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Nickname ventry
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Signed On Mar 25, 2006, 22:49
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
12. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 5, 2016, 23:22 ventry
 
Luke wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 19:43:
ventry wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 18:57:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 14:01:
Sometimes you can't even give away a turd.

Is there any chance that someday you'll grow up and stop being such a pissy little bitch every time there is a Windows 10 article?

How about ya open ya eyes Clown

How about you get a clue.
I have been using Win 10 for over a year now. Nothing wrong with it.
I run a computer refurbish/recycle business and have installed Win 10 on over 150 different laptops and desktops/towers. Very minimal problems. Nothing that can't be overcome with a bit of "Google-Fu".
Overwhelming majority of Win 10 problems (in my experience) are hardware issues due to original manufacturers shitful attempts at drivers. Not MS's fault.
Win 10 computers out sell Win 7 computers in my shop 3 - 1.

Once again: Get a clue and stop believing the hateraid bullshit you read in comment sections like this.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
8. removed Nov 5, 2016, 18:57 ventry
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
25. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2016, 18:27 ventry
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 2, 2016, 23:13:
so ventry's experience is different from your typical home user.

Whoooaaa there "Tex".
I run a refurbished and recycle PC business. There is NO corporate shit involved.
All the pc's and laptops I do are for the home sector. i.e Win 10 Home or Pro depending on the corresponding Win 7 license.
I spent a year getting all of the best PC's and laptops from the warehouse on win 10 so I'd have plenty of them done while it was free.
Still doing it as a fresh install of win 10 using a Win 7 license still activates.(Although those machines are put aside until things shake out).

It is absolutely laughable the people who complain about Win 10 spying.
IOS and Android have been doing this for YEARS and yet little to no complaints. MS do it and WWWHHHHAAAAHHHHH!!!
The tears flow like a river.
People who own one of those phones and complain about Win 10 spying have absolutely NO credibility at all.
Ah the human race what a wicked web of hypocrisy we weave.

p.s Redeye:
I pity anyone who goes to you for computer help. Your obvious bias makes you a poor computer tech.(My opinion only)



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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
10. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 2, 2016, 17:34 ventry
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 2, 2016, 13:47:
Betanews has about as much credibility on anything Microsoft as Kotaku or Polygon does on anything gaming.

But hey, one of the most popular things here is misinformed anti-Windows 10 circle jerks so have fun. Not that MS didn't do a lot of garbage things (the amount the upgrade was forced was ridiculous and anti-consumer) but Windows 10 is also an excellent OS and the claims about it spying on you are both hilarious in their level of tin-foil hattiness and also immensely hypocritical given that every smartphone and social network do far worse and get a pass from everyone.

This. 1000X this.
I have now built/upgraded over 130 PC's and Laptops with Win 10.
The problems I have had have amounted to less than 1% of machines and at least half of those were due to faulty hardware NOT Win 10.

I don't go to "click-bait" sites to get my Win 10 info. I research my own.

The "usuals" are not just sculling the hateraid they're drowning in it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 9, 2016, 19:36 ventry
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 09:27:
Anti-Virus crashes malware.

How does that "hateraid" taste dude?

From the article:
when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was combined with our aswvmm.sys driver on an Intel CPU from the Skylake family with Intel VT enabled in the BIOS, the update resulted in a blue screen of death

Pretty specific circumstances there affecting very few people that will be fixed pronto.

By all means keep going.
It's hilarious watching you make an idiot out of yourself.

 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
140. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 23:54 ventry
 
nin wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 20:03:
And yet you clicked the link and felt you needed to comment. Guess it was interesting enough to do that...

Thank-you for justifying the effort I took to write it.
Didn't think it through very well did you?

Incidentally, all those machines at the back of my workshop I still click the little 'x' every day and NONE have automatically updated to Win 10.
Come Thursday (Aussie time) I will be stuffing a Win 10 disk into them and fresh installing before the free period runs out.

