments section closed. Probably better for everyone anyways because that screed of hers is toxic and possibly contagious.

    I could have gone my entire life not knowing what PIV meant (besides rape in ALL cases), redicallfems or Homo Rapiens but too late.

    I would have liked to see what she looked like to see if she conformed to the stereotype. It's so insane I've sent it to friends who love insane things like that to laugh at. My wife was shocked.

    Who are these males that are going to commit suicide to save the planet? All the folks who say we need to reduce the Earth's population with possibly forced means never mean to include themselves, they're too important.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/19/2014 7:12:20 AM PDT · 291 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Hey! I'm glad for you. . . I hope it isn't Bridge leases. . . In Brooklyn. Grin.

    I'm not that stupid, we buy them outright!

    I was afraid you were going to say what you said. I didn't have time to even hook it up or look it up but I had a PPC Mac before, it ran whatever the OS was before X but it would never install any version of OS/X that I had access too even though the guy that gave me the disks said it ran on his what he said was identical machine before he upgraded to some badboy version of the notebook Mac. And, these were the older version of X, he'd upgraded to the latest already so I didn't what the problem was. I said I'd buy his old one since it ran O/S X but he'd gotten rid of it in an e waste day at his work. Speaking of e-waste, I was at one of those places and in the 80s I would have killed to get my hands on that hardware, now it's just so much junk, sad but at least it (I assume) isn't going to a landfill.

    But if you says it'll run O/S X.4.11 Tiger, then that's what I'll try. The one I had before was the tower version of those colored all in one Macs so it was kind of funky but it was well made inside. It worked, it ran well and hooked right up to the network and DHCPd it's way into talking. It even ran Linux which while I like Linux, I didn't want to waste a Mac running something I could do on a 100 different clones.

    I might have to take you up on that offer of the disk, it isn't installed somewhere else is it because , all joking aside, I don't really like software piracy since it's stealing no matter how you phrase it and it raises prices for the rest of us.

    Thanks for the offer on the disk. Maybe I'll get to be the annoying relative who screws up his computer and expects free at my door service.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/18/2014 10:50:22 PM PDT · 289 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    I count six but I'm just an underpaid nobody, I think they are a new company DBA 'Other'. What's the big deal-eo? Who also lives in Sacramento. That was my hourly rate to desktops who happen to be relatives, my network business rate is astronomical plus whatever the mileage compensation is. If there is air travel, no business on either travel day and the best suite at the Motel 6.

    I just fell into a Mac today. It is the one with the base that is the half sphere and has some sort of cantilevered display mount. Will it run OS/X?

    I was offered a very lucrative new business last week (for me that is although I consulted on a couple over the years) that I've been wanting to do for 20 years. I did some calculations on a napkin and it looks doable. Lots of risk so now that I might be doing something else, maybe somebody will take my #1 spot as the guy that gets things done, then you'll be able to break 100. Good news all around.

    Of course, I will move my clients off to a guy who is as good if not better than me but if things fail (which I doubt since my would be partner is brilliant at what he does), I'll step back in as if I've never left.

    Of course I'm no longer in your head, I sold your soul to Ned Flanders:

    I like the cut of his jib.

    You need some straight sane thinking and I think you'll find this person's viewpoint, ummmmm, unique. Not safe for anyone.

    This is wonderful fresh thinking

  • CBS Airs Feminist’s Anti-Christian Song: “I Wish The Virgin Would’ve Had An Abortion”

    07/18/2014 10:30:54 PM PDT · 33 of 44
    Lx to Morgana
    At least someone found a use for one of Seinfeld's puffy shirts.

    That was some serious crap and I like the Sex Pistols. Couldn't understand a word she said and I love that she had a toy keyboard in front of her so we know she's a real musician.

  • Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster

    07/18/2014 9:16:21 PM PDT · 99 of 99
    Lx to MaxMax
    I was visiting a friend's business by Mather AFB. and the T38s were screaming by and I said they're on the way to Russia, there was nervous laughter.

    I pretty much agree with everything you say, it will be brutal, will it go nuclear? Well we have Pakistan nukes, possible North Korea nukes and possible Iranian nukes and who knows what the breakaway Russian countries got their hands on.

