* Posts by Dreams

24 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Jul 2009

Vatican sets up dedicated exorcism training course


Acts 19: 15-16

"And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”

Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded."

This is probably what happens to the Catholic priests more often than not...and no amount of training will change it.

Windows 10 Creators Update: Clearing the mines with livestock (that's you by the way)



Windows PLUS!...reanimated.

Pope instructs followers to put the iPhone away during dinner


Cell phones and tablets checked at the door

My wife and three kids check their cell phones and tablets at the door when coming to the dinner table.

FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP


Must be a myth

All of our laptops and PCs updated without a glitch. Must be a myth.

'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond


Heard these whining sounds when XP showed up. Later, the same whiners were singing hymns on how XP was God's gift to the computer. Windows 7 was a repeat with the usual babbling doomsayers posting on every board. Later, the same brooding prophets can be heard preaching how Windows 7 is the milk and honey of Xanadu.

Wah wah wah wah! Shut the hell up!

Apple and Samsung are plotting to KILL OFF the SIM CARD - report


NSA drooling in the corner...

Can't remove the SIM card? NSA hacking ghouls slobber and droll in anticipation.

We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror


Fee based operating system

Regardless of what Microsoft says, Windows 10 will end up being an annual fee based operating system.

Cinnamon 2.6 – a Linux desktop for Windows XP refugees


Re: blimey!!

When a user can install major software titles on Linux, then that will be it's year. Until then I'll stick with Windows.

Libre Office comes to Android


A little too late...staying with Office 365

Libre is late to the game. Now that I have Office 365 on my Android I'm not willing to give it up.

Microsoft's Surface 3 is sweet – but I wouldn't tickle my nads with it


Windows fan, but...

I seriously looked at Windows tablets, including the Surface, but there are several concerns I have which have kept me from purchasing one.

1. I have already invested money into apps for Android

2. Microsoft Office (emphasis on OneNote) would have been the main reason why I would have bought a Windows tablet, but Office 365 is now available on Android. And the Android 365 syncs perfectly via OneDrive with my desktop 365.

3. It's nice to have access to the same applications that run on PCs, but most applications that run on the desktop environment do not work well on small touchscreens. The ability to install desktop software isn't really an advantage at all...not yet at least. Try to use the PC version of Adobe Photoshop on a tablet.

4. A tablet for me must be a tablet and not a laptop hybrid. Keyboards are nice, but if I need a keyboard for my tablet then my tablet wasn't designed well enough. All the Windows tablets I've tried would need a keyboard for a majority of the desktop applications...then why not just buy an ultra thin laptop.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Windows fan, but what I've seen up till now hasn't been enough to convince me to buy a Windows tablet. Currently I own a Samsung Tab S 10.5 LTE.

Microsoft has made excellent software, you pack of fibbers


My favorite software title, and the one I use the most, is OneNote.

Also, I don't care what others think about Windows 7...I love it. I use it for work and play and have had to reinstall it only once since 2009.

The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?



I haven't had to reinstall Windows 7 since I first installed it in 2009. After this last bundle of updates my PC was stuck in constant reboot. Nothing I tried worked. After realizing it was hopeless to fix it, I whipped out my Linux live CD and recovered all the data I hadn't backed up for several weeks, then I reinstalled Windows 7. This was an inconvenience, but it was manageable. This also was a wake up call to back up more regularly.

Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past


X and Z

I fed a lot of quarters to that game in the arcades, but my favorite Bitmap Brothers game will always be Z (Commander Zod).

MS Word deserves DEATH says Brit SciFi author Charles Stross



I use Scribus for technical writing. Word is an abomination to most technical writers I know.

Fanbois taught to use Apple's new killer app: Microsoft Windows



Apple iMac 27", i7 3.4GHz, 32GB RAM, nVidia 680GTX 2GB, 1 TB HD, HD camera, wireless mouse/keyboard, integrated speakers, OS.

2829.- Euros (if purchased online...costs more in store)

Windows PC (self built) exact same specs (other than the case).

2156.- Euros (if purchased from a local retailer...150.- Euros cheaper if purchased online)

May not be half the price...but with the 673.- Euros I would save, I could also buy a laptop or tablet to compliment my Windows PC.

Climate scientists agree: Humans cause global warming



"...scientists involved are merely perpetuating the "myth" of AGW because they are in an echo chamber of group reinforcement or are anxious to keep their grant money flowing."


Microsoft: YES! You can have your desktop back again for FREE!


"This is in line with Redmond's previous policy in which users have been charged only for an entirely new iteration of the Windows OS..."

Really? What about Windows 98SE.

Twenty classic arcade games

Thumb Up

Nostalgia is king

Ahhh...the days after school spent in a basement arcade filled with lights, sounds and the smell of popcorn. Me and my buds smashing buttons to rock music blaring over the electronic beckoning of rows and rows of hypnotizing games.

My kids don't understand the shit eating grin when I'm watching movies like War Games or The Last Starfighter, nor do they understand the subsequent urge to play Microsoft Arcade/Return of Arcade.

Man the 70s and 80s...those were the days.

RIM's Heins beams: BB10 must walk the walk before we talk the talk


First time smart phone buyer

I haven't owned a smartphone yet, my current phone is a Samsung GT-E1080W. I have been waiting for the right smartphone to come along, and up till now none of the current paperweights have impressed me. I have been following the progress of RIM's new OS, and I am pleased with what I see. Shortly after January's launch, I will be purchasing a Blackberry smartphone. Since I am self employed, I'll be using it for business as well as for play.

p.s. I also can't wait to have my Playbook updated with the new OS...for free.

Oh yeah...not to be picky, but the person speaking in the video was Austrian and not German.

Microsoft's ARM blunder: 7 reasons why Windows RT was DOA


Yeah, I'll just stick with my Blackberry Playbook. It runs Blackberry and Android apps, costs 180 Euros for a 32GB wifi version, and gets the new OS 10 for free at the end of January.

Inside the new climate row as Mystic Met Office goes cool on warming


Tabloid BBC

"Met didn't predict, as the BBC erroneously (purposely) reported, a 0.43C increase in global temperature over the next five years."

Software re-sale restricted by US Court of Appeals


Germany as an example

American living in Germany...

Luckily the German courts sided with the consumer on this issue. You own the box, CD case, the CD/DVD, the handbook and the software liscense. You can re-sell the whole package, including the liscense, to whomever you want...because you purchased it. OEM software new and used are sold freely over Ebay and through other online and offline vendors. There is no reason why this couldn't work in the USA.

Snow Leopard arrives with meow, not a roar


Believe it or not

"I have Vista in a partition on my Mac," he told us, "and I hate it. It crashes all the time, I get blue screens of death, and the start-up times are ridiculous."

I'm not a Vista fan, but I've had Vista for almost two years and I still haven't experienced the blue screen that the Mac user above is complaining about. Oh. wait a second...maybe it's because I'm not using a Mac.

Windows 7 finds home at Intel


Intel Virtualization Technology

"And unfortunately, many Intel multicore chips don't support Intel VT"

A lot of Intel multicore chips support Intel's Virtualization Technology...link below.