On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 07:38:30AM -0800, Terabyte Pete wrote:

> 7:04 AM, Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Goes to show you that not all Epiphanies are about revealing reality.
Some are merely false lights leading one down a darkened path.


> In Winblow$, the release & bundling of IE was purposely as crippleware, 
> virus, & bug delivery system 2 trap people into constantly 'upgrading'.  A 
> simple comparisson of Windows 95 side-by-side with the final Windows ME & 
> various IE 'upgrades' illustrates how the supposedly 'new & improved' stuff 
> is actually about 1/5 the speed, & about 10X less reliable.
> The Ephiphany:  A similar crippleware model exists in UNIX & Linux, BSD, 
> Dragonfly, IRIX, Open VMS, etc!  But what is the method of crippling?  The 
> USER INTERFACE is purposely difficult to use, requiring vast tracts of 
> arcane code & 'switches' the user is 'supposed' to be able to remember.  
> The OS Kernels are designed to require constant patching or nothing runs 
> properly when 'upgrading' softwares.  What is the result?  Well, the OS & 
> applications may be free, but the system administrator type costs are not.  
> I have concluded, in a flash of insight, that all of the non-windows OSes, 
> save perhaps TRON (which is a Jap OS that is actually designed to simply 
> WORK - runs most cell  phones, anti-lock brakes, etc.) - the function of 
> most free OSes & softwares is to create a market for engineering services 
> to create a functional environment with them.
> While even though WInblow$ is crippled & slowed down artificially like 
> molasses in a 'stock' install, at least it FUNCTIONS.  Free operating 
> systems never do. It's hell even trying to convigure the hardware, on which 
> Windows everything in that respect is done automatically.
> If a bunch of morons at Micro$hit can make drivers automatically load, & 
> systems automatically configure, damn sure a bunch of tweaky inventors at 
> 'god-knows-what-or-another' linux could do it to.  Truth is, they simply 
> have no interest in making things configure easily.  It would put the 
> 'sysadmins' who wrote the programs out of a job!
> When I approached Dragonfly & BSD about simply offering a menu-driven 
> interface, like WIndow$, so things could be easily configured & installed, 
> those who didn't simply ignore me made a point of laughing at me & mocking 
> me.  They are simply not even interested in making it easy.  They WANT it 2 
> B hard 2 use.  It is done BY DESIGN!
> Sick - but true.  Rather like how doctors in America inject people over & 
> over with mercury in vaccines, so they get 'disseasses' like 'autism' & 
> 'altzheimers' (just different names for mercury poisoning).  Free operating 
> systems, on average, are written specificaly to work well once configured, 
> but the configuration to be a complete nightmare so as to create a need for 
> 'system administrator' employees.  They write it 2 B a pain in the ass, 2 
> assure their own job security.  Just like M$ writes Windoze 2 B full of 
> bugs, so they can keep selling the same crap over & over "oh but we fixed 
> it this time" - yeah right :))  I am still using the shell from Windows95.  
> It's the only stable, AND fast shell that Microsoft has released.  Even 
> their own services like MSN & Hotmail don't use their own shit.  THey use 
> BSD!  & I am sure, over at Hurricane Internet (their subcontractor), those 
> BSD guys are happy to spend their days 'configuring' things for a pretty 
> penny!
> HAHAHAHA - the 'unix' geeks R laughing all the way 2 the bank!  They're not 
> ripping people off via software per se, but 'services'
> What the world needs is a single OS that will run all softwares.  Short of 
> that, at least an OS that will run all versions of Windows software.  The 
> very first pre-IE Windows95 shell comes very close - few bugs in it, but 
> relatively minor. It is the best product Microsoft has ever produced.  We 
> should get together & release a 'toolkit' to upgrade the kernel from this 
> early 1995 release, so it will be compatable with things like 'get special 
> folders path' and '.net' & other bullshit that 3rd programmers have written 
> into their code 2 look 4 in the shell.  Basically, take those few elements 
> REQUIRED from the last shells, & make a way 2 import only those 
> NON-crippling functions into the first shell.
> 'Get special folders path' is a particularly common error, as 
> incompatability goes.  About 1 in 5 new programs expect that 'function 
> call' or whatever.  It is easy enough 2 switch shells while installing or 
> using those programs, but it incapacitates the functionality of the other 
> kernel things - like being able 2 move vast tracts of files around without 
> the whole OS locking up LOL
> Oh notice also how if you take Windows98 & upgrade it to the 'latest 
> greatest' IE, it will lock up the computer even MORE often LOL!!!  I mean, 
> just trying 2 move some files around- & everything freezes!  So people are 
> saying 'get me XP NOW!' - haha - if they just put the 95 shell on there, 
> the fucking machines SCREAM! :)  OOOH 30,000 files - can I have some more?  
> Oh nice, 55,000 folders - yum!
> Yes that is common - I am always moving huge numbers of things around.  I 
> rip a lot of sites, backup customer systems, etc.
> Oh another thing nice would B able 2 read AND write to NTFS compressed file 
> system from the 95 shell. Can read using a 'sysinternals' program, but not 
> write :(  Maybe soon!  There is also a program called 'write everything', 
> but it is expensive.  Reason being U can about double the space with big 
> volumes of small files using the compression thingy.
> It's like most things in the world - the more layers of bullshit U peel 
> away, the more it's all revealed 2 B a web of scams - vast web of intricate 
> scams.  I am very anti-scam.  I am result-oriented.  Like when I discover 
> that I can use a 20" diameter tube that costs me $30 instead of an $800 CNC 
> fabbed cabinet, & the tubular version actually EXCEEDS the performance, I 
> stop making the high priced version, not try & keep the superior solution a 
> fucking SECRET!
> U know, opposite of those oil companies - buying up the rail & mass 
> transit, so they could DESTROY it, & rip everybody off with cars & gas they 
> don't need.  It would be nice if more people were solution oriented like 
> ma'self.  We can build a better world.
> L8R ~!~
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