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  1. "Now, whatever you think you know about this man is irrelevant. He is considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive. My colleagues believe that I'm wasting my time with you, but I believe you wish to do the right thing. We're willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we're asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice."

     

    "Lieutenant, you were given specific orders"   "Hey, I'm just doing my job. You give me that juris-my dic-tion crap, you can cram it up your foot."     "The orders were for your protection."   "I think we can handle one little girl.   I sent two units, they're bringing her down now."    "No, lieutenant, your men are already dead."  

     

    "So what do you need? Besides a miracle?"   "Guns. Lots of guns."

     

    "All I see now is blonde, brunette, redhead.:

     

    "You're empty."   "So are you."

  2. Obviously, mileage varies, and different users prioritize different things.

    "I beg to differ on what you said: keep whatever operating system your computer came with, disregarding the updates and in lieu of that buying a new computer to stay current on latest operating systems...that doesn't seem practical to me for a few reasons:


          1.) it seems wasteful like a throw-away mentality besides being more costly in the long run. why not fix or improve what you have. nothing is perfect to begin with - and absolute perfection is only a dream."

    {I never said I throw away the old computer. I update it as much as is possible and Keep updating its security with external programs.  Generally, one doesn't need "the latest" O/S to have a functional computer -high-demand users excepted.  The way I use PCs doesn't cultivate using them for an entire decade, so they're not exactly going to be around for multiple O'/S upgrades.  My experience is that I've seen far too many people complain about a software upgrade to the next O/S, and try to maintain one with a PC that's several years old and of lower tech.   If the current machine serves you well now, then keep using it.  Personally, I'm going to go up in O/S by getting it as a factory install on a new PC.  Otherwise, I'll keep using the old computer.   I don't throw away working PCs.   I knew someone who refused to get a new computer, and whose computer was totally unable to handle MINIMUM requirements for the current O/S.  (With Windows, you NEVER want to have JUST the "minimum recommended' hardware, otherwise it will run like a snail.)   Eventually, they had to go buy a new computer despite themself-  Windows stopped supporting XP for all the Win10 stuff.]

     

    [We're on the same page on critical updates in general, I think.  What's necessary should be updated, what isn't is optional.  We may disagree on what is in each category, depending on specifics, however.  I also was quite happy with Windows 7, but I agree Win10 is stable.]

     

    [As for webpages being built for one browser or another,  IE's programmers seemed indifferent to agreements to make standards for compliance for webpages to follow- and thus for browsers to render.  So, months after some agreements, IE was still unable to render some webpages properly.  It was only after recommendations began to come in to switch to other browsers- for rendering or security purposes-  that IE programmers woke up and started to comply.  For me, it was far too late- I've used Firefox since 0.9 and find there's lots of browsers I prefer to IE.  In fact, I generally only opened IE for Windows updates or Microsoft pages- which were often not W3C standards compliant and so didn't render for anybody BUT IE.  IIRC, IE 7 was the last version I actually used.  I don't delete it because Windows tends to make it required software for the actual O/S, so deleting it means some stuff will stop working until it's reinstalled, if it works then.]

     

    [I don't know it if applies to Edge, but I'm confident all the current browsers all render pages as they're supposed to be rendered  (except for the few flash pages still extant, which need a browser that still runs Flash, but that's generally not a selling-point for anything.)   I think that's been a goal since the early 200s.]

     

    [I use a Windows O/S because I like all the software that runs on it.  If I had few software needs, I might just use Ubuntu and call it a day.  Other than the actual O/S. I try not to rely on actual Windows software, and try to use something else for a number of reasons.   Skype seems to be the exception now that YIM and AIM gave up.  If I did little actual writing, I'd probably just stick to CopyWriter.  Since I have to have software for a family where everybody needs something for work from home sooner or later, I need to have an office suite (LibreOffice)   e-readers and other software.   I know there's a big push to do everything on one's phone, but I still use mine primarily to communicate (phone, text, WhatsApp, skype)  and find it's great for versatile communication as well as very light webpage reading.  A desktop serves me better right now for most things.  Other times (past, and I imagine, future)  a mini-netbook or laptop was (will be?)  better for some things.  As always, that's down to needs as well a preferences.   I'm mostly comfortable with Win10 now, and don't really have any major complaints with it. It's Windows, so certain features are to be expected and planned around.]

