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Windows 7: What annoys you?

05 Jan 2012   #561
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
College textbooks are a way for professors to make more money. I've seen books that had a different version - with no significant changes made - every couple of years. It sells a lot of books.
Not only colleges, but schools too. We have to buy half a dozen books, all of them $50-$100 that we don't even touch for the year.
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07 Jan 2012   #562
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

People that come to the forums and beg for help. Asking for help is one thing, but coming in here and saying something like "Computer won't start, plsssss help!!!!!!!" or anything with "urgent" in the title, then have no info at all in the post.
The hell do people think, we can read minds over the internet now?
Grow the hell up and learn how to ask a question without sounding like a baby.
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07 Jan 2012   #563
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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CCleaner is the only "cleaner" program I will recommend always. There are other programs that work fine on my system, but CCleaner is the only one I trust to recommend to others. A Guy
Hum +1 for me I have to say that the reg items are usually self explanatory even to me - never had a problem.

The only thing is it wouldn't wipe a drive for me just recently.

Oh and badger - Nasolacrimal duct - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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08 Jan 2012   #564
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
College textbooks are a way for professors to make more money. I've seen books that had a different version - with no significant changes made - every couple of years. It sells a lot of books.
I've been involved in writing several academic text books and have never made a single penny: indeed, you sometimes have to buy your own copy when it is published. You should be directing your anger at the publishers, not public-spirited academics who freely give their time and knowledge.
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08 Jan 2012   #565
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Maybe that's been your experience, but over here it is a big money-maker. I had a paperback last semester (http://www.amazon.com/Frauds-Myths-M.../dp/076742722X) which cost over $50 and was written by a friend of the professor teaching the course. It was a good book, was well-written, and served its purpose. It also would cost about $10.95 if it wasn't a "textbook".

I would also wonder why someone would write a book and not get paid for it.

I will agree with you that the publishers and college bookstores are in on the deal. I should have mentioned them as well. My experience last semester (and others like it) made me think of professors when the subject came up. I am also sure that the majority of professors work very hard for any money they may get from writing a book.
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08 Jan 2012   #566
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Advertising sms messages coming every day from nowhere in my mobile!!
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08 Jan 2012   #567
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Advertising sms messages coming every day from nowhere in my mobile!!
Know what you mean mine are from my service provider
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08 Jan 2012   #568
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Maybe that's been your experience, but over here it is a big money-maker. I had a paperback last semester (Amazon.com: Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology (9780767427227): Kenneth L. Feder: Books) which cost over $50 and was written by a friend of the professor teaching the course. It was a good book, was well-written, and served its purpose. It also would cost about $10.95 if it wasn't a "textbook".

I would also wonder why someone would write a book and not get paid for it.

I will agree with you that the publishers and college bookstores are in on the deal. I should have mentioned them as well. My experience last semester (and others like it) made me think of professors when the subject came up. I am also sure that the majority of professors work very hard for any money they may get from writing a book.
You are still assuming that the academic is getting some of that money. They aren't: the publishers are. I've had to buy several books to which I have contributed simply so that I have a copy of my own work. I have worked in the US and the UK and it was true in both.

As to why someone would do the work and not get paid for it - it does help with promotions and job applications to have some books on your list of personal publications, so it's not all complete altruism. But it most certainly is not done for the money!

Since this is a thread about what annoys you, being accused of making money out of textbooks that you have written for free in your own spare time is pretty annoying....
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08 Jan 2012   #569
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Advertising sms messages coming every day from nowhere in my mobile!!
File reports with your mobile company every time it happens. Call customer support every time it happens. Be a pain in their butt, the company will get it to stop. It took me a lot of phone calls and complaints but it did stop. I am also on a limited text messaging plan so I told the mobile company I am NOT paying for SPAM. You may have one of those unlimited plans so that will not hold up, but it was the bit extra to get them to do something about it. I hate this kind of SPAM the one you pay for!!! Everyone with a mobile phone needs to fight this!!
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08 Jan 2012   #570
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

ICit.. go to DoNotCall.com
Register every phone you have on the DO NOT CALL listing.. It's FREE... if you get 3 calls from anyone after being on the do not call list, file a complaint with DO NOT call.. ( or who ever do not call suggest.) the caller is fines.
DoNotCall.com
LET me also say this.. there are some who will NOT fall in the category of being fined.. as you will find out.
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