Assumptions regarding a new post!



Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST



1.. Because you have posted here it is assumed that you are using Windows XP. What version?




2.. If you do not state otherwise it is assumed that you are using a standard ATA hard drive. Why? Because it is the most common drive available today.




3.. It is assumed that the hard drive is physically connected to the primary IDE controller "on your motherboard" in a single or master configuration. Why? Because it is the most common configuration.




4.. It is assumed that the operating system is installed in a primary partition. It is further assumed that this partition is designated as drive C: Why? Because it is the most common configuration.




5.. It is assumed that you are using at least 256 meg of RAM for your system. If you are using less - please state so.




6.. It is assumed that you have not altered your default pagefile size. If you have - please state so.




7.. It is assumed that your computer was operating normally prior to the problem you are experiencing at the moment. If not - please give specifics!




8.. It is assumed that a friend with computer experience DID NOT try to fix your computer before you came here for assistance. If one did, it is further assumed that you will enlighten us to the fact, along with what he did and the results of his attempts.




9.. It is assumed that you have not deleted, or tried to delete, any Windows XP system components and that if you have you will alert us to the fact.




10.. It is assumed that you are running a fully patched operating system. This includes SP2 and subsequent updates. If you are NOT, please state as such.




11.. It is assumed that you are running a competent and up to date version of a quality antivirus product. Which one? If not, please let us know that also.




12.. It is assumed that you are connected to the internet from behind a firewall, either the one that is supplied by SP2 or a third party application. Please state what you use. If you don't use a firewall let us know.




13.. It is assumed that all default Window services are running. If you turned any off, let us know. Try to list those that you have disabled.




14.. It is assumed that you will tell us how you connect to the internet if you are having a connection problem.




15.. If you are having a problem with a 3rd party application (or hardware), it is assumed that you have exhausted the manufacturers resources before you post here for help - with something that has nothing to do with Windows XP.




16.. It is assumed that you have scanned your system for unwanted pests, more commonly known as spyware, trojans, worms, virus's, dialers etc. If you have not, it is assumed that you will state that fact.




17.. It is assumed that you have at least tried to use available help and resources to get some information about your question. These include the extensive help section included with Windows XP as well as on-line resources such as a Google search!




18.. If you are having problems with a computer purchased from a major manufacturer, it is assumed that you have tried to find an answer to your problem from the manufacturer's web site before you post your question here. Why? We will likely send you there for the resolution to your problem anyway!




19.. It is assumed that you will post all relevant information concerning your problem, along with a clearly worded description of your problem. Why? So we don't have to go back and forth with you for three useless cycles to obtain the information necessary to make a diagnosis.




20.. It is assumed that you will type your question in a user friendly format. It is further assumed that you DO know that this is NOT a teen chat room and that not everyone knows what your abbreviations stand for.





--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

Crash Override, MCP
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
"Richard Urban" wrote:

> ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST
>
>
>
> 1.. Because you have posted here it is assumed that you are using Windows XP. What version?
>
>
>
>
> 2.. If you do not state otherwise it is assumed that you are using a standard ATA hard drive. Why? Because it is the most common drive available today.
>
>
>
>
> 3.. It is assumed that the hard drive is physically connected to the primary IDE controller "on your motherboard" in a single or master configuration. Why? Because it is the most common configuration.
>
>
>
>
> 4.. It is assumed that the operating system is installed in a primary partition. It is further assumed that this partition is designated as drive C: Why? Because it is the most common configuration.
>
>
>
>
> 5.. It is assumed that you are using at least 256 meg of RAM for your system. If you are using less - please state so.
>
>
>
>
> 6.. It is assumed that you have not altered your default pagefile size. If you have - please state so.
>
>
>
>
> 7.. It is assumed that your computer was operating normally prior to the problem you are experiencing at the moment. If not - please give specifics!
>
>
>
>
> 8.. It is assumed that a friend with computer experience DID NOT try to fix your computer before you came here for assistance. If one did, it is further assumed that you will enlighten us to the fact, along with what he did and the results of his attempts.
>
>
>
>
> 9.. It is assumed that you have not deleted, or tried to delete, any Windows XP system components and that if you have you will alert us to the fact.
>
>
>
>
> 10.. It is assumed that you are running a fully patched operating system. This includes SP2 and subsequent updates. If you are NOT, please state as such.
>
>
>
>
> 11.. It is assumed that you are running a competent and up to date version of a quality antivirus product. Which one? If not, please let us know that also.
>
>
>
>
> 12.. It is assumed that you are connected to the internet from behind a firewall, either the one that is supplied by SP2 or a third party application. Please state what you use. If you don't use a firewall let us know.
>
>
>
>
> 13.. It is assumed that all default Window services are running. If you turned any off, let us know. Try to list those that you have disabled.
>
>
>
>
> 14.. It is assumed that you will tell us how you connect to the internet if you are having a connection problem.
>
>
>
>
> 15.. If you are having a problem with a 3rd party application (or hardware), it is assumed that you have exhausted the manufacturers resources before you post here for help - with something that has nothing to do with Windows XP.
>
>
>
>
> 16.. It is assumed that you have scanned your system for unwanted pests, more commonly known as spyware, trojans, worms, virus's, dialers etc. If you have not, it is assumed that you will state that fact.
>
>
>
>
> 17.. It is assumed that you have at least tried to use available help and resources to get some information about your question. These include the extensive help section included with Windows XP as well as on-line resources such as a Google search!
>
>
>
>
> 18.. If you are having problems with a computer purchased from a major manufacturer, it is assumed that you have tried to find an answer to your problem from the manufacturer's web site before you post your question here. Why? We will likely send you there for the resolution to your problem anyway!
>
>
>
>
> 19.. It is assumed that you will post all relevant information concerning your problem, along with a clearly worded description of your problem. Why? So we don't have to go back and forth with you for three useless cycles to obtain the information necessary to make a diagnosis.
>
>
>
>
> 20.. It is assumed that you will type your question in a user friendly format. It is further assumed that you DO know that this is NOT a teen chat room and that not everyone knows what your abbreviations stand for.
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>

