Re: PC World/Dixons/Currys to sell iMac
26 Oct 1998 21:29:25 GMT
Will van Zwanenberg wrote: > You guys don't get it do you??? I will spell it out: YOU DON'T ONLY > PRODUCE THE IMAC!!!! YOU PRODUCE LOST OF OTHER MODELS AND PERIPHERALS AS > WELL!!! WERE THE HELL ARE THE ADVERTS PROMOTING THEM!!! TOO MANY > CONSUMERS JUST DON'T KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHER MODELS AVAILABLE. WHY??? > BECUASE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY ADVERTISING AVAIALBLE TO TELL ANYONE ABOUT > THEM!!! > > Please stop congratulating yourself over thiMac. it's a wonderful machine, > you'll get no disagreement from me but don't be fooled into thinking your > probalems are over becuae of it - they'r not!!! You are starting to sound like the nightmare Mac fan I encountered while demonstrating the iMac. He had sweaty forehead and and a dirty sweater. I was talking to a a nice family. They were going to buy a computer. He grabbed their attention in a split second as I turned to start up ClarisWorks, and spent the next five minutes leaning right into their faces and talking in exclamation marks about THE OBVIOUS SUPERIORITY OF THE MACINTOSH!!! AND HOW APPLE SHOULD PROMOTE IT!!! AND HE WANTED PEOPLE TO KNOW!!! PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID! AND IGNORANT!! HE USED A MAC!!! SO DID EVERYONE WHO KNEW ANYTHING!!! AND WHAT ABOUT BILL GATES, EH??? The nice family were visibly alarmed, and he sweated and frothed at them while they shrank back. When you begin to write in normal sentences, and when you decide that other people deserve the consideration of such courtesies as not being shouted at, and when you bother to take some care over your spelling (or use a spell-checker) perhaps you'll find that Apple's management are more inclined to take notice of your thoughts. I would hate to have you anywhere near me if I were trying to persuade somebody of something you happened to believe in. I lost the nice family, because just before I decided that I was going to have to step in and tell my frothing nightmare to shut up and get lost, their nerve broke and they walked off backwards. I just had time to press a leaflet into their trembling hands as they went. Fortunately the frother himself departed a moment later, so I didn't have to hurt his feelings. The last thing we want is noisy harangue-outangs scaring off the game, so do be a good fellow and hush down a bit.
Re: I just think i'll prepare to be flamed
Wed, 30 Aug 2000 16:24:27 +0100
JR wrote: > Don't know the first thing about all that...... > I was thinking more about your average home user like me. Please tick all relevant boxes: 1. I am here  to cause trouble  for the craic  how did I get here?  to take part in Usenet discussions of mutual interest 2. Apple Macs  suck and you're all lusers  look tasty but I don't think I could eat a whole one  don't use 'em myself, mate  what's the point? eh? eh? 3. I  do  do not  would never  might one day  would like to own a Macintosh 4. Mac users  should stop  do what they like  are too stupid to use anything more complicated than a one-button mouse  are less likely to suffer from incorrectly polarised teeth 5. I thought my contributions to this newsgroup would  start an interesting discussion  get up people's noses  open the swollen eyes of the pitiful Mac users to the true state of a computer industry which has long since passed them by  shit! who's been fucking around with my computer while I had lunch? 6 (if you tick the following box, you need not answer any of the previous questions)  no, honest, I wasn't out to cause trouble. I really did just wonder why you people used Macs when nearly everyone else seems to use Windows PCs. Sorry, I didn't know you get idiots in here a couple of times a week trying to start rows; really, I didn't. It's just that I don't know that much about Macs and was curious. Yeah, I suppose my question did look a bit provocative. If you'll let me, perhaos I could ask it again, stated more carefully. Oh thanks. OK then - as I said, I don't know much about Macs. Why do you like and use Macs instead of Windows PCs? You can't run Windows programs on Macs, can you? Isn't their future in jeopardy? I just wondered because although nearly everyone I know uses PCs I keep seeing advertisments in newspapers and on TV for Macs. Anyway, sorry about the earlier misunderstanding, and thanks for letting me have a second chance.
