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Re: My new record: 2 seconds before Windows crapped out on me!

Verily I say unto thee, that Richard Rasker spake thusly:
> Hadron wrote:
>> Richard Rasker <spamtrap@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>>> I once spent several hours trying to get a simple Ethernet 
>>> connection to work, and failed. Knoppix had no trouble at all 
>>> connecting from the same machine.
>> You're probably telling lies.


>> This is the problem. No one believes you anymore because SO MANY of
>> your posts are blatantly untrue.
> None of my posts is "blatantly untrue"

Hardon is living in La-La Land, you know ... the place where people
stick their fingers in their ears and sing "La La" to drown out the
bitter truth.

Here's my 2¢: My Nephew's Vista PC (now "upgraded" to XP/Fedora dual
boot) couldn't obtain an IP address via DHCP ... at all ... ever. We
tried absolutely every possible trick in the (missing) book, but the
damned thing just wouldn't connect. I had to manually specify the IP
and gateway/DNS, otherwise it would show the much feared and dreaded
"limited connectivity" warning, from which there never seems to be a
recovery route. Turning off the firewall didn't help, rebooting four
times in a row didn't help, even waving a rubber chicken didn't help
(yes, I actually own one of those ... don't ask). Solution? Well the
inevitable solution to /all/ Windows problems is Wipe'N'Reinstall. I
did the former (wipe) but not the latter, hence obtaining a somewhat
more /permanent/ solution.

Hardon may now resume his "La La" song.


| "At the time, I thought C was the most elegant language and Java
|  the most practical one. That point of view lasted for maybe two
|  weeks after initial exposure to Lisp."   ~ Constantine Vetoshev

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