Nicely put Richard.
_________________
Regards,
Crash Override, MCP
(A crabby computer Pro)

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 13:09:50 -0400, Richard Urban wrote:

> ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST
>
>
Nice idea but too long. Am betting very few people, especially those
posting from CDO interface, will read all of it. :^/

On the other hand, if even a few read it and as a result post more details
about their situation, it will have been worth the effort it took to put
this together and post it. Thanks, Richard.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Richard Urban wrote:
> ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST

Don't post in html. It upsets many of the natives! ;-)

> 1.. Because you have posted here it is assumed that you are using
> Windows XP. What version? .

Does Devils Own count as its own version?

> 2.. If you do not state otherwise it is assumed that you are using
> a standard ATA hard drive. Why? Because it is the most common drive
> available today.

It might be the most widely used, but SATA drives are gaining. The only
reason ATA drives are more commonly available is an attempt to dump the
inventory on them.

> 3.. It is assumed that the hard drive is physically connected to
> the primary IDE controller "on your motherboard" in a single or
> master configuration. Why? Because it is the most common
> configuration.

LOL! But I got 4 drives on a PCI RAID card, can't you assume that.
Don't you love me anymore Crusty?

> 4.. It is assumed that the operating system is installed in a
> primary partition. It is further assumed that this partition is
> designated as drive C: Why? Because it is the most common
> configuration.

Ok, that a good assumption, at least for on of the OS partitions I have!


> 5.. It is assumed that you are using at least 256 meg of RAM for
> your system. If you are using less - please state so.

Not that is plain ridiculous! I never assume that one.


> 6.. It is assumed that you have not altered your default pagefile
> size. If you have - please state so.

But I saw some where on the internet I can turn off the page file if I
have more than a Gig of RAM!

> 7.. It is assumed that your computer was operating normally prior
> to the problem you are experiencing at the moment. If not - please
> give specifics!

Big Bad assumption! Most of these schmucks have OEM machines from Dell,
HP, Sony, Gateway . . . . and most of them never worked right from the
get go!


> 8.. It is assumed that a friend with computer experience DID NOT
> try to fix your computer before you came here for assistance. If one
> did, it is further assumed that you will enlighten us to the fact,
> along with what he did and the results of his attempts.

Naw, I assume that the OP did try to fix it themselves and screwed it up
even more!

> 9.. It is assumed that you have not deleted, or tried to delete,
> any Windows XP system components and that if you have you will alert
> us to the fact.

Like they would know that?! Get real!

> 10.. It is assumed that you are running a fully patched operating
> system. This includes SP2 and subsequent updates. If you are NOT,
> please state as such.

What?! You take an awful lot for granted!

> 11.. It is assumed that you are running a competent and up to date
> version of a quality antivirus product. Which one? If not, please let
> us know that also.

If they are having problems, it will be assumed that they are using
Norton AV!


> 12.. It is assumed that you are connected to the internet from
> behind a firewall, either the one that is supplied by SP2 or a third
> party application. Please state what you use. If you don't use a
> firewall let us know.

Isn't that what's between the engine of my car and my feet?


> 13.. It is assumed that all default Window services are running. If
> you turned any off, let us know. Try to list those that you have
> disabled.

And not turned off by viruses and spyware?

> 14.. It is assumed that you will tell us how you connect to the
> internet if you are having a connection problem.

What, I'm not connected. Are you sure?!


> 15.. If you are having a problem with a 3rd party application (or
> hardware), it is assumed that you have exhausted the manufacturers
> resources before you post here for help - with something that has
> nothing to do with Windows XP.

LOL! But there goes half of Carey's replies telling them to go
elsewhere! How is going keep his MVP status, if he doesn't have those
replies that even he would have difficulty screwing up?!

> 16.. It is assumed that you have scanned your system for unwanted
> pests, more commonly known as spyware, trojans, worms, virus's,
> dialers etc. If you have not, it is assumed that you will state that
> fact.

Is it assumed that they clean up any infestation, or just run the scans?

> 17.. It is assumed that you have at least tried to use available
> help and resources to get some information about your question. These
> include the extensive help section included with Windows XP as well
> as on-line resources such as a Google search!