     

     

     

     

     

  3. "Now, whatever you think you know about this man is irrelevant. He is considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive. My colleagues believe that I'm wasting my time with you, but I believe you wish to do the right thing. We're willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we're asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice."

     

    "Lieutenant, you were given specific orders"   "Hey, I'm just doing my job. You give me that juris-my dic-tion crap, you can cram it up your foot."     "The orders were for your protection."   "I think we can handle one little girl.   I sent two units, they're bringing her down now."    "No, lieutenant, your men are already dead."  

  4. Hi.  I'm not going to challenge you, but I'm going to reply and comment as I deem necessary.

    A) Windows went from Windows 8 to Windows 10, skipping Windows 9, because they wanted to continue to sell to the Chinese market. They would have refused to buy Windows 9 computers as back luck.   (That's what I heard back when this version was announced.)

    B) A piece of advice I once got was to do Windows O/S upgrades by buying a new computer. Each PC can handle its built-in O/S, and may struggle to manage with the new one.   If you're using the current PC, keep its current O/S on it.  (Obviously, your mileage may vary.)

    C) One of the Windows 10 upgrades replaced Explorer with Edge.  Some of the upgrades that did that really slowed down the O/S for some of us.  (I had to uninstall the update, then manually install Edge, to fix that.)    My PC has Edge, but that'one O/S we don't use.  (Mrs Wolf prefers Chrome, I prefer Firefox, etc.)     Neither of us would want Edge to replace our browser.

    D) In lieu of Microsoft Office, we have LibreOffice and OpenOfficeOrg  (we use LibreOffice almost exclusively.)   Obviously, we think differently than you do. We prefer a non-Windows version of everything, as well as a free version.

  5. *checks*

     

    Ok, here's how I'm calling it.

    1)  Some fool  confused Ben Stiller for Jerry Stiller and confused the thread.

    2_  Human followed that up with "The Heartbreak Kid" (a movie with BOTH Stiller guys),  then Malin Akerman, then "The Proposal."     All of those were valid links, so the fairest steps should be:

    Jack Black     Anchorman-Legend of Ron Burgundy    Ben Stiller 

    The Heartbreak Kid (2007)   Malin Akerman     The Proposal (2009)

     

    I'm sorry, George. I'm sorry, Human.  

    We should continue from there.

  6. 2 hours ago, Human without the bean said:

    I didn't know Jerry did any kind of films.  Wait.....something popped in my head.  He usually plays Ben's dad in some movies.

    The Heartbreak Kid    Malin Akerman    The Proposal

    Yeah, sorry, we'll need to do that one over. On the bright side, Ben Stiller's done quite a few movies.

  7. 13 hours ago, WordWolf said:

    Jack Black        Anchorman- the Legend of Ron Burgundy        Jerry Stiller

    I'm very sorry, Human, but I had my Stillers confused.  What I MEANT to post was

    Jack Black     Anchorman-the Legend of Ron Burgundy     BEN Stiller

    BEN Stiller was the anchor for the Spanish language news team- memorable because it was such ridiculous casting and over-the-top overacting.  It was hysterical for the few seconds he and his big moustache were onscreen.   "Como estan, beeshes?"  

    So, sorry, my turn was SUPPOSED to end with BEN STILLER.    Please proceed as if I had it right the first time. 

     

  8. "Now, whatever you think you know about this man is irrelevant. He is considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive. My colleagues believe that I'm wasting my time with you, but I believe you wish to do the right thing. We're willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we're asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice."

  9. 10 minutes ago, T-Bone said:

    The Black Hole

     

    movie is a little bit cheesy - kinda talkey and maybe they didn’t know if they wanted to do a sci-fI or a ghost story or something  - but I still liked the movie - Maximillian the red robot is a bada$$ and most special effects are good.

    Correct!

    I've never sat through the whole movie.  I tried to read the book at the time, but it didn't hold my interest.  That was a long time ago, so maybe either or both would be interesting to me now.

  10. "Let me play among the stars. Let me see what spring is like on A-Jupiter and Mars. In other words, hold my hand.  In other words, baby, kiss me."

     

    "Fill my heart with song. Let me sing forevermore. You are all I long for, all I worship and adore. In other words, please be true. In other words, In other words,  I love you."

     

     

    I guarantee this is neither another 80s song, nor another one-hit-wonder,

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