(Saturday 9/15/18 8:10 pm)


Rants & ...

... But when I couldn’t get to the BIOS on a 2014 Windows 8 Asus the repeated ESC way, the web said “press ESC, F2, Insert one after another repeatedly while booting” and that worked....

Or at 10/8/17 on an asus ux31a “ZenBook” Windows 7 laptop: repeated F2s gets into the bios. BUT instead, doing repeated F11s got into the windows something menu, whereupon an F8 got me to a screen of choices, one of which was SAFE MODE. ... Sadly, the thing itself went bonkers shortly afterwards, and while F2 and F11 still coax it into various states of psychotic revery, it will most likely window no more forever....

... scurrilous whines

But in the fullness of time & meaningless tides, it was $6.85 including shipping @ ebay / “totalsoftwarecorp” (maybe?; softwaretotalpc? names are obscure there) which finally brought my pitiful antique laptop back to life. Along with the microsoft XP home disc they sold me was another DVD with, I guess, various popular device drivers, which I used, and thus enabled the all-important ethernet, as well as sound and I guess USB.

... You understand, this without any stinking windows code — the witless Windows Authenticity Tripe sticker on the bottom of the laptop had a code, and I scanned it and printed it out, so I could actually use it, and it worked!after which I had to go through the endless telephone robot-vital-intellectual-fluids exchange to “activate” Windows the all towering stupid & remorseless....

... So I guess google’s too busy stealing your personal data to bother with this crustacean stealing your computer....

... And in our up-to-date times, Adobe has taken up the challenge of scammy malware copy-extortion pretend-graphix software....

The rant pages: Rant. Rant2. Rant3. Rant4 (beautiful organs). Rant5. Rant6. Rant7. Rant8. Rant9 (silly cameras). Rant10. Rant11. Rant12. Rant13. Rant14. Rant15. Rant16. Rant17. Rant18 (Computerdammerung). Rant19. Rant20. Rant21. Rant22. Rant23 (more silly cameras), & Rant24 & Rant25 & Rant26 (even more!).

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