Yeah! XP gen is too crowded with people that have little problems
easily solved by doing a Google search. And we really need more time to
fight out the EULA war, than answer a bunch of easy questions!

> 18.. If you are having problems with a computer purchased from a
> major manufacturer, it is assumed that you have tried to find an
> answer to your problem from the manufacturer's web site before you
> post your question here. Why? We will likely send you there for the
> resolution to your problem anyway!

Call India! Do OEMs really save money sending all calls halfway around
the world?

> 19.. It is assumed that you will post all relevant information
> concerning your problem, along with a clearly worded description of
> your problem. Why? So we don't have to go back and forth with you for
> three useless cycles to obtain the information necessary to make a
> diagnosis.

LOL! Richard, you do have a sense of humor!


> 20.. It is assumed that you will type your question in a user
> friendly format.

Like not in html!

> It is further assumed that you DO know that this is
> NOT a teen chat room and that not everyone knows what your
> abbreviations stand for.

FROAD.

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Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
In news:D590659F-6A79-44EF-8394-C502842B1968@microsoft.com,
Crash Override, MCP <CrashOverrideMCP@discussions.microsoft.com>
typed:

> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST

> Nicely put Richard.


Nicely put, and I agree with most of it. But I'm afraid that it
will accomplish next to nothing. Almost nobody who comes to a
newsgroup like one of those he cross-posted to, whether by means
of CDO or by using a newsreader will see it. Most people don't
search for solutions to their problems, let alone for information
like this.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Crash Override, MCP wrote:

> Nicely put Richard.

Too bad it is all for naught, unless he reposts it every 5 minutes, and
MS make reading it a prerequisite before being able to post to these
groups.

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JS
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Richard Urban wrote:
> *ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST *

It is assumed you'll have the good manners NOT to post in HTML.

Thank you.

Leythos
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
To bad you didn't follow the first assumption:

1) Never assume anything about a post by anyone, take it at only the
information provided.

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tfw48079
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Hey youse i gto a pro blm wit mi speel chekr now d i gix it?









You mean you can't understand??? LOL
"Richard Urban" wrote:

> ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST
>
>
>
> 1.. Because you have posted here it is assumed that you are using Windows XP. What version?
>
>
>
>
> 2.. If you do not state otherwise it is assumed that you are using a standard ATA hard drive. Why? Because it is the most common drive available today.
>
>
>
>
> 3.. It is assumed that the hard drive is physically connected to the primary IDE controller "on your motherboard" in a single or master configuration. Why? Because it is the most common configuration.
>
>
>
>
> 4.. It is assumed that the operating system is installed in a primary partition. It is further assumed that this partition is designated as drive C: Why? Because it is the most common configuration.
>
>
>
>
> 5.. It is assumed that you are using at least 256 meg of RAM for your system. If you are using less - please state so.
>
>
>
>
> 6.. It is assumed that you have not altered your default pagefile size. If you have - please state so.
>
>
>
>
> 7.. It is assumed that your computer was operating normally prior to the problem you are experiencing at the moment. If not - please give specifics!
>
>
>
>
> 8.. It is assumed that a friend with computer experience DID NOT try to fix your computer before you came here for assistance. If one did, it is further assumed that you will enlighten us to the fact, along with what he did and the results of his attempts.
>
>
>
>
> 9.. It is assumed that you have not deleted, or tried to delete, any Windows XP system components and that if you have you will alert us to the fact.
>
>
>
>
> 10.. It is assumed that you are running a fully patched operating system. This includes SP2 and subsequent updates. If you are NOT, please state as such.
>
>
>
>
> 11.. It is assumed that you are running a competent and up to date version of a quality antivirus product. Which one? If not, please let us know that also.
>
>
>
>
> 12.. It is assumed that you are connected to the internet from behind a firewall, either the one that is supplied by SP2 or a third party application. Please state what you use. If you don't use a firewall let us know.
>
>
>
>
> 13.. It is assumed that all default Window services are running. If you turned any off, let us know. Try to list those that you have disabled.
>
>
>
>
> 14.. It is assumed that you will tell us how you connect to the internet if you are having a connection problem.
>
>
>
>
> 15.. If you are having a problem with a 3rd party application (or hardware), it is assumed that you have exhausted the manufacturers resources before you post here for help - with something that has nothing to do with Windows XP.
>
>
>
>
> 16.. It is assumed that you have scanned your system for unwanted pests, more commonly known as spyware, trojans, worms, virus's, dialers etc. If you have not, it is assumed that you will state that fact.
>
>
>
>
> 17.. It is assumed that you have at least tried to use available help and resources to get some information about your question. These include the extensive help section included with Windows XP as well as on-line resources such as a Google search!
>
>
>
>
> 18.. If you are having problems with a computer purchased from a major manufacturer, it is assumed that you have tried to find an answer to your problem from the manufacturer's web site before you post your question here. Why? We will likely send you there for the resolution to your problem anyway!
>
>
>
>
> 19.. It is assumed that you will post all relevant information concerning your problem, along with a clearly worded description of your problem. Why? So we don't have to go back and forth with you for three useless cycles to obtain the information necessary to make a diagnosis.
>
>
>
>
> 20.. It is assumed that you will type your question in a user friendly format. It is further assumed that you DO know that this is NOT a teen chat room and that not everyone knows what your abbreviations stand for.
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
I have read the rules of these groups a few times and there is nothing about
posting in HTML, either for or against!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"JS" <user@example.net> wrote in message
news:3g93spFba0nmU1@individual.net...
> Richard Urban wrote:
>> *ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST *
>
> It is assumed you'll have the good manners NOT to post in HTML.
>
> Thank you.

