Benefits of the recession
I’m back. Sort of.
I managed to rob the other laptop when Herself wasn’t looking. Heh!
My own laptop finally died the death.
And before any of you dumbfucks with Linux or Macs start shouting, it was a hard disk failure. Got that? Hardware. Nothing to do with whatever software I was running. And don’t tell me a Linux or Mac has never had a hard disk fail.
Now I have to run the gauntlet of the shop where I bought it. Doubtless they will try to shift me to the manufacturers, but I know my Sale of Goods Act!!
As I type, I just had a call from the shop [I sent them an email to phone me about five minutes ago]. I am impressed with their response so far. And the told me to bring it into them and they will deal with it. Irish business are improving somewhat.
Who says the recession is a bad thing?
You know if you had a Next super-computer or an array of Cray processors running IBM AIX this would never have happened.
.-= >> Brianf´s latest brainfart .. My Yardwork Slave =-.
woo hoo your back i was wondering where you were hiding. exactly this resession is not a bad thing at all really. I am saving a fortune with my food shopping. due to the supermarkets offering buyone get one free items so its great.
.-= >> Vicky Rogers´s latest brainfart .. A sweet piece about music and the wonderful Ms Melody Gardot =-.
Brianf – I also know for a fact that mainframes and supercomputers can suffer from disk failures. About the only reliable medium is the old cards.
Vicky – I was never really gone. My PC has gone into hospital for a heart transplant, so I should be in full working order in a week or two.
Intel is supposed to be doubling the capacity of their SATA solid state drives this month. I think all new laptops should come with an SSD vs standard drives. That way you could bang it around all you wanted. 🙂
Besides, if you had been running Linux Mint on yer system, this never would have happened! 🙂
JD – Solid state, my arse. You can bet they’ll fail too. And you can fuck off with your Linux [it doesn’t matter what flavour].
It was Demerol / Vista concoction – Win PCs will accept any old shite.
OSX equals a longer life in I my opinion. [Don’t say that too fast].
If you want reliable, manually enter the boot with toggle switches and load from paper tape.
.-= >> Jim C´s latest brainfart .. 4 gone =-.
SHoop – Mine was more of a Methadrine/Vista concoction, but the disk still failed. How does software affect disk life?
Jim C – I can’t argue with that. Has anyone got a card reader they can spare?
I have a 300 baud tape reader you can borrow. Really I do.
Brianf – Then I would suffer from paper tape breakage? You can’t beat the old cards [as long as they are in the right order].
They are probably thinking we will get this silly auld geriatric in here, tell him god has taken his computer and that it was his time and then we’ll sell him a new one..
.-= >> SAm Crea´s latest brainfart .. Its just meant to be fun you know… =-.
Just get noisy Grandad!! They will help you then!! And I know you know what I mean…..
.-= >> Kate´s latest brainfart .. Happy Saturday!!! =-.