Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10
51
Discussions - Public / Re: So they upgraded from Windows 7 to 10...
« Last post by benali72 on February 05, 2018, 06:33:51 PM »
@ronin, If you only have the one app you need on Windows (Turbotax), could you just install Win 10 as a guest under a virtualbox hosted on Linux? It's pretty easy to maintain and control a Win guest.

(maybe not, if Win 10 is installed native and you don't have the license to re-install as a virtual guest).  Anyway, just an idea.
52
Discussions - Public / Re: So they upgraded from Windows 7 to 10...
« Last post by ronin on February 05, 2018, 05:51:18 AM »
Well, it's Turbotax time again.

Last summer, my five yr old Dell laptop (Ubuntu) crashed.  No biggie.  It happens--I keep regular Clonezilla backuos.

Got a new Dell.  It came with the resident evil Win 10 installed.  Just did enough to get it working and registered.  Noticed the Win 10 wants to download/apply updates at will, but you can set the update window so that at least it will not do an update reboot while you are working.  Backed off the Win 10 with Clonezilla and tested a Clonezilla Win 10 restore.  All worked fine.  Then restored my latest Ubuntu backup to the new Dell.  All is well.  I like this OS shuffling via Clonezilla better than keeping the two OSs on separate disks--kinda a pain to dismantle a Dell to get to the hard drive that's kinda "hidden".  I really liked the old Dells that had the disk pop in/out on back of machine.  That way, during non tax time, I could pop out the WIndows "whatever" and lock it in a dark closet so it could not damage my machine or mylife.  Don't think Dell has made those type machines in years--now the disk is buried in the machine.

Last week, in preparation for tax time, backed off my Ubuntu and restored the resident evil Win 10.  The update process started 9am and was mostly done by 2am.  Total machine lockout and using 40Mbps cable to do these danged updates.  But then installed the Turbotax ok.  It is the one and only app on there.  I have another small Ubuntu laptop I use for travel and as backup during tax season.  Hope to be done with taxes within the week, then will get that nasty virus off my precious machine,

Now, I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, but Bill Gates is supposed to be calling me with his apologies for his trash system and for all the hours of my life wasted on his abysmal products over the years.  But he has an awful lot of calls to make, so...
53
Discussions - Public / Re: Bitcoin Crashing?
« Last post by ArnoldW2 on February 02, 2018, 06:30:11 PM »
Here's another development that will definitely have a big downward effect on crypto-currency prices.

JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America bar people from buying bitcoin with a credit card

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/02/jpmorgan-chase-bank-of-america-bar-bitcoin-buys-with-a-credit-card.html
54
Discussions - Public / Re: Bitcoin Crashing?
« Last post by ArnoldW2 on February 02, 2018, 04:02:55 PM »
Here's a development that may have a big downward effect on crypto-currency prices:

Facebook no longer allows crypto-currency ads.

The author of the story predicts that BitCoin will go all the way to zero.

Here's the link:

    http://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=232889
55
Discussions - Public / Re: So they upgraded from Windows 7 to 10...
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on February 01, 2018, 12:00:00 PM »
The ShutUp10 app lets you disable stuff too...

https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
56
FTE, Job and Career Discussion / About agencies and SMBs
« Last post by The Gorn on February 01, 2018, 11:59:44 AM »
The one area where independent consultants can still thrive is the SMB market.   Much larger than an individual that has no money yet much too small for big agencies to go after.

One note on this assertion.

In my area, even large agencies like Oxford WILL go after the smallest and douchiest of clients and that was a huge source of interference for me as an independent.

Every small company I'd approach would have already been dunned to death by the G*ddamned headhunters.

Case in point, the lame assed accounting software client I had in 1997-2003. They constantly had people in there being recruited by headhunters like Source, Robert Half, and Oxford. Which boggled me since the owners were dirt cheap and wouldn't pay a headhunter commission if their lives depended on it.

Another example was the idiot's startup I worked with in 2007-2010, run by an undeserving stupid-lucky kid. I was advertising for a developer there and Oxford was bugging the shit out of me. I even told the guy "I'd been recruited by you guys years ago and all you did was waste my time - I'm completely against your kind and I'll never ever give you an in to this project since you don't deserve it." The same guy would keep emailing and calling me.
57
Discussions - Public / Re: Bitcoin Crashing?
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on February 01, 2018, 11:57:29 AM »
I know, I was hoping he would come and expound on it  >:D .
58
Discussions - Public / Re: So they upgraded from Windows 7 to 10...
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on February 01, 2018, 11:56:56 AM »
There are lots of tools out there to disable automatic updates and the privacy nonsense in Win10.

https://windowsreport.com/best-windows-10-privacy-protection-software/

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/comparison-of-windows-10-privacy-tools/

http://www.majorgeeks.com/mg/sortname/windows_10_fixes.html

I dont use Win10 because among other things I hate the interface and lack of control.  I am staying on Win7 forever. The only reason to use Windows quite honestly is if you need MS Office or some Microsoft only tool.

I have my person laptop dual booting with Ubuntu and Win7. I dont barely use Windows any longer between the Ubuntu and my Mac. There is just no need based on what I do with the computer. I can surf the web on any computer and dont need Windows to do that.
59
Discussions - Public / Re: Bitcoin Crashing?
« Last post by The Gorn on February 01, 2018, 11:36:41 AM »
Where's Crypto when you need erudite economic analysis?  >:D
60
Discussions - Public / Bitcoin Crashing?
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on February 01, 2018, 11:13:42 AM »
https://coinmarketcap.com/

Is this being done to shake out the suckers ?
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10