    Things will get bad quickly. But rest assured O is going to issue a stern warning after his fund raiser and giggling like a girl.

  • Living History at Ground Zero

    07/18/2014 7:50:16 AM PDT · 7 of 22
    Lx to Arm_Bears

    As jaded and cynical as I am, I don’t think they’ve forgotten about it. They smelled the burning for a long time and the thought of what they were smelling is chilling. You don’t forget that. They may want to move forward, we all do but I don’t think the average American has forgotten about it.

  • Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster

    07/18/2014 7:45:49 AM PDT · 43 of 99
    Lx to huldah1776

    You’d be nervous too if you were even indirectly involved in such killing and I don’t think he’s indirect either.

    I remember when President Reagen played the tapes of the fighter pilot who shot down KAL007, it was chilling. That was in ‘83, I’m sure we have all the communications of everyone involved. I’m also sure we’ll never hear it all, not without a President like Reagan.

    As someone else said, it sure sounds like right out of Revelation, not just this one event but things that have happened recently.

  • Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster

    07/18/2014 7:38:04 AM PDT · 35 of 99
    Lx to PGR88

    I was unaware of any of that, thank you. Good points as well.
    They may not be going anywhere but will people fly on them? Do they even have a choice in Malaysia?

    United and AA survived, we gave them billions and they gave us charges for carry-ons.

  • Living History at Ground Zero

    07/18/2014 7:34:59 AM PDT · 2 of 22
    Lx to Kaslin
    A story about the memorial at ground zero is 75% about legal immigrants, maybe I'm jaded and just don't trust the media but that seemed to jump out at me.

    And then there's this:

    But New York is also different from the rest of America, with its sophisticated culture in avant-garde art galleries, museums, expensive couturiers, gourmet restaurants and an abundance of upscale organic, vegan and gluten-free markets to suit the precious and the trendy. On the upper reaches of income, the 1-percenters are status-conscious, acquisitive consumers who can afford almost any luxury the city offers.

    Maddox is right, New Yorkers just can't stop talking about NYC.

    NYC is such an awesome place, I get it, but they aren't the only place with a sophisticated scene. If it's a liberal city, you can count on words like that being in the article. SF comes to mind.

  • Bodies rained down on Ukraine village after plane disaster

    07/18/2014 7:26:44 AM PDT · 25 of 99
    Lx to Oldeconomybuyer

    I’m not trying to minimize this incredible disaster or be in any way humorous but I don’t know how Malaysian’s Airlines can survive. This was nothing to do with them but what people think is another matter.

    May God bless those innocents victims.

    I’m am worried big time now. I don’t trust Putin, I don’t trust O or whoever manipulates him but it seems things are spiraling out of control at a vastly increasing rate.

    To think our fathers fought to stop WWII, it seems as if they only delayed things.

  • Homosexuality remains rare, but bisexuality rising among youth and correlated w dysfunction

    07/17/2014 9:18:17 PM PDT · 16 of 36
    Lx to dangus
    I forgot who posted this yesterday but it's insane. NSFW or for normal folks.

    Radical Feminists

    Here's a sample of her scholarly writing:

    Men, homo rapiens, you scum, you filth. There is no word to describe the extent of your evil, you are pure evil, pure lechery. I hate you, how I hate you. In the 250,000 years of your rotten, defunct existence, you have managed to kill 5 million years of life on earth.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/17/2014 9:07:07 PM PDT · 287 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Yes, I read every EULA out there. Of course not, I already know what they say, I have no rights, software has bugs and blah blah blah. You, You were the one wearing your Christianity on your sleeve by bringing up what I can only assume since it written in your trademark pretentious, pedantic and pompous style was my supposed Christian hypocrisy about cloning a Mac.

    I didn't mention it, no, you must have read it in another thread about me.

    I'm still in your head, I own you but don't worry, I offed your soul to Ned Flanders.

    Yes, you're right, those six companies were clobbered by Apple, I seem to recall saying it.

