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Windows 7: For the nth time, they keep saying the PC is dead.

24 Aug 2011   #161

Windows 10 Pro

I'm still waiting for Facebook to die, taking a little too long.

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24 Aug 2011   #162

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

You and me both, hope it fades away soon.
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24 Aug 2011   #163

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

No, it'll hang on forever... in the short term FB and G+ will probably achieve parity (Well i nthe next couple of years) and then we will be fighting the situation where half the people you know are on one but not the other so youhave to get both and check both if family is on FB and friends on G+.

And of course there will be bitter rivalry and animosity between them so any programs that attempt to consolodate the two into a single interface will be constantly attacked legally and through rapid API changes designed to break third party software.

You know... The same OLD story.
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24 Aug 2011   #164
mr pc

Windows 7

It'll be a great source of online obituaries in 100 years

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24 Aug 2011   #165

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I'm still waiting for Facebook to die, taking a little too long.
Facebook will appear to continue until the next good social media site catches on with significant improvements. Myspace was sort of the start of the whole thing and I'm certain as you are that FB won't be the end all.

The issues FB users face are primarily security-related and the ability to sort through hundreds of entries when they have a massive friend-list. It's still convenient in such that they can keep in touch with people. However I find it less meaningful for those with friends lists with over 500+ if you know what I mean. FB is the modern chat room.
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24 Aug 2011   #166

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

Well for the VERY short time that I went on "Off Your Facebook" I saw enough to turn my stomach especially some of the language - if you can call some of it language.

Some of the drivel that was posted was in my mind completely inane and the site and similar ones including "Twatter" is meant for individuals who have nothing else better to do than prattle on about incredibly monotonous and boring rubbish that is there for everyone else to see. As for those "games" that some play well I reckon you really do need something to do or are a sandwiche short of a picnic!

Myself I can see nothing wrong with good old email, private message through a forum, and the phone or just go and see the person you want to communicate with.

That fellow whose name escapes me (not hard to forget that one) must be laughing all the way to the bank on the back of the drones that use this useless venue of "?communication?
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27 Aug 2011   #167

Windows 7 Professional x64

Always the same people saying the same crap, trying to dictate the direction of the market.
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27 Aug 2011   #168

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
You and me both, hope it fades away soon.

Hi there

Just come out of a great pub in Brussels where loads of people were watching Chelsea vs Norwich premiership football, the Begian Grand prix Formula 1 qualifying, England vs Ireland Rugby and a load of other sports all being shown on the huge numbers of TV sets in the bar (Called the "6 Nations" --execellent drinking establishment in centre of Brussels right near the Grand Place / "Grote Markt)".

What I did notice was some people (about 2 out of 200 or so) seemed to prefer their 3,000 or so virtual friends on Facebook rather than communicate with most of the "Real Humans" in a great lively pub enjoying themselves and speaking to each other who they hadn't met before watching various sports.

To me I'd be very happy to see the end of facebook too -- at least ban it in bars where people can speak to other REAL humans.

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28 Aug 2011   #169

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

It's a bit like the race that was cursed with Telepathy (in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy").
They had to chatter inanely (and constantly) so that they couldn't hear other people's thoughts (i.e. their brains would start working).

If people stopped using Facebook, Twitter, etc. their brains might start working.
We couldn't have that now, could we?
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28 Aug 2011   #170
mr pc

Windows 7

dead yet?

*taps computer*

nope - still hummin' along
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 For the nth time, they keep saying the PC is dead.

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