Are computers getting dumber? 



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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Alexa Re: Computers getting dumber Dear Webby, Is it just me, or is it true that the quality and performance of laptops has gone down? You can't even get any with regular screens any more, just the low height rejects. Are they keeping the ones, that are good enough for regular screens for first class countries? The same goes for the Operating System. Nobody, except a few paid magazine writers, wants that flakey Vista or W7 that Microslop is trying to force down our throats. I have tried them on other people's computers, and both Vista and W7 are pathetic. I am not a conspiracy fanatic, but it sure feels to me as if something is afoot to dumb down the masses to the same pathetic level our education system is in. Is it just me, or is that what is going on? Alexa Dear Alexa I was at the computer store today, getting a cable, when I witnessed an incident, that really opened my eyes. There was this lady, who, judging by her posture, vocabulary, and volume must have been a drill sergeant, or maybe she still is. She was extremely displeased about all the shiny new laptops there having the sawed off low height screens, and called the prim and proper salesman a "Useless Skunk-fu***r" for trying to ram sawed off rejects at Americans, while Asians get the good full size screens. I admit, she had a very valid point there, and she sure got it across at max volume. Shy and demure were probably the only words not in her vocabulary. Then she realized that all machines were pre-loaded with Windows 7, and really got hostile. When it looked like she was going to toss the salesman through the display isle any moment, I tapped her on the shoulder, and motioned "Outside" with my head. I'll say this for her, she was instantly in control, stopped in mid word and followed me outside. There I suggested that she not waste her time with those idiots, just go to Staples online and buy a refurb XP laptop with regular screen for $350, to tide her over until she could order a decent new machine from Asia or Europe. Chances are, though, that a refurb like that will do her just fine for many years. That sure made her day! Alexa, hopefully that information will help you too. Yes, there is indeed something nefarious going on, when people have to buy refurbished old machines, if getting work done is a priority. The new ones are just not good enough. I too use those refurb XP machines from Staples. They have good 4:3 ratio screens, not the sawed off rejects, and they come pre-loaded with XP-Pro. AND, Staples delivers them without charge. They can't keep them stocked in stores, but ship them instantly, if you order them online. By the way, they ship it in a box stuffed with wadded up recyclable brown paper, that you can toss onto the compost pile. No hassle with foam and plastic. Have FUN! DearWebby
In the toilet at a client's office, the boss placed a sign directly above the sink. It had a single word on it, "THINK!" The next day, when he went to the men's room, he looked at the sign and right below it, immediately above the soap dispenser, someone had carefully lettered another sign which read, "THOAP!"
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A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimetres from a shop window. For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said "Look mate, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!" The passenger apologised and said he didn't realise that a little tap could scare him so much. The driver replied "Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver - I've been driving hearses for the last 25 years!!!!!"
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