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Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 12:37 AM
I was listening to Leo Leporte the tech guy today and he mentioned you could get free anti-virus and anti-spyware from Microsoft. He said it was good so if your anti-virus subscription is running out it would be worth thinking about.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/172821/microsofts_new_free_antivirus_hits_the_streets.htm l

patriot45
12-28-2009, 12:41 AM
I was listening to Leo Leporte the tech guy today and he mentioned you could get free anti-virus and anti-spyware from Microsoft. He said it was good so if your anti-virus subscription is running out it would be worth thinking about.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/172821/microsofts_new_free_antivirus_hits_the_streets.htm l

I don't know about that, Norton has done me good so far, why dont you try it first!

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 12:45 AM
I don't know about that, Norton has done me good so far, why dont you try it first!

I used it for over a year on two machines during their testing program and didn't have any trouble. When my subscriptions to my current antivirus programs expire in January I'll sign up with them.

PoliCon
12-28-2009, 12:52 AM
I used it for over a year on two machines during their testing program and didn't have any trouble. When my subscriptions to my current antivirus programs expire in January I'll sign up with them.

I'm using it. Switched from AVG to it.

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 01:03 AM
I'm using it. Switched from AVG to it.

The price is right!

megimoo
12-28-2009, 04:20 AM
The price is right!He really like you !

PoliCon
12-28-2009, 10:38 AM
The price is right!

um - AVG is free too ;)

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 10:48 AM
um - AVG is free too ;)
I have no idea what your three letters stand for. Your a teacher' take a little more time and type the whole words!

PoliCon
12-28-2009, 10:54 AM
I have no idea what your three letters stand for. Your a teacher' take a little more time and type the whole words!

oy vey
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 11:16 AM
oy vey
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

Thanks PC :)

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 11:20 AM
What's a virus? What's a PC? :p

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 11:26 AM
What's a virus? What's a PC? :p

Have you ever noticed a flash or felt like something whizzed past you? Thats a PC!

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 01:33 PM
Have you ever noticed a flash or felt like something whizzed past you? Thats a PC!

Yeah, I felt that once. It was on its way to crash, burn and die. :D

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 07:40 PM
Since no one has chosen to respond...

Ya'll PeeCee FagNints try to do this, then tell us how you got on:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/DSC01890.jpg

And for the 2nd prize, tell me what album I've got, controlling from all three devices.

3rd prize, tell me what restaurant that is (pic on the left), and where it is (I took that pic). I bet none of you dumbasses can tell me.

Damn, how I love Mac. Suck it up, beatches.

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 07:43 PM
Since no one has chosen to respond...

Ya'll PeeCee FagNints try to do this, then tell us how you got on:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/DSC01890.jpg

And for the 2nd prize, tell me what album I've got, controlling from all three devices.

3rd prize, tell me what restaurant that is (pic on the left), and where it is (I took that pic). I bet none of you dumbasses can tell me.

Damn, how I love Mac. Suck it up, beatches.

Shame on you, just think of your carbon footprint!:eek:

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 07:57 PM
Shame on you, just think of your carbon footprint!:eek:

Bollocks to that, just figure the answers, pig boy. :D

Bet you can't.

Buhler. Buhler. Buhler.

stsinner
12-28-2009, 08:08 PM
<Puts on his tinfoil hat>

I keep as little Microsoft stuff on my computer as possible.. I don't like Bill Gates philosophies on life.. He's a brilliant programmer and businessman, but his whites-need-not-apply scholarship fund and other things he's done just give me the willies about him.. He's kinda gone crazy like many successful politicians or musicians when they reach that stratospheric level were they can do no wrong, and if they did, it really doesn't matter because in this country you can have all the justice you can afford.. It seems intelligence is like a speedometer, with the difference between brilliant and crazy being one or two IQ points.. Picture the swing of a speedometer from 0 to 60, 0 representing dullard and 60 representing bright.. The, just as in Back to the Future, about 85 represents brilliant, but once you hit 88, you go from brilliant to crazy, with 88 being barely noticeable, as with Gates, and 100 being batshit crazy!

When I boot Windows, I use AVG Free and the free version of Zone Alarm, in favor of any paid stuff, and it's served me well so far.. Other than that, I'm always using Ubuntu, and that's a fast operating system, albeit with a few quirks with Flash and Quicktime.

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 08:10 PM
I'm not sure what your doing there, why do you need to control the other computers with one of them? Aren't they working right?

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 08:16 PM
Since no one has chosen to respond...

Ya'll PeeCee FagNints try to do this, then tell us how you got on:

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/DSC01890.jpg

And for the 2nd prize, tell me what album I've got, controlling from all three devices.

