Would you want THESE GUYS touching your PC?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by jim, May 20, 2008.

  1. jim

    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Memo to Adam Albright:

    The word "retard" is reserved for our special child in this group and you
    just happen to fit that bill. You always love to put down everyone who
    doesn't agree with your views on Vista. That makes you look stupid in this
    group and you lose credibility every time you post. Pretty soon, most
    people will killfile your sorry ass and you will look more like the fool you
    already are. Take the "and" and shove it where the sun DON'T shine.

    Now go see if you can get a T1 line so you can have bandwith for your EGO.
     
    Bill Yanaire, May 20, 2008
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    Bob I Guest

    Yep, digital, ON/OFF, don't ya just love this new technology. <VBG>
     
    Bob I, May 20, 2008
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  3. They are looking for porn to steal.

    --
    "Fair use is not merely a nice concept-it is a federal law based on free
    speech rights under the First Amendment and is a cornerstone of the
    creativity and innovation that is a hallmark of this country. Consumer
    rights in the digital age are not frivolous."
    - Maura Corbett

    DRM and unintended consequences:
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
     
    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly , May 20, 2008
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    Bill in Co. Guest

    To make more money on that inventory they will eventually need to dump?
     
    Bill in Co., May 20, 2008
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    Bill in Co. Guest

    Ahh, but see that would be too technical, for most of the Hollywood consumer
    set here. :)

    I like that term digital terrestrial receivers MUCH better - at least it
    explains a bit better what it is (i.e., with the tuner for the new digital
    channels).
     
    Bill in Co., May 20, 2008
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    Bill in Co. Guest

    True enough.
    I wonder what % will be that way (receiving only local, over the air,
    broadcasts, having no cable or satellite). I'll hazard a guess: maybe
    20% of the population? (I figure the overwhelming majority are on cable or
    satellite now, but I could be wrong)
     
    Bill in Co., May 20, 2008
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    Paul Adare Guest

    This thread has nothing at all to do with either Vista or XP so please end
    it. Those who want to continue this useless discussion should take it to
    email, it doesn't belong in any of the news groups it has been excessively
    cross-posted to.
     
    Paul Adare, May 20, 2008
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  8. Your net-cop response in this thread has nothing at all to do with
    either Vista or XP so please end it. If you want to continue this
    useless net-nazi discussion should take it to email, it doesn't belong
    in any of the news groups it has been excessively cross-posted to.

    --
    "Fair use is not merely a nice concept--it is a federal law based on
    free speech rights under the First Amendment and is a cornerstone of the
    creativity and innovation that is a hallmark of this country. Consumer
    rights in the digital age are not frivolous."
    - Maura Corbett

    DRM and unintended consequences:
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
     
    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly , May 20, 2008
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    HeyBub Guest

    There is a difference. Microsoft may release poor quality products and not
    stand behind them, but Microsoft's motives are pure and the perceived
    offenses can easily be attributed to oversight, mistake, or human error.
    That stands in stark contrast to those companies who deliberately set out to
    deceive.

    I wouldn't own stock in a wicked, wicked company!

    Anyway, to return to the thread - Best Buy is in for a change. They are
    bidding to take over Netflix, which has a very high customer statisfaction
    quotient. Whether Best Buy is the agent of change or the recipient has yet
    to be determined.
     
    HeyBub, May 20, 2008
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  10. Well, to be honest, here in the UK they are more commonly known as Freeview
    boxes, due to the service that they can provide.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeview_(United_Kingdom)

    http://www.freeview.co.uk/home

    We've moved from PAL to DVB-T digital for a number of years now, but HD is
    only just becoming popular. In the USA you seem to have gone straight from
    NTSC to HD ATSC.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, May 20, 2008
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  11. People living in built-up areas will not get 'ghosting' with digital. This
    comes from the analogue signals bouncing off buildings and being received
    slightly later than the main signal.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosting_(television)

    You won't get 'snow' either.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_(video)

    But yes, if you had either of these problems with analogue, or a weak signal
    to start off with, you are unlikely to get a watchable digital picture at
    all. Fitting a high-gain antenna should fix it though.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, May 20, 2008
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    John Guest

    Clean up (old) inventory.

     
    John, May 20, 2008
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    db.·.. > Guest

    it is buyer beware because
    there are no markets,
    corporations, industry
    that are above such
    scrutiny and concern.

    therefore if you have
    a complaint then you might
    try contacting the
    government.

    however, it is also
    a "voter beware"
    system.
     
    db.·.. >, May 20, 2008
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  14. File under don't believe all the bullshit you see posted in
    newsgroups.

    BestBuy stopped selling analog TVs and went to selling ONLY 100%
    digital televisions and flat panels on October 1st last year.

    See Associated Press wire report summary:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21344084/

    Seems a lot of people have an ax to grind.

    Further, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has no legal
    authority or power to mandate or enforce any retailer to do anything.
    That role would fall on the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) whom you
    can tell by their name DOES regulate interstate commerce.
     
    Adam Albright, May 21, 2008
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    robinb Guest

    65% of my clients come from Geek Squad
    for example:
    One of my clients brought in his pc because it was running very slow
    He was running xp sp2, 30 gig hd, 256 mb ram
    and was running, turbo tax, quicken, office type programs
    and on top of this was running mega big games
    They told him the computer needed a clean up
    So he paid $79.99 to clean it up and $50 to put Norton AV on it
    He took it home and found it was running slower than it was before and
    programs were crashing all over.
    He brought it back and they told him it was his cd burner causing this
    problem.
    funny how now they feel it is his cd burner causing the problem-
    So another $75 later, they installed a new cd burner
    Well seems that did not work either
    He found me by another client that I have that happens to be his friend.
    The first thing I looked at was the memory (which Geek Squad should have
    looked at first)
    How do you run all these mega programs and expect the computer to go faster
    on 256mbs of ram?
    I put in a gig for him and guess what? no more crashing and no more slow
    downs.
    I also removed Norton because i feel it hogs everything and put on AVG free
    which also made a mega difference.

    I can give you other horror stories. These guys are only out for the money
    and it seems they do not hire qualified techs. Anyone with a brain would
    have been able to figure out it was his memory to begin with.
    Wonder why they never tried that first,,,

    robin
     
    robinb, May 23, 2008
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    Patrick Guest

    to tell the truth - and don't shoot me I'm only the messenger .

    This is corporate America hard at work.

    This is the mentality "Americans - generally" have come to expect
    regardless of it's lack of integrity.

    There are no $s in integrity.
    And no, I don't operate this way either nor do I or would I condone it.
    I am just a poor tech trying to eeek out a living - the honest way.
    I find the trouble and I fix it.
    If I don't fix it - you don't pay.
    Simple.
     
    Patrick, May 23, 2008
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    herbzee Guest

    Robin, where are U located?

    Cheers-Herb.

     
    herbzee, May 24, 2008
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    philo Guest


    I was given a P4 in non-working condition. It came from a friend of a friend
    who had Geek Squad
    check it out.

    There was a bill attached for about $75.

    It said something to the effect that
    they could not check the machine because the CPU fan was defective.

    Amazing!!!!

    I checked it and found that it was simply the header on the mobo...
    I just wired the fan to a power supply termination
    and the machine worked fine.
     
    philo, May 24, 2008
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    bobby Guest

    I am only a lonely programmer. Trained myself using Microsoft Products such
    as BASIC.
     
    bobby, May 24, 2008
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    clintonG Guest

    I refer to them as the Creep Squad as they give Geeks a bad name.
     
    clintonG, May 24, 2008
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