Enjoy ur hate.

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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
116. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 20:00 ventry
 
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ **snore** *snort* Whaaa!! What! What's happening?

Ah another Windows 10 sky is falling/evil empire/tin foil hat/haters gonna hate thread.

*sigh*
Wake me when something interesting (and actually factual) happens.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
 
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News Comments > Cricket Captain 2016 Released
9. Re: Cricket Captain 2016 Released Jul 6, 2016, 18:33 ventry
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 05:55:
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 05:10:
ventry wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 20:04:

That would be anyone born outside of the USA.

Erm...no.

Particularly since I am.. you know, European, and nowhere in Europe (UK/NL aside) do we play Cricket...

You sure about that?
Get on Google and do a search of "European Cricket Council", read, get educated and come back with an admission of being wrong.
Just because you don't play doesn't mean others don't.
 
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News Comments > Cricket Captain 2016 Released
4. Re: Cricket Captain 2016 Released Jul 5, 2016, 20:04 ventry
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 18:42:
Clearly made only for the people who know what it even is...

That would be anyone born outside of the USA.
Even Canada has a team. As does China.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 28, 2016, 19:31 ventry
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 05:42:
ventry wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 20:49:
For the last 3 months I have been doing an experiment.

Your experiment is meaningless because Microsoft has already admitted this behavior

Source? Or do you expect me to take your word?
The "ComputerWorld" link has a reference.
However the window in question that they show at the end of the article is the one you get AFTER you have agreed to the upgrade by clicking the taskbar "nagbox". Clicking the 'x' then is useless.


decender wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 10:49:
There have been shady and misleading windows, but the existence of stupid users on the internet doesn't disprove the reasons why they are stupid.

Amen to that.

@ the rest.
Web sites are not above posting dodgy news items. You know? "Clickbait".
I've heard many of you over the years complain about this.
So, Am I to believe the internet can't generally be trusted except when it piles shit on MS or Win 10?
Ah OK Got it..

As far as Win 10 goes we will have to agree to disagree.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 28, 2016, 01:05 ventry
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 23:56:
It's a known fact that pressing the X actually accepts the update

I contest that "known fact".
My experiment proves that statement to be BS.
Please explain to me how it is (or can be) different for you from me.

The funny thing is when I question any of these people who believe that they clicked on the 'x' and got the upgrade regardless they can't provide any proof and resort to calling me a "Microsoft shill or employee".
Neither is true.

ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 23:56:
I don't know what my gf did exactly

Then you can't arbitrarily blame MS.

I will give you that MS has stepped over the line with how pushy they've been with this upgrade BUT, most of what I've read about it is pure "Internet Hysteria" and fantasy.

If you know so much about computers and how "evil" MS is then why didn't you run "Never10" on your girl friends lappy??
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 27, 2016, 20:49 ventry
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 19:57:
ventry wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 19:33:
ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 13:23:
My girlfriend fell asleep while watching Netflix. She woke up and her laptop now had Windows 10. It wouldn't start though. It couldn't connect to wifi to complete the installation. The next day, I had to connect it with a cable in order to fix the issue. If you don't have a cable, you're shit out of luck. No more laptop for you.

I call bullshit.
Your "girlfriend" obviously was very sloppy with her mouse clicks and clicked the nag box instead of the 'X' in an attempt to close it thus accepting the upgrade.
The upgrade is scheduled for 3am unless changed by the user.
Result: Your "girlfriend" got updated while she slept.
Not to mention the final message box that appears the day before the upgrade to let the user know that the upgrade will take place the following morning.
I have no real love for Microsoft but, you are a hater.

So yeah, it's quite possible to get upgraded without actually doing anything.

