Ken Rockwell is funny.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sylwesterski, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. sylwesterski

    sylwesterski

    259
    Jul 25, 2006
    Seattle,WA
    From time to time I will visit his website and find useful information and I admire him for what he does but when he writes crap like this it makes me think he is half-wit, this is his recent quote

    " As a Mac user I refuse to put Microsoft products on my computer, even if they were free, because they are buggy and crash my machine. As a professional I have zero tolerance for computer downtime, so I won't touch programs like MS Office or Nikon's Capture since they can screw up my machine, even when not running them."

    Now I know that my refrigerator is making my computer crash while it's making ice or maybe it happens because I flush my toilet.:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
     
  2. RaceTripper

    RaceTripper

    739
    Jan 6, 2007
    St. Louis
    I find KR annoying, but I do share his opinion about MS. Not a day goes by that Windows doesn't annoy me fro one reason or another. MS software is buggy. I now use OpenOffice instead of MS Office. I'm hoping to get a MacBook Pro to replace my Windows laptop, but the built-in camera is currently standing in my way of that.
     
  3. Nikon Capture has never casued a problem on my Mac
     
  4. or my PC.:smile:
     
  5. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    You're lucky. Many NC users found that one of the 4.x updates would cause a blue-screen on certain AMD-based systems just from trying to install it. Totally inexcusable, shows a pretty shocking lack of quality control.
     
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  6. Not sure why this would be the cause of MS? As for Nikon capture it is a very bad applicaiton I agree there.

     
  7. I Always Read Him on 4/1! (na)

    LOL

    PaulC
     
  8. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I didn't say it was MS's fault, although IMHO they share some of the blame since user-mode software should never be able to cause a blue screen. But I definitely blame Nikon for letting such a glaring bug get out the door.
     
  9. Adrien

    Adrien

    377
    Jun 7, 2006
    The 661
    The built in camera on the MBP is standing in your way?

    Adrien
     
  10. jeremyInMT

    jeremyInMT Guest

    This was a three-way mess up really, wasn't it? AMD's execution flag on the processor, MS OS, and NC as well? The trifecta!
     
  11. Julien

    Julien

    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Same here :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  12. Adrien

    Adrien

    377
    Jun 7, 2006
    The 661

    I know it has a built in webcam, but I don't see how that's a problem I guess.

    Adrien
     
  13. Do people still get blue screens these days? I haven't had one since Win98 and I try out lots of software. Sometimes they crash but have never taken out Win2000Pro (my favourite) or XPPro to a blue screen. I've always been able to get an orderly shutdown with task manager.
     
  14. jeremyInMT

    jeremyInMT Guest

    I only get bluescreens when I push the clocks too far or the latency too short. :biggrin:
     
  15. RaceTripper

    RaceTripper

    739
    Jan 6, 2007
    St. Louis
    That is correct. I cannot have any camera-enabled devices in my workplace. My cellphone (with a camera) stays in the car when I go into my work..
     
  16. RaceTripper

    RaceTripper

    739
    Jan 6, 2007
    St. Louis
    Think in terms of companies and agencies where security is paramount (like in the defense industry). I have to go thru 2 secure entrances to get to my desk. No cameras allowed, period!
     
  17. I think he needs to stop taking those drugs, I've been running Windows 2000pro since 1999 I think, I have one machine that is never ever crashed in all that time and only time my machine has ever had any problems is with hardware failure (and that can happen to any PC/mac) so for me my Microsoft products have worked extremely well and shall continue using Windows 2000pro and Office 2000pro even nikon capture doesn't crashed my machine and run's reasonably fast ? .

    Phillip.
     
  18. Adrien

    Adrien

    377
    Jun 7, 2006
    The 661
    That's one heck of a unique situation! Never even thought about that, heh! Well...you could get one and just keep it at home! :)

    Adrien
     
  19. RaceTripper

    RaceTripper

    739
    Jan 6, 2007
    St. Louis
    Yeah, Apple didn't think about that either. Doh!
     
  20. wbeem

    wbeem

    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    My employer (defense industry) was like that up until a couple of months ago. They issued me a candy-bar cell phone for business and I left my cell in the car because it had a camera. However, they did away with that rule for the entire campus a few months ago, and the restriction is now only for some secure areas.

    To be honest, I'd be happy to get a decent phone without one of those crappy little cameras on it. I wish the same were true for more people. Some fool in front of me on the Interstate was driving way too slow in the left lane. Turned out it was because he was trying to use his cell phone to get a picture of a Maserati driving next to him in the center lane.

    This is why I don't own a gun. I'd be too tempted to use it.
     
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