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Gave you a good turn I see.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Richard Urban wrote:
> Gave you a good turn I see.

LOL! Yeah, I enjoyed it, but it is wasted on me and the rest of the
regs.

A for effort, C- for effect. And I'm being very generous on the second
mark.

Put it up on a web page, and you can raise the second mark up to a solid
C+. It is wasted as a regular post.

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kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
tfw48079 wrote:
> Hey youse i gto a pro blm wit mi speel chekr now d i gix it?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> You mean you can't understand??? LOL


It is assumed the illiterate are only good for one thing, making fun of
them.

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Jojo
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Are your arms not long enough to pat youself on the back??
If all that crap really bothers you that much, maybe you don't need to post
at all.

Ted Zieglar
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
I'm not aware of *any* rules for public newsgroups, which are based on
customs and conventions that have evolved over the years. One of those
customs has been to post in plain text to conserve bandwidth. That custom,
like many other Usenet customs and conventions, has been increasingly
falling by the wayside.

Those of us who've been around Usenet for a while miss the good old days
when everyone knew the customs and respected them. But then, I also miss
bottled milk.

--
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"You can do it if you try."

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23VzoC96ZFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I have read the rules of these groups a few times and there is nothing
about
> posting in HTML, either for or against!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "JS" <user@example.net> wrote in message
> news:3g93spFba0nmU1@individual.net...
> > Richard Urban wrote:
> >> *ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST *
> >
> > It is assumed you'll have the good manners NOT to post in HTML.
> >
> > Thank you.
>
>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Aw! You're still pissed about my parody! (-:

But hell, I love the way you rip things apart!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
news:epb23F7ZFHA.1368@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Richard Urban wrote:
>> Gave you a good turn I see.
>
> LOL! Yeah, I enjoyed it, but it is wasted on me and the rest of the regs.
>
> A for effort, C- for effect. And I'm being very generous on the second
> mark.
>
> Put it up on a web page, and you can raise the second mark up to a solid
> C+. It is wasted as a regular post.
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Hey. I'm going to be down your way sometime this summer - Atlanta. Anywhere
near you?

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
news:epb23F7ZFHA.1368@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Richard Urban wrote:
>> Gave you a good turn I see.
>
> LOL! Yeah, I enjoyed it, but it is wasted on me and the rest of the regs.
>
> A for effort, C- for effect. And I'm being very generous on the second
> mark.
>
> Put it up on a web page, and you can raise the second mark up to a solid
> C+. It is wasted as a regular post.
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>

Leythos
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
In article <eTDWFK7ZFHA.1368@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>, teddyz@notmail.com
says...
> I'm not aware of *any* rules for public newsgroups, which are based on
> customs and conventions that have evolved over the years. One of those
> customs has been to post in plain text to conserve bandwidth. That custom,
> like many other Usenet customs and conventions, has been increasingly
> falling by the wayside.

They are not falling by the way-side, they are being abused by the
ignorant masses that don't take the time to learn anything and assume
they are perfectly correct in everything they want to do.

> Those of us who've been around Usenet for a while miss the good old days
> when everyone knew the customs and respected them. But then, I also miss
> bottled milk.

If MS had not provided MS Outlook with Usenet ability Usenet would still
be a great place without the ignorant masses treating it like email
media.

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kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Richard Urban wrote:
> Hey. I'm going to be down your way sometime this summer - Atlanta.
> Anywhere near you?

Not really. I live near West Palm. 3/4 of FL, and 3/4 of GA in
between. That's like 1 1/2 states away!

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kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Leythos wrote:
> In article <eTDWFK7ZFHA.1368@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>, teddyz@notmail.com
> says...
>> I'm not aware of *any* rules for public newsgroups, which are based
>> on customs and conventions that have evolved over the years. One of
>> those customs has been to post in plain text to conserve bandwidth.
>> That custom, like many other Usenet customs and conventions, has
>> been increasingly falling by the wayside.
>
> They are not falling by the way-side, they are being abused by the
> ignorant masses that don't take the time to learn anything and assume
> they are perfectly correct in everything they want to do.

Traditional values suck!

>
>> Those of us who've been around Usenet for a while miss the good old
>> days when everyone knew the customs and respected them. But then, I
>> also miss bottled milk.
>
> If MS had not provided MS Outlook with Usenet ability Usenet would
> still be a great place without the ignorant masses treating it like
> email media.


Don't forget to bash AOL too!

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kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Jojo wrote:
> Are your arms not long enough to pat youself on the back??
> If all that crap really bothers you that much, maybe you don't need
> to post at all.