    I'd love to continue this stimulating conversation (at least my side is)but I'm beat and you'll love this, I had not one but two people who needed help on their Windows PCs and since they were relatives, they thought my time and considerable expertise was free. This is like when I was 16 and I'd get a call from someone I hadn't heard of in 6 months and what was I doing that weekend, my standard answer was always, not working on your car unless you can afford me.

    I love telling people my rate is $80 an hour and it's a three hour minimum but I cut them slack as they're some sort of relatives and I don't do desktops except for people who think free icons are just a great idea, nothing good is free, BTW my normal fee is much lower, at my normal job I make minimum wage and they promised me management training!

    If you previously hated the Weather Channel, install their app. It's awesome in its evilness. Remember, task manager is your friend.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/17/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT · 285 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Get paid by the word or something Melville?

    I gotta go to the salt mines but if I get a moment I'll reply as I know you're eagerly waiting for the response to what you must imagine is taking me to the woodshed.

    I've read the Bible quite a few times and I missed the part where it says to mention you're a Christian every X amount of posts. I see your Christian values didn't stop you from posting instructions on how to build a Mac. Reminds me of Paul talking about eating meat sacrificed to idols, it's OK unless it causes problems for Christians. What if your links cause just one person to sin and build a Mac clone?

    Oh yeah, you read the EULA, it figures.

  • 15 Reasons Why the Pro-Life Movement is Winning on Abortion

    07/17/2014 6:32:18 AM PDT · 122 of 132
    Lx to wagglebee
    Disturbing site and more disturbing numbers of human deaths.

    Planned parenthood has been busy providing contraceptives I see.

    Those statistics are horrible. 17 million black babies since 1973? Blacks should be screaming, that's around a third of all abortions since 1973. Margaret Sanger must be proud of the genocide she unleashed on the world.

    As disturbing as it is, I bet the dems look at those numbers and are proud of how many women were able to control their reproductive rights.

  • 15 Reasons Why the Pro-Life Movement is Winning on Abortion

    07/16/2014 8:39:10 PM PDT · 110 of 132
    Lx to Fee
    It's politically expedient to keep abortion legal? Please, change parties.

    I'm sure the Klan is happy that more black babies are murdered, stand tall with your Klan brethren!

  • 15 Reasons Why the Pro-Life Movement is Winning on Abortion

    07/16/2014 8:36:00 PM PDT · 109 of 132
    Lx to wagglebee
    That's 1,460,000 babies murdered every year. Is the 4000 a day statistic a US one or worldwide, either way, it's breathtaking?

    God is not pleased. I don't think there's a big enough millstone or a lake for those who are pro choice baby killers.

    571,950 deaths from cancer were projected to occur in the U.S. in 2011.

    I don't know how accurate the prediction was but abortionists kill more people than Doctors, then again, they are Doctors, so was Mengele and he killed less people.

  • Hillary Clinton's $275K Speaking Fee Comes with Diva Demands

    07/16/2014 6:40:13 PM PDT · 15 of 21
    Lx to realcleanguy

    Tammy was better looking...

  • "Christian clubs in public schools: No 'bright line' between church and state, ACLU says (Q&A)"

    07/16/2014 5:57:09 PM PDT · 6 of 11
    Lx to Faith Presses On
    Yet the atheists call themselves Freethinkers and Brights.

    We're Smarter than you Foolish Believers, We're Freethinkers!

    We're Brighter than you but Bright doesn't mean that, really.

    I'm surprised neither of these groups have links to planned parenthood and the collected writings of Margaret Sanger.

    Why are these folks in Sacramento of all places?

    I'm sure both of these clubs would be welcomed in.

  • Seattle man sets house on fire while trying to kill spider: officials

    07/16/2014 5:24:45 PM PDT · 6 of 35
    Lx to SMGFan

    Doesn’t he know that’s a job for the police (and kill his dog if he has one).

  • Horror! Dying NY Vets Denied Painkillers – Given Salt Water Instead

    07/16/2014 5:23:06 PM PDT · 51 of 55
    Lx to blueyon

    You make a good point but Odinga isn’t the one who appoints the nursing supervisor, if that was his job, can you imagine, he’d have no time for golf!

    It IS his job to set the tone for Federal agencies and appoint competent administrators (if there is such a thing). Who are responsible for appointing the nursing supervisor as well as ensuring the morphine is sold to the correct gangs on the street as well as employing his crony’s.