3rd prize, tell me what restaurant that is (pic on the left), and where it is (I took that pic). I bet none of you dumbasses can tell me.

Damn, how I love Mac. Suck it up, beatches.

What are you going to do when those computers figure out they can run each other and they don't need you anymore? Hadn't thought of that had yah?

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 08:22 PM
I'm not sure what your doing there, why do you need to control the other computers with one of them? Aren't they working right?

It's called inter-op-er-ability. You should give it a try. It is fan-fuckin'tastic. You would love it. :D

Seriously, I cannot recommend it enough. This is how home computing was meant to be. It's expensive compared to M$ but there is always a reason why the best costs more than the rest.

Think Ford Escort v Porsche 911.

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 08:26 PM
It's called inter-op-er-ability. You should give it a try. It is fan-fuckin'tastic. You would love it. :D

Seriously, I cannot recommend it enough. This is how home computing was meant to be. It's expensive compared to M$ but there is always a reason why the best costs more than the rest.

Think Ford Escort v Porsche 911.

Each of my computers can run itself.

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 08:28 PM
Think Ford Escort v Porsche 911.
Neither one of them will pull my tractor. I prefer a diesel.

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 08:55 PM
Neither one of them will pull my tractor. I prefer a diesel.

Diesels. Jaiiiislijk.

Can't believe I'd see a red blooded American ever say he prefers diesel. You really have surprised me.

I'm sure you're not, but where I come from, diesels are for homosexuals. I do my best to avoid either diesels or homosexuals. And even most homosexuals avoid diesels in the UK.

I'm shocked. :p:D

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 08:58 PM
Diesels. Jaiiiislijk.

Can't believe I'd see a red blooded American ever say he prefers diesel. You really have surprised me.

I'm sure you're not, but where I come from, diesels are for homosexuals. I do my best to avoid either diesels or homosexuals. And even most homosexuals avoid diesels in the UK.

I'm shocked. :p:D
I don't know, I've never been rear ended in a diesel!

stsinner
12-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Diesels. Jaiiiislijk.

Can't believe I'd see a red blooded American ever say he prefers diesel. You really have surprised me.

I'm sure you're not, but where I come from, diesels are for homosexuals. I do my best to avoid either diesels or homosexuals. And even most homosexuals avoid diesels in the UK.

I'm shocked. :p:D

I find this hard to believe... I've lived in Switzerland and Germany, and when I was there, I saw many Volkswagen Golfs and Rabbits (don't remember what they're called there) that were diesel, because it's traditionally been cheaper than gasoline, and when you pay by the liter that matters!

There's a guy in my small town that drives a Ford F-350 with big dual exhausts coming up behind the cab like a semi, and he's got a bumper sticker on his back window that says, "Real trucks don't have spark plugs.."

You've gotta love the torque of a diesel.. I once owned a 79 Volkswagen Rabbit diesel, and, even at 15 years old, that thing ran like it was brand new! The fenders were nearly rotted off, but the engine and drive-train were superb!!!

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 09:12 PM
I find this hard to believe... I've lived in Switzerland and Germany, and when I was there, I saw many Volkswagen Golfs and Rabbits (don't remember what they're called there) that were diesel, because it's traditionally been cheaper than gasoline, and when you pay by the liter that matters!

There's a guy in my small town that drives a Ford F-350 with big dual exhausts coming up behind the cab like a semi, and he's got a bumper sticker on his back window that says, "Real trucks don't have spark plugs.."

You've gotta love the torque of a diesel.. I once owned a 79 Volkswagen Rabbit diesel, and, even at 15 years old, that thing ran like it was brand new! The fenders were nearly rotted off, but the engine and drive-train were superb!!!

But push above 3,500k rpm and see how they run. Not very well. I'll give you, the low end torque is there, and breath on it, it's good, really good, but it won't last. Put your foot down beyond 3k or so and there is nothing there...f'all. except a kitten's fart noise and lots of no go.

I'm taking my 911 round the Nurburgring next year. I'll trash any diesel on the Ring, any time.

Rockntractor
12-28-2009, 09:15 PM
But push above 3,500k rpm and see how they run. Not very well. I'll give you, the low end torque is there, and breath on it, it's good, really good, but it won't last. Put your foot down beyond 3k or so and there is nothing there...f'all. except a kitten's fart noise and lots of no go.

I'm taking my 911 round the Nurburgring next year. I'll trash any diesel on the Ring, any time.