Assume no one really cares what you think! :-p

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Jojo
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Mutch like yourself and the op...........

"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
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> Jojo wrote:
>> Are your arms not long enough to pat youself on the back??
>> If all that crap really bothers you that much, maybe you don't need
>> to post at all.
>
> Assume no one really cares what you think! :-p
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
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> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Jojo wrote:
> Mutch like yourself and the op...........

I don't give a sh*t what you think, and I doubt Crusty does either.

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Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Good! Now I don't have to cancel my trip! (-:



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If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
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> Richard Urban wrote:
>> Hey. I'm going to be down your way sometime this summer - Atlanta.
>> Anywhere near you?
>
> Not really. I live near West Palm. 3/4 of FL, and 3/4 of GA in between.
> That's like 1 1/2 states away!
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
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> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
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>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
I've got thick skin.

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If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
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> Jojo wrote:
>> Mutch like yourself and the op...........
>
> I don't give a sh*t what you think, and I doubt Crusty does either.
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>

Jojo
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Ummmmmm......didn't I just say that??
"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
news:esAUnn8ZFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Jojo wrote:
>> Mutch like yourself and the op...........
>
> I don't give a sh*t what you think, and I doubt Crusty does either.
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Jojo wrote:

> "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in
> message news:esAUnn8ZFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Jojo wrote:
>>> Mutch like yourself and the op...........
>>
>> I don't give a sh*t what you think, and I doubt Crusty does either.
>
> Ummmmmm......didn't I just say that??

Actually, no.

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Jojo
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Actually........yes I did.......

Mutch like yourself and the op...........




"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
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> Jojo wrote:
>
>> "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in
>> message news:esAUnn8ZFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> Jojo wrote:
>>>> Mutch like yourself and the op...........
>>>
>>> I don't give a sh*t what you think, and I doubt Crusty does either.
>>
>> Ummmmmm......didn't I just say that??
>
> Actually, no.
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
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> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Jojo wrote:

> "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in
> message news:%23w8EcBAaFHA.3784@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Jojo wrote:
>>
>>> "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in
>>> message news:esAUnn8ZFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>>> Jojo wrote:
>>>>> Mutch like yourself and the op...........
>>>>
>>>> I don't give a sh*t what you think, and I doubt Crusty does either.
>>>
>>> Ummmmmm......didn't I just say that??
>>
>> Actually, no.
>
> Actually........yes I did.......
>
> Mutch like yourself and the op...........

"I don't give a sh*t what you think, and I doubt Crusty does either."

Hardly saying the same thing.

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Kathea Banshou
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Glad you mentioned AOL cause I was going to do so myself. As for the good
old days, I don't remember the *bulk* of people practicing good netiquette
much less understanding and obeying the unwritten rules. Or perhaps I'm just
remembering the lambasting of those letting people have it for failing to
follow good manners at a minimum. Though I'm more of a "lurker" than a
poster, I have surely been hanging around Usenet (and primarily technical
groups) long enough to be an old timer.

"kurttrail" wrote:

> Leythos wrote:
> > In article <eTDWFK7ZFHA.1368@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>, teddyz@notmail.com
> > says...
> >> I'm not aware of *any* rules for public newsgroups, which are based
> >> on customs and conventions that have evolved over the years. One of
> >> those customs has been to post in plain text to conserve bandwidth.
> >> That custom, like many other Usenet customs and conventions, has
> >> been increasingly falling by the wayside.
> >
> > They are not falling by the way-side, they are being abused by the
> > ignorant masses that don't take the time to learn anything and assume
> > they are perfectly correct in everything they want to do.
>
> Traditional values suck!
>
> >
> >> Those of us who've been around Usenet for a while miss the good old
> >> days when everyone knew the customs and respected them. But then, I
> >> also miss bottled milk.
> >
> > If MS had not provided MS Outlook with Usenet ability Usenet would
> > still be a great place without the ignorant masses treating it like
> > email media.
>
>
> Don't forget to bash AOL too!
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>
>
>

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Kathea Banshou wrote:
> Glad you mentioned AOL cause I was going to do so myself. As for the
> good old days, I don't remember the *bulk* of people practicing good
> netiquette much less understanding and obeying the unwritten rules.
> Or perhaps I'm just remembering the lambasting of those letting
> people have it for failing to follow good manners at a minimum.
> Though I'm more of a "lurker" than a poster, I have surely been
> hanging around Usenet (and primarily technical groups) long enough to
> be an old timer.
>

Everything looks better in hindsight. The proverbial "Good Ole Days."
Usually just nostalgia, run amok. Except for the "Good Ole Days" when
the worst STD that we had to worry about was herpes! Now that was the
"Good Ole Days" for me! ;-)

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Denzil Hathway
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
news:u$As1LGaFHA.2444@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Kathea Banshou wrote:
> > Glad you mentioned AOL cause I was going to do so myself. As for the
> > good old days, I don't remember the *bulk* of people practicing good
> > netiquette much less understanding and obeying the unwritten rules.
> > Or perhaps I'm just remembering the lambasting of those letting
> > people have it for failing to follow good manners at a minimum.
> > Though I'm more of a "lurker" than a poster, I have surely been
> > hanging around Usenet (and primarily technical groups) long enough to
> > be an old timer.
> >
>
> Everything looks better in hindsight. The proverbial "Good Ole Days."
> Usually just nostalgia, run amok. Except for the "Good Ole Days" when
> the worst STD that we had to worry about was herpes! Now that was the
> "Good Ole Days" for me! ;-)
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
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> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
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> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>
>=============

These ARE the good ole' days! Denzil.