  • It seems The End is to come. (We'll all be extinct by 2030)

    07/16/2014 3:54:19 PM PDT · 36 of 57
    Lx to 2ndDivisionVet
    all I want is to spend as much time as I can with female companions, whether human, animal, plant or elemental, before we go.

    That's sexist. Yes, I want to spend time with the female form of carbon. I'm pretty sure she's very familiar with the female cannabis plant.

  • Horror! Dying NY Vets Denied Painkillers – Given Salt Water Instead

    07/16/2014 3:47:27 PM PDT · 42 of 55
    Lx to Balata

    Hey, I’m all ready to blame zero but it’s the floor supervisor who is in charge and responsible.

  • Horror! Dying NY Vets Denied Painkillers – Given Salt Water Instead

    07/16/2014 3:46:18 PM PDT · 41 of 55
    Lx to blueyon

    I’ve had intravenous morphine and you know it when it hits. If these folks had been on it more than one day, I bet they complained and got written up for whining.
    Being in long term pain (months) is the worse thing, they couldn’t give these folks another injectable narcotic or even a pill? How do they care so little; how do they sleep, I guess with morphine!

  • Horror! Dying NY Vets Denied Painkillers – Given Salt Water Instead

    07/16/2014 3:02:33 PM PDT · 17 of 55
    Lx to blueyon

    This isn’t Odinga’s fault, the nurse was a junkie.
    I thought they tested nurses (not Doctors though).

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Moon Eclipses Saturn

    07/16/2014 2:58:48 PM PDT · 5 of 13
    Lx to SunkenCiv

    That is one cool shot, please keep em coming!

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/16/2014 2:15:21 PM PDT · 283 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Man such arrogance but you're the genius. Looks like someone else finds your comments "unhinged and abusive".

    I didn't say I didn't know who Alinsky was, I said I had to look him up to spell his name correctly.

    Don't hurt your shoulder patting yourself on the back over your brilliance.

    I've never read him but I did read Mein Kampf, you may have thought Galt's speech was long but imagine an entire book but without Galt's Rand induced brilliance.

    So, you looked up a few threads I was on, I'm still in your mind, poor thing.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/16/2014 2:03:04 PM PDT · 282 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Nice graph, one maker, Apple against six others, tsk tsk, a might bit dishonest.

    Apple kicking six other manufacturers' butts, here's a hint, who was it dishonest against? I know you're under some weird delusion that I hate Apple but I don't.

    I'm not the one who whines, wow, 21% represents other PC manufacturers and they are very nefarious, by using the word, 'other'. To tell you the truth I really don't care about these kind of nits and I really don't care about your frothy opinion. Man, they need a new DSM just for you.

    You complain about something I say and then turn around and say it proves I'm losing whatever the argument is, that might have worked for you in fourth grade but here, please.

    I guess it doesn't matter to the faithful but if I want a Windows PC, I can get one anywhere or build one. If one wants a Mac, you get one choice, remember Radius clones, no one does, maybe Psystar will do better but I doubt it? Get a device that can run Cisco's IOS and see where that goes. Of course, in such a case, the real moneymakers are the attorneys. I'd build a Mac clone but I don't want you to have chest pains over your more ethical than thou self delusion.

    Who sells the O/S for the other 55%? I like Linux but for argument's sake, it's Microsoft, they even call it a Microsoft tax.

    So, when I lump together all the manufacturers, it's as bad as dividing by zero but when you mention profits when Apple sells the hardware and software, that's OK. Is there a chart where they separate the MS tax so the P/L is more accurate or did they already do that? Isn't there a term for when a single manufacturer sells an object; I guess since you can buy a computer, that let's them off the hook. or I guess they should have hired the correct politician for their board. Now, as I previously posted, the latest O/S 10, is only $19.95 (I think you can download updates for free though, are you listening MS?), but is it the real cost or was that to eliminate the charges of having a monopoly on the hardware?

    You seem to enjoy pictures, here's one sent me via FRmail, I don't know if he wants me to use his name but thanks.

