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Windows 7: Microsoft - can it be beaten

07 Oct 2009   #31
Antman

 

I just saw in another thread that you have a toddler. Joli Bear has recently developed a nasty habit, six months ahead of schedule - My way or the highway.

I will try duct tape.
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07 Oct 2009   #32
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I just saw in another thread that you have a toddler. Joli Bear has recently developed a nasty habit, six months ahead of schedule - My way or the highway.

I will try duct tape.
Katia is almost 18 moths old and she makes my world go round. I'm pigheaded too, but nothing could have prepared me for the strength of conviction she frequently displays.

Thanks for the duct tape tip. Now that beating them is about to be made illegal here (that's what attracted me to this thread's title), I'm doing research into alternative "best practices" in parenting.
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07 Oct 2009   #33
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
As to Cloud Computing; do we really thing a large corporation is going to put all it marbles on the internet. Come on, that is just not going to happen. If you think so just look at the problems all the large E-Mail providers have with hackers. Not sure about all of you, albeit it will be a cold day in you know where before I would trust any thing of mine to a web site.
This is why some innovative company, possibly MS, should create a way to use all the pcs on your private lan for CPU power. Say you have 5 machines in your house, 2 have users sitting at them. Those 2 pcs should benefit from the CPU cycles of all 5. I think this would easily be possible for a large company to develop. Basically, all the CPU power of all machines should be available to any single machine or spread evenly if all are in use.

Intel and AMD would get pissed off because their sales would drop regardless of how great their latest and greatest is. People just wouldn't have a need for any further CPU bandwidth. Not for a really, really long time.
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08 Oct 2009   #34
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
When I was a young kid and got taken to Church on Sundays I remember a very well known hymn - the English translation is approximately as follows

.....Empires rise and sink like billows -- vanish and are seen no more.......

This is also true of corporations.

MS is fine now - but in 100 years or whatever (maybe even in 20) other developments will certainly arrive which will totally "obsolete" todays products.

Who knows what tomorrows "Garage tinkerers" will come up with -- "Texting" was initially added to mobile phones as a way of using up some spare bandwidth - nobody at the time foresaw that "texting" would make nearly as much money as the main "phone" type of application.

And the Hymn was correct with empires -- Ancient Greek, Roman, Nazi, British Empire - all now history -- some did give things back to the world others not.

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Oct 2009   #35
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
...MS is fine now - but in 100 years or whatever (maybe even in 20) other developments will certainly arrive which will totally "obsolete" todays products...
So true. AT&T saw cellular technology as a losing proposition and invested zero dollars. Then, they had to buy McCaw for ~$40 billion.

Where is AT&T now?
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08 Oct 2009   #36
Adrian

 

[QUOTE=Antman
Whatever happened to PARC's ubiquitous computing?[/QUOTE]
It died a slow death in a xerox lab......
Bushnell tried to move it up a notch but could'nt figure out what he had started at ATari, TOS led to DOS and then the ride began.
On stardate 4729.4 the M-5 Multitronic will be born.
A Vulcan Science officer will tell his captain that he has no desire to serve under a computer.


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08 Oct 2009   #37
Adrian

 
M5

The M-5 Multitronic computer.


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08 Oct 2009   #38
Antman

 

[quote=Adrian;301135]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman
Whatever happened to PARC's ubiquitous computing?[/quote
It died a slow death in a xerox lab......
Bushnell tried to move it up a notch but could'nt figure out what he had started at ATari, TOS led to DOS and then the ride began.
On stardate 4729.4 the M-5 Multitronic will be born.
A Vulcan Science officer will tell his captain that he has no desire to serve under a computer.
Name dropping.

I was driving a '76 El Dorado drop top that once belonged to Matt Zuckerman, also of Atari. An 18-wheeler drove over and through the car. At the time, the car belonged to John Snead, president of BSN.

Matt gave the car to John Snead in lieu of $4,000 in a total payment of $25,000 for an agency agreement to sell AT&T SDN. Snead insured the car for $14,000. The insurance company settled for $9,800.

I still have a mangled hubcap from that car.

About Snead - I was on the sales management team at BSN. I wrote INTEGRITY in block letters and hung it on the wall. One day, Snead comes in, sees the sign and says, "Inntuhgritty? What's that?"

Snead hired me because I am a Marine. I doubled my annual income that year. Doubled it again the next year.
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08 Oct 2009   #39
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Why me. . .

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08 Oct 2009   #40
Adrian

 

Arrogance.....


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