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Denzil Hathway wrote:
> "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in
> message news:u$As1LGaFHA.2444@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>
>> Everything looks better in hindsight. The proverbial "Good Ole
>> Days." Usually just nostalgia, run amok. Except for the "Good Ole
>> Days" when the worst STD that we had to worry about was herpes! Now
>> that was the "Good Ole Days" for me! ;-)
>>
>
> These ARE the good ole' days! Denzil.

Only if you are an anal uptight hypocrite of a born-again christian
republican that approves of going on holy wars for oil based on lies of
weapons of mass destruction, and enjoys torturing people.

Yep, for them, these are the good ole days! I can't wait till they
bring back Witch Burning!

Now that will be great reality TV!

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George
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
If you guys have what you call thick skin then why the post? And/or if you
don't give a sh*t then why are you here complaining? One of the rules of
posting if I remember correctly is respecting the other posters!!! Doesn't
sound very respectful to me!!! Example, "Most of these schmucks have OEM
machines from Dell" which makes you a???

George


"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
news:uI2K6dBaFHA.3488@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Jojo wrote:
>
> > "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in
> > message news:%23w8EcBAaFHA.3784@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> Jojo wrote:
> >>
> >>> "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in
> >>> message news:esAUnn8ZFHA.3068@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >>>> Jojo wrote:
> >>>>> Mutch like yourself and the op...........
> >>>>
> >>>> I don't give a sh*t what you think, and I doubt Crusty does either.
> >>>
> >>> Ummmmmm......didn't I just say that??
> >>
> >> Actually, no.
> >
> > Actually........yes I did.......
> >
> > Mutch like yourself and the op...........
>
> "I don't give a sh*t what you think, and I doubt Crusty does either."
>
> Hardly saying the same thing.
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
> Self-anointed Moderator
> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>
>

George
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
You must remember that no matter where you go, there you will be, so try to
get along with yourself....good luck with that!

"If only your closed mind came with a closed mouth!" Of course yours will
surely explode if it has no where to spew....

Good luck with your therapy!

George

..
"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
news:eXsRnIHaFHA.2884@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> George wrote:
> > If you guys have what you call thick skin then why the post?
>
> I believe it was Crusty that said he has a thick skin. I just don't
> give a sh*t about about what JoJo Starbuck thinks. Or you, for that
> matter!
>
> > And/or
> > if you don't give a sh*t then why are you here complaining?
>
> What am I complaining about in this thread? Please quote me.
>
> > One of
> > the rules of posting if I remember correctly is respecting the other
> > posters!!!
>
> F*^k you! The only rule I follow is:
>
> "This above all: to thine own self be true,
> And it must follow, as the night the day,
> Thou canst not then be false to any man." - Billy S.
>
> > Doesn't sound very respectful to me!!!
>
> That is you rule, not mine. I show respect to those have demonstrated
> that they are deserving of respect. You have yet to demonstrate it to
> my satisfaction.
>
> Blow your rules out of your ass, Boy George!
>
> > Example, "Most
> > of these schmucks have OEM machines from Dell" which makes you a???
>
> An . . . . A**HOLE! And damned proud of it! I'm definitely no
> mamby-pamby moma's boy like you are. I can take what I dish out, so
> either gimme you best shot, or go cry to your mommy that the evil
> kurttrail's been picking on you!
>
> http://microscum.com/kurtdevil.gif
>
> --
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>
>

LOADING ERRORS
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
TRYING TO LOAD QUICKEN, WINDOWS XP USER. ERROR MESSAGE: NEED TO UPDATE SYSTEM
CONFIG. NEED TO CHANGE FILES TO 50 AND BUFFERS TO 10. DONT KNOW HOW TO DO
THIS. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME.