For the last 3 months I have been doing an experiment. I have 8 machines set up in the back of my workshop. 4 laptops and 4 desktops.
All with varying CPU's, ram, etc. With a mix of Win 7 installs. (Basic, Home Prem, Pro and Ultimate) Mix of x86 and x64.
All conected to the net, all updated fully and set for "automatic update".
Each and every weekday i turn on these machines and each and every weekday I click the 'x' on the Win 10 nagbox when it appears.
103 days and counting there has been NO automatic updating to Win10.
That is 824 turn-ons and nagbox 'x' clicks. (<--- Whoops my bad. minus weekends)
I fully believe that this phenomenon is down to peoples sloppy mouse pointer use. (especially where laptop mouse pads are concerned).
i.e getting the nagbox rather than the 'x' to close it.
This also doesn't include the win7 machines I have for sale in the shop also connected to the net.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 27, 2016, 19:33 ventry
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 13:23:
My girlfriend fell asleep while watching Netflix. She woke up and her laptop now had Windows 10. It wouldn't start though. It couldn't connect to wifi to complete the installation. The next day, I had to connect it with a cable in order to fix the issue. If you don't have a cable, you're shit out of luck. No more laptop for you.

I call bullshit.
Your "girlfriend" obviously was very sloppy with her mouse clicks and clicked the nag box instead of the 'X' in an attempt to close it thus accepting the upgrade.
The upgrade is scheduled for 3am unless changed by the user.
Result: Your "girlfriend" got updated while she slept.
Not to mention the final message box that appears the day before the upgrade to let the user know that the upgrade will take place the following morning.
I have no real love for Microsoft but, you are a hater.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2016, 18:22 ventry
 
New discovery.....
Living causes cancer.
 
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News Comments > Crackdown 3 for Windows 10
8. Re: Crackdown 3 for Windows 10 Jun 14, 2016, 00:14 ventry
 
nin wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 22:28:
There's a difference between sneaking it via patch into an OS you bought years ago VS installing an OS you know has it, right off the bat. You know that, right?

Your smart phone spies/collects/sends telemetry on you 24/7 despite what options you turn off.
You know that, right??

Selective caring hurts credibility.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
26. Re: Windows 10 red X now does the upgrade Jun 3, 2016, 20:05 ventry
 
I have about 12 computers in my shop.
5 of them are running Win 7 the others Win 10
They are all connected to the net.
Every morning I turn them on and the Win 7 machines display the Win 10 nagware.
Every morning I use the 'x' to close said nagware.
Never has any of those machines auto updated to Win 10.
This also includes every Win 7 machine I have sold in the past 6 months.
"Auto-updates" stays on the "internet hysteria" side of the page until I witness it personally.

p.s
I also find it hilarious when people bitch and whinge about Win 10 privacy when their smartphones are spying on them 24/7 EVEN when you think you've turned it all off.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 6, 2016, 19:56 ventry
 
descender wrote on May 6, 2016, 15:19:
Well... DX12 isn't actually "far away" by any means (less than a year, 2-3 years for games to drop dx11 entirely) and a lot of people are going to be feeling pretty stupid for not saving themselves $120 over something they don't even remotely understand.

This. 100X this.
I am getting tired of having to explain to customers that the majority of internet "Win 10 whingers" are clueless numbnuts.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 5, 2016, 19:01 ventry
 
What a bunch of numbnuts.
It takes all of 5 mins. to fix this.
My Win 10 install NEVER updates without my say so. Nor does it install or reset without my say so.
However don't let that get in the way of your ravings.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Next Week
14. Re: Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Next Week Apr 6, 2016, 18:29 ventry
 
Awesome. more stuff the settlers WON'T be able navigate properly.  
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
77. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 18:58 ventry
 
Julio wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 18:45:
Hopefully someone in the marketplace will create a worthy successor to Windows and we can watch Microsoft die.

I wouldn't recommend holding your breath waiting for that to happen.

ROFLMAO! Doesn't really do justice to the tears of hilarity running down my face at the antics of the "tin foil hat" brigade.
Wow! Just Wow!
 
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