Can you pull a dozer with that porch.

stsinner
12-28-2009, 09:20 PM
But push above 3,500k rpm and see how they run. Not very well. I'll give you, the low end torque is there, and breath on it, it's good, really good, but it won't last. Put your foot down beyond 3k or so and there is nothing there...f'all. except a kitten's fart noise and lots of no go.

I'm taking my 911 round the Nurburgring next year. I'll trash any diesel on the Ring, any time.

No, diesels don't belong on the track! They're workers! I don't know about the Volkswagen TDI, or the Mercedes turbo-diesel.. Diesel has come a long way-when I had my Rabbit, I could merge onto the interstate and put the pedal to the floor and put up a smoke screen that was opaque, but today, I don't think you can get the slightest puff out of them with the computers and all...

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 09:22 PM
What are you going to do when those computers figure out they can run each other and they don't need you anymore? Hadn't thought of that had yah?

Nah, man.

Microsoft: Are you sure, are you sure, are you sure, please wait, please wait, please wait.

Mac: (................................................. .................................................. ..................................)

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 09:33 PM
No, diesels don't belong on the track! They're workers! I don't know about the Volkswagen TDI, or the Mercedes turbo-diesel.. Diesel has come a long way-when I had my Rabbit, I could merge onto the interstate and put the pedal to the floor and put up a smoke screen that was opaque, but today, I don't think you can get the slightest puff out of them with the computers and all...

Bet you'd drive petrol over diesel any day of the week. Bet your Scoobie doesn't run on diesel.

Hey, don't get me wrong, diesel has come a long way. But I still love playing fuck-fuck games with diesel wannabes on the freeway. I bet you do too. They none of them stand a chance with a good gasoline engined- car.

I love seeing those big clouds of black smoke coming out the back of them when they think they're going to go for it and run me off. I love seeing it wash across my windshield as I go by.

stsinner
12-28-2009, 09:55 PM
Bet you'd drive petrol over diesel any day of the week. Bet your Scoobie doesn't run on diesel.

Hey, don't get me wrong, diesel has come a long way. But I still love playing fuck-fuck games with diesel wannabes on the freeway. I bet you do too. They none of them stand a chance with a good gasoline engined- car.

I love seeing those big clouds of black smoke coming out the back of them when they think they're going to go for it and run me off. I love seeing it wash across my windshield as I go by.

Oh, I love my Subaru, and, although I have an Outback, which is non-turbo and a real pig, the all-wheel-drive more than makes up for it in sure-footed handling!! What I love is putting it in first and tooling around stuck front-wheel drive motorists like I'm on sandpaper.. It's so awesome! Some people don't understand just how much better AWD is than 4WD... . I'll bet my car's anti-slip computer is a PC!

And, actually, I drive like an old lady, and I treat every car I have like it's the last one I'm ever going to have so that it lasts.. My Subaru Outback is 10 years old this year, but it runs and drives like it's new, because I have bushings replaced when they wear out, I have every single fluid changed at the dealer periodically, and I just generally give it the respect it deserves... But I would love to find another 79 Rabbit Diesel.. I loved that car!!!

hampshirebrit
12-28-2009, 10:15 PM
Oh, I love my Subaru, and, although I have an Outback, which is non-turbo and a real pig, the all-wheel-drive more than makes up for it in sure-footed handling!! What I love is putting it in first and tooling around stuck front-wheel drive motorists like I'm on sandpaper.. It's so awesome! Some people don't understand just how much better AWD is than 4WD... . I'll bet my car's anti-slip computer is a PC!

And, actually, I drive like an old lady, and I treat every car I have like it's the last one I'm ever going to have so that it lasts.. My Subaru Outback is 10 years old this year, but it runs and drives like it's new, because I have bushings replaced when they wear out, I have every single fluid changed at the dealer periodically, and I just generally give it the respect it deserves... But I would love to find another 79 Rabbit Diesel.. I loved that car!!!

OK, I'll yield on all you say except your stability management being PC based.

Plus I drive like it's the last drive I'm ever going to take, except when I think the coppers are looking, i.e. fucking quick.

You like engineering. I am an engineer. Your scoobie stab-mngt is machine-code based, the most efficient possible. Linux probably, but only at the most complex UI end. Like Mac.

PC sucks. Speed rocks. Engineering rocks.

You little people, carry on. :D

BadCat
12-29-2009, 06:52 PM
OK, I'll yield on all you say except your stability management being PC based.

Plus I drive like it's the last drive I'm ever going to take, except when I think the coppers are looking, i.e. fucking quick.

You like engineering. I am an engineer. Your scoobie stab-mngt is machine-code based, the most efficient possible. Linux probably, but only at the most complex UI end. Like Mac.