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST
>
>
>
> 1.. Because you have posted here it is assumed that you are using Windows XP. What version?
>
>
>
>
> 2.. If you do not state otherwise it is assumed that you are using a standard ATA hard drive. Why? Because it is the most common drive available today.
>
>
>
>
> 3.. It is assumed that the hard drive is physically connected to the primary IDE controller "on your motherboard" in a single or master configuration. Why? Because it is the most common configuration.
>
>
>
>
> 4.. It is assumed that the operating system is installed in a primary partition. It is further assumed that this partition is designated as drive C: Why? Because it is the most common configuration.
>
>
>
>
> 5.. It is assumed that you are using at least 256 meg of RAM for your system. If you are using less - please state so.
>
>
>
>
> 6.. It is assumed that you have not altered your default pagefile size. If you have - please state so.
>
>
>
>
> 7.. It is assumed that your computer was operating normally prior to the problem you are experiencing at the moment. If not - please give specifics!
>
>
>
>
> 8.. It is assumed that a friend with computer experience DID NOT try to fix your computer before you came here for assistance. If one did, it is further assumed that you will enlighten us to the fact, along with what he did and the results of his attempts.
>
>
>
>
> 9.. It is assumed that you have not deleted, or tried to delete, any Windows XP system components and that if you have you will alert us to the fact.
>
>
>
>
> 10.. It is assumed that you are running a fully patched operating system. This includes SP2 and subsequent updates. If you are NOT, please state as such.
>
>
>
>
> 11.. It is assumed that you are running a competent and up to date version of a quality antivirus product. Which one? If not, please let us know that also.
>
>
>
>
> 12.. It is assumed that you are connected to the internet from behind a firewall, either the one that is supplied by SP2 or a third party application. Please state what you use. If you don't use a firewall let us know.
>
>
>
>
> 13.. It is assumed that all default Window services are running. If you turned any off, let us know. Try to list those that you have disabled.
>
>
>
>
> 14.. It is assumed that you will tell us how you connect to the internet if you are having a connection problem.
>
>
>
>
> 15.. If you are having a problem with a 3rd party application (or hardware), it is assumed that you have exhausted the manufacturers resources before you post here for help - with something that has nothing to do with Windows XP.
>
>
>
>
> 16.. It is assumed that you have scanned your system for unwanted pests, more commonly known as spyware, trojans, worms, virus's, dialers etc. If you have not, it is assumed that you will state that fact.
>
>
>
>
> 17.. It is assumed that you have at least tried to use available help and resources to get some information about your question. These include the extensive help section included with Windows XP as well as on-line resources such as a Google search!
>
>
>
>
> 18.. If you are having problems with a computer purchased from a major manufacturer, it is assumed that you have tried to find an answer to your problem from the manufacturer's web site before you post your question here. Why? We will likely send you there for the resolution to your problem anyway!
>
>
>
>
> 19.. It is assumed that you will post all relevant information concerning your problem, along with a clearly worded description of your problem. Why? So we don't have to go back and forth with you for three useless cycles to obtain the information necessary to make a diagnosis.
>
>
>
>
> 20.. It is assumed that you will type your question in a user friendly format. It is further assumed that you DO know that this is NOT a teen chat room and that not everyone knows what your abbreviations stand for.
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>

Paul
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
http://support.quicken.intuit.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Intuit/Page/QSupportHomePage

"LOADING ERRORS" <LOADING ERRORS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7703F6A3-BCC7-46C7-967D-64DDDE892C63@microsoft.com...
> TRYING TO LOAD QUICKEN, WINDOWS XP USER. ERROR MESSAGE: NEED TO UPDATE
> SYSTEM
> CONFIG. NEED TO CHANGE FILES TO 50 AND BUFFERS TO 10. DONT KNOW HOW TO DO
> THIS. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME.
>
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
What version of Quicken are you trying to load?

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"LOADING ERRORS" <LOADING ERRORS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7703F6A3-BCC7-46C7-967D-64DDDE892C63@microsoft.com...
> TRYING TO LOAD QUICKEN, WINDOWS XP USER. ERROR MESSAGE: NEED TO UPDATE
> SYSTEM
> CONFIG. NEED TO CHANGE FILES TO 50 AND BUFFERS TO 10. DONT KNOW HOW TO DO
> THIS. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME.

NoStop
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Richard Urban wrote:

> ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR POST
>
>
Only an idiot would assume anything when it came to computers.

>
> 1.. Because you have posted here it is assumed that you are using
> Windows XP. What version?
>
Maybe a wrong assumption on your part? What if I'm just interested in
whether I can use Windows XP and am presently using an earlier version of
Windows?
>
>
>
> 2.. If you do not state otherwise it is assumed that you are using a
> standard ATA hard drive. Why? Because it is the most common drive
> available today.
>
Do you think it is wise to make these kinds of assumptions?
>
>
>
> 3.. It is assumed that the hard drive is physically connected to the
> primary IDE controller "on your motherboard" in a single or master
> configuration. Why? Because it is the most common configuration.
>
What other place other than a motherboard could the primary IDE controller
be? What if I'm using SCSI drives? Then your assumption would be wrong,
wouldn't it?

