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Does anyone else find that each successive release of Mac OS X gets worse, more Windows-like in its obscurity, its tendency to hide affordances that were once a joy to the advanced user, more buggy, more user-hostile, with more attempts to lock you into Apple's own apps. I'm starting to hate Mac OS X, and thinking there's starting to be an opportunity for a new, simple, clean OS to come along.

Right now, since I've switched to Gmail, I'm trying to back up and remove from my machine years of accumulated mail storage from mail.app. First obstacle: a user's library files are now hidden. Finally find them (thanks Matt Silver), back up the files to an external disk, and then delete them. But then when I empty the trash, an ungodly number of files--going back years--claim they are "in use" and can't be deleted. So here I am having to click "continue" every few thousand files (if I'm lucky) as I page through more than 400,00 files to be deleted. I know this is actually an old mis-feature - but why the devil wouldn't they give you an "ignore" checkbox or a "delete whatever you can checkbox"? This has been a problem for years, but never fixed, while they add new gloss all the time.

But that's just the latest frustration. There are so many things that are worse in Lion than in Snow Leopard, just as there were many things worse in Snow Leopard than in Leopard, and on back.

Time to start over, guys.
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Why do so many posers insist on paying high prices for Apple junk then have to pay high prices for the very limited range of software out there. get a life buy a PC if you want to show how clever you are put a linux os on it, or do what most people computer pro's inclued do and go with a ms os and have access to lots of low cost software some is even free Having a Mac does not make you clever it says " Poser with more money than sense" to me any most PC users
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Ok, cost centre 1 has damaged his Acer 1410T netbook; right quarter of 11.6" screen has gone all stripey. Worth repairing? Any experiences?
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Normal practice in our house would be to try to hand it down to cost centre 2. Doesn't always work but better than landfill (and if we can do all this without alerting cost centre 3, then all the better)...
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With Blackberry down (yet again), let's paraphrase the Kaiser Chiefs: "I predict no riot"
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Downturn, what downturn? BMW Group reports another record month of sales (Sept) across BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, up 11.4% on a year ago.
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Interesting to see how much each respective brand is responsible for.. I'd wager Mini posted the lions share of growth.
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Is there a way of kicking the network? Like real hard?
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The Reith network?

Yeah, I've heard lots of people say that. It's vast, sprawling, over-used, under-invested and under-resourced. That was before any cuts too.

There do exist methods for giving networks a really hard kick, but they are generally frowned on for being dangerous to the point of lethality, and giving hardware a one-way trip to the skip.

I offer you this http://www.fiftythree.org/etherkiller/ The Etherkiller. In the UK more fondly known as a BS1363 to RJ45 adapter. Do not try this at home, or the office.
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Being a very early Gmail user, I've now reached 74% of my storage allowance. Has anybody ever hit his/her storage limit?
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Been using since 2005 I think, only at 14%! I do delete a lot too.
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Yield on Italian government bonds now above 6.5% ... and the spread over German Bunds is 6.25%
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Google profits and revenue surge in the third quarter http://bbc.in/ncAGMU And Larry Page talks up Google+
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Somewhat perturbed how Google adds an image of a person with the same name who is on Google Plus to a contact that I've just added in Google mail... although I'm pretty certain that they are different people
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UK: Telecoms regulator Ofcom delays 4G auction to Q4 2012
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Until June 2012 the Business and technology editor, BBC News interactive. Occasional geek. First computer: Atari ST 1040
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