PC sucks. Speed rocks. Engineering rocks.

You little people, carry on. :D

I have 6 of these at my disposal where I work...

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/pm/sp/n/pod03008usen/POD03008USEN.PDF

64 5 Gig CPUS in each one.

It does suck to be a little person.

Rockntractor
12-29-2009, 06:58 PM
I have 6 of these at my disposal where I work...

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/common/ssi/pm/sp/n/pod03008usen/POD03008USEN.PDF

64 5 Gig CPUS in each one.

It does suck to be a little person.

Cool. I just updated the CPU in one of my laptops this afternoon. I had to take it completely apart even had to take the display off and the motherboard out. What a bitch, most of them are easier. it works great now, I'm posting with it.

stsinner
12-29-2009, 07:49 PM
The only disappointment I've had with the PC world is going from a 600 MHz Pentium II to an 800 MHz Celeron.. I thougth that 200 MHz in clock speed would be a vast improvement, but, alas, the Celeron has a reduced instructions set, making it vastly inferior to the Pentium in every way, even at 200 MHz faster.. I promptly went online and found an 800 MHz Pentium III with a 100 MHz FSB and replaced the Celeron.. The speed improvement was amazing!! The Celeron sucks!!!!

Rockntractor
12-29-2009, 07:51 PM
The only disappointment I've had with the PC world is going from a 600 MHz Pentium II to an 800 MHz Celeron.. I thougth that 200 MHz in clock speed would be a vast improvement, but, alas, the Celeron has a reduced instructions set, making it vastly inferior to the Pentium in every way, even at 200 MHz faster.. I promptly went online and found an 800 MHz Pentium III with a 100 MHz FSB and replaced the Celeron.. The speed improvement was amazing!! The Celeron sucks!!!!

Don't tell me your still running a p3?:eek::confused:

stsinner
12-29-2009, 08:44 PM
Don't tell me your still running a p3?:eek::confused:

No, I'm running a P4 now....2.8 GHz... with 2Gig of memory...

Rockntractor
12-29-2009, 08:57 PM
No, I'm running a P4 now....2.8 GHz... with 2Gig of memory...

That is sufficient most of the time.

Full-Auto
12-30-2009, 11:08 PM
I built a new Windows machine (I've been a Mac guy since Vista came out) and I'm running Security Essentials. It's pretty nice. I see no reason to pay for such software when MS is giving it away.

It's fun being back with Windows, but man... I'm reminded of why I went to Mac in the first place back in 2006. Windows is buggy, troublesome, clunky and generally a pain in the ass. But, I'm still drawn to it. I'm digging W7. I'll keep my Mac's for day to day stuff, but W7 sure is fun to tinker with.

Full-Auto
12-30-2009, 11:10 PM
No, I'm running a P4 now....2.8 GHz... with 2Gig of memory...

WTF? P4? I couldn't run a single core processor with all the Photoshop and video editing I do. :) I had a 3ghz single core back in 2006 before I went to OSX (dual core 2.8ghz Extreme).

Get a new system dude!

Rockntractor
12-30-2009, 11:20 PM
WTF? P4? I couldn't run a single core processor with all the Photoshop and video editing I do. :) I had a 3ghz single core back in 2006 before I went to OSX (dual core 2.8ghz Extreme).

Get a new system dude!

I love the dual core processors they make a huge difference. The large on chip cache is nice too. Where have you been?

hampshirebrit
12-30-2009, 11:41 PM
I built a new Windows machine (I've been a Mac guy since Vista came out) and I'm running Security Essentials. It's pretty nice. I see no reason to pay for such software when MS is giving it away.

It's fun being back with Windows, but man... I'm reminded of why I went to Mac in the first place back in 2006. Windows is buggy, troublesome, clunky and generally a pain in the ass. But, I'm still drawn to it. I'm digging W7. I'll keep my Mac's for day to day stuff, but W7 sure is fun to tinker with.

Thank jebus. The voice of reason finally shows up.

Mac works for day-to-day. It works. You don't need to tinker with it. It just works.

I'm happy to tinker with M$. I've made a pretty good living tinkering with M$. But for my own home stuff, it's Mac all the way. Nine-to-five bending M$ into something that might, just, possibly work, without crashing is enough for me, enough to convince me that in my private life I want nothing to do with it. If I want to tinker in my own time, there is always Linux.

Full-Auto
12-31-2009, 01:23 AM
I love the dual core processors they make a huge difference. The large on chip cache is nice too. Where have you been?

Ehh, been around. Life has taken a few turns, mostly for the good, so my posting has been somewhat limited. I try to get out and play every once in a while though. :)