Microsoft is still cryptic

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  1. Nermal Moderator

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    Ahh, the joy of Windows :rolleyes:

    Should I click Yes or No?
     

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  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Too funny, Nermal! :D Depends on the moon phase. Look outside your window! ;)
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Clearly the choice here is both.....:p

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  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    shouldn't there just be an ok button? good job MS
     
  5. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    *looks out window*

    Ah, I should've clicked No. That explains why clicking Yes didn't work.

    Seriously though, half an hour later I still don't have the **** thing working :mad:
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    An okay button without a cancel is like one hand clapping ;)

    There really is a certain zen about this. :D
     
  7. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Windows has that - the most memorable one being

    "Do you want to delete all the contents of the "C:\" drive?"

    Options: OK
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The old MS-DOS one is the most evil of them all, I think....if there was a disk read failure, you got three options: Abort, Retry, Ignore. Except that Abort and Ignore caused the system to Retry, and (you guessed it) so did Retry. People have composed odes and haiku's celebrating the glory of truly brilliant error msgs.

    I used to have a computer called an Amiga...it was a contemporary of the late black and white and early color Macs, more or less...they were so much fun to use. But the most magical thing about them was that their equivalent to a kernel panic or the BSoD was called a "Guru Meditation Error." It came with a flashing screen and an incomprehensibly long and absolutely meaningless error identifying code. :D
     
  9. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    Ah yes, I remember those. The solution was to press F. :rolleyes:
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    And press F. And press F. And curse. And press F. And I think it worked eventually. ;)

    Really, so many things change, so many stay the same. In a way, it's a beautiful thing.

    *changes mental note on evaluation of MS operating systems from 'Harmless' to 'Mostly Harmless'* :D
     
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    "Microsoft Access" ... isn't that an oxymoron?
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    And Microsoft Works! :D
     
  13. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    I think the only sensibly-named product was Microsoft Money.
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    haha so very true!!
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hehehe...now all you need to do is find a truly High Speed Computer and then you'll make some serious Microsoft Money! :D
     
  16. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    You know what the most annoying thing is?

    In Address book in windows, including XP, if you type in a name a prompt comes up to type in their phone number.

    Now, in this day in age, people have DSL lines or Cable modems or USB wireless cards instead of phone lines.

    But, once you type in the phone number, a dialog pops up to CONFIGURE YOUR DIAL UP SO YOU CAN MAKE PHONE CALLS FROM YOUR COMPUTER.

    Simple, I'll press Cancel.

    WRONG. Cancel = Retry. It pops up AGAIN AND AGAIN!!! AHHH!!!
     
  17. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    If it's not one problem, it's another. The cat has decreed that I'm not going to get any work done today.

    Fortunately he has since moved to the top of my G4 tower. :rolleyes:
     

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