>
>
>
> 4.. It is assumed that the operating system is installed in a primary
> partition. It is further assumed that this partition is designated as
> drive C: Why? Because it is the most common configuration.
>
Geez.
>
>
>
> 5.. It is assumed that you are using at least 256 meg of RAM for your
> system. If you are using less - please state so.
>
Why? What business is it of yours?
>
>
>
> 6.. It is assumed that you have not altered your default pagefile size.
> If you have - please state so.
>
Do you work for Microsoft or something?
>
>
>
> 7.. It is assumed that your computer was operating normally prior to the
> problem you are experiencing at the moment. If not - please give
> specifics!
>
What if it is normal to be experiencing problems with my computer?
>
>
>
> 8.. It is assumed that a friend with computer experience DID NOT try to
> fix your computer before you came here for assistance. If one did, it is
> further assumed that you will enlighten us to the fact, along with what
> he did and the results of his attempts.
>
Why assume my friend is a "he"?
>
>
>
> 9.. It is assumed that you have not deleted, or tried to delete, any
> Windows XP system components and that if you have you will alert us to
> the fact.
>
HAHAHAHA
>
>
>
> 10.. It is assumed that you are running a fully patched operating
> system. This includes SP2 and subsequent updates. If you are NOT, please
> state as such.
>
This operating system will never be "fully" patched.
>
>
>
> 11.. It is assumed that you are running a competent and up to date
> version of a quality antivirus product. Which one? If not, please let us
> know that also.
>
How do I know if my antivirus product is competent? How would I know if any
antivirus product was "competent" with new viruses coming out every day?
>
>
>
> 12.. It is assumed that you are connected to the internet from behind a
> firewall, either the one that is supplied by SP2 or a third party
> application. Please state what you use. If you don't use a firewall let
> us know.
>
Do you know what a firewall is?
>
>
>
> 13.. It is assumed that all default Window services are running. If you
> turned any off, let us know. Try to list those that you have disabled.
>
Why would you want to know that?
>
>
>
> 14.. It is assumed that you will tell us how you connect to the internet
> if you are having a connection problem.
>
Well if I was having a connection problem, I probably wouldn't be connecting
to the internet.
>
>
>
> 15.. If you are having a problem with a 3rd party application (or
> hardware), it is assumed that you have exhausted the manufacturers
> resources before you post here for help - with something that has
> nothing to do with Windows XP.
>
Unless I couldn't determine whether the problem was hardware or XP.
>
>
>
> 16.. It is assumed that you have scanned your system for unwanted pests,
> more commonly known as spyware, trojans, worms, virus's, dialers etc. If
> you have not, it is assumed that you will state that fact.
>
HAHAHAHA
>
>
>
> 17.. It is assumed that you have at least tried to use available help
> and resources to get some information about your question. These include
> the extensive help section included with Windows XP as well as on-line
> resources such as a Google search!
>
"Extensive help section included with Windows XP" ... you're joking, right?
>
>
>
> 18.. If you are having problems with a computer purchased from a major
> manufacturer, it is assumed that you have tried to find an answer to
> your problem from the manufacturer's web site before you post your
> question here. Why? We will likely send you there for the resolution to
> your problem anyway!
>
Are you speaking figuratively as "we" or do you have a split personality? Or
are you speaking for everyone that posts in this newsgroup?
>
>
>
> 19.. It is assumed that you will post all relevant information
> concerning your problem, along with a clearly worded description of your
> problem. Why? So we don't have to go back and forth with you for three
> useless cycles to obtain the information necessary to make a diagnosis.
>
See above.
>
>
>
> 20.. It is assumed that you will type your question in a user friendly
> format. It is further assumed that you DO know that this is NOT a teen
> chat room and that not everyone knows what your abbreviations stand for.
>
When can we assume that you have yet to figure out how to keep your line
lengths within reasonable bounds when posting to a newsgroup?


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Re: Micro$oft OneCare:
"When a company is run like the mafia why would you not expect them to
progress to charging protection money." NF

NoStop
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
LOADING ERRORS wrote:

> TRYING TO LOAD QUICKEN, WINDOWS XP USER. ERROR MESSAGE: NEED TO UPDATE
> SYSTEM CONFIG. NEED TO CHANGE FILES TO 50 AND BUFFERS TO 10. DONT KNOW HOW
> TO DO THIS. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME.
>
Can we assume your caps lock key is stuck?


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Re: Micro$oft OneCare:
"When a company is run like the mafia why would you not expect them to
progress to charging protection money." NF

NoStop
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Leythos wrote:

> In article <eTDWFK7ZFHA.1368@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>, teddyz@notmail.com
> says...
>> I'm not aware of *any* rules for public newsgroups, which are based on
>> customs and conventions that have evolved over the years. One of those
>> customs has been to post in plain text to conserve bandwidth. That
>> custom, like many other Usenet customs and conventions, has been
>> increasingly falling by the wayside.
>
> They are not falling by the way-side, they are being abused by the
> ignorant masses that don't take the time to learn anything and assume
> they are perfectly correct in everything they want to do.
>
>> Those of us who've been around Usenet for a while miss the good old days
>> when everyone knew the customs and respected them. But then, I also miss
>> bottled milk.
>
> If MS had not provided MS Outlook with Usenet ability Usenet would still
> be a great place without the ignorant masses treating it like email
> media.
>

Especially the idiots that come here so full of "assumptions".

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Re: Micro$oft OneCare:
"When a company is run like the mafia why would you not expect them to
progress to charging protection money." NF

NoStop
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Richard Urban wrote:

> I have read the rules of these groups a few times and there is nothing
> about posting in HTML, either for or against!
>

Anyone familiar with Usenet knows that posting in HTML is not appreciated in
the Usenet community.

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Re: Micro$oft OneCare:
"When a company is run like the mafia why would you not expect them to
progress to charging protection money." NF


Assumptions regarding a new post!