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NoelC

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jaclaz    943

That goes a bit beyond "bolt stuff on" I think.  :whistle:

 

Yep :), but even in "simpler" setups, like (examples):

http://avaxnews.net/wow/Unusual_Monster_Truck.html

http://www.trombinoscar.com/monstergarage/corvette1973.html

 

the idea is so crazy that it can even lead to "success", as proved by the existence of radio controlled models:

http://www.amazon.com/HI-RIDER-CORVETTE-electric-monster-instruction/dp/B0013KWUG8?tag=rcs08d-20&linkCode=w13&linkID=VCMBMKMUZNTJZTYY&ref_=assoc_res_sw_result_1

 

The difference between "crazy" and "stupid" is IMHO relevant ;).

 

jaclaz

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NoelC    1,371

Then, by implication, are you saying that Microsoft trying to turn Windows into a tablet operating system that also runs on those old, clunky desktops we Neanderthals won't let go of is something er, crazy, enough to succeed?  :huh:

 

I noticed that those conversions you have pointed out were actually well built.  Wow, perhaps THAT'S what's required here!  I wonder if anyone at Microsoft has made this connection.  I think we may be onto something here!

 

-Noel

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jaclaz    943

Then, by implication, are you saying that Microsoft trying to turn Windows into a tablet operating system that also runs on those old, clunky desktops we Neanderthals won't let go of is something er, crazy, enough to succeed?  :huh:

Quite the opposite, the idea of making a Corvette into a monster truck is crazy, but it is  so crazy that somehow apparently had some success (and of course a car - or monster truck - to work needs to be "well built". :)

 

What the good MS guys managed to make (and seemingly insist on) is not a "crazy" or "crazy enough" idea to have any success, it is IMHO plainly "stupid" and evidently failed, the fact that additionally it has quite a few issues it means that besides being "stupid" in theory, see also here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/158104-service-pack-2-for-w7/

starting around here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/158104-service-pack-2-for-w7/?p=1015633

 

it is also badly implemented, and thus "stupid" in practice.

 

 

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NoelC    1,371

Again we are in agreement.

 

By the way, speaking of badly implemented, and in taking us back to the theme of this thread... 

 

I just ran afoul of the issue with the IE security roll-up from the August update that needs the "Modal Dialog Performance Fix".  :angrym: 

 

I guess I'll try layering a hastily-prepared patch on top of the poorly-prepared patch and hope for the best.  Sigh.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2991509

 

This, ladies and gentlemen, is known not so affectionately as "crashing and burning".  We may be seeing, unfolding before our very eyes, the end of a computing era.

 

-Noel

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NoelC    1,371

I see another update has just become available...  KB2993651, aka MS14-045: Security update for kernel-mode drivers: August 27, 2014

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2993651

 

I note the Known Issues section again contains a warning about font issues.

 

I put it in a VM and it didn't crash and burn.  But maybe I'll leave it a few days before updating my host workstation.

 

-Noel

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