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a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:59 am

Is posting in this forum the only way to keep 1sf (troll) out of the serious ones?
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RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby Rhakios » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:08 am

The idea that we might have to feed 1sf (troll) little treats in the off-topic section, just to keep him from posting drivel elsewhere in the forum, is a little odd. Is he a small child that needs to be kept distracted to stop him from misbehaving....?




I didn't really think about that question before asking it, did I? :oops:


Okay wylie, but perhaps you'll need to include something about fish or how rubbish Mandriva is to get him in here.
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RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby Rhakios » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:09 am

Oh hang on, this should keep him occupied, (infantile) MS-lover that he is. ;)
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RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby towy71 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:48 am

All of that looks a bit too intellectual for the slimy1 :roll:
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RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:33 pm

Nearly 12 hours and no 1sf (troll)
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RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby nelz » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:43 pm

It's way past his bedtime now :)
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RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby lok1950 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:34 am

No just confused too many shiny new toys :lol:

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RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby pootman » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:36 pm

Speaking of shiny new toys, my old laptop (let's call it Thermo, I seem to recall some people in here find computers easier to understand if they have a name), Thermo, died some weeks ago. The kitchen seems so quiet without his dust collecting drone.

I hinted to my wife that a shiny new EEE (or is that an Eee?) might be just the thing to replace Thermo, and low and behold, two weeks later, she brought home a shiny new 17" Widescreen, Core 2, Nvidia 8, full-sized keyboard with numberpad, notebook.

Shiny New Toy Heaven.

Anyway, it came, as these things so frequently do, with Vista Home Premium. I thought I'd give it a proper look (e.g. instead of becoming infuriated with the need to constantly confirm everything while reorganizing the start menu and going back to KDE, I learned about User Account Control).
Anyway, I've given it a proper look, and I've used a virtual machine to build a new Gentoo installation to copy across.

But.

Actually.

I quite like Vista.

[Runs for cover like John Cleese's Maitre'd, after he gives Mr Creosote the wafer-thin mint.]

[Shouts from behind plants:]

Maybe when KDE4 hits the stable branch of x86 in Portage I'll get another 2.5" sata drive to go in the second drive bay (yes, it has two drive bays).

[Emboldened, stands up.]

Till then, even though it's a notebook running Vista, it's also running Palm Desktop, and Documents to Go, and Mathcad, and FirstClass (which has a Linux version, though I've never tried it), and Premiere Elements, and for time wasting it runs Guild Wars, and Oblivion, and Winnie The Pooh Preschool, and BBCiPlayer, and 4oD - all without tweaking any configuration files, or paying for third-party compatability layers.

Now, apart from Notepad++, can anyone recommend software development software to run on Vista? 1sf (troll)?

[Ducks down again.]
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RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby Dutch_Master » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:53 pm

Dunno'bout Vi$ta, but I do know you are one sick puppy Pootman! You really need an urgent appointment with dr Stallman to get rid of this nasty virus ;)
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Re: RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby Marrea » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:27 pm

pootman wrote: ... and low and behold, two weeks later, she brought home a shiny new 17" Widescreen, Core 2, Nvidia 8, full-sized keyboard with numberpad, notebook.


Wow! You have one heck of a wife there, if she brings home things like that. :D
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RE: Re: RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby pootman » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:26 pm

Physically, the symptoms are quite bearable, but it's an embarrassing thing to admit to anyone. This must be how people who buy JML products feel.

The wife's a keeper, that's for sure.
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Re: RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby Rhakios » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:43 pm

pootman wrote:Now, apart from Notepad++, can anyone recommend software development software to run on Vista? 1sf (troll)?

[Ducks down again.]


The LXF team seem to recommend something called Visual C# Express for Mono development, but I can't say I've tried it.
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Re: RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:48 pm

pootman wrote:But.

Actually.

I quite like Vista.



Don't worry, you` ll get over it.

So far, all the installs of Vista I have seen are really, slow, so I don't suppose that is fair, but the fact that I would have to spend about £40,000 on hardware to upgrade our network to it is not an incentive. (plus a lot of our software won't run on it, and the problems of teaching users who only just about manage to use XP- shudder)

In fact we have just received one Vista ultimate license and 10 business licenses as part of our MS partner subscription, so I am going to have to install it somewhere, just to be ready to support it when our customers start using it.
In the business world, it still seems to be a rare beast.
In fact, I have seen more Linux and Mac computers in the last 12 months than Vi$ta, and I sometimes work on 3 or 4 different business networks in a day.

Office 2007 is our biggest problem, I like some of the features, but those I don't can't be turned off, mind you, it is still a rare beast, just more prolific than Vi$ta (and generally less popular!). :-(
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RE: Re: RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby pootman » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:16 pm

I'm sure I will. These things just take time. So far I've only seen it freeze twice, and hang five times (about a minute each).

Anyway, I was wondering the other day (while I was building the virtual Gentoo) and seeing C# just reminded me, how does anyone pronounce "|"?
I suppose it must have a proper name but I don't know what it is. I just think of it as pipe.
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RE: Re: RE: a new thread for 1sf (troll)

Postby Rhakios » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:05 pm

Hey wylie, I don't know if you noticed, but 1sf (troll) was lurking around earlier this evening, but he hasn't taken the bait. :roll:
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