    Now, it is impressive when you look at the Iphone market's incredible growth not to mention the clones they inspired. It would have been nice if they had included RIM or Nokia, too.

    They are printing money on their products; good thing they're made in America.

    While Apple's market share is small, they are again printing money; imagine the thousands of people they employ in America to make their products.

    I never said a Mac was a bad product, I just don't see them in businesses as I mentioned a few times. I would be ecstatic if the CIO said we would have to support Macs. I'd be less ecstatic if we had to support a large number of wireless devices but it's doable.

    Now, on to Windows 8. It wasn't that bad it was that Widnows 7 was that good and that funky Metro interface was forced on mouse users, who lost their job over that?. Even though 8.1 is a big improvement, it still has Metro although you can get a Start menu substitute that works great for $4, except it should be there in the first place! How did this affect MS?

    When did 8 come out?

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 8:53:42 PM PDT · 277 of 308
    Lx to MHGinTN
    Notice how the steps from Rules For Radicals ooze out as the dishonest get more emboldened?

    Saying a thing doesn't make it true and using Alinsky, must be on your mind because it sure isn't on mine, I had to look up how to spell his name.

    You're a bank robber. Does that make it true?

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 8:09:21 PM PDT · 275 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Lx:

    Ah, there goes my self esteem. I guess common courtesy goes out the windows when you lack, shall we say, class?

    Swordmaker:

    I wouldn't worry too much about your self-esteem. . . you got gobs of that. It's class that you're lacking.

    Pretty sad that your vocabulary is so small you use my words. I give lessons you know...

    In your case I would assign, See Spot Run.

    I know, I know, it'll be like reading, Atlas Shrugged for you but you work though it and in a month or two, you'll succeed and we'll see if your ready for, Charlotte's Web. It's a big step up but it'll be worth it.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 7:42:30 PM PDT · 274 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    It's class that you're lacking.

    Look in the mirror.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 7:40:45 PM PDT · 273 of 308
    Lx to Lx

    One more thing Windows 7 defrags automatically once a week though you could change the schedule. I just looked at my four partitions and everyone show zero percent fragmentation.
    Windows is coming up with a new file system called. “Resilient file system”. It’s got great features but I would wait a while before changing from NTFS. It’s trying to be like ZFS but ZFS itself took a while to be reliable.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 7:25:54 PM PDT · 271 of 308
    Lx to Crusher138
    Anti-virus/Anti-spyware programs, defraggers, registry cleaners, etc., are time suckers and waste money. I bought them, kept them updated, used them, but still somehow Windows computers would get infected, corrupted or in some other fashion taken offline.

    Never had a virus in over twenty years, never have problems with any of my machines (I'm talking home machines, not the servers I support and most of the time it's because a drive died but since it's RAID 5 or 10 plus hot spare, I never see the problem except when the management software goes red and announces a dead drive, within four hours, I get a replacement. While the hot spare had already rebuilt itself and is running just fine).

    Drive arrives, take 45 seconds to hot swap it and the drive rebuilds we go on, no problems. We also keep some spare hard drives just in case.

    I've never bought a registry cleaner, let me guess, you get a pop up and it says you may have problems with your registry, your run their tool (scam) and low and behold, there numerous registry problems so you buy their 'tool' and it 'fixes' your registry, social engineering at its finest.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 6:58:29 PM PDT · 269 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    I missed this, did I hit a nerve? Man are you thin skinned or what?

    Nice graph, one maker, Apple against six others, tsk tsk, a might bit dishonest.

    You might want to read your screed, again, numerous ad hominems and you don't hear me whine, why, because I'm a man baby!

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 6:43:12 PM PDT · 268 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Nothing cowardly about it. I am just damn tired of your invective you've directed at me and everyone who's disagreed with the Gospel of Lx. You are the coward, hiding behind a screen name to attack people with your nastiness. You knew who I was talking about. You are the un-christian acting person. You want to steal software, ignoring the owners specific license. Sorry, you are the loser.

    How Christian of you.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 6:40:52 PM PDT · 267 of 308
    Lx to Swordmaker
    Look familiar to a certain poster's tactics?

    Must be rough looking in the mirror in the morning (or anytime).