The ISP That Has No Clue
1 Jun 2001 15:53:09 GMT
***This message contains swearing. OK? This is me letting off steam following an incident with the business ISP my company hosts with (not for much longer). [Another encounter with The ISP That Has No Clue] How can anyone be so fucking clueless? I just spoke to NAME DELETED - it was never our mail server that went down. It was "another" one. So now back to original settings, all mail sat patiently waiting to be picked up. Everything working. I said this to them: me: "tell me, tho, i am a bit worried in case it is our server that goes down next time. Don't you have a secondary server?" "No , as i exlpained before, this would mean doing email load balancing [?] which requires very expensive software that costs around £15-£16000 [!] and you're paying what - £30 a month for your email. It just doesn't stack up I'm afraid". [right, pal, now you've implied that I'm not PAYING enough i'll come out and say it] me: "Oh, right. I actually just meant specifying a secondary mail server in the DNS so that if anything ever happens to the main box we don't lose all our mail; it gets held on the secondary ". "As I explained you haven't lost all your mail, it gets bounced back to the sender" me: "Ah. well, that's lost in my book. I just wondered why you don't do what I do with my own domains which is to specify a secondary mail server in the DNS so that if anything happens to the primary one you don't lose everything. No software required [you FUCK NUT]". "Well as i say that is very, very expensive but no doubt we will look at doing it in the future" me: "Thank you". what a bunch of fucking incompetent fuckwits. this guy could not shell script his way of an ls process. I mean for fuck's sake! £16 grand to set up a "load-balancing email system" whatever the blue rinsed fuck that is. I am going to work in the IT busness for no reason other than to stop people like this ruining the internet, jesus h christ it makes me mad. Bring me the cluebat. thank you. Now, Mr Clueless, bend over and take your punishment. Are you ready? good. [raises cluebat] The internet [SMACK!] is not [SMACK!] what Microsoft says it is [SMACK!] it has actually [SMACK!] been designed by some very clever people [CRACK!] *not* to fuck up [SMACK!] when one fucking [SMACK!] machine goes down [WHACK!] you fucking cretin [SMACK!]. [picks up prime brand new NT Server installation] Now you see this? This is NOT THE INTERNET! [hurls server out of window, no, scratch that, *through* the window [CRASH! tinkle tinkle]. Now, [dusts hands] stop fucking snivelling and don't you dare address a fucking word to me until you've read and understood *this* [WHUMP! A well-thumbed copy of /Sendmail v4.2/ (Margolis, 5th ed.) lands by his battered body]. You'll be working from this machine here [indicates battered old Teletype vt100 terminal]. I don't expect to hear from you for quite a while. [exits room laughing manically].
1 Jul 2002 19:11:08 GMT
Why bother with Netscrape when there are perfectly good news readers out there ? > From: David Kennedy > Organization: Ealing Management > Newsgroups: uk.comp.sys.mac > Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 09:12:36 +0100 > Subject: Netscape 7.0P > > Anyone else tried using the newsreader on this ? > > No problems using it - so far anyway - except [you knew that was > coming], the filters don't seem to work. I've tried setting them to > delete / mark as read etc. but they still have the same effect - nothing. >
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 03:12:03 +0100
Ok, so I made a mistake. I foolishly accepted the default choice when I deleted some other users from OSX 10.1.5 tonight (being a smartarsed Admin, and all that), and assigned the deletions to SysAdmin instead of myself. Mea culpa, and I proffer no mitigating circumstances. I'm too tired to argue any more. After coming to terms with my now oh-so-obvious idiocy, I discovered (via the truth of KB doc 106840) that I need to log in as root to gain the privelege of deleting the deleted users' home folders (ah, yes, now I see...deleting stuff that belongs to a user whose existence has already been deleted...I'm sure there's a point to all this, but I confess I do struggle sometimes*). Armed with this knowledge, I duly (I believe) followed the instructions for logging in as root contained in KB doc 106290. I launched NetInfo Manager, logged in with my Admin password, but at the bit where it says: Choose Domain->Security->Enable Root User, I got a bit stuck. As you may have guessed by now, I'm no UNIX geek. In fact, I'm worse: I've discovered to my horror that I can't even use a computer *at all* these days. Not even a Mac, for Christ's sake (although, 'in the day', I majored - MAJORED, I tell you - in AmigaDos). The proof of this awful revelation is contained in the humiliating paragraph which I append below. I hereby post it, thus casting it in Google stone so that I can never, EVER, appear in cyber-public again, save in the guise of a hair-shirted noob. Ah, well... It's a simple mistake, really: I just can't *find* the "Domain" folder/directory. Or anything in the directory list which leads to a directory named "Security". And I know this is faintly absurd, but it's been a long day, and I'm tired of looking, so... So could some kind person please divest me of my cluelessness. In this respect at least. Tell me where the "Domain" folder is. Or tell me how else I can log in as root. Or just tell me (draw me a diagram, for pity's sake) how I can delete the now useless folders of now useless deleted users. If you do but this one thing for me, I promise I won't bother you again. Ever. Though if I ever do, it'll probably be in the guise a top-posting robo-man. It's powerful, is this cluelessness stuff: I'm sure it won't just end at my not being able to find or delete folders. Oh, and <Basil Fawlty>Thank you UNIX...*shakes fist maniacally at imagined deity*...thank you so bloody, BLOODY much!</Basil Fawlty> No, really. Thanks. *Yes, I can see the perfectly sound reason for this behaviour. But I just don't *want* to see it at the moment, ta very much.
Fri, 16 May 2003 13:35:11 +0000 (UTC)
In article <3EC3AE62.email@example.com>, tmuething says... > Enough wrote: > > > > > Compalints to: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > I'm not sure what a "compalint" is, but I'll ask t-online. Would the pair of you put your handbags away and go and have a nice quiet wank? Thanks, James
Wed, 28 Apr 2004 02:03:19 +0100
I was very disappointed to see this sign in the doorway when I walked into the recently refurbished branch of my bank, Gotchermunny & Duntgivvadam: Our new branch design uses a technology known as "krazy steps" which requires full walking and standing ability, and excellent balancing skills. Unfortunately, "krazy steps" are not currently recommended to be used by the elderly, infirm or pregnant, or by those who prefer to stand on solid ground whilst conversing with bank staff. We recommend the following abilities: ? Young, fit, regular exerciser. Preferably white, male, 18-25*. ? Footwear: Clarks® flat soled shoes or boots**. Maximum heel height: 0.5". (Recommend base of heel 1" square). Laces, not buckles. ? Two legs, fully functioning. No gammy knees or recent DIY accident victims. ? Excellent balancing skills under conditions of vigorous tilting and shaking. Please note: Wheelchair users are not catered for. *If you are over 25 you must provide proof of regular excercise. **The latest shoes are available from Clarks in your local High Street. Any fitting difficulties should be referred to Clarks in the first instance. "Life's one long catwalk"® is a registered trademark of Clarks Footwear in the UK and/or other countries.
Thu, 21 Oct 2004 17:05:11 +0100
Richard P. Grant wrote: > > (Re-installation to be precise) > > You know, if you're going to do this every time you ask a question, > you're going to get completely ignored. > > Use a real name. Is this the same person? I haven't even been bothering to read these messages. If I'm in a good mood I might stop to help out someone with a missing name and address. If I'm in a bad mood I also ignore people with munged addresses and cute names. If I'm in a really bad mood I unleash my minions, armed with poisoned spears and hellfire, to destroy such persons. If I'm in a really really bad mood I go out of my way to ignore them, just as God does. Daniele