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I can't stand the word "Gitmo".
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I can't stand the word "Gitmo".
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I hereby award the slimy booger award to Adobe for making pdf copy protection tied to a particular machine, so that when you change machines you have to jump through hoops to get access again (assuming you still have access to the machine, which you may not, in which case you're out of luck). That's fine for software, maybe, but absurd for documents.
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I hereby award the slimy booger award to Adobe for making pdf copy protection tied to a particular machine, so that when you change machines you have to jump through hoops to get access again (assuming you still have access to the machine, which you may not, in which case you're out of luck). That's fine for software, maybe, but absurd for documents.

Techgripe

May. 23rd, 2005 01:19 pm
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Win XP has a limit of 12,000 GDI objects system-wide. (Allegedly the limit is 65,536, but in practice my machine likes to crap out at 12,000.) It was theoretically worse under Win98, but if that is so, why did they only improve it slightly? Half my resources are used up as soon as I start up, and a single web page can use hundreds. I have a gigabyte of RAM, and have to keep quitting programs so that other ones can run even tho I'm usually only using half of my memory. Someone should outlaw 16-bit values.

Techgripe

May. 23rd, 2005 01:19 pm
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Win XP has a limit of 12,000 GDI objects system-wide. (Allegedly the limit is 65,536, but in practice my machine likes to crap out at 12,000.) It was theoretically worse under Win98, but if that is so, why did they only improve it slightly? Half my resources are used up as soon as I start up, and a single web page can use hundreds. I have a gigabyte of RAM, and have to keep quitting programs so that other ones can run even tho I'm usually only using half of my memory. Someone should outlaw 16-bit values.
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Agh! It's Ad-Watch/Ad-Aware that's changing my home page. It appears to be trying to protect me from me.

Grrr.
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Agh! It's Ad-Watch/Ad-Aware that's changing my home page. It appears to be trying to protect me from me.

Grrr.
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I post to the Dell support board:
I spent a few thousand dollars buying a new Dell system, and they appear to be trying to earn a few dollars more from the My Way web site ad revenue.

Every time I change my home page to what I want it to be, something changes it back.

Add/Remove Programs shows "My Way Search Assistant". There is no button to remove it, apparently because Dell doesn't want it removed.

Interestingly, the My Way terms include this statement: "The My Way Software and the Services are not intended for use by or availability to persons under the age of 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, YOU MAY NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE ANY MY WAY SOFTWARE AND YOU MAY NOT ACCESS MY WAY SERVICES."

So Dell is shipping home/family computers that kids are not legally allowed to use? And a browser hijacker? With no way to uninstall it? Classy. I can see they don't want me to purchase from them again.

Tech support has not been helpful so far, sending me instructions on removing the My Way Speedbar, which is not what is installed, and trying to convince me that it's really not bad that they've shipped a browser hijacker.

I've looked at the Hijack This log but didn't see anything obvious. I tried disabling two Dell things with Spybot and restarting, but after restart they were enabled again so something is keeping me from disabling them.
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I post to the Dell support board:
I spent a few thousand dollars buying a new Dell system, and they appear to be trying to earn a few dollars more from the My Way web site ad revenue.

Every time I change my home page to what I want it to be, something changes it back.

Add/Remove Programs shows "My Way Search Assistant". There is no button to remove it, apparently because Dell doesn't want it removed.

Interestingly, the My Way terms include this statement: "The My Way Software and the Services are not intended for use by or availability to persons under the age of 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, YOU MAY NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE ANY MY WAY SOFTWARE AND YOU MAY NOT ACCESS MY WAY SERVICES."

So Dell is shipping home/family computers that kids are not legally allowed to use? And a browser hijacker? With no way to uninstall it? Classy. I can see they don't want me to purchase from them again.

Tech support has not been helpful so far, sending me instructions on removing the My Way Speedbar, which is not what is installed, and trying to convince me that it's really not bad that they've shipped a browser hijacker.

I've looked at the Hijack This log but didn't see anything obvious. I tried disabling two Dell things with Spybot and restarting, but after restart they were enabled again so something is keeping me from disabling them.
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What we all want to know today is why the pores on the nose think they have to be so big.
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What we all want to know today is why the pores on the nose think they have to be so big.
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Dell is now installing very hard to remove adware / browser hijacker with its new systems, and has the gall to call it "My Way".

I haven't been so pissed since Apple changed the System icon to a suitcase.
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Dell is now installing very hard to remove adware / browser hijacker with its new systems, and has the gall to call it "My Way".

I haven't been so pissed since Apple changed the System icon to a suitcase.
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Bad refurbished monitor that claimed to be like-new: $170
Round-trip shipping cost (non-refundable): $135
Net refund from returning it: $35

I think I'll just keep it as a spare.
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Bad refurbished monitor that claimed to be like-new: $170
Round-trip shipping cost (non-refundable): $135
Net refund from returning it: $35

I think I'll just keep it as a spare.
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I've spent about 18 of the last 24 hours asleep.
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I've spent about 18 of the last 24 hours asleep.
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goddamzoloftkeepingmeupallnightandsleepingalldayarg
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goddamzoloftkeepingmeupallnightandsleepingalldayarg

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