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  1. Traffic lights working beach Rd

    Enough with the farang victimism. Been discussed countless times, for example, It wouldn't make sense to stop "only white guys" as there are vastly more Thais than farangs on the road. And they don't. Having driven (the word "driven" has already been litigated, BTW) a bike many years in PTY I can verify the truth of the above. In fact I posted about this recently.
  2. Art Street next to Mikes gone where?

    Well, we gon' to have to pretend we didn't hear that because it just doesn't fit in with the Perpetual Pattaya Death Spiral nonsense. This will free up space beside Mike's for an easier shortcut on the bike. :)
  3. Miss those reading rooms at the Bodleian, eh.
  4. Nobody AFAIK said it definitely did but it MIGHT well have. Fact is, If current trends continue and no action is taken, the number of people with dementia in the UK is forecast to increase to 1,142,677 by 2025 and 2,092,945 by 2051, an increase of 40% over the next 12 years and of 156% over the next 38 years. Dementia UK: second edition, September 2014 But after all some aspects of age-related cognitive decline begin in healthy educated adults when they are in their 20s and 30s. Agreed, countless bigots here, the meat-and-potatoes of the business after all. Ban the bigots and we'd have, what, maybe 20 posters left? But part of the old coot's problem may have been his own bigotry of the sort we see here all the time against Thais. Maybe had built up over years and suddenly exploded. Who knows? If he'd taken normal Thai culture to heart he would have acted much more passively.
  5. Perpetual flooding in Pattaya

    YAY! The perpetual weekly flood thread. Hit it, boys.
  6. Simple way to tell if computer has been taken over?

    Lighter distributions are best for this to reduce loading times. Puppy Linux is the gold standard. I like AntiX as it's based on Debian. Both of these will allow you to set up "persistence," so that data can be saved from one session to the next. It's nice to have one's bookmarks saved, for example. User in the Linux forum mentioned a computer in a guesthouse, I think it was, that only ran Puppy from a CD, year after year.
  7. True. I remember reading about that in Bede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum.
  8. Do you plan to upgrade to Windows 10?

    Yep, now it belongs to the ages. Fortunately, whenever AOL nostalgia strikes we do have some recordings. Guy's an Uber driver now. He recorded those on his home cassette recorder. Hi fi sound wasn't a big internet issue quite yet. :) If missing the dialup sound there's this: Evidently AOL still offers dialup access.
  9. Simple way to tell if computer has been taken over?

    Certainly worth a try! Lot of users swear by Zorin and it's usually near the top 10 on Distrowatch. If you run into issues, there's an active support forum here: http://zoringroup.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=3
  10. Cheap Upgrade for "Legal" Windows 10

    I haven't, but I would. Friend of mine did so for Office and it's been fine for the last few years. You can find discussion and plenty of references here among other places: https://www.reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswap/ https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/03/getting-a-windows-product-key-on-the-cheap/ https://hardforum.com/threads/windows-10-pro-office-2016-pro-oem.1935737/ That said, it appears the Windows upgrade is still possible even with a hacked Windows. https://www.techspot.com/article/1300-windows-10-free-upgrade-loopholes/ http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/can-still-upgrade-windows-10-free/ Worth a try.
  11. Do you plan to upgrade to Windows 10?

    No, it stands as the most likely explanation (note I said "probably") until you come up with some rational informed arguments. I've pointed out your bias and misinformation previously but they're ignored, so you're not actually interested in discussion while claiming that you are. This begs the question of whether Win 10 might also run just fine on the hardware you have. We'll need to see whether your machines meet the minimum specs or not and the reports of the Windows Upgrade Advisor. Previously I've pointed out the Windows tuning possibilities. In fact you can make a Windows install disc/stick with a lot of unwanted features stripped out. Internet-based keyboard commandos are fond of making claims that are built on nothing more than a guess or prejudice. One such claim that I've been coming across regularly is that Windows 10 is a total pig on older systems and should be avoided at all costs because otherwise you'll run into all sorts of problems. Well, I just happened to have an old system lying about, so I decided to install Windows 10 on it just to see what would happen. —Yes, Windows 10 runs great on old hardware So you still don't really have much of a reason yet. Now you could argue that since you don't have Win 7 or 8 now that you'd have to spend $20 to buy a Win 10 key. Bingo! (Good word, eh.) We've heard the invocation of superior credentials twice before and they were debunked in the reply about your main obsession, the interface, and about backups/restore. Not to mention your googling skills. Condescending straw man argument. We ain't stupid here. You see, the corporate question is completely irrelevant to this topic and so is merely raised further to bolster your authority as an expert. The new hotness is that you understand "costs"--in general, with no numbers. Step 1, check. But Step 2 is the hard part: the ROI part. A real expert would of course offer an objective appraisal. Just because you imply the corporate ROI will be negative--based on your own "knowing"--don't make it so. If you improve your Google skills, you can find reasons why the corporate ROI on Win 10 is likely to be positive, long-term. M'soft itself commissioned a study on the subject that concluded: This Microsoft-commissioned report demonstrates how deploying Windows 10 can reduce costs and provide significant benefits to your organization. The report found an ROI of 233% with a payback period of only 14 months. --https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/04/04/updated-forrester-study-finds-windows-10-can-increase-roi-enterprises/ Read a summary here: https://blogs.windows.com/business/2017/04/04/updated-forrester-study-finds-windows-10-can-increase-roi-enterprises/ And you can download the report here: http://wincom.blob.core.windows.net/documents/Windows 10 TEI Study.pdf Go through the Value Estimator here: https://microsoft.valuestoryapp.com/win10 Fabulous, eh! Of course this will all be dismissed as M'soft propaganda. Reminds us of TAT, right? I understand perfectly. Yet we don't have YOUR figures refuting the estimations. Let's see 'em. Just how false is this report you haven't read? However, other more clearly objective sources seem to agree that a switch to Win 10 may in fact pay off: For most businesses, Windows 10 looks like a viable proposition. For the end user it addresses many of the mistakes and missteps of Windows 8, returning the familiarity of Windows 7 with added security and a modern interface optimised for greater mobility across multiple devices used in the workplace. For IT the security and identity management options are far more robust, and with greater intelligence baked in threats should be flagged and dealt with earlier than before. Add in the improved transparency and analytics, and Windows 10 looks like a winner for both sides. --https://www.computerworlduk.com/applications/pros-cons-for-businesses-moving-windows-10-3621064/ And there's more to say about the advantages of Win 10 in the corporate world, more articles to reference, but you can of course find those yourself--if you want to. Just the improved bootup time should be a meaningful savings. This is sufficient to show that you don't really have anything of substance to offer on this irrelevant point yet. However, you'll need first to study up on the concept of ROI, which is pretty fundamental after all. But you've done a lot more yourself than just post a request for information. If you'd left it at that, then your credibility would still be intact. Nobody would have argued; nobody cares. Instead we also got a rather silly obsession with the Windows interface; posting only out-of-date negative articles about the latest Windows; unsubstantiated claims of widespread losses in productivity; and dark mutterings about the very future of Microsoft! Then you were touting the wonders of Linux (interface & update) w/o mention of the downsides. Meanwhile you made a false comparison re: Windows vs. Linux backup and filesystems. So that's why. Since you're using Linux, you have no reason to be "curious" about Windows users' plans to upgrade--except to question them. Please do. Me, I've given rational reasons for my preference for Windows on my desktop and on one of my netbooks. I also run BunsenLabs on another of my netbooks, the one with only 1GB of RAM as it's fast, it's all I need on a netbook for occasional travel, and--mainly--I enjoy playing around with it for a change.
  12. Simple way to tell if computer has been taken over?

    Excuse me? What brought on this tirade? It's about what the computer user needs. Don't you get that? I don't need an OS that takes about ten times as long to boot up, riddles itself with viruses and malware on a weekly basis, and takes my computer away from me every time it has to install yet another security patch. Someone once said to me if the user is waiting for the computer, instead of the computer waiting for the user, then the computer is too slow. If you care to reread my post, you'll find I said Windows users may get gaming and graphics benefits I don't get. Horses for courses. Ladies! Put away the handbags, please. Let's all be OS-tolerant here!
  13. Somewhat lacking in soul, an appropriate word to use in the context of the movie. Without a really compelling premise like the original had, you don't care as much about the characters. Sterile in places (Police HQ--compare Walsh's) and overdone (Wallace Corp.). Whereas Tyrell was an authentic genius ***hole, Wallace is merely a cruel reptilian Silicon Valley-type thug. BUT--it was still good. Bring on the DVD/Blue Ray.
  14. Computer illiterate

    Sounds like B1500 minimum to me. At this point you'd come out cheaper to install Win 10 yourself like this: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3198745/windows/how-to-install-windows-10-on-a-usb-drive-with-microsofts-media-creation-tool.html Using a cheap key bought off the net like this: https://www.reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswap/ https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/03/getting-a-windows-product-key-on-the-cheap/ https://hardforum.com/threads/windows-10-pro-office-2016-pro-oem.1935737/ I'm doubting there's a BIOS password. If there were, your tech couldn't have installed the cracked Win 10, which was a fresh install w/o the old account name & password set up. Maybe doesn't know about fancy stuff like "accounts." Why don't you just ask your nephew? He in witness protection now?