Thank you El Reg
Phew....just looked I had bought nine 4TB WD Red in 2018 but they are all 64 mb......( two 16TB NAS and a spare)!
219 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007
If Windows 10 is the best Microsoft can do they are finished......an unfinished not fit for purpose operating system that seems to hope that the customers will sort out all the problems....if Windows 10 was a car would you buy one? Not a chance, you have all been hoodwinked by the "free" upgrades.....I have stuck with Windows 7 pro and do not regret it one tiny bit. I dare Microsoft to make Windows 7 open source and then they would find out what an operating system should be.
Happily running windows 7 pro offline and off grid....no problems.....
just keep this one expendable laptop connected to the web with no data or programs on it of any import.....and standalone with its own printer scanner.
I just wish Huawei or even Google would bring out an opsys that would run the half dozen windows programs I love to use. Tried Linux and it does not play nice and Crapple are even worse.....there is an absolute fortune waiting out there for the writer/vendor of a working alternative.
Even now I cannot buy a pocket device that will take a spoken memo or letter and ACCURATELY transcribe it WITHOUT being connected to the web, so it can subsequently be emailed/printed .
So reading pin numbers or passwords at 200 metres or whatever is puff, when they cannot even transcribe my shopping list!
Shitmail.....think about it, basically it is all shit anyway, and those who generate it are generally Sh#ts....
so perhaps if we all starting referring to it as shitmail anyone involved might realise what we think of them, assuming of course the unlikely possibility of them having 2 working brain cells.......
apologies to the moderators but I think it is about time we started to regard spam as what it really is.
I am running windows 10 build 14393.... as it works I stopped it from getting any updates. Of course there are no programs or any information on it of value all that is on my air gapped windows 7 systems.....
In a single sentence can anyone tell me what I have missed apart from the grief everyone seems to be experiencing?
I think the next war is already being fought and won (or lost) in a test tube in a laboratory somewhere. Do I hear the words selective DNA targeting? I understood that Aids/HIV was an early attempt by a letter agency to eradicate certain sections of society and because it was also aimed at some ethnic groups and the technology in 1964 was not sufficiently advanced it did not work as intended....but it has not gone away.
The author wrote "The shooter appeared to have spent as much time planning for the social media impact of his actions as the actual actions themselves."
There you have it. "social" media is the cesspit and like all cesspits that is where all the sh#t ends up. Those who indulge are therefore simply sh#t themselves.
It's not the interface so much as the software that will not run, please do not talk about Wine or any V software they are simply too much hassle. So when Linux can run Visio, Smart Diary, Vegas Pro, Supereyes, Drive pro to name just a few ( which I cannot see Ms#@te ever letting happen) I am stuck as I said happily with Win 7 pro. Just for the record Ubuntu seems to be the most user friendly interface although Mint is a close second.
eg; Who else needed a label "Do not iron this shirt while wearing it"?
When they have nothing else to say the Demoprats revert to "there is a red under the bed".
Trump with all his faults is the best President they have had since Teddy Roosevelt, he has in half a term put their economy back on its feet and although no-one likes to admit it he is also right about the Wall.....why should you not be able to lock your front and back doors? You can still give asylum to people with a genuine need but there is no requirement in the world to have an open house for every terrorist or drug pusher.
Took all my important stuff off the net with a stable Win7 pro build ages ago and have every intention of staying that way. We always said "If it ain't broke don't fix it" rather than "fix it 'till it's broke"
Win 10 is a dumb piece of crap and that is all there is to it.
When we moved to France, I foolishly said to my Wife you take care of the spiders and I will take care of the snakes!
Current score (snakes) is 6 to me and two to my dog! The largest was just over 2 metres long and as thick as your wrist....not venomous but a very nasty bite.
I should have said I will take care of the elephants!
For the next Steve Jobs (RIP) or William Gates of long ago to market a new operating system that works. Please do not suggest Linux of any current variant thats a little like saying a coal fired steam turbine is a better way of making electricity.
My network is now air gapped and happily running on Windows 7pro with just this one W10 pro laptop connected to the outside waiting for Mshite to screw it over in a compulsory update sometime soon......
I have taken all my pcs off the internet except one W10 which is not connected to my network. All the others (five) have been rebuilt to Windows 7 professional sp1. This give me back control and Micro###t can no longer force updates, screw my systems, or any of their other "advantages".... when and if they manage to develop a computer system for us the users (known as customers) instead of the coffee klatch at Redmond'a wank tank I may try again.
edited the registry to disable windows updates. I wait until the dust has settled before I allow mugsoft to screw my computer....in the meantime I am experimenting with a Linux (Mint 18.3) machine for internet use and a stand-alone unconnected windows 10 pro machine solely for those windows programmes that will not run on anything else.....
I have turned off windows update (I wait until the dust has settled on all "new" updates before turning it back on for an hour). But this communist ideology inspired concept of shoving the overlords ideas down our throats is fast becoming the last straw. I am seriously considering keeping two "sneakernet" pcs off the internet to run those windows programs I cannot do without and running a Linux variant for internet only. And I started with Windows 3.0!.......well done microsoft!
CB radios "were not in the public interest to have communications freely available to the public"
Stress analysers (lie detectors) "are not in public interest to be freely available"
Firearm pistols "not in the public interest" (they won that one)
Sorry guys, you are living in a semi